Hartford, CT – In the spirit of innovation, creativity, and dedication, SMPS CT presented its biannual Marketing Communications Awards & Blue Carpet Gala on May 17 at the Pond House Café in West Hartford. SMPS CT’s Marketing Communications Awards recognizes excellence in marketing communications by professional services firms and dedicated SMPS marketers in the AEC industry for their exemplary marketing projects, campaigns, and materials.
Fuss & O’Neill took honors for Best Holiday Piece for its creative holiday video. The piece also won the People’s Choice Award, which is voted on live at the event.
Tecton Architects was named Best Website for presenting project titles as intuitive, magazine headline-like layouts.
The award for Best Social Media Campaign went to Amenta Emma Architects for its clean and crisp consistency across social media platforms.
BL Companies scored the Best Video award for its Who We Are entry. The video won praise from the judges as doing “a great job of introducing us to your firm — telling us who you are and what you do in an engaging way.”
BL Companies received the Corporate Identity Rebrand award for its refreshed, streamlined collateral materials redesign, which maintains consistency throughout the firm’s marketing materials.
O&G Industries, Inc. was recognized for Best External Newsletter for its concept, quality and content.
Best Brochure and Judges Best in Show was awarded to Svigals + Partners for its engaging and informative Bioswale Activity Guide.
Three marketing and business development professionals were recognized with Professional Achievement Awards for their contributions to SMPS and the AEC industry.
The Grace Waldvogel Member of the Year award, which is awarded to an SMPS member that has gone above and beyond for the local Connecticut Chapter in the 2016-2017 year, was awarded to Marta Dabrowski, CPSM, marketing coordinator, WSP USA.
The Trail Blazer Award for Next Generation Leadership was presented to Kate Anderson, sales and marketing specialist, Gilbane Building Company.
SMPS’s most prestigious award, the SMPS CT Lifetime Achievement Award, was presented to two-time SMPS CT president, Cathy DeFrances, CPSM, associate, director of business development at Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience, LLC.