The 2017 IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards “Call for Entries” to begin at the end of April

On behalf of IABC Detroit, thank you for your interest in the Renaissance Awards program and your patience over the last several months. The good news is that the “Call for Entries” will be going out later this month.

We will again notify you when the “Call for Entries” opens and all the information you will need to enter will be posted to www.iabcdetroit.org

We have updated the divisions and categories and have brought back the Communications Creative Division.  Categories under the Communications Management and Communication Skills have also been redefined to better reflect the types of communication programs you develop for your organizations and clients. Now is the perfect time to start gathering your material so that when the new guidelines come out, you will be ready to Create…Communicate….Celebrate.

The early bird deadline for submissions is June 9, 2017

The final deadline for submission is June 16, 2017

In the meantime, mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 13, 2017 for the first-ever IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards Luncheon, taking place at Noon at The Henry in Dearborn.

Further details on this year’s program will be posted here as well as watch your email for the “Call for Entries”.

And if you have any questions or concerns, please free to contact Debra Salem at 313.203.3032.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Lawrence Technological University

In-Kind Sponsors:

ASG Renaissance, Comet Interactive, Fred Ferris Photography, Pitch Black and PR Newswire

 


2016 Renaissance Award Winners

Division 1 – Communication Research Management

Category:  External Communication Research

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Provider Manuals: What do users want?

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network

Catherine Vera-Burgos, Sharon McDonnell, Elizabeth Donoghue Colvin, Kelly Guthrie, Lisa Taylor, Kristin Heitmeier, Janise Plata, Sherri Dansby

 

Division 2 – Communication Management

Category:  Internal Communication Measurement

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Hitting the Road With a New Auto Company in Michigan

Allstate Insurance

Trisha Thompson, Meghan Cass, Ryan Foster

 

Category:  Employee Engagement

AWARD OF MERIT

How I Use My Ride: 2016 Employee Calendar

FCA US Internal Communications

Michael McBride, Koo Kim

 

Category:  Employee Engagement

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services – Week of Caring

Mercedes Benz Financial Services

 

Category: Change Communication

AWARD OF MERIT

PeopleSource Change Communication

Linx Consulting, LLC

Janie Brill, Hasbro PeopleSource Change Communication

 

Category: Media Relations

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Chevrolet Find New Roads Trip

MSLGROUP Detroit

 

Category: Media Relations

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants: A Local Focus on National Brands

Identity

Andrea Trapani, Amanda Braniecki, Nikki Little, Morgan Mark

 

Category: Customer Relations

AWARD OF MERIT

Healthy Living and Lifestyle Improvement Campaign

Blue Care Network of Michigan

Jaclyn Wing, Cathy Rauckis

 

Category: Advertising Campaigns

AWARD OF MERIT

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Brand Advertising Campaign: “Connections”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

 

Category: Marketing Communication

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

FCA Pilot for Avoidable ER Use

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Katie Bores, Jason Machasic, Joe Lieblang, Stefanie Hodgson, Meagan Mommersteeg

 

Category: Corporate Social Responsibility

AWARD OF MERIT

Experiencing Perspectives Art Program

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

 

Category: Issues Management and Crisis Communication

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

King v. Burwell Communication Plan

Health Alliance Plan

Tiffany Baker

 

Category: Non-profit Campaigns

AWARD OF MERIT

Michigan Depression Glass Society – 43rd Annual Show

Jonathan Fuhrman, Jennifer Ganem

 

Category: Non-profit Campaigns

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The Salvation Army’s Doing the Most Good Week Social Media Campaign

Franco Public Relations Group

 

Category: Social Media Programs

AWARD OF HONOR

Blue Care Network Facebook Page Antibiotic Awareness Campaign

Blue Care Network

 

Division 3 – Communication Skills

 Category: Audio Visual

AWARD OF HONOR

LTU Student Stories

Lawrence Technological University

Sharon MacDonell, Anne Adamus, Bruce Annett

 

Category: Publications

AWARD OF HONOR

Experiencing Perspectives Art Exhibition Catalogue

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

 

Category: Publication Design

AWARD OF MERIT

LTU Teaser

Lawrence Technological University

Sofia Lulgjuraj, Anne Adamus

 

Category: Publication Design

AWARD OF HONOR

How I Use My Ride: 2016 Employee Calendar

FCA US Communications

Michael McBride, Koo Kim

 

Category: Other Graphic Design

AWARD OF HONOR

Thanksgiving Card

Lawrence Technological University

Sofia Lulgjuraj, Anne Adamus

 

Category: Other Graphic Design

AWARD OF HONOR

How I Use My Ride: 2016 Employee Calendar

FCA US Communications

Michael McBride, Koo Kim

 

Category: Photography Within a Communications Vehicle

AWARD OF HONOR

Photography as an Essential Part of Social Storytelling

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Andy Hetzel, David Murray, Michael Miller, BCBSM Social Media Team

 

Category: Digital Communication – newsletters, annual reports, special publications

AWARD OF MERIT

Newsstand: Refreshing the Communication Process

Allstate Insurance Company

Ryan Foster

 

Category: Digital Communication Channels – websites, intranets

AWARD OF HONOR

Blue IQ

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Employee Communications

 

Category: Digital Communication Channels – websites, intranets

AWARD OF HONOR

Redesigned Kresge.org Website

The Kresge Foundation

Cynthia B. Shaw, Mark Whitney, Jennifer Kulczycki

 

Category: Digital Communication Channels – websites, intranets

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

ThinkHealth digital magazine

Weber Shandwick and Priority Health

 

Category: Writing – corporate

AWARD OF MERIT

ReThink – Communicating Culture Change

Health Alliance Plan

Erin Johnson