2015 KC Quills winners

Communicators honored at celebration at Alamo Drafthouse

Some of the area’s best and brightest communicators were the stars of a gala awards celebration on July 16 as the KC Quills Awards of Excellence and Merit were presented in several categories, in addition to the coveted Best of Show award.

The Quills recognize the best of the best in communications in Kansas City. Trophies went to the top entries in categories ranging from technical skills to communications management. More than 90 communicators attended the luncheon to hear an inspirational talk from our Lowell Award winner, Matt Anthony, VML Chairman Emeritus, along with presentations from the Best in Show finalists.

marianne_sickingCongratulations to the Winners of the 2015 KC IABC Quills:

BEST IN SHOW

  • Kansas Gas Service – ONE Gas Facebook Pages
  • Communications Skills, Digital Communication Channels. Marianne Sicking, communications consultant for Kansas Gas Service, displays the Best in Show trophy.

Communication Research Management 

Research Innovation

Award of Excellence

  • KCP&L – KCP&L’s Online Insight Community
  • Phil Gooch, Kris McDaniel, Clara Miller, Kristi Suderman

Communication Management 

HR & Benefits

Award of Merit

  • Cerner – ALEX for Cerner Benefits
  • Arielle Bogorad, Rachel Burman, Yvonne Frame, Marie Halvorson, Emma Tapscott

Advocacy

Award of Excellence

  • Cerner – The Client Achievements Space at Cerner Health Conference
  • Melissa Cartmill, Ashley Crosby Davidson, Amanda Ehrhard, Rebecca Gegg, Cook Glover, Julie Hull, Ryan Naber, Cassidy Pruente, Julie Shuss

Nonprofit Campaigns

Award of Merit

  • NAIC – Protecting the Future
  • NAIC Communications Division

Social Media Programs

Award of Merit

  • Cerner – Cerner Health Conference Social Media
  • Liza Perry

Award of Excellence

  • PKD Foundation – #PKDAwarenessDay
  • Angela Connelly, Sara Kiszka, Mark Solis, Mary Young

Multi-Audience

Award of Excellence

  • Honeywell – Honeywell: A Transformation Story
  • Paul Catlett, Myra Everett, Donna Jungman, Connie Lobina, Shaunda Parks, Tanya Snyder
  • Walmart – Walmart Opportunity Announcement
  • Jenifer Bice, Andrew Nestor

Student Entry

Award of Excellence

  • University of Kansas, JH6 Solutions – Play with Your Food
  • Camden Bender, Sara Lipson, Jordan Mentzer, Paul Pierce II, Lauren Rellihan, Taylor Zahrt

Communication Training 

External Communication Training

Award of Excellence

  • REACTOR Design Studio – Brand Impact Workshop
  • REACTOR Design Studio Team

Communication Skills 

Digital Communication Channels

Award of Excellence

  • Humane Society of Greater Kansas City – 15th Annual Kansas City Pet Telethon
  • Amy Schiska-Lombard
  • Morningstar Communications & Hallmark Business Connections – Growing Thought Leadership Through Content Creation
  • Hannah Babcock, Susan Hinds, Sheri Johnson, Paige Kauffman, Brian Van Note
  • Kansas Gas Service – ONE Gas Facebook Pages
  • Marianne Sicking

Audio/Visual

Award of Excellence

  • Unbound – In an Instant
  • Michele Batliner, Luis Cocón, Henry Flores, Cara VanNice

Digital Communication Channels

Award of Excellence

  • HNTB Corporation – Being HNTB Book
  • Peter Hawes, Pat Mosher, Susan Rhode, Anne-Marie Silvas

Publications

Award of Excellence

  • Unbound – Living Unbound
  • Veronica Batton, Amanda Burian, Jordan Kimbrell, Loretta Shea Kline, Larry Livingston, Anne Peetz, Cara VanNice

Other Graphic Design

Award of Excellence

  • PKD Foundation & Morningstar Communications – Distinguishing the PKD Foundation as the leader in the fight to end PKD with a new logo
  • Angela Connelly; Mary Young; Eric Morgenstern, APR, Fellow PRSA; Tricia McKim; Brian Van Note, Mac Fechtling

Marketing, Advertising and Sales Vehicles

Award of Excellence

  • REACTOR Design Studio – National Charter Schools Conference School Kit
  • REACTOR Design Studio Team

Public Service Announcements

Award of Merit

  • NAIC – Life’s a Journey NAIC PSA with Amy Grant
  • NAIC Communications Division

Student Entry

Award of Excellence

  • Avila University – Unleash Your Power
  • Aimee Adams