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From left to right: Jesse Roberts, The John Carroll School; Lisa Condon, Melissa Mauldin, Katie Mercado, Jill Dombroskie, A. Bright Idea

From national Communicator Awards to regional Best in Maryland honors, growing agency delivers award-winning creative

Bel Air, Md. – A. Bright Idea Advertising and Public Relations celebrates industry recognition for its work in advertising, public relations, marketing, graphic and interactive design. A. Bright Idea recently won multiple Communicator Awards plus accolades from the Public Relations Society of America with a Best in Maryland Award.
“Our creative approach never fails in leading to successful results for our clients,” said President and Founder Anita Brightman. “Local and national recognition honors our creative team and benefits the clients we serve.”

The prestigious Communicator Awards, presented by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, highlights the best in creative work, with over 6,000 entries nationwide each year. Entries are judged based on creativity, strategy and execution, with the top honor of Award of Excellence, followed by the Award of Distinction. A. Bright Idea was recognized with the following:

  • The Kelly Group website ( – Award of Excellence
  • Hanover Hospital annual report – Award of Distinction
  • BCSB Financial Services billboard – Award of Distinction
  • Defense Logistics Agency wall graphics – Award of Distinction
  • Bel Air Center for Addictions “I am a runner” commercial – Award of Distinction

Additionally, A. Bright Idea was awarded top honors with the 2011 Best in Maryland Award in the Print category for The John Carroll School Viewbook. A. Bright Idea developed a creative theme coinciding with a new campaign for The John Carroll School’s 2010 Viewbook, which was distributed to key stakeholders of the Catholic community, families and schools to generate interest among perspective students. Ushering in the launch of its new brand, the 2010 Viewbook remains a true representation of the school, its mission and its outlook into the future. A. Bright Idea developed the ‘Patriots Do’ creative concept, signifying the dynamic, multidisciplinary design of the school’s environment and students.
The Best in Maryland judging considers all aspects of a campaign/project including research, planning, execution and results. This year’s entries were judged by the PRSA Rochester chapter.
An award-winning advertising and public relations agency with locations in Bel Air, Md. and Sonoma, Calif., A. Bright Idea excels at identifying opportunities, generating ideas and executing customized solutions that deliver results for government, commercial and nonprofit clients including Baltimore County Savings Bank, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, Science Applications International Corporation, Jordan Thomas Salon & Spa, U.S. Economic Development Administration, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, the girl & the fig, U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, DuPont, Slavie Federal Savings Bank, Bel Air Center for Addictions, Hanover Hospital and Kenwood Kitchens, among many others. For more information on A. Bright Idea and its services, visit its website at or email