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WilkinGuttenplan is thrilled to announce that our A.S.P.I.R.E. program was named the Event Category (Budget below $24,999) winner during the 2024 Marketing Achievement Awards, hosted by the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) in Orlando, Florida. The awards ceremony was a highlight of the Summit, showcasing excellence across various domains such as advertising, branding, events, video and multimedia, website design, corporate social responsibility as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. Entries were judged on their ability to achieve specific goals, strategic execution of projects, and the generation of measurable outcomes. This rigorous evaluation process ensures that only the most effective and innovative efforts are honored, highlighting the critical role of strategic marketing and growth programs in firm success. This esteemed award recognizes our innovative approach and outstanding execution in event marketing within the accounting industry.

The A.S.P.I.R.E. (Accounting Students Pursuing Industry & Real-World Experience) program stands as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring accountants, bridging the gap between academia and real-world accounting experiences. It is designed to empower and educate college and high school students – the future generation of CPAs – through dynamic and engaging events. Through the A.S.P.I.R.E. program, our mission is to address the pipeline concern in the accounting industry by enlightening students about the enriching facets of the accounting profession and the diverse career pathways it offers. This program exemplifies our commitment to delivering exceptional value and thought leadership in the accounting sector.

“We are delighted to receive this award from the AAM,” said Dan Fiorentino, Managing Shareholder at WilkinGuttenplan. “The success of the A.S.P.I.R.E. program is a testament to our team’s dedication and ingenuity in creating enriching experiences for the next generation of CPAs. We aspire to empower students to embark on rewarding accounting careers while providing them access to valuable resources.”

The AAM Summit, an annual gathering of top professionals in accounting marketing, celebrates industry excellence and innovation. The recognition of our A.S.P.I.R.E program underscores WilkinGuttenplan’s role as a leader in the field, continually pushing the boundaries of traditional marketing and talent acquisition strategies.

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About WilkinGuttenplan:  Founded in 1983, WilkinGuttenplan, a medium-sized public accounting firm, serves closely held/middle market businesses and their owners, high‐net-worth individuals, emerging entrepreneurs, technology and pharma companies, medical/healthcare practices, a multitude of real estate entities, the sports and entertainment industry, condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowner associations, as well as several niche markets. WG has been ranked by NJBiz as one of the Top 25 Accounting Firms in New Jersey and has consistently been named a Best Place to Work in New Jersey, as well as one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work for in the United States.

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