MARCE Awards


Since 2005, the On Hold Messaging Association has presented awards to honor the year's best On Hold Messaging productions. The MARCE Awards (formerly known as The Holdies and which stands for MARketing & Creative Excellence) is the only competition that encourages and rewards creative and marketing excellence in On Hold Messaging productions exclusively. In doing so, we hope to raise the creative and marketing standards of all OHM companies and the expectations of clients and their callers. For these reasons, the MARCE Award is a coveted symbol of industry leadership.

The goal of the competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of producing telephone on hold messages and to improve the effectiveness and value of our service.

The MARCE Award consists of a 3/8" clear acrylic upright on black acrylic base. It includes the OHMA logo, the year, the type of award (Most Effective OHM, Most Entertaining OHM, Best Branding, Judges Choice, Best of Show), the entrant's company name, and the name of the client. The Best of Show award measures 10” high x 6 ½” wide. The Most Effective OHM, Most Entertaining OHM, Best Branding, and Judges Choice awards measure 9” high x 6 ½” wide.

Each winner receives one free MARCE Award. Winners may purchase additional awards for their clients or contributing members of their staff. Inquire to