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SMPS Boston Celebrates 2020 Communication and Marketing Achievements Virtually

SMPS Boston’s Virtual Awards Gala red carpet Zoom background

Boston – On June 25, SMPS Boston hosted its first-ever Virtual Awards Gala, celebrating member achievements in both marketing and communications. Due to the pandemic, this year’s awards were virtual.

HP’s publisher, Anastasia Barnes, was the master of ceremonies for the gala, which most attendees dressed up for. Members were also encouraged to vote for “best dressed” and “best creative cocktail.”

The following are this year’s award winners:

Brand Awareness Campaign: CDM Smith

Corporate Identity

First place: Environmental Partners with Clockwork Design Group, Inc.

Second place: Columbia Construction

Holiday Piece

First place: VHB, Inc.

Second place: Margulies Peruzzi Architects

Internal Communications

First place: CDM Smith

Second place: VHB, Inc.

Marketing Collateral:

First place: Greenman Pedersen, Inc.

Second place: Erland Construction

Special Event Marketing: IBI Placemaking


First place: CDM Smith

Second place: Columbia Construction


First place: Sanborn Head with Clockwork Design Group

Second place: Environmental Partners with Clockwork Design Group

Best In-House Design: IBI Placemaking

Best-in-Show Small Firm: Geocomp Corporation

Best-in-Show: IBI Placemaking

SMPS Boston also gave out individual awards.  The New Member of the Year award was given to Amanda Alcamo of Acentech. SMPS Boston’s Volunteer of the Year award went to  Shannon Koop of GEI.  The Marketing Professional of the Year award was given to Chuck Raymond of Weston & Sampson.

After the announcement of Best-In-Show, Lisa Frisbie, SMPS in-coming president, announced the 2020-2021 board of directors.  Barnes concluded the evening by announcing three final awards, which included the following:

People’s Choice Award: IBI Placemaking
Best Dressed: Kelly Auld of DBVW Architects
Best Cocktail: “Boston T Party”