RjM Brings Home 15 Marketing Communications Agency Network “MANNY” Awards

Donovan Cronkhite
President, RJM

Posted On February 20, 2015

RjM, a marketing agency based in Jackson, Mich., was recently presented with 15 prestigious advertising awards at the 2014 Marketing Communications Agency Network (MCAN) annual ceremony held on January 17, 2015 in St. Augustine, Florida. The awards were granted for marketing & advertising projects encompassing a variety of categories including radio, publications, print ads, websites, interactive campaigns, out-of-home campaigns and business-to-consumer campaigns.

Three of the awards stemmed from projects created to launch the new Cell Block 7 Prison Museum by Ella Sharp Museum. “We are very pleased with the dedication and marketing expertise RjM has provided us from the very beginning,” Amy Reimann, Executive Director of Cell Block 7, said of RjM’s work on the new museum’s award-winning website, billboard and overall business-to-consumer campaigns.

RjM also received awards for work completed on the Michigan Department of Corrections new “Help Make Things Right” campaign – a statewide campaign that includes newly created outdoor and radio promotions to bolster the department’s ongoing recruiting efforts.

“We are honored by these recognitions, and thank our clients for the continued privilege to provide them with award-winning work,” said Bob Michaels, president of RjM.

In all, RjM rounded up the evening with awards for marketing efforts for 9 different institutional, government, and for-profit clients throughout the United States including the Michigan Department of Corrections, Cell Block 7 Prison Museum, County National Bank, Ranch Life Plastics, Broadmead, Experience Jackson, and others.


MCAN is composed of US- and Canada-based advertising agencies, and serves consumer, business-to-business, industrial, direct response and retail clients. The “ultimate agency network,” MCAN enables members to share ideas and resources in order to achieve excellence.


The MANNY Awards, presented January 17, 2015 in St. Augustine, Florida, are granted annually by MCAN. Advertising campaign efforts are judged by agencies from across the US and Canada against those of other agencies. Judges for the 2014 awards ceremony included Ms. Merrily Terry, Creative Director at The Walt Disney Company, Mr. Greg Stielstra, author of the book “PyroMarketing” and Director of Best Practice Design at Healthways, and Mr. Tony Frewen, Senior Marketing Communications Manager and Brand Strategist at Michigan State University.