FCS Portfolio Awards

FCS Portfolio Awards

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The FCS is proud to recognize the great and iconic financial services marketing and communications work done in 2018.

On Thursday, May 9th, the FCS will throw the biggest party of the year for the financial marketing industry, celebrating our Portfolio Award winners.

Return here on March 27th to read the list of this year's winning brands, each a finalist to win Gold, Silver or Bronze.  Among them will be Best In Show winners, and the one company who will take home the top prize: Judges' Choice Award.

Join us for our legendary black tie gala to be held again this year at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

Doors open at 5:30pm for an exciting cocktail reception, followed by a gourmet plated dinner.  The awards program will kick-off with an exciting set of live music from a band of FCS all-star rockers.  Then 10  leading financial marketers will take the stage as our presenters.  And once all the trophies are announced, we’ll launch into a two-hour after party with more live musics, plus a DJ and dancing.

We’re expecting a sold-out crowd of more than 550 financial marketers, agency professionals and media executives – tickets go on sale March 29, but SPONSORSHIPS are available!  Contact FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.


Trophies will be awarded for Corporate Image, B2B and Consumer Retail, with additional Best in Show awards for Digital Media, Multicultural, and new this year: Corporate Social Responsibility.  The “Judges’ Choice” trophy will be awarded to the #1 favorite of our judging panel of 30+ industry and agency luminaries.

Award categories include:

  • Advertising (Audio, Direct Mail, Out-of-Home, Print, Television)
  • Branded Content
  • Digital Media (Apps/Tools, Digital Collateral, Display/Rich Media, Email, Mobile, Web Video, Web Sites)
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Social Media (Paid and Non-Paid)
  • Annual Reports (Print or Digital)
  • Print Collateral
  • Public Relations
  • Event Marketing
  • Visual Identity

For more info, contact FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.


Download Sponsorship Package Details

As the Portfolio Awards Gala is one of the FCS’ major charity fundraisers of the year, the role of Sponsorships is critical to the success of the event. Year after year, leading brands are proud to display their support for the FCS and our children’s charities through various levels of support. To discuss sponsorship opportunities for the 25th Anniversary FCS Portfolio Awards Gala on May 9th, please contact FCS CEO Kevin Windorf.

The FCS is grateful to all of this year's sponsors, including:

  • The New York Times, host of our Judging Breakfast and Judges' Choice Award


Thirty+ senior marketing and creative executives from financial services firms and agencies have been selected to serve on this year's judging panel. In addition to evaluating all entries within their category [for Gold, Silver, Bronze trophies] and within their Group [Corporate Image, B2B, Consumer Retail, Digital (which includes all Digital/Social categories), and Multicultural (which cuts across all categories) for “Best in Show” trophies], the judging panel will honor their top overall favorite with our Judges' Choice Award.

Agencies Of Record

For the 25th Anniversary FCS Portfolio Awards, all creative, ranging from print and online advertising to signage to the event journal, will be designed and executed by Living Group.

For the 25th Anniversary FCS Portfolio Awards, strategic media / public relations and communications will be driven by Cognito.

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