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2013 Silver Quill Award Winners

The IABC Pacific Plains Region is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Silver Quill Awards, which honor excellence in organizational communication.

The competition invites participation from communicators throughout the Pacific Plains Region, encompassing 19 states from Wisconsin to Hawaii, and from Arizona to North Dakota. Seasoned communicators from IABC’s Minnesota and San Francisco chapters evaluated communication entries for their strategy, effectiveness, and creativity.

Silver Quill Awards honor communicators who have proven their communication superpowers by:

  • Setting and meeting objectives that delivered valuable, measurable results to the organization.
  • Using strategic thinking, creativity, ingenuity or whatever it took to get the job done.
  • Measuring the outcomes to demonstrate success.

Congratulations to All the 2013 Silver Quill Award Winners –
Real Communication Superheroes!

Award Name Location Organization Campaign
Category 01 – Internal Communication Research
Excellence Liz Kelly Oakland, Calif. Brilliant Ink The Employee Experience Survey
Category 07 – Internal Communication
Excellence Emily Kehinde Chicago, Ill. ROC Group ADVANCE: A Campaign for Change
Merit Karen Eckmann Omaha, Neb. CSG International West Dodge Office Move
Merit Tyler Jacobson El Segundo, Calif. DIRECTV Campus Launch Transformation
Merit Gabrielle Loring Chicago, Ill. ROC Group Tobacco Cessation Employee Communication Campaign
Merit Courtney Madden Atlanta, Ga. ExpressJet Airlines Intranet Domain Name Transition
Category 11 – Human Resources and Benefits Communication
Merit Sue Elde Bellevue, Wash. Fidelity Investments PACCAR SIP Rev It Up Campaign
Merit Kenneth Groh, ABC Chicago, Ill. Groh & Associates, Inc. Choose Well
Merit Edward Jones St. Louis, Mo. Edward Jones Investing in Your Benefits Website
Merit Gabrielle Loring Chicago, Ill. ROC Group Tobacco Cessation Employee Communication Campaign
Category 14 – Media Relations
Merit Michelle Mazur Chicago, Ill. Grant Thornton, LLP Grant Thornton’s Instinct for Growth Gains Voice and Raises Its Profile
Category 17 – Marketing Communication
Merit Kassi Belz Henderson, Nev. MassMedia Healthcare Marketing HealthCare Partners Nevada Open Enrollment
Category 23 – Non-Profit Campaigns
Merit Victor Rodriguez Las Vegas, Nev. eurie creative Literacy Liftoff Early Literacy Campaign
Category 24 – Brand Communication
Excellence Ann Mann Minneapolis, Minn. CHS, Inc. Tanks of Thanks
Merit Janet Bullard Honolulu, Hawaii University of Hawai’i Foundation UH Foundation Re-Branding Initiative
Category 25 – Social Media Programs
Excellence Wayne Farms LLC St. Louis, Mo. Wayne Farms LLC 2012 Social Media Campaign
Category 29 – Digital Communication Vehicles
Excellence Steve Hubert San Diego, Calif. San Diego County Water Authority 2012 Annual Report – Water: Real Value
Category 30 – Digital Communication Channels
Excellence Communications Division Eden Prairie, Minn. City of Eden Prairie Edenprairie.org Redesign
Excellence Edward Jones St. Louis, Mo. Edward Jones Investing in Your Benefits Website
Excellence Martha Nevanen Bloomington, Minn. Marquette Real Estate Group iConnect: One Intranet with Four Faces
Category 33 – Publication Design
Merit Jennifer Jones, CAE, IOM Chicago, Ill. IALD 29th IALD Lighting Design Awards Brochure
Category 34 – Other Graphic Design
Merit Janet Denison Lincoln, Neb. Vision Exhibits, Inc. LI-COR Biosciences Exhibit
Category 38 – Marketing, Advertising, and Sales Vehicles
Merit Janet Denison Lincoln, Neb. Vision Exhibits, Inc. LI-COR Biosciences Exhibit
Category 40 – Writing
Excellence Cynthia Schmieg, ABC Waconia, Minn. Capira Communications Gilda’s Club “Imagine a Place” 2012 Script

Can’t get enough of our 2013 Silver Quill Award winning superheroes? Check out the winning entries in our interactive look book!

And if you’re looking the 2012 Silver Quill winners, click here for the Silver Quill 2012 rockstars.

 

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Jan
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2015
7:45 AM Chicago: Coffee With Communicators @ Sheffield Company
Chicago: Coffee With Communicators @ Sheffield Company
Jan 14 @ 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Tour the Art and Science of Visual Storytelling with the Sheffield Company. Have some breakfast, network and learn something new! Register
Jan
15
Thu
2015
8:00 AM Omaha: Growing Your Giving
Omaha: Growing Your Giving
Jan 15 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Discover unique fundraising tactics non-profits are using to generate awareness, funds and success. Omaha Gives 24 and Moustaches for Kids join us for this candid discussion. Register
11:30 AM Great Plains: Native American Co... @ Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce
Great Plains: Native American Co... @ Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce
Jan 15 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
There are cultural differences we should appreciate and embrace when it comes to communication. Cheryl Longfeather shares her insights into understanding and applying improved communication with Native Americans. Register
Feb
18
Wed
2015
11:30 AM Great Plains: Proving Your Value... @ Bank of North Dakota
Great Plains: Proving Your Value... @ Bank of North Dakota
Feb 18 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
This session is geared toward people who want to present a marketing idea to their executive team. Return on investment is key to success. Mike Mabin of Agency MABU will share the strategy you need[...]

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