Our team spends countless hours pushing to meet deadlines, delivering top-tier creativity and building solutions that truly make a difference for our clients. So, when we have a moment to sit back together and recognize what all those small moments add up to, it’s incredibly rewarding. Members of the Charlotte and Charleston offices attended both the American Marketing Association (AMA) Spark! Awards and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Mercury Awards on April 11 in Charleston. We were honored to bring home a total of 14 awards, including the Mercury Awards’ highest honor. Additionally, we found out the week prior that two of our ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Midland Awards went on to win at the regional level. Cheers to our hardworking team and the clients who bring us on as trusted partners!

PRSA Mercury Awards

  • Best in Show: SC Department of Agriculture, Fresh on the Menu at SEWE
  • Award of Excellence, Events: SC Department of Agriculture, Fresh on the Menu at SEWE
  • Award of Merit, Integrated Communications: SC Department of Education, Dedication to Education
  • Award of Merit, Twitter Engagement: SC Department of Agriculture, Battle for Peach Supremacy #PeachOff
  • Award of Excellence, Instagram Communications: Charleston International Airport, Gramming to Great Heights #iflyCHS
  • Award of Excellence, Creative Tactics: SC Dept of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Just Plain Killers
  • Award of Merit, Marketing Consumer Products: SC Department of Agriculture, Fresh on the Menu

AMA Spark! Awards

  • Best Content Marketing: SC Department of Agriculture, Roots Video
  • Best Digital Ad: SC Ports Authority Banner
  • Best Direct Mail: SC Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness Chicken Book
  • Best Corporate Identity Package: Kyle Carpenter
  • Best Non-Traditional Marketing: Just Plain Killers Dispensary
  • Best Outdoor Signage: SC Ports Authority, Volvo Creative
  • Best Social Media Campaign: SC Department of Agriculture, Fresh on the Menu 

AAF District 3 ADDY Awards

After receiving 11 ADDYs at the AAF Midland Awards in February, we were thrilled to learn that two ADDYs went on to win at the District 3 level in early April (and will go on to compete on the national level).

  • Silver ADDY Award, Ambient Single Event: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Zoo Babies Gender Reveal Party
  • Silver ADDY Award, Branded Content & Entertainment: SC Department of Agriculture, Roots Video

Additionally, our production partner, Dust of the Ground, also entered our collaborative efforts in other categories and brought home two ADDYs:

  • Gold ADDY Award, Cinematography: SC Department of Agriculture, Roots Video (Tradd Cotter)
  • Silver ADDY Award, Editing: SC Department of Agriculture, Roots Video (Nat Bradford)