Patterns in Time wins Gold 2017 MarCom Award

Visual Guide to One Family’s Alzheimer’s Journey


Fort Mill, SC – Revised: October 14, 2017

MarCom Awards, one of the largest, most-respected creative competitions in the world, announced the 2017 winners on October 12, 2017.  Patterns in Time®, published by The Perfect Thing LLC of Fort Mill, SC wins gold in the print publication category.  Each year about 6,000 print and digital entries are submitted from dozens of countries.  

Judges of the MarCom Awards are industry professionals who look for the brightest, most radical and revolutionary creatives rocking the marketing and communication industry.  Recognition goes to those who communicate boldly and brilliantly through planning, design and writing.

“At The Perfect Thing LLC, our goal is to publish Alzheimer’s resources with visual stories that are easy for busy people to remember,” says Barbara Ivey, The Perfect Thing Chief Marketing Officer. “Creative design is key. We are grateful to be among the 2017 winners, and for the recognition for Patterns in Time®.”

A full list of winners from the MarCom Awards can be found at

MarCom Awards honors excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals.  Since its inception in 2004, MarCom has evolved into one of the largest, most-respected creative competitions in the world.

The Perfect Thing LLC is an independent publisher of visual and heartfelt titles for families getting through Alzheimer’s.  The Perfect Thing LLC is headquartered in Fort Mill, SC.

Barbara Ivey (@alzbarbie) writes for Alzheimer’s Kids and Caregivers and is based in Fort Mill, SC. Barbara Ivey is the author/copywriter of Patterns in Time®

BO Haynes (@bohaynes) is an artist based in Charlotte, NC.  BO Haynes is the illustrator and designer of Patterns in Time®

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Barbara Ivey

The Perfect Thing LLC

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