SMPS Announces the 2022 Marketing Communications Award Winners

July 19, 2022

SMPS is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) program. In its 45th year, this annual competition is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in marketing and communications by professional services firms in the design and building industries. The MCA finalists, including Best of Show and People’s Choice, were recognized during the Daytime M Awards luncheon as part of Amplify A/E/C conference in Atlanta on July 19, 2022.


The Best of Show Award features the winning entries from each category going head-to-head to be named Best of Show voted on by a jury of industry experts. This year’s award went to Emery Sapp & Sons from Kansas City, MO for special event mixed media entry called “The Emery Sapp & Sons Annual Meeting Virtual Experience”.

The People’s Choice Award, voted on by conference attendees and the virtual SMPS community alike, was awarded to Horrocks Engineers from pleasant grove for Social media-basic category entitled, “Engineers Week 2021 at Horrocks Engineers.”

“It was great to have everyone in person to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the MCA program. We had another amazing year, with stiff competition among firms. Because of the continued hard work and steadfast dedication of these marketing professionals, we’re able to highlight and recognize these innovative firms and their marketing teams,” commented Molly Dall’Erta, director of member recognition and programs for SMPS.

Congratulations to the following firms that were recognized:

Advertising
Award of Excellence: HBG Design, Memphis, TN (Print)
Merit Award: Kleinschmidt Associates, Lexington, SC (Digital)
Merit Award: Garver, North Little Rock, AR (Mixed Media)

Book/Monograph
Award of Excellence: DesignGroup, Columbus, OH (Print and ebook editions)
Merit Award: Epstein, Chicago, IL (Print Edition)
Merit Award: FSB Architects + Engineers, Oklahoma City, OK (Print Edition)

Brand Awareness Campaign
Award of Excellence: Tamarack Grove Engineering and Elevate Marketing Advisors, Boise, ID (Mixed Media)
Merit Award: CDM Smith, Boston, MA (Digital)
Merit Award: HBG Design, Memphis, TN (Brand Awareness Campaign-Digital)

Brochure
Award of Excellence: KW LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, Houston, TX (Digital)
Award of Excellence: RES (Resource Environmental Solutions), Houston, TX (Print)

Corporate Identity-Rebranding
Award of Excellence: CORE Consultants / Elevate Marketing Advisors, Englewood, CO
Merit Award: Pulice Construction, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ
Merit Award: RES (Resource Environmental Solutions), Houston, TX

Crisis Management and Communications
Award of Excellence: Hargis Engineers, Seattle, WA
Merit Award: M.C. Dean, Tysons, VA
Merit Award: McElhanney, Vancouver, Canada

Direct-Mail Campaign
Award of Excellence: A.D. Marble, King of Prussia, PA

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Communications
Award of Excellence: Turner Construction Company, Kansas City, MO (Digital)
Merit Award: Harkins Builders, Columbia, MD (Digital)
Merit Award: Suffolk, Boston, MA (Mixed Media)

External Newsletter/Publication
Award of Excellence: Tamarack Grove Engineering and Elevate Marketing Advisors, Boise, ID (Digital)
Merit Award: Rogers-O’Brien Construction (RO), Dallas, TX (Digital)
Merit Award: JE Dunn Construction, Kansas City, MO (Mixed Media)

Holiday Piece-Digital
Award of Excellence: JE Dunn Construction, Kansas City, MO
Award of Excellence: WK Dickson & Co., Inc., Charlotte, NC
Merit Award: Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C., New York, NY

Holiday Piece-Mixed Media
Award of Excellence: BRR Architecture, Overland Park, KS
Merit Award: Rogers-O’Brien Construction (RO), Dallas, TX
Merit Award: Tamarack Grove Engineering and Elevate Marketing Advisors, Boise, ID
Merit Award: WB Engineers+Consultants, New York, NY

Holiday Piece-Print
Award of Excellence: GBBN, Cincinnati, Ohio
Merit Award: KW LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, Houston, TX
Merit Award: Parkhill, Lubbock, TX

Internal Communications-Digital
Award of Excellence: Suffolk, Boston, MA
Merit Award: Barton Malow, Southfield, MI
Merit Award: Murraysmith, Portland, OR

Internal Communications-Mixed Media
Award of Excellence: KW Landscape Architects, Houston, TX
Merit Award: Lease Crutcher Lewis, Seattle, WA and Portland, OR

Internal Communications-Print
Award of Excellence: JVA, Inc., Boulder, CO
Merit Award: Iron Woman Construction and Environmental Services, LLC, Denver, CO
Merit Award: McKim & Creed, Inc., Charlotte, NC

Internal Newsletter
Award of Excellence: JE Dunn Construction, Kansas City, MO (Mixed Media)
Merit Award: The PENTA Building Group, Las Vegas, NV (Digital)
Merit Award: Turner Construction Company – Mid-South Business Unit, Nashville, TN (Digital)

Mobile App
Award of Excellence: Ryan Companies, Minneapolis, MN

Project Pursuit Marketing
Award of Excellence: Suffolk, Boston, MA
Merit Award: Ayers Saint Gross and Populous, Baltimore, MD and Kansas City, MO
Merit Award: McKim & Creed, Inc., Charlotte, NC

Promotional Campaign-Digital
Award of Excellence: HBG Design, Memphis, TN
Merit Award: UMC & Hargis Engineers, Seattle, WA

Promotional Campaign-Mixed Media
Award of Excellence: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, MA
Merit Award: Garver, North Little Rock, AR
Merit Award: Hensel Phelps, Thornton, CO

Recruitment and Retention Communications
Award of Excellence: McKim & Creed, Inc., Charlotte, NC
Merit Award: Blair, Church & Flynn Consulting Engineers, Clovis, CA
Merit Award: Robins & Morton, Birmingham, AL

Social Media-Basic
Award of Excellence: DPS Group, Boston, MA
Merit Award: EverGreene Architectural Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Merit Award: Horrocks Engineers, Pleasant Grove, UT
Merit Award: RES (Resource Environmental Solutions), Houston, TX

Social Media-Blogs
Award of Excellence: BFW Engineering & Testing, Inc/Marcum Engineering, LLC, Paducah, KY

Social Media-Podcasts
Award of Excellence: Middle of Six, Tacoma, WA
Merit Award: Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), Nashville, TN

Special Event-Digital
Award of Excellence: Gilbane Building Company, Providence, RI
Merit Award: Advancing Organizational Excellence (AOE), Farmington Hills, MI
Merit Award: AFG Group, Inc., Herndon, VA

Special Event-Mixed Media
Award of Excellence: Emery Sapp & Sons, Kansas City, MO
Merit Award: Hickok Cole, Washington, DC
Merit Award: R&H Construction, Portland, OR

Special Event-Print
Award of Excellence: Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Thornton, CO
Merit Award: Shrewsberry & Associates, Indianapolis, IN

Trade Show Marketing
Award of Excellence: PCL Construction Services, Denver, CO
Merit Award: KW LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, Houston, TX

Video-External
Award of Excellence: Suffolk, Boston, MA
Merit Award: Lam Partners, Cambridge, MA
Merit Award: Rogers-O’Brien Construction (RO), Dallas, TX
Merit Award: Widseth, Baxter, MN

Video-Internal
Award of Excellence: Thornton Tomasetti, New York, NY
Merit Award: Messer Construction Co., Cincinnati, OH

Web Site-External
Award of Excellence: Acentech and Clockwork Design Group, Cambridge, MA (Acentech) & Waltham, MA (Clockwork)
Merit Award: CORE Consultants / Elevate Marketing Advisors, Englewood, CO
Merit Award: LandDesign, Charlotte, NC

Web Site-Internal
Award of Excellence: OCMI, Inc., Irvine, CA
Merit Award: Bernhard, Metairie, LA
Merit Award: Hensel Phelps, Greeley, CO

The SMPS Marketing Communications Awards (MCA) recognize the individuals and teams who create outstanding communication vehicles for architectural, engineering, design, and construction firms. Visit the MCA Gallery to see the winning entries.

Entries for the 2023 program will be accepted beginning December 15, 2022. Visit the MCA webpage for more information.