Awards

Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals


Hermes Creative Awards


Gold Award
  • Publications/Annual Report (Annual Report), 2008
  • Publications/Magazine (Roanoke Citizen), 2008
Honorable Mention
  • Publications/Newsletter (City Corner), 2008

The Communicator Awards


Gold Communicator Award


  • Annual Report/Government (Annual Report), 2009
  • Magazine/Government (Roanoke Citizen), 2009

Silver Communicator Award


  • Calendar/Marketing-Promotion (Municipal Calendar), 2009

Award of Distinction


  • Magazine/Government (Roanoke Citizen), 2006
  • Web Site (roanokeva.gov Web site), 2006
  • Magazine/Government (Roanoke Citizen), 2005
  • Marketing/Promotion/Poster (City of Roanoke Poster), 2005

Honorable Mention


  • Marketing/Promotion/Other (PLAY, a User's Guide to Roanoke Parks and Recreation), 2005
  • Web Site (City of Roanoke Web site), 2005

3CMA


Savvy Award

  • Best Use of Facebook (2015 February snowstorm), 2015
  • Social Media (Social Media Center), 2015
  • Social Media (2014 February snowstorm), 2014
  • Marketing and Tools – Communications Issue (Market Building Renovation Project) 2012
  • Best Communications Technology, (Municipal Kiosk), 2006
  • Best Newsletter/Magazine (Roanoke Citizen), 2004
  • Best Newsletter/Magazine (Roanoke Citizen), 2003

Silver Circle

  • Print Publications/Magazine (PLAY) 2010
  • Recreation Catalog (PLAY, a User's Guide to Roanoke Parks and Recreation), 2007
  • Best Communications Plan (Water Conservation Campaign), 2003
  • Best Newsletter (Roanoke Citizen), 2001

Award of Excellence

  • Web Site (roanokeva.gov), 2016
  • Roanoke’s Social Media model, 2016
  • Olympic Fools (April Fools) Prank, 2016
  • TV interview/talk shows (Inside Roanoke) 2010
  • Printed Publications (Municipal Calendar), 2006
  • Communication Technology (City of Roanoke Web Site), 2005
  • Recreation Catalog (PLAY, a User's Guide to Roanoke Parks and Recreation), 2005
  • Best Newsletter/Magazine (Roanoke Citizen), 2002

Government Social Media

Golden Post Award


  • Best Use of Humor on Social Media, 2015

Public Relations Society of America, Blue Ridge Chapter
Gold Summit Award

  • Issues and Crisis Management (Bringing George Takei to Roanoke), 2016
  • The New RoanokeVA.gov (Website), 2016
  • Social Media (2015 Snow Event), 2015
  • Print Publications (Roanoke Reports), 2015
  • Social Media (2014 Social Media Snow Event), 2014
  • Communications for Green Efforts (Elmwood Park Improvement Project), 2014
  • Public Relations Campaign (Market Building Renovation Project) 2012
  • Print Publications (Roanoke Reports), 2015
  • Print Publications (PLAY Magazine), 2012
  • Public Relations Campaign (Eat for Education), 2010
  • Print Publications (Municipal Calendar), 2010
  • Print Publications (PLAY Magazine), 2009
  • Magazine (Roanoke Citizen), 2007
  • Print Publications (Municipal Calendar), 2007

Silver Summit Award


  • Print Publications (PLAY Magazine), 2010
  • Interactive/Audiovisual (Inside Roanoke), 2010
  • Print Publications (2008 Municipal Calendar), 2009
  • Recreation Catalog (PLAY, the Guide to Roanoke Parks and Recreation), 2007
  • Brochure (Mobile Mountain Brochure), 2007
  • Magazines (Roanoke Citizen), 2006

Honorable Mention


  • Magazines (Roanoke Citizen), 2005
  • Web Site Development (roanokeva.gov), 2005
  • External Communications (PLAY, the User's Guide to Roanoke Parks and Recreation), 2004

Lin Chaff Award for Creativity


  • Eat for Education Campaign, 2011

Summit Award


  • External Communications (PLAY, the User's Guide to Roanoke Parks and Recreation), 2006
  • Print Publications (Municipal Calendar), 2005
  • Publication (Roanoke Citizen), 2002
  • Crisis Communications (Water Conservation Campaign), 2002

Virginia Public Relations Awards


  • Commonwealth Award of Excellence in Community Relations (Eat for Education Campaign) 2012

MarCom Awards


Platinum Award


  • Annual Report/Government (Annual Report), 2007

Gold Award


  • Magazine/Government (Roanoke Citizen), 2007
  • Direct Mail/Other (PLAY, a Guide to Roanoke Parks and Recreation), 2007

Honorable Mention


  • Employee Publication/Internal Newsletter (City Corner Employee Newsletter), 2007

The Roanoker Awards

  • Best Local Web Site—Silver (City of Roanoke Web Site), 2006

VML Achievement Awards


  • Communications Award (Water Conservation Campaign), 2003

ADDY (The Advertising Federation of the Roanoke Valley)


  • Product/Service-Sales for Newsletter (Roanoke Citizen), 2001


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