The 2014 BMA Milwaukee Bell Awards Go To …

Celebrating work created in calendar year 2013, the April 24th BMA Milwaukee Bell Awards Show was the event of the year for many in southeastern Wisconsin’s B2B marketing community.

Recognized as the premier annual marketing awards show in the region, a panel of national judges reviewed an impressive 175 submissions (nearly 30 percent more than last year), to agree on one best of show, 24 Bell awards, and 40 Excellence awards, which were presented to more than 20 agencies, corporate marketers, and vendor partners as follows:

  • Best of Show: Traction Factory
  • B2B campaigns produced for more than $500,000
    • Bell award: Nelson Schmidt, Inc.
    • Excellence awards (2 presented): Bader Rutter and Xylem, Branigan Communications, McDill Design and Really Really Big Industries
  • B2B campaigns produced for less than $500,000
    • Bell award: Traction Factory
    • Excellence awards: Traction Factory (received awards for two campaigns)
  • B2B advertisement – single
    • Bell awards (two presented): Bader Rutter and Traction Factory
    • Excellence awards (two presented): Bader Rutter and Stephan & Brady, Inc.
  • Public relations campaigns
    • Bell award: Xylem, Branigan Communications, McDill Design, Really Really Big Industries
    • Excellence awards (two presented): Nelson Schmidt, Inc. and Swanson Russell
  • Trade show marketing and exhibits designed, produced and promoted for more than $100,000
    • Bell award: Derse
    • Excellence awards (three presented): Traction Factory and PadillaCRT (received awards for two campaigns)
  • Trade show marketing and exhibits designed, produced and promoted for less than $100,000
    • Bell award: Franklin Energy
    • Excellence awards:  LePoidevin Marketing
  • B2B collateral, literature, presentations – campaign
    • Bell award: Traction Factory
    • Excellence awards (two presented): PadillaCRT and Traction Factory
  • B2B collateral, literature, presentations – single
    • Bell award: Traction Factory
    • Excellence awards (two presented): PadillaCRT and Zero Zone
  • Direct mail
    • Bell award: Clear Verve Marketing
    • Excellence awards (two presented): Anthologie, Inc. and PadillaCRT
  • Annual reports
    • Bell award: THIEL Design
    • Excellence awards: THIEL Design
  • B2B promotional product materials
    • Bell award: Anthologie, Inc.
    • Excellence awards (two presented): Traction Factory and Punch Manufacturing
  • Websites produced for less than $35,000
    • Bell award: Bader Rutter
    • Excellence awards (two presented): Top Floor Technologies and Bader Rutter
  • Websites produced for more than $35,000
    • Bell award: Layer One Media
    • Excellence awards: Versant and Nelson Schmidt, Inc.
  • Digital campaign
    • Bell awards (two presented): PadillaCRT and Bader Rutter
    • Excellence award: PadillaCRT
  • New product launch campaign
    • Bell award: Traction Factory
    • Excellence awards (two presented): Bader Rutter and Nelson Schmidt, Inc.
  • Branding or rebranding
    • Bell award: Nelson Schmidt, Inc.
    • Excellence award (two presented): Versant and Bader Rutter
  • Photography
    • Bell award: Traction Factory
    • Excellence awards: Traction Factory (received awards for two campaigns)
  • Printing
    • Bell award: Franklin Energy
  • Services performed or produced for non-profit organization
    • Bell award: EPIC Creative
    • Excellence awards (two presented): AURUM and Zeon Solutions
  • Self-promotion
    • Bell award: Bader Rutter
    • Excellence awards (two presented): Equity Creative and LePoidevin Marketing
  • Videos produced for less than $20,000
    • Bell award: Aurum
    • Excellence awards (two presented): Xylem, Branigan Communications, McDill Design, Really Really Big Industries and Aurum
  • Videos produced for more than $20,000
    • Bell award: 3 Ton Group
    • Excellence awards (two presented): Stephan & Brady, Inc. and Traction Factory

For more than 90 years, the Business Marketing Association (BMA) has been the nation’s leading professional resource for business-to-business markers and communicators. The organization offers services, information, skill enhancement, and networking opportunities that help its members grow, develop and succeed throughout their marketing careers.

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