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8 Quill Branded Podcasts Win 2023 MarCom Awards

Last updated on: 
November 9, 2023

Learn more about some of 2023’s leading branded podcasts as we go over Quill’s MarCom award-winning shows.

The 2023 MarCom Awards have once again shone a spotlight on the outstanding work of marketing and communication professionals across the globe. 

These industry accolades not only celebrate creativity but also acknowledge the dedication, perseverance, and unwavering commitment of individuals and teams in delivering excellence in their respective fields.

With the submission of approximately 6,500 print and digital entries from numerous countries, the MarCom Awards have grown into one of the most prestigious and extensive creative competitions worldwide since its establishment in 2004. 

This remarkable growth is a testament to the ever-evolving landscape of marketing and communication, where professionals continually push the boundaries of innovation and creativity.

With that said, we are thrilled to announce that eight outstanding Quill-produced branded podcasts have risen to the top.

From captivating storytelling to quality audio engineering, these branded podcasts have set the bar high, and we’re excited to share their achievements.

Here’s a run-through of this year’s award winners, what made them stand out, and all the info you’ll want to know before adding them to your must-listen list. 

Laser Focused by Velo3D

Award: Industry-Focused Series Winner

Laser Focused by Velo3D takes you on a captivating journey of discovery into the heart of innovation and design transformation. Hosted by Renette Youssef, CMO and brand disruptor at Velo3D, episodes are a window into the world of visionaries who are rewriting the rules of what's possible.

This series features in-depth conversations with industry professionals, where they share their insights, experiences, and expertise. Discover how they are breaking boundaries, pushing the envelope, and redefining the future of design and manufacturing. 

Fissionary by Nuclear Energy Institute

Award: Educational Series Winner

"Fissionary" delves into the future of clean nuclear energy, exploring the answers to some of the most critical questions of our time. If you've been seeking solutions for the climate crisis and the quest for energy independence, you're in the right place.

In each episode, the show brings a diverse range of perspectives, insights, and expertise from leading experts, seasoned researchers, and influential figures across various domains who share a common vision for a world driven by nuclear energy. 

Future of Tech by Amdocs

Award: Industry-Focused Episode Winner

This episode of the Future of Tech features Charles Lamanna, the Corporate Vice President for Business Apps and Platforms at Microsoft, who speaks about Generative AI and its profound implications for large enterprises, with a particular focus on Microsoft's approach and vision.

He believes that the majority of Gen AI use cases are human-directed, emphasizing that humans will harness this technology to enhance their processes, not replace themselves entirely. Lamanna talks about the applications of AI across all sectors and the importance of investment in employee learning to empower organizations to achieve growth without sacrificing service quality. 

Automation in Action by THL Partners

Award: Industry-Focused Series Winner 

Automation in Action brings you an exclusive glimpse into the dynamic world of automation and its profound impact on our daily lives. While automation quietly transforms our world in subtle ways, it is the dedicated professionals behind the scenes who are shaping the future and addressing critical global challenges.

In each episode, you’re introduced to the visionaries who are not only redefining the automation industry but also actively working to enhance our global landscape through cutting-edge automation technologies.

The Partnership Economy by

Award: Marketing Product/Service Episode Winner and Marketing Product/Service Series Winner 

The Partnership Economy dives into the dynamic world of partnerships, revealing the secrets to success through authentic conversations with industry luminaries. The show unravels the limitless potential of partnerships as a catalyst for growth and a vehicle for prioritizing the consumer experience. 

In their award-winning episode, host Dave Yovanno sits down with Madi B Webb, a dynamic and highly successful content creator. She opens up about what initially drove her to start her creative journey and the evolution of her career. Along the way, Madi reflects on the challenges she has encountered and conquered, giving listeners an inside look at the world of digital influence and offering priceless advice on how emerging content creators can partner with brands. 

Contributors by CAAT Pension Plan

Award: Industry-Focused Episode Winner, Informational Series Winner, and Podcast Winner

Contributors is a Canadian-inspired podcast that shines a spotlight on the innovative and strategic contributions made by leaders in Canada today, all aimed at shaping a better future for the nation. 

In this award-winning episode, host Russell Evans and Derek Dobson, CEO of the CAAT Pension Plan, team up with Susan Black, CEO of the Conference Board of Canada, to unravel the complexities of talent management in the ever-evolving landscape of 2023. This episode of Contributors offers a timely and in-depth exploration of the essential topics that every business leader must keep at the forefront of their minds. Discover tangible concepts and success stories that will equip you to navigate the challenges of today's evolving work environment.


Award: Educational Series Winner, Industry Focused Series Winner, Educational Single Episode Winner, and Industry Focused Single Episode Winner

In an age where trust is both a precious commodity and a fragile asset, welcome to "Trust vs." — the podcast that delves deep into the complexities of building, preserving, and navigating trust. Their interviews and discussions tackle the pressing issues, share insights, and provide practical guidance that will empower you to make informed decisions and lead with confidence in a world where trust is paramount.

In the educational single episode winner, “Trust vs Breaches,” hosts welcome John Overbaugh, the Chief Information Security Officer at ASG, to dive into the strategies and tactics for managing breaches, shedding light on how to approach these critical situations with resilience and confidence. 

The industry-focused episode winner, “Trust vs Compliance” features David Houlding, Director of Global Healthcare Business Strategy at Microsoft to speak about the vital role of compliance when serving healthcare partners, the role and importance of compliance regulations, and the effect that the cloud has.

There’s a Better Way by Surescripts

Award: Medical Series Winner

There’s a Better Way explores the intricacies of the American healthcare system and the path forward to a better, more accessible, and efficient future. The healthcare landscape is undoubtedly one of the most innovative globally, but it's equally burdened with complexities ranging from medication affordability to administrative hurdles and provider communication gaps.

Join host, Melanie Marcus, the Chief Marketing Officer of Surescripts, for profound and personal conversations with some of the most inspiring and innovative leaders in healthcare. Together, they embark on a journey to dissect the challenges within the industry and explore the ongoing initiatives and solutions that promise to navigate these challenges.

A big congratulations to all of the 2023 MarCom award winners

As we celebrate the success of the Quill podcast agency shows that have achieved recognition in the 2023 MarCom Awards, we also honor the broader community of talented individuals and organizations who are dedicated to raising the bar for the marketing and communication industry.

A huge congratulations to all of our clients who won this year's awards and our production team who worked on creating them! 

For more information, please reach out to our team.

Tianna Marinucci

Content Marketing Specialist

Tianna Marinucci is a content creation and digital marketing specialist. She graduated from McGill University in 2021 and has since worked in a variety of industries from interior design to technology.

After traveling to more than 60 countries and working in three, she is inspired by diverse cultures and motivated by unique experiences.

In her spare time, Tianna loves trying new foods, going to concerts, and learning more about history and socio-economics through books and podcasts.



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