Three communications industry groups across the Carolinas recognized the agency for its outstanding work, awarding the firm with 11 awards at recent annual competitions. The awards shows – including the Queen City PR Awards, the IABC/SC Palmetto Awards and the AIGA SC InShow awards – recognize excellence in the advertising, public relations, marketing communications and design fields.

“Winning at multiple shows proves just how diverse our capabilities are,” said David Campbell, president. “We’re proud to have the strength of our integrated communications expertise recognized by our peers and our clients.”

Chernoff Newman received two awards in the Queen City PR Awards sponsored by the Charlotte chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, three awards from the IABC/SC Palmetto Awards and six awards from the South Carolina Chapter of AIGA, including a Special Judge’s Award and Best of Show.

“We take great pride in the work we do for our clients,” said Heather Price, creative director. “Our focus on combining solid strategy with creativity proves to not only win awards, but more importantly to achieve the results our clients are counting on.”

2017 Queen City Awards

Our team won a Crown award for a print brochure created as a part of our work for Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and the unveiling of its $16.2 billion economic impact on the greater Charlotte region. We leveraged an in-depth economic impact study to create a versatile, easy-to-understand brochure that builds awareness of the airport as the region’s powerhouse for economic growth.

We also won an Award of Excellence for our social media strategy and execution for Teen Health Connection. The campaign reoriented the communications strategy for this non-profit health care practice to use social media channels so that they more effectively enhanced engagement with teens and their parents, increased Teen Health’s brand awareness and expanded its supporter base.

2017 IABC/SC Palmetto Awards

The Dayton Power & Light Behind the Scenes Campaign won an Award of Merit for Communications Management – Marketing Communications. We worked to drive residential and business customers online and into stores to participate in energy efficiency programs that helped to achieve the DP&L annual saving goal.

Our Poké Plate campaign for the South Carolina Department of Agriculture won an Award of Excellence for Communications Management – Social Media Programs. In this campaign, we created a fun and innovative way to engage millennials and increase their participation in the Fresh on the Menu program while the Pokémon craze took over the state.


The 75th Anniversary of the SC Ports Authority won an Award of Merit for Communication Management – Advertising Campaign. We designed a campaign that gave consumers a reason to appreciate the financial impact that the Port has and continues to have on the state of South Carolina and that it is the connection to the global economy that drives business here at home.

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This time, it’s the Charleston International Airport that got the award. Our team led the rebranding effort for the Charleston County Aviation Authority, which was one part of the overall physical renovation for this multi-airport system. In addition to the InShow award, the rebrand also won Best of Show.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina launched a new product called Blue Dental and we won the award for marketing it across the state.

A brochure for Saussy Burbank’s Highland Park won at the InShow for its ability to beautifully bring a future community to life on paper.

Finally, the agency took home an award for its self-promotional work during the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017. The Big Spectacle is a campaign we created together to share the excitement of our Columbia and Charleston offices. The campaign also took home a Special Judge’s Award.