2013 Bronze Quill Award Winners

 

2013 KC/IABC Bronze Quill Winning Companies

Best of Show

  • The University of Kansas Hospital, 2012 United Way Employee campaign

 

Community Relations

Kansas City Quill

  •  United Way of Kansas City – Big 5 Urban Neighborhood Initiative Launch; Barbara Mueth
  • candid marketing & communications – City of Edgerton Community Brand;Becky Freetly-Graber, Sara Freetly-Grubb, Kara Brock and Julie Niemann Larson

 

Customer Relations

Kansas City Quills

  •  Burns & McDonnell – 2012 Holiday Greetings for the; Teri Stegmann, Lee Orrison, Patrick Arnold and Ann Scheer 
  • candid marketing & communications – LocationOne Information System; Becky Freetly-Graber
  • KCP&L – KCP&L’s Early Intervention Customer Collection Plan; Julie Dietrich
  • Burns & McDonnell – Front-End Planning Lego Game; Joe Bathke, Lee Orrison and Kindra LeFevre

 Award of Merit

  •  KCP&L – 2012 Proactive Budget Billing Communication Strategy; Kristi Suderman and Clara Miller

 

Electronic and Digital Communication

Kansas City Quills

  • Cerner Corporation – Why Cerner! ; Brandon Most
  • KCP&L – The Wire Online; Margie Paxton, Scott Sutherland, Nita Norris, Prentiss Shane, Katie McDonald and Clara Miller
  • HNTB Corporation – HNTB.com Redesign; Jill Black
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – Website (External); Julie Stutterheim, Elizabeth Marsh, Curt Douglas, Scott Summers, Natalie Lutz, Pat Hasenjager and Becky Talken

 Award of Merit

  • AMC Theatres – AMC InterMission Newsletter; Andy DiOrio

 

HR and Benefits Communications

 Kansas City Quills

  • Cerner Corporation – Healthe at Cerner; Marie Halvorson
  • Buck Consultants – Edward Jones Inves+ing in You Website; Julie Bartels Smith, ABC

 

Internal Corporate Communications

 Kansas City Quills

  • The University of Kansas Hospital – 2012 United Way Employee Campaign; Michelle Keller, Kathleen Johansen and Brianna Vaughn
  • Walmart – Walmart China Business Transformation; Amy Schiska-Lombard

 Award of Merit

  • AMC Theatres – Keeping Employees Positive during Foreign Ownership Purchase; Andy DiOrio

 

 Issues Management and Change Communications

 Kansas City Quill

  • Sprint Nextel – Sprint Reinforces Domestic Violence Awareness; Corporate Communications
  • The University of Kansas Hospital – Pharmacy-managed Medication Reconciliation Program Launch; Michelle Keller and Samaneh Wilkinson

 

Marketing Communications

 Kansas City Quills

  • American Century Investments – It’s On Campaign; Susan Fish
  • candid marketing & communications – Don’t leave your employment and drug screening to chance; Becky Freetly-Graber and Julie Niemann Larson
  • Cerner Corporation – Millennium+ Campaign; Leigh Adams
  • Shawnee Chamber of Commerce – a.m. Connect networking group; Stacey Dickson
  • Burns & McDonnell – Employment Branding Campaign; Julee Koncak

 Award of Merit

  • candid marketing & communications – Have We Met? LocationOne Information System; Lisa Franklin, Sara Freetly-Grubb, Kara Brock, Julie Larson and Becky Freetly-Graber
  • Mail Print – Multi-channel Marketing Magazine; Chris Lakin, Gina Danner, Rosanne Kirn and Jaime Mack

 

Media Relations

 Kansas City Quill

  • Morningstar Communications – ARAMARK Media Relations; Michelle Boyd, Sheri Johnson, Angela Schwab and Hannah Rickman

 Award of Merit

  • Sprint Nextel – Sprint Complete Collaboration Launch; Pamela Sankey and Stephanie Greenwood
  • HNTB Corporation – HNTB Regional Media Relations Campaign; Sara Prem and Lydia DeWitt Steinberg

 

Non-profit Communications

 Kansas City Quill

  • Mail Print – Harvesters Set an Extra Plate; Chris Lakin, Gina Danner, Rosanne Kirn and Jaime Mack
  • Mail Print – Harvesters Donor Receipt Program; Chris Lakin, Gina Danner, Shenna Coleman, Jeremy Carr, Rosanne Kirn, Scott Laws, Jaime Mack and Vanessa Herring

 Award of Merit

  • Kansas Action for Children – A new work force: Registered Dental Practitioners; Lauren Beatty

 

 Communications Management – Student

 Award of Merit

  • Avila University – The Glitter Run; Aimee Adams, Jaclyn Wacha
  • Avila University – Veterans’ Voices; Christina Parisse, Emilee Bickleman, Quiana Haney, James Chapman, Josh Grimes, Austin Stockard and Peter Kondracki

 

Audio Visual Program

Kansas City Quill

  • Cerner Corporation – Meet Cerner; Jacqueline VanGundy

Award of Merit

  • Hallmark Business Connections and Morningstar Communications – Hallmark Business Connections Creativity Video; Lisa Oster, Meg Schulte, Holly Eckold, Rachel Spear and Sheri Johnson
  • KCP&L – Increasing customer engagement with videos; Margie Paxton, Prentiss Shane, Katie McDonald and Clara Miller

 Digital Outreach

 Kansas City Quill

  • American Century Investments for 2012 Holiday Gift-Giving Campaign; Sarah Dau
  • Midwest Dairy Association and Fleishman-Hillard – Real Dairy Holidays Pinterest Contest; Samantha Carter, Kathleen Cuddy, Nicole Trembley and Jennifer Lerner

 Award of Merit

  •  Sprint-Nextel – 2012 Sprint Holiday Mom Blogger Program; Sprint Holiday Mom Blogger Team
  • Morningstar Communications – KCADC Social Media; Michelle Boyd and Rachel Spear
  • Cerner Corporation – Cerner.com Blog; Matt Dunn

 

Publications

 Kansas City Quill

  • HNTB and The Creative Department – Designer Magazine; Susan Rhode, of HNTB Corporation;Ron Michka, The Creative Department
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – KCUMB Magazine; Scott Summers
  • Kansas City Art Institute – KCAI Viewbook; Anne Canfield

 Award of Merit

  •  KCP&L – Creating a newsletter that educates and engages employees; Carey Bush and Debbie Froelich
  • HNTB Corporation – THINK; Phyllis Schallenberg
  • Burns & McDonnell – BenchMark magazine; Joe Brooks, Teri Stegmann, Ted Ferguson, Beth Mackey, Brady Ritter, Darla Amstein, Alan Burchardt, Victoria Cherrie, Mark Fagan and Ann Scheer

 

Special Event Management

 Kansas City Quill

  •  Cerner Corporation – Cerner Health Conference 2012; Shannon McClendon
  • Burns & McDonnell – The Burns & McDonnell Coal-Fired Symposium; Roger Dick, Brady Ritter, Victoria Cherrie, Jen Reyes and Lucy Burgert
  • Grantham University – Grantham University’s 2012 Commencement Ceremony; Lindsey Leesmann

 Award of Merit

  • Burns & McDonnell – Rock the Parkway; Julee Koncak, Lee Orrison, Ann Scheer and Todd Carlgren
  • KCP&L – KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony; Jonathan Larance, Courtney Hughley, Clara Miller, Elizabeth Danforth, Michelle McConnell, Debbie Froelich and Nita Norris.

 

Written Original Material 

Award of Merit

  • United Way of Greater Kansas City – Block by Block blog; Debra Skodack.

 

Communications Skills – Student

Kansas City Quill

  • University of Central Missouri – #teamUCM: A social media event; Dani Myers.

 

Professional Communication Training

 Award of Merit

  •  Midwest Dairy Association and Fleishman-Hillard – Dairy Farm Mom Network Social Media Workshop; Samantha Carter, Kathleen Cuddy, Nicole Trembley, Jenni Fuller and Justin Goldsborough

 

Communication Training – Student

 Award of Merit

  •  Avila University – Fight Club: Advocacy Program for Bullied Youth; Austin Stockard, Kelby Phelps, Jordan Byrd, Cleveland Neal, Jessica Ferrell, Trey Swagert

 

Special Awards

Each year at the Kansas City Quills, KC/IABC honors outstanding members of the communications community with the following special individual awards. These individuals are nominated by their industry peers.

Rising Star Award (2004-present)
Volunteer of the Year Award (1992 to present)
Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2006-present)
Floyd Walker Incredible Award (1980-present)
Arthur E. Lowell Award recipients (1982 to present)