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14 Mar, 2017

Event Recap: SMPS DC MCA Awards

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SMPS DC held our MCA Award celebration at the end of February at Sonoma Restaurant + Wine Bar in DC. We received entries in six categories – Special Event, Social Media Campaign, Video, Corporate Identity, Website External and Promotional Campaign.

Entries were assessed based on the quality of their submissions; adherence to stated goals, objectives, budgets and timelines; overall content and messaging; and noted, measurable results. One of our goals for this program was to provide our members with feedback to excel at the next level; as such, awards were judged based on both the quality of the submission and product, as well as on adherence to the statement submission requirements.

Thanks again to our outstanding panel of judges:

  • Liz Wainger,President of the Wainger Group, is a strategist, consultant, executive coach and public speaker whose career spans more than 20 years in public relations, marketing communications and journalism.She is a long-time friend of SMPS DC and past featured speaker.
  • Andrew Weinberg, FSMPS, CPSM, is the Regional Business Development Manager for Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger and has served in a marketing or business development capacity in the A/E/C industry for more than 17 years. He was a chapter board member for 12 consecutive years, has participated in the NY Chapter’s Mentor Program for eight years, and is a member of its Chapter Advisory Council (CAC). At the national level, he is a past chair of the Presidents’ Leadership Symposium (PLS) and currently the chair for the new Seller-Doer Symposium as part of Build Business 2016.
  • Lauren Myers Young, Senior Associate, Business Development, BVK Group, is a Past President of SMPS DC who recently celebrated 18 years of membership in SMPS. Lauren has been a driving force for BKV’s successful expansion into the DC market, pushing BKV’s brand to the forefront. Her first-ever SMPS event was an awards ceremony at Sequoia in 1998.

Thanks to everyone who submitted. And the winners are...

Special Events

  • First Place, Hickok Cole – Art Night
  • Second Place, HITT – Wine Down to Summer
  • Honorable Mention, MBP – Annual Business Meeting

Social Media Campaign

  • Honorable Mention, SmithGroupJJR – LinkedIn Campaign

Video (4 submissions)

  • First Place, HITT – True Grit, True HITT
  • Second Place, DAVIS – This is DAVIS at 50
  • Honorable Mention, Donohoe – DonohOlympics

Corporate Identity

  • Honorable Mention, MGAC – Corporate Rebranding


  • First Place, DAVIS.
  • Second Place, MGAC

Promotional Campaign

  • First Place, Hickok Cole – Innovation
  • Second Place, GORDON – 40th Anniversary
  • Honorable Mention, DAVIS – DAVIS50

People’s Choice

  • TIE between MGAC website and GORDON 40th!

Best in Show

  • HITT Contracting – True Grit, True HITT