2012 Silver Quill Winners

2012 Silver Quill Award Winners

The IABC Pacific Plains Region is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 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 Kansas City evaluated communication entries for their strategy, effectiveness and creativity.

Make your mark! Silver Quill Awards honor communicators who have achieved this 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 2012 Silver Quill Award Winners –
You’ve Made Your Mark!

Award Name Location Organization Campaign
Category 02 – Communication Management: Community Relations
Merit Julee Cunningham Seattle, Wash. Snohomish County PUD Meet the Renewables Performance
Category 06 – Communication Management: Multi-Audience Communication
Excellence Communications Division Eden Prairie, Minn. City of Eden Prairie, Minn. #1 Best Place to Live Communication Plan
Category 07 – Communication Management: Marketing Communication
Excellence Victor Rodriguez Las Vegas, Nev. Bally Technologies, Inc. Cash Wizard Game Launch Campaign
Merit Mark Kretschmar Shoreview, Minn. Lion Precision An Easier Sensor
Category 09 – Communication Management: Employee/Member Communication
Excellence Kristin Graham Bellevue, Wash. Expedia, Inc. Expedia 15th Anniversary and Company Meeting
Excellence David Grossman Chicago, Ill. The Grossman Group Changing Culture Starting at the Top
Merit Karen George Anoka, Minn. Anoka-Hennepin SchoolDistrict Online Employee Orientation
Merit Renate E. Kammersgard Santa Clara, Calif. Symantec-Consumer Business CBU Internal Communications Program
Merit Michele Ragon San Jose, Calif. Cisco Systems, Inc. The Insight Series
Category 10 – Communication Management: Human Resources and Benefits Communication
Excellence MGMRI Corporate Benefits Winston-Salem, N.C. Aon Hewitt MGMRI Direct Care Health Plan Campaign
Excellence Dan Shore,Linda Sinkewicz Oakland, Calif. The Clorox Company A Dramatic Shift in Total Rewards
Merit Seagate/Towers Watson San Francisco, Calif. Seagate/Towers Watson Annual Enrollment
Category 11 – Communication Management: Strategic Communication Processes
Merit Theomary Karamanis, Ph.D. Chicago, Ill. AKADREM, Inc. /Guardian Holdings Ltd. Branding Makeover in the Caribbean
Category 13 – Communication Management: Special Events – Internal or External
Merit Marilyn Olson San Francisco, Calif. WPP Team Dell Dell’s “The Power to Do More” Campaign Launch
Merit California Union Credit League Ontario, Calif. California Credit Union League AMC 2011 Campaign-Turning Point
Merit City of Henderson Henderson, Nev. Parks and Recreation Dept. Midnite Madness Marketing Plan
Category 16 – Communication Management: Digital Communication
Excellence Michele Ragon San Jose, Calif. Cisco Systems, Inc. MC Recap
Category 17 – Communication Management: Social Media
Merit Marketing Department Las Vegas, Nev. Bally Technologies, Inc. Celebrity for a Day
Merit Patrick Donovan St. Louis, Mo. BJC Health Care Ask the Pharmacist
Category 18 – Communication Skills: Digital Communication
Excellence Tracey Barnett Portland, Ore. Legacy Health Transforming an Annual Report
Excellence Steve Hubert San Diego, Calif. San Diego County Water Authority 2010 Annual Report: Water Works
Excellence Michele Ragon San Jose, Calif. Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco By The Numbers
Merit Chris Wain Portland, Ore. Legacy Health Legacy Health: MyLegacy Intranet
Category 19 – Communication Skills: Audiovisual
Excellence Ruth Savolaine Chicago, Ill. Cisco Systems, Inc. Using Humor for the Code of Ethics Videos
Category 20 – Communication Skills: Publications
Merit Corporate Communications Team St. Louis, Mo. Graybar Graybar Outlook
Merit Marketing Department Las Vegas, Nev. Bally Technologies, Inc. Profile of the American Casino Gambler
Merit Blaise Tracy Denver, Col. Village Communications, Davita Davita Magazine 2011
Category 21 – Communication Skills: Writing
Excellence Lynn Benjamin Chicago, Ill. Federal Reserve Bank-Chicago Monday Routine
Excellence Kaela Wasnich Honolulu, Hawaii First Insurance Co. of Hawaii First Insurance Centennial
Merit Lynn Benjamin Chicago, Ill. Federal Reserve Bank-Chicago Below the Fold
Merit Jim Thielman Minneapolis, Minn. General Mills Web Writing for Reputation
Category 22 – Communication Creative: Publication Design
Merit Kraft Foods/Towers Watson Chicago, Ill. Kraft Foods/Towers Watson Annual Enrollment Newsletter Series
Merit Jennifer Niemela Minneapolis, Minn. MSP Communications Teradata Magazine Q2, Q3, and Q4/2011
Merit Crystal Shif Rosemead, Calif. Southern California Edison Inside Edison
Merit Michele M. Weber Chicago, Ill. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Ward Rounds Print Redesign
Category 26 – Communication Creative: Photography
Merit Jennifer Niemela Minneapolis, Minn. MSP Communications Teradata Magazine Q2/11, p. 69
Category 27 – Communication Creative: Advertising (Conventional Media)
Merit Kristine Thompson Inver Grove Hgts., Minn. CHS, Inc. CHS Connects You to Something Bigger

Be sure to review our interactive flipbook of all the 2012 Silver Quill Award winning entrants!

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