Adam Ritchie Brand Direction received four Silver Anvil Awards from the Public Relations Society of America. The categories included Marketing for Consumer Products: Packaged Goods, Marketing for Consumer Products: Food and Beverage, Integrated Communications for Consumer Products: Food and Beverage and Most Effective Shoestring Campaign: Business. The jury called the work, "a breakthrough idea...compelling and fresh...ingenious planning...dogged pursuit of the objectives...above and beyond...innovative thinking to create a unique product and experience." Established in 1945, the Silver Anvils are the PR industry's most iconic award, recognizing "the best strategic public relations campaigns and the highest standards of performance for the profession." (PRSA)
The Public Relations Society of America presented Adam Ritchie Brand Direction with a Bronze Anvil Award for Branded Content in Arts, Sports and Entertainment, and two Bronze Anvil Awards of Commendation for Branded Content in Consumer Products and Media Relations in Packaged Goods. The jury called the work, "a fantastic example of what this industry needs more of: original creativity and a lot of fun...multifaceted...well-researched, produced and executed...successful in creating buzz, sales and communicating brand messages." The Bronze Anvils represent "the best of the best in public relations tactics that contribute to the success of overall programs or campaigns." (PRSA)
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction received two Telly Awards in Social, Arts & Entertainment and Craft, Use of Music. The Telly Awards honors work from leading producers across all screens, for nearly four decades. More than 12,000 entries were submitted from five continents, and were judged by executives from Hearst, ESPN, Vice and Vimeo.
The Holmes Report announced Adam Ritchie Brand Direction is a finalist in the Guerrilla Marketing category of the SABRE Awards North America. The competition attracted more than 2,000 entries and "recognizes campaigns that demonstrate the highest levels of strategic planning, creativity and business results."
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction was announced as a Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Silver Anvil Finalist in multiple categories and is tied with H+M Communications/Padilla as the most nominated agency behind Edelman and Ketchum/DeVries. The Silver Anvils are the longest-running public relations competition and "honor organizations that have successfully addressed a contemporary public relations issue with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness, contribute to the public relations body of knowledge and become part of the history of the profession." (PRSA)
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction won Best in Creative Excellence and Best in Arts, Entertainment, Sports and Media at the PRWeek U.S. Awards. The jury described the work as "innovative...an outstanding concept and a truly original idea – flawlessly executed…ambitious, brave and non-traditional...this represents the future of our business." The agency was also a finalist for Best in Social Media. The PRWeek Awards are "the Oscars of the PR industry." (PRWeek) (Bulldog Reporter)
The Shorty Awards, which "honor the top content creators, influencers, brands and organizations on social media" has added Adam Ritchie Brand Direction to its shortlist. Entries from around the world are judged by the Real Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences on "creativity, innovation, use of platform and overall effectiveness."
At the #In2Summit, a global conference exploring the disruption and evolution in the communications industry, Adam Ritchie Brand Direction was presented with an In2 SABRE Award in the Brand Content & Creativity category. The Innovation & Insights SABRE (Superior Achievement in Branding, Reputation & Engagement) Awards "spotlight the specific components of a campaign that make it cutting edge and showcase an organization's transformation towards the future."
"Adam Ritchie Brand Direction Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with New Clients, Speaking Tour and Numerous Award Wins: Two national brands have chosen Adam Ritchie Brand Direction as their public relations agency of record. Agency principal Adam Ritchie is conducting a national speaking tour. The firm is celebrating its anniversary by winning more than 20 industry awards in the last 10 months." (Bulldog Reporter)
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction received a platinum AVA Digital Award for Brand Voice & Strategic Storytelling. AVA Digital is an international competition which recognizes "outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication." (AVA Digital)
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction has been shortlisted by PRWeek three times in the PRWeek U.S. Awards. The agency is a finalist in the Best in Creative Excellence, Best in Social Media and Best in Arts, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Campaign and Technique categories. The awards are "firmly established as the communications industry's highest accolade, celebrating the best of the best corporate, agency, nonprofit and education teams, and the work they produce." (PRWeek)
A campaign by Adam Ritchie Brand Direction won its category in the PR News Platinum PR Awards. The team was recognized for "inventing a new product and working tirelessly through one of the toughest media climates in recent history." The awards "celebrate the year's crowning achievements in communications and marketing, and benchmark the top communications campaigns and leaders." (PR News)
The agency won Best Alcoholic Beverage Campaign in the MediaPost OMMA Online Marketing Awards. The campaign was called "original and clever, the taste of success" and Adam Ritchie Brand Direction was saluted for "thinking outside the box." The awards "honor agencies that push the potential of digital marketing." (MediaPost)
The Hermes Creative Awards recognized Adam Ritchie Brand Direction with a Platinum Award in its Innovation category. Hermes is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. "Platinum winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity and resourcefulness, serving as a benchmark for the industry." (Hermes)
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction won its category in the Internet Advertising Competition. The IAC Awards “evaluate all forms of online advertising, including email, page‑based ads, online newsletters, mobile apps, websites, video and social media.”
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction was selected as a winner in the Publicity & Media Exposure category of the MerComm Mercury Excellence Awards. For more than three decades, these independent awards have "celebrated the creative professionals whose exceptional intelligence, hard work, creativity and style have made a difference in the public relations industry."
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction received a platinum MarCom award in the Product Launch category for "a game-changing strategic marketing campaign." The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that "recognizes outstanding achievement by professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of marketing and communication materials and programs." (MarCom)
An integrated campaign by Adam Ritchie Brand Direction was selected as a winner in the 23rd Annual Communicator Awards, hosted by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. The Communicator Awards honor "the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for dedication to perfecting their craft as they push the envelope of creativity." More than 6,000 entries from around the world were judged by professionals from Condé Nast, Disney, Lockheed Martin, MTV and Time Inc.
An Adam Ritchie Brand Direction product packaging concept was awarded an International Design Award. The competition "recognizes, honors and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talents in architecture, interior, product, graphic and fashion design on global level." The jury included experts from Design Quarterly, HGTV, The Style Network and Cool Hunting. More than 1,000 entries from 52 countries around the world were evaluated for achievement in design, creativity, usability and innovation. (IDA)