Government Services

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About A. Bright Idea

Creative communicators with strong and distinct backgrounds form the powerful A. Bright Idea team. The depth of our combined experience in public affairs, graphic design, strategic communications, advertising, media management, tradeshow and event planning and interactive services generates unique and effective solutions to local, state and federal government agencies. Founded in 1996, our award-winning advertising and public relations agency excels at identifying opportunities, generating ideas and executing customized solutions that deliver results.

Contract Vehicles

Smithsonian Institution Graphic Design BPA (13-BPA-270-0000264104)

U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity IDIQ (W911SR-12-D-0010)

GSA Schedule

A. Bright Idea can be found on the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Advertising & Integrated Marketing Solutions (AIMS) Schedule.
Schedule 541
Contract GS-07F-0324W

SINs

541-1: Advertising Services
541-2: Public Relations Services
541-3: Web Based Marketing Services (Small Business Set-Aside)
541-4c: Exhibit Design and Implementation Services
541-4d: Conference, events and Tradeshow Planning Services (Small Business Set-Aside)
541-4e: Commercial Photography Services (Small Business Set-Aside)
541-4f: Commercial Art and Graphic Design (Small Business Set-Aside)

NAICS Codes

541430: Graphic Design Services
541613: Marketing Consulting Services
541810: Advertising Agencies
541820: Public Relations Agencies
541830: Media Buying Agencies

FSC Codes

FSC R7: Management Support Services
R701: Advertising
R708: Public Relations
FSC T: Photographic, Mapping, Printing and Publication Services
T001: Arts-Graphics
T013: Technical Writing

Government Portfolio

U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

CMA Videos Demo Reel

A collection of video and animated graphical content created for the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity.
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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

DEA Radio (30sec)

In support of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, regional radio schedules in all major markets provided branding and event ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

Newport Chemical Depot Collateral

To capture the accomplishment in eliminating the nation's VX nerve agent stockpile, ABI relied on patriotic imagery, original illustration and ...
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Maryland State Department of General Services

Website Design

The website design offers a unique look for the organization, apart from other state websites, while enhancing awareness of the ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

Weapons Storage and Destruction Brochure

To capture the industrial and military feel of an important chemical weapons storage and destruction mission for the U.S. Army ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

End of Operations Brochure

To commemorate the completion of the CMA mission nationally and globally at the program level, compelling imagery highlights the national ...
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U.S. Defense Logistics Agency

DLA Environmental Exhibit Display

With the goal to boost employee morale and satisfaction, this extensive environmental design project focused on highlighting the important work ...
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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Take Back Day Commercial

In support of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, media planning and placement for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration includes ...
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U.S. Economic Development Administration

Chicago Region E-Newsletter

The EDA’s refreshed look secures the attention of the internal and external publics through PowerPoint presentation templates, brochures, displays, posters, ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

Technical Illustrations

A variety of custom illustrations help communicate the technical nature of the process of the assessment and destruction of chemical ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

Branding

The brand of the materials secures the attention of internal and external publics through a variety of collateral to capture ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

Retractable Banner Design

Retractable banners serve as visual displays and large-scale information products for events, including conferences and meetings detail the assessment and ...
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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Outdoor Advertising

In support of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, media planning and placement for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration includes ...
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Bladensburg Archaeology

Website Design

In commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of The War of 1812, this website features interactive maps, timelines, paintings and an ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

Icon Illustrations

Custom icon illustrations help communicate the technical nature of Stockpile related activities through organization and categorizing public outreach materials and ...
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U.S. Defense Logistics Agency

Wall Graphics

With the goal to boost employee morale and satisfaction, this extensive environmental design project focused on highlighting the important work ...
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U.S. Economic Development Administration

Information Graphic

The EDA’s refreshed look secures the attention of the internal and external publics through PowerPoint presentation templates, brochures, displays, posters, ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

CMA Infographic

In support of the ‘Green and Strong’ campaign, the custom information graphic, highlighting the Army’s recycling of more than 6.5 ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

Blue Grass Chemical Activity

When working with chemical warfare storage and destruction sites across the nation, the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity headquarters branding ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

Tradeshow Exhibit

A primary outreach tool for CMA, tradeshow exhibits provide flexibility for clearly communicating technical information through a custom 20-foot and ...
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U.S. Defense Logistics Agency

Digital painting


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National States Geographic Information Council

Map Illustration

Demonstrating “maps matter” to planning for all types of disasters, this custom illustration featured typical natural disasters encouraging local government ...
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U.S. Economic Development Administration

Twitter Design

The EDA’s refreshed look secures the attention of the internal and external publics through social media design.
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U.S. Economic Development Administration

Update Alert E-Newsletter

The EDA’s refreshed look secures the attention of the internal and external publics through PowerPoint presentation templates, brochures, displays, posters, ...
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Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor

Marketing Collateral

Supporting the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative, this brochure communicated the resources, facts and information available to military personnel ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

Tooele Closure Materials

Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility wanted to highlight the work force's and facility's lifetime achievement through a collateral campaign which ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

Event Planning Support

For more than a decade, we have organized, managed and coordinated CMA’s reputation at numerous technical events technical conferences, ...
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U.S. Economic Development Administration

Annual Report

The EDA’s refreshed look secures the attention of the internal and external publics through PowerPoint presentation templates, brochures, displays, posters, ...
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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Print Ads

In support of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, media planning and placement for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration includes ...
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U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity

Page Layout

To capture the industrial and military feel of important chemical weapons storage and destruction missions for the U.S. Army - ...
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Government Clients

A. Bright Idea serves a wide variety of Federal, State and local agencies and
defense contractors, including:

  • AAI Services Corporation
  • Aberdeen Visual Information Support Services
  • Army Alliance
  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor
  • Department of Defense Education Activity
  • Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center
  • Harford County Health Department
  • L3 Communications
  • Maryland State Department of General Services
  • Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Michael Baker Corporation
  • Motile Robotics
  • National Institute of Corrections
  • National Science Foundation
  • National States Geographic Information Council
  • Science Applications International Corporation
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • Susquehanna Workforce Network
  • URS Corporation
  • U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity
  • U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project
  • U.S. Defense Logistics Agency
  • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Information Resource Management
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration

Government Awards

Each year, our work garners awards from regional and national organizations including:

American Marketing Association, Baltimore Chapter

  • Marketing Excellence Award Finalist 2006, 2007

Better Business Bureau Torch Award 2007

Governor's Office of Minority Affairs

  • Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises, State of Maryland 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012

PRSA Maryland Chapter Awards

  • U.S. Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project Portable Exhibits Award of Excellence 2005-2006
  • Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project Explosive Destruction System Video Award of Excellence 2005-2006

American Inhouse Design Awards

  • U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency Programmatic Brochure 2005-2006
  • Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility Pop-Up Display 2004-2005

Graphic Design USA Magazine

  • U.S. Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project Brochure Series 2004

League of American Communications Professionals Silver Award 2003-2004

  • Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project 20-ft. Exhibit

Telly Awards

  • U.S. Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project Explosive Destruction System Video, Bronze Telly 2005

The Videographer Awards

  • U.S. Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project Explosive Destruction System Video - Award of Distinction 2005

The Communicator Awards

  • National States Geographic Information Council - Award of Distinction 2007-2008
  • U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency Programmatic Brochure - Award of Excellence 2005-2006
  • U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency Standard Operating Procedures Guidebook - Crystal Award of Excellence 2004-2005
  • U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency Branding Package - Award of Distinction 2004-2005
  • U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency Web Site - Honorable Mention 2004-2005
  • U.S. Army Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project Media Kit - Award of Distinction 2004-2005

MarCom/Hermes Creative Award 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

PRSA National Capital Chapter Thoth Award 2012

  • Integrated Communications, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Summit Creative Award 2001, 2003, 2005

AMCP Audio-Visual Arts Platinum Award 2013

  • Battle of Bladensburg 1812 Website

Our Approach

We're Systematic

From strategic planning to program execution, A. Bright Idea relies on proven tools and techniques to ensure communication initiatives are on-message, on-time, on-budget and most of all, effective. Our four-step process supports an understanding of our clients and their goals and objectives, to develop strong, strategic plans that deliver results.

Research

We pride ourselves on in-depth research to uncover industry and market trends, competitors, and target audiences to best understand your organization. We identify appropriate messaging and develop a strong communication plan complete with evaluation metrics.

Planning

An essential piece of our process, we develop objectives based on your identified goals. Once objectives are outlined, a strategic plan details specific tactics designed to garner intended results.

Implementation

Execution and persistent follow-up of your plan is key to its success. We ensure milestones are met and provide you with status updates throughout the project.

Evaluation

A critical step, we evaluate success of the plan at multiple intervals to ensure objectives are being met or if process improvements are necessary.