SMPS of Columbus Announces 2012 Marketing Awards Winners

Society for Marketing Professional Services of Columbus
Announces 2012 Marketing Award Winners
COLUMBUS, Ohio –  The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Columbus Chapter hosted its 3rd annual marketing awards presentation gala on March 29, 2012 at the historic Garden Theatre, home of the Short North Stage. The awards program honors excellence in marketing communications within the architectureengineering and construction (A/E/C) industry.

Receiving Awards of Excellence were:
Alison CrumleyTen Penny Design for WEB SITE/ ONLINE PRESENCE
Suzanne CodyM&A Architects for BROCHURE/FIRM PROFILE
Gretchen FranklinKarpinski Engineering for DIRECT MAIL
Dawn Wiford, Fanning Howey for RFP/RFQ
Suzanne Cody, M&A Architects for BRAND/IDENTITY
Ed Keener, Korda Engineering for ADVERTISING
Receiving an Award for Best of Show was Dawn Wiford of Fanning Howey.
The People’s Choice Award (voted by those in attendance) was given to Alison Crumley, Ten Penny Design.
Entries were evaluated by impartial jurors selected from the AEC community for their expertise in communications, marketing, and business development. This year’s jurists included: Bernie Costantino, University Architect at The Ohio State University; John Seibert Sr. of Miami University Planning, Architecture & Engineering Department; James Young, Deputy Director, Ohio Department of Transportation; Mitch Levitt of FKP Architects; Holly Bolton, CE Solutions; Walker Evans, Founder of Columbus Underground; and Dr. Doug Ross, Marketing & Management Department Chair of Franklin University.

“This year’s awards program, the venue, and the quality of the work entered in an indication of the talent and energy of our community,” said Ryan Konst, President of SMPS Columbus and Managing Director of the Columbus office of Steven Schaefer Associates, Inc.

About SMPS Columbus

SMPS Columbus is one of 57 Chapters of the Society for Marketing Professional Services--a national association that brings together business development and marketing professionals from the architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, and construction industries. The Columbus Chapter was awarded “Large Chapter of the Year” in 2011 by the national association, recognizing the activities, programs, education and community outreach of the chapter. With a local membership of 133 and a national membership of nearly 6000, SMPS is a dynamic and powerful network for the AEC industry. The organization seeks to Advocate, Educate, and Connect professionals across the disciplines for the purpose of building long-lasting relationships that will promote and nurture business for member firms.