Content Marketing Institute Names Pace Agency of the Year for Third Time | News

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA (September 22, 2021) – The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) has named Pace Communications, North America’s largest independent full-service female-owned marketing agency, the winner in the category of the award. agency of the year 2021.

CMI’s Content Marketing Awards program is designed to recognize the best content marketing projects, agencies and specialists in the industry each year. It is the oldest and largest content marketing awards initiative in the world. With over 80 categories represented, CMI’s awards program rewards leaders and pioneers in design, copywriting, research, strategy, influencer marketing, social media and many other branches of marketing. modern.

Pace’s win in 2021 marks the third time Pace has received CMI’s Best Agency award for agencies with more than 100 employees. Pace first won Agency of the Year in 2013, followed by a second win in 2017. In addition to these awards, Pace earned runner-up honors from a long list of submissions and nominations from agencies around the world eight out of the last nine years, distinguishing itself as the only agency to do so.

“The honor of being named Agency of the Year is truly a testament to the dedication of the Pace team and our family of amazing clients who give us the chance to do this great work with heart and soul,” said Gordon Locke. , president and chief marketing officer of Pace.

“Our team continually shows their commitment to our communities, to generating world-class creations and to achieving results. I am proud of how Pace again and again highlights our best work,” adds Leigh Ann Klee, President and chief operating officer.

This year’s jury reviewed nearly 1,000 entries. Pace stood out not only as a winner in the Agency of the Year category, but as a finalist for B2C Branded Content Campaigns, recognizing Pace’s “College & COVID-19 from CollegeSTEPS” work for the financial services leader Wells Fargo.

Content Marketing Institute

Content Marketing Institute is the global leader in content marketing education and training, teaching enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling cross-channel storytelling. CMI’s Content Marketing World event, the largest event focused on content marketing, is held each fall in Cleveland, Ohio, and the ContentTECH Summit event is held each spring. CMI publishes Chief Content Officer for executives and provides strategic advice and content marketing research for some of the world’s best-known brands. Content Marketing Institute is organized by Informa Connect. Learn more at


Pace is a full-service, woman-owned national marketing agency specializing in integrated brand storytelling based in Greensboro, North Carolina, and with offices in New York, Dallas and San Antonio. Serving clients regionally and globally, Pace helps a brand’s customers and employees take action through a powerful combination of audience-driven and data-driven thinking, intelligent strategies , technology and incredible creativity. The agency’s talent is made up of creatives, strategists, analysts and technologists located across the country, who are shaping the world of marketing every second. For more information, visit, Twitter or LinkedIn.