The Chicago chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Chicago) has announced the winners of the 2010 IABC/Chicago Bronze Quill Awards.
“The Bronze Quill awards recognize Chicago-area communicators for excellence, especially in communication strategy and measurement,” said Ken Groh, director of awards for IABC/Chicago and principal of Groh & Associates. “Although graphic design, quality writing and project implementation are key elements to any successful award-winning project or campaign, IABC judges place greater emphasis on results and how the communicator designed and implemented the communication strategy. This year’s 18 winners have proven that an outstanding communication program or project can help an organization succeed.”
IABC/Chicago Bronze Quill award winners are Chicago-area business communicators who completed a significant communication project in 2009 that embodied excellence in one of three categories: communication management (projects, programs, and campaigns guided by a communication strategy), communication skills (communication that demonstrates skills such as writing, editing and design), and communication creative (projects that showcase creative talent and design that also perform communication functions).
The Bronze Quill award winners received their awards at the final event of the IABC/Chicago 2009-2010 program year. The June 15 dinner also recognized the chapter’s volunteers and featured a keynote address by Keith Burton, president of Insidedge, an employee communications consulting firm. Additional information on the 2010 award winners can be viewed on the IABC/Chicago web site at http://chicago.iabc.com/about-iabc/awards.
The 2010 Bronze Quill winners, by category:
2010 Communication Management Winners
Awards of Excellence
- “Brewing Up Employee Commitment at Molson Coors,” Dave Duschene, Insidedge
- “Communicating with Flavor,” Matt West, Dave Duschene, Insidedge
- “Gift of Hope Increases Organ Donation Awareness Among Hispanics,” San Jose Public Relations
- “Latinos in Technology,” Queta Bauer, ABC, Cultural Communications, LLC
- “Medicine Without a Trace: Abbott’s Fully Bioabsorbable Stent,” Jonathon Hamilton, Jennie Kim, Abbott
- “My Benefits, My Wellness,” Ken Groh, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- “The 2009 Country Chef Challenge: A Recipe for Success,” Country Financial and FD
- “Transforming an Icon,” Bill Utter, Kate Murphy, Fleishman-Hillard
- “Voice of McDonald’s,” McDonald’s
- “What Would You Do for a Klondike Bar…Now?” GolanHarris
Awards of Merit
- “Accenture Corporate Twitter Feed,“ Molly Spatara, Accenture
- “DePaul University’s Public Relations Campaign to Restore the State of Illinois’ Monetary Award Program,” DePaul University
- “Electrolux Reinvents the Magic Wand,” Shannon Quinn, L.C. Williams & Associates
- “Manufacturers Face Labor Shortage? Really!” Patricia Lee, L.C. Williams & Associates
- “Moving from Awareness to Action: The CNH Picture of Health Wellness Program,” Kathy Walgamuth, Towers Watson
- “Rewiring for Growth,” Brodie Bertrand, Neill Beurskens, Walgreen Co.
2010 Communication Skills Winners
Awards of Merit
- “CME Group Magazine Doubles Up,” William Parke, Pamela Plehn, CME Group
- “PRN E-Newsletter,” Eric Kochneff, Brodie Bertrand, Walgreen Co.
2010 Communication Creative
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves more than 15,000 members in 70 countries with a multi-disciplinary approach to corporate communication, public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, media relations, community relations, public affairs, financial communications and government relations. IABC/Chicago (http://chicago.iabc.com) is the oldest IABC chapter in the world.