IC100 Award Winner Marketing Toolkit

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Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is proud to recognize and celebrate your company as one of the 2022 Inner City 100 (IC100), celebrating the 100 fastest-growing businesses in under-resourced communities across the country. 

This page includes everything you need to announce your IC100 award to your customers, stakeholders, employees, media, and community.

Pre-conference Promotions

This is a moment worth celebrating! The IC100 list rankings will not be released until December 8 during the ICIC 2022 Annual Conference, “Open for Business,” but you can begin sharing your accomplishment today.

Share on social media 

  1. Take a photo of or with your winner’s box when it arrives*
  2. Use the post suggestions provided below or use them as inspiration to create your own posts
  3. Include the #InnerCity100 or #IC100awards hashtag to ensure we’re all part of the same social conversation
  4. Tag @icicorg on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, and @initiative-for-a-competitive-inner-city on LinkedIn [Important note: Be sure to type out and select @icicorg on Facebook and Instagram, and @initiative-for-a-competitive-inner-city on LinkedIn posts for proper tagging].

Sample Social Media Message #1: 

Proud to announce that we’ve been named an #InnerCity100 winner by @icicorg for being one of the 100 fastest-growing businesses in under-resourced communities in the U.S. Join us on December 8 at #ICICAnCon2022 where our rank on the list will be revealed: https://bit.ly/ICICAnCon2022. 

Sample Social Media Message #2: 

We’re growing and it shows. We are honored to be a recipient of the 2022 #IC100awards by @icicorg placing [company name] among the 100 fastest-growing businesses in under-resourced communities in the country!

*Remember not to open the box until December 8th when all the winners will open their boxes together during the conference.

Post Conference Promotions

Once the ranking of the IC100 list is released at the ICIC 2022 Annual Conference, “Open for Business,” you may advertise your win more widely. Additional resources including a sample press release, sample blog post, and approved quotes from ICIC’s CEO, Steve Grossman, will be added to this page as the conference dates approach. 

ICIC Communications Contacts

If you have questions on how to best leverage the recommendations in this toolkit or need assistance downloading any of the graphic assets included, please get in touch with ICIC’s Communications team below:

André Ledgister, Director of Marketing and Communications, email: aledgister@icic.org

Jasmine Martin, Marketing and Communications Manager, email: jmartin@icic.org


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