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Melissa Mauldin

A night to remember: A. Bright Idea takes “Best in Show” at 2016 PRSA Best in Maryland ceremony

Melissa Mauldin | December 16, 2016

With another spectacular Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Best in Maryland event in the history books, we continue to bask in the glory of achieving top honors for two of our creative campaigns.

The PRSA Maryland Chapter awarded our agency “Best in Show” for our work with the U.S. Army National Guard’s Action Events Program – a national, integrated communications campaign developed to share the National Guard’s core values with high school students across the country and increase leads for local recruiters. To support the effort, we provided oversight and coordination for the Bring Your ‘A Game’ to School program, which included more than 350 BMX shows at high schools across the United States throughout the 2015-16 school year.IMG_0559

The program provided local recruiters with direct access and engagement with school leadership, as well as students with a potential interest in enlistment. The Bring Your ‘A Game’ to School BMX performances featured high-flying stunts from professional talent, custom designed materials and promotional items geared towards collecting student leads.

The highest honor presented by the PRSA Maryland Chapter, the “Best in Show” recognition acknowledges the campaign with the highest total number of points from the judges in all submission categories. Just to recap, that means, our campaign scored the most amount of points of any submission this year.

PRSA_Awards_Anita_Brightman_December_8_2016-1The elite award came just after a special recognition of our Brightest Light Anita A. Brightman, for her innumerable contributions to the Maryland PRSA chapter throughout her career. The presentation set the tone for a night of success for our lights.
In addition to “Best in Show,” the National Guard Bring Your ‘A Game’ to School campaign also received the Best in Maryland Award for the Integrated Communications category. We received the Award of Excellence for the development and execution of a television commercial for Stella Maris – a nonprofit, long-term care facility located in Timonium, Maryland. The 30-second video, developed by our talented in-house audio/visual production team for Stella Maris’ Simply Loving Life campaign, captures the spirit of life at the facility.

We couldn’t think of a better way to round out our 20th year of serving a unique client base on the local, regional and national level. These awards are a true reflection of our team’s diverse expertise, coupled with their unending passion, from the design of a logo to the execution of events nationwide, making our agency a valuable asset to our clients. The real honor for our team comes from helping our clients achieve their goals and realize their dreams.

As one chapter closes on A. Bright Idea’s first 20 years of service, we welcome with open arms the next two decades – full of opportunity, promise and challenges for our team to conquer, together.PRSA_Awards_December_8_2016-3

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