SMPS Colorado Announces Marketing Excellence Award Winners

The Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Colorado Chapter hosted their annual Marketing Excellence Awards event on Thursday, May 20 at Asterisk in downtown Denver.

A celebration of the outstanding achievements of Colorado’s top A/E/C firms and professionals, the event was emceed by Josh Miles, author of Bold Brand 2.0 and host of podcasts Obsessed Show and PSM Show. More than 40 entries and nominations were received in 23 award categories and four professional award categories.

Michele Raftery, CPSM, principal at 4240 Architecture, was awarded the Leonardo Award.

Michele Raftery, CPSM, principal at 4240 Architecture, was awarded the Leonardo Award, which is the most prestigious recognition by SMPS Colorado.

Professional award winners include:

  • Marketer of the Year: Valerie Jackson, senior marketing manager & business development manager at RTA Architects
  • Business Developer of the Year: John Moore, senior vice president, regional director of business development at JE Dunn Construction
  • Member of the Year: Marika Bacon, assistant marketing manager at FCI Constructors

Other award winners include:

  • Best in Show: Saunders Construction, Safety, It’s on Me
  • Brand Awareness: Toole Design, New E’s Campaign
  • Brochure: Toole Design, NACTO Brochure
  • Direct Mail Campaign: RK Mechanical, RK Mental Health Awareness
  • Holiday Piece (Digital): Norris Design, Words that Guide our Work
  • Holiday Piece (Print): CORE Consultants, We’ve Landed in Winter Park
  • Internal Communications: CORE Consultants, #LiveYourCORE: Mission Vision & Strategic Plan Rollout
  • Newsletter (Internal): Hensel Phelps, Batterboard Newsletter
  • People’s Choice: Norris Design, Words that Guide our Work
  • Project Pursuit Marketing: Ricca Design, College of Wooster Pursuit
  • Promotional Campaign: CAA Icon, Go Far. Go Together.
  • Social Media: Saunders Construction, Careers in Construction
  • Special Event (Digital): Ricca Design, El Five Dinner Invitation
  • Trade Show Marketing: Martin/Martin, Big Bang Bag Sponsor
  • Video: Saunders Construction, Safety, It’s on Me
  • Website: MOA Architecture,

Photos courtesy of The Unfound Door

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