PR News shortlisted two Adam Ritchie Brand Direction campaigns in the Platinum PR Awards. The agency’s Life Alive campaign is up for Influencer Communications and its SUMR brands campaign is up for Visual Storytelling. The awards "celebrate the year's crowning achievements in communications and marketing, and benchmark the top campaigns." (PR News)
The agency won the Gold Award for Best Visual Storytelling Campaign and the Silver Award for Best Food & Beverage Campaign in the Bulldog Reporter PR Awards. The awards were judged by journalists from Forbes, USA Today and The Washington Post, and recognize "outstanding PR and communications campaigns." (Bulldog Reporter)
The PR trades have unanimously placed Adam Ritchie among the top public relations professionals in the country, with individual recognitions from The Holmes Report, The American Business Awards, PR News, PR Daily, Bulldog Reporter, PRWeek and more. (Bulldog Reporter) (Business Wire) (Newhouse Alumni News)
Adam Ritchie was named Marketing Professional of the Year in the PR Daily ACE Awards. The program recognizes individuals Achieving Communications Excellence who have "redefined the field with their groundbreaking work." The Marketing category is awarded to a professional who has "moved people to act, advocated for clients, marketed on multiple channels, increased audience engagement and turned casual consumers into brand loyalists." (PR Daily)
Adam Ritchie was named Communications Executive of the Year in the American Business Awards. The Stevies recognize achievement in the workplace. The PR section was judged by a panel of in-house and agency experts who said Adam is "expanding what PR can do and breaking barriers…showing range and purposeful creativity across industries…bringing value to clients…giving back and sharing his talents…elevating the PR discipline to new heights."
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction received three Silver Anvil Awards of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America. The categories included Marketing for Consumer Products: Packaged Goods, Marketing for Consumer Products: Retail Stores and Restaurants and Influencer Marketing Program To Expand Awareness: Micro-Influencers. The juries called the Summer Infant work, "creative, strategic and clear…great metrics across channels…successfully sold the product…convinced consumers to take another look at the brand" and called the Life Alive work, "smart, bold and authentic…simple and effective with quantifiable results…the target audience felt heard, respected and valued…checks all the boxes." 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 PR Club of New England presented Adam Ritchie Brand Direction with Four Bell Ringer Awards in Hospitality/Travel/Entertainment, Content Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications and Micro Influencers. Bell Ringer recipients "reflect top talent and innovation, and share the common thread of driving business results and brand equity for their clients." (Business Wire)
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction was announced as a Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Silver Anvil Finalist in three categories, including Marketing > Consumer Products > Packaged Goods, Marketing > Consumer Products > Retail Stores and Restaurants and Influencer Marketing Program To Expand Awareness > Micro-Influencers. 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)
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 was presented with an In2 SABRE Award in the Innovation Excellence category for Most Innovative Marketing / Communications Professional - Agency. The jury recognized Adam for "creating a new content distribution vehicle and changing consumer behavior." The Innovation & Insights SABRE (Superior Achievement in Branding, Reputation & Engagement) Awards "spotlight the future of marketing and communications." (The Holmes Report)
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction was shortlisted by The Holmes Report in three separate campaign categories — Best in Digital Marketing/Advertising, Best Content Creation for Media Sites (Earned) and Best Use of Illustrations + Photography — and one individual category — Most Innovative Marketing Communications Agency Professional — in the Innovation & Insights SABRE Awards. "This year's entries cover an impressive array of work — artificial intelligence, defying brand expectations, strategic challenger brands." (The Holmes Report)
Adam Ritchie won the Gold Award for Public Relations Professional of the Year in the Bulldog Reporter Stars of PR Awards. The program was judged by journalists from Forbes, USA Today and The Washington Post, and recognizes “extraordinary individual and agency contributions to PR and communications over the past year. Individuals are judged on their leadership, breakthrough communications approaches, integrity and results.” (Bulldog Reporter)
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction won Most Innovative Content Distribution Strategy and Best Use of Twitter in the Content Marketing Awards. The awards recognize "the best content marketing, strategy, distribution, editorial and design." The competition is the largest and longest-running content marketing awards program in the world.
Adam Ritchie is a PRWeek 40 Under 40 honoree. PRWeek called Adam "a true innovator" and "a new breed of PR practitioner," and cited Adam Ritchie Brand Direction for "pioneering unique approaches" and "an example of how PR is evolving." The PRWeek 40 Under 40 recognizes "the next generation of industry leaders redefining the role of communications, PR and marketing." (PRWeek)
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction won PR Innovation of the Year in the American Business Awards. The Stevies recognize achievement in the workplace. The PR section was judged by a panel of in-house and agency experts who called the work, "absolutely brilliant...takes PR innovation to the next level...extremely well thought out and researched...addresses a shifting market...in touch with the times."
The PR Club of New England presented Adam Ritchie Brand Direction with Four Bell Ringer Awards in Guerrilla Marketing, Hospitality/Travel/Entertainment and National Media Placements. Bell Ringer recipients "reflect top talent and innovation, and share the common thread of driving business results and brand equity for their clients."