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Silver Quill Award Winners

Congratulations to the IABC Pacific Plains and Southern Region’s Silver Quill Award winners announced Oct. 17 in Kansas City, Missouri. You may also view the slide deck from the awards presentation as well as photos of winners with IABC Southern Region Chair Mark Evans and IABC Pacific Plains Region Chair Tracie Bettenhausen.

Division 1: Communication Management | Division 4: Communication Skills
Best of Division
| Best of Show


DIVISION 1: COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT


CATEGORY 1: INTERNAL COMMUNICATION

Award of Merit

  • The Buzz – CSG Mobile Employee Communications App
    CSG – Kyla Shea, Karen Eckmann and Clara Gillihan

     

Award of Excellence

  • Hitachi Vantara On the Move
    Hitachi Vantara – Global Internal Communications

     

CATEGORY 2: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Award of Excellence

  • 2019 Avera Cares Employee Giving Campaign
    Avera – Avera Marketing

     

CATEGORY 3: HUMAN RESOURCES AND BENEFITS COMMUNICATION

Award of Excellence

  • Educating Schneider Electric Employees on CDHP + HSA Options
    ROC Group – Gabrielle Loring

     
  • Increasing U.S. Employee Share Ownership in Schneider Electric
    ROC Group – Gabrielle Loring

     

CATEGORY 5: SAFETY COMMUNICATION

Award of Excellence

  • Basin Electric Safety Focus Card
    Basin Electric Power Cooperative – Basin Electric Headquarters Safety Committee, Angela Magstadt

     

CATEGORY 7: MARKETING, ADVERTISING AND BRAND COMMUNICATION

Award of Merit

  • Write Wise Communications Marketing Refresh
    Hardin-Francis Enterprises, LLC – Mary H. Francis

     
  • Scoville Warming Hot Sauce Launch
    Imagination Ink – Susan H. Burnell, APR

     
  • Empowered: Women and Retirement
    Sammons Financial Group (DBA Midland National and North American)

     

Award of Excellence

  • The MVP Playbook
    Sammons Financial Group (DBA Midland National)

     

CATEGORY 11: GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Award of Excellence

  • Summer Savings
    Austin Energy – Corporate Communications

     
  • “How Will You Say Goodbye?” Featuring StEVie, The EV-Loving T-Rex
    Austin Energy – Corporate Communications

     

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DIVISION 4: COMMUNICATION SKILLS


CATEGORY 22: SPECIAL AND EXPERIENTIAL EVENTS

Award of Merit

  • Annual Service Awards Celebration
    Harris Health System – Human Resources Department

     
  • Hitachi: Party of One!
    Hitachi Vantara – Global Internal Communication

     
  • Nissan Versa Debut at Tortuga Music Festival
    Nissan North America – Wendy Orthman, Jeff Wandell and Kevin Raftery

     

Award of Excellence

  • 2018 Annual Meeting
    Basin Electric Power Cooperative – Communications and Member Services

     
  • 2018 Cerner Health Conference Solutions Gallery
    Cerner Corporation – The Cerner Experiential Marketing Team

     
  • HIMSS 2019
    Cerner Corporation – The Cerner Experiential Marketing Team

     
  • Christmas Goes Pink
    GSH Media Group – Genma Holmes

     
  • 17th Annual Scripps Night at the Ballpark
    Scripps Health – Mike Godfrey

     

CATEGORY 23: COMMUNICATION FOR THE WEB

Award of Excellence

  • Alabama NewsCenter
    Alabama Power – Public Relations

     
  • New Corporate Website
    Kraton Corporation – Vaneese Bell, Brian Carr and Thao Pham

     

CATEGORY 24: AUDIO/VISUAL

Award of Merit

  • Educating Schneider Electric Employees on CDHP + HSA Options
    ROC Group – Gabrielle Loring

     

CATEGORY 25: SOCIAL MEDIA PROGRAMS

Award of Merit

  • Enhanced Social Media Strategy Improves Engagement, Impressions and Following
    Layton Construction – Marketing and Communications Team

     

CATEGORY 26: PUBLICATIONS

Award of Merit

  • Cultivating Connections
    Farm Bureau Insurance – Corporate Communications Staff

     
  • The Eastern Area of The Links, Incorporated History of Programming and Service
    GSH Media Group – Genma Stringer Holmes

     
  • HR Annual Report - “Transformational HR Moving Our Family Forward”
    Harris Health System – Stephanie Palmer

     
  • Perspectives -- The Disaster Edition
    Olsson – Corporate Communications

     
  • 2018 CSR Report
    ON Semiconductor – Keith Jackson, Bill Schromm and Keenan Evans

     
  • Helping Texans: 2017-18 Real Estate Center Annual Report + 2019 Calendar
    Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University – JP Beato III, Kammy Baumann and David Jones, ABC

     

Award of Excellence

  • Powergrams Magazine March-April, May-June and July-August 2019
    Alabama Power – Chuck Chandler, Jay Parker, Phil Free, Donna Cope, Carla Davis and Gilbert Nicholson

     
  • The Parthenon Magazine
    GSH Media Group – Genma Stringer Holmes

     
  • Ewaves: Women In Radio Issue
    GSH Media Group – Genma Stringer Holmes

     
  • Tierra Grande Magazine from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University
    Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University – Real Estate Center Communications Staff

     

CATEGORY 27: WRITING

Award of Merit

  • Going for the Gold: Southeast Kiwi Farming Cooperative Only Place in U.S. Growing Golden Kiwi
    Alabama Power – Donna Sue Cope

     
  • Vegetation Management - A Clear Path for Reliable Electricity
    Basin Electric Power Cooperative – Tammy Langerud

     

Award of Excellence

  • Lifetime Organizer: Cronier Becomes Big Bertha’s Best Crony
    Alabama Power – Carla Davis

     
  • Cooperative Effort Plants Thousands of Trees
    Basin Electric Power Cooperative – Tracie Bettenhausen

     
  • On-site Medical Staff Go Above and Beyond for Basin Electric Employee
    Basin Electric Power Cooperative – Angela Magstadt

     

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BEST OF DIVISION


COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT

  • “How Will You Say Goodbye?” Featuring StEVie, The EV-Loving T-Rex
    Austin Energy – Corporate Communications

     

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Powergrams Magazine March-April, May-June and July-August 2019
    Alabama Power – Chuck Chandler, Jay Parker, Phil Free, Donna Cope, Carla Davis and Gilbert Nicholson

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BEST OF SHOW

  • Powergrams Magazine March-April, May-June and July-August 2019
    Alabama Power – Chuck Chandler, Jay Parker, Phil Free, Donna Cope, Carla Davis and Gilbert Nicholson

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