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Over the years we’ve been honored with dozens of awards for the work that we do. It’s gratifying to have your work judged well by your peers…but it’s most important that it be appreciated by our clients. Their satisfaction is the one award we feel we really have to win.

Recent SDI Awards

2016

Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Award: Event of the Year

Thoth. Award: Certificate of Excellence (Speeches)

2015

PR Daily’s Nonprofit PR Awards. Award: Best Media Relations Campaign

Ragan and PR Daily – ACE Awards. Award: Specialty Agency

PR News’ PR People Awards. Award: Intern of the Year – Austin Courtney

PR News’ Top Women in PR Awards. Award: Top Women in PR – Judy Whittlesey

Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Award: Gold (Public Service Campaign of the Year)

Thoth. Award: Thoth Award (Integrated Media Relations (budget under $25,000))

Thoth. Award: Certificate of Excellence (Feature Stories, Editorials, Op-Ed Columns)

Thoth. Award: Thoth Award (Social Media: News Release/Announcement)

2013

Thoth. Award: Certificate of Excellence (Feature Stories, Editorials, Op-Ed Columns)

Thoth. Award: Thoth Award (Pro Bono Public Relations)

Thoth. Award: Thoth Award (Events and Observances: Seven or Fewer Days)

Thoth. Award: Certificate of Excellence (Feature Stories, Editorials, Op-Ed Columns)

IABC DC Metro. Award: Silver Inkwell Communications Award (Print)

Past Awards

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business

  • Management Team of the Year – More Than 10 Employees (Gold)
  • Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Community Relations (Gold), Through the Eye of the Storm: Celebrating the Life, the Legacy, the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King
  • Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Public Service (Silver), Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: Fighting the War, Battling the Economy
  • Communications Campaign of the Year – Non-Profit, Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
  • Communications Campaign of the Year – Non-Profit, Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Congressional Gold Medal campaign
  • Communications Campaign of the Year – America Supports You, Department of Defense Campaign

Public Relations Society of America Thoth Award

  • Public Service Campaign, America Supports You
  • Public Awareness Campaign, The National Campaign for Hearing Health “May Babies” Initiative
  • Best in Show, Women in Military Service for America Memorial Dedication
  • Special Events and Observances, The National Garden Gala: A Tribute to America’s First Ladies
  • Best of Show, The Opening and Dedication of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Certificate of Excellence for Montgomery Mall: Issues Management/Grassroots Campaign
  • Special Recognition for the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
  • Certificate of Excellence for Dedication of the National Museum of the Marine Corps
  • Certificate of Excellence for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Dinner
  • Media Relations, Print Campaign, Art for Wounded Warriors Campaign
  • Feature Stories, Editorials, and Op-Ed Columns, Giving a Voice to Heroes Thankful for their jobs
  • Public Relations Component, Blog Category, DCoE Blog
  • Media Relations, Radio Campaign, Forty State Spokespeople Promote Guard and Reserve Employment
  • Best Event of Observance, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund ceremonial groundbreaking of the Education Center and Wall
  • Best Pro Bono Public Relations Campaign, Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation
  • Certificate of Excellence, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund 0p-ed campaign

Public Relations Society of America Bronze Anvil

  • Excellence in Community Relations, Film/Video Festival Award for McDonald’s video “Celebrate Black Leaders of Today”

Creativity in Public Relations Award

  • Best Special Event, Women in Military Service for America Memorial Dedication

International Association of Business Communication Silver Inkwells

  • Best of the Best Women in Military Service of America Memorial Dedication
  • Communications Campaign for Women’s Pro Fastpitch, sponsored by AT&T Wireless Services
  • Dedication of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • The National Garden Gala: A Tribute to America’s First Ladies
  • The Opening and Dedication of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • “Shopping On A Grand New Scale,” CenterMark Properties, Inc. promotional sales video
  • “Montgomery Mall” MayCenters, Inc. publicity campaign
  • “Leader’s Handbook,” The National Castlemen’s Association
  • Montgomery Mall: Issues Management/Grassroots Campaign
  • “Fighting the War, Battling the Economy”, Writing, Editorial, Opinion Piece
  • DCoE Blog Highlights Voice of the Military Community, Writing, Blogging/Microblogging
  • “Through the Eye of the Storm”, Communications Plans and Campaigns, Special Event
  • “Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve,” Print PSA Campaign

International Special Events Society

  • Best Production of a Public Event and Best ISES Team Effort for Women In Military Service for American Memorial Dedication

Inside PR Magazine’s Award of Excellence, CIPRA Award

  • German Weeks at Union Station
  • The Opening Dedication of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Communicator Awards

  • “ESGR,” Print Advertising – Magazine Ad

Mercury Awards

Gold Winner
  • Outstanding Achievement in Public Relations and Corporate Communications for a Government Agency Campaign: America Supports You.
  • Government Agency Campaign Website: America Supports You.
  • National Mental Health Awareness Campaign
  • Americaslibrary.gov, the educational Web site for the Library of Congress—created in conjunction with the bicentennial celebration
  • National Campaign for the Hearing Health “May Babies” initiative
  • Montgomery Mall publicity campaign
  • Gold Winner for “Joe Gibbs Charities—Youth for Tomorrow”
Silver Winner
  • Dedication of the National Museum of the Marine Corps
  • Dedication of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Boris Yeltsin Dinner for the Center For Democracy
  • “McDonald’s and Education, A Great Partnership”
  • “McPride Around The Arches”
Bronze Winner
  • The Opening and Dedication of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Strategic Communication Campaign for Women In Military Service for America
  • Premiere of U.S. Navy Memorial’s “At Sea”
  • Montgomery Mall: Issues Management/Grassroots Campaign
  • Pediatric Aids – “A Night to Unite”
  • “Official U.S. Visit of Swedish Prime Minister” – Press Kit
  • “New Sweden News” Outstanding Achievement in Communications, Logo Design & Implementation
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