In a ceremony on August 25, 2011 the Degenkolb Marketing crew took home its eighth consecutive national award in the holiday card category. The 2010 card was based on the concept of the tree of life. The three dimensional card featured a contribution from each employee that described what gave them a sense of purpose or got them through life's hard times. The card was sent to more than 4,000 clients and prospects who were asked to visit the website and choose a charity to which the firm would then make a contribution. As a result, the firm donated more than $6,000 to three charities: Engineers without Borders, Rebuild Together, and Build Change. Jurors awarded a perfect 10 in the creativity, quality and results categories and were impressed with the "simplicity and quality of the execution."
Additionally, the firm took home Honorable Mention in the Special Event category as a result of its 70th anniversary celebrations across the company. The effort scored perfect 10s in the creativity and quality categories. Juror comments included: "Well thought out. Clean. Consistent. Excellent materials and graphically beautiful."
The SMPS National Marketing Communications Awards Program is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards competition that recognizes excellence in marketing communications by professional services firms in the design and building industry. Congratulations and many thanks to Lana Chan, Laurie Lumish, Karla Richards, Madeline Field, Hanan Harb and Shafaq Chawla for the many hours spent creating and executing these pieces.