SteegeThomson Wins International Design, Integrated Communications Awards

SteegeThomson Communications, the full-service marketing and development communications firm serving the nonprofit world, has received nine awards in national and international competitions this spring for work ranging from marketing and fundraising materials to an integrated social responsibility campaign.

In an international competition, SteegeThomson captured a Hermes Creative Gold Award for marketing materials for the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania; and a Hermes Creative Platinum Award for Uniquely UArts: The Campaign for Creative Capital campaign book.

Uniquely UArts: The Campaign for Creative Capital

Institute of Contemporary Art folder with inserts

The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials, marketing and communication programs, and emerging technologies. One of the largest of its kind in the world, the Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals, an international organization of several thousand creative professionals. The UArts book also won a 2019 AIGA Philadelphia Design Award celebrating the best in design created in the tri-state area over the past two years, selected by a prestigious panel of internationally recognized judges.

SteegeThomson also captured a Hermes Creative Platinum Award for its work with the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.  The winning publication, Celebrating Five Years of Progress and Hope, profiles the accomplishments of the Basser Center as the first center dedicated to the research, treatment, and prevention of BRCA-related cancers in its first five years.  The report also captured a PRSA Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation from the Public Relations Society of America.

In addition, another collaboration with Penn Medicine captured a Summit Creative Gold Award for a video about Penn Medicine’s “ImmunoRevolution” in cancer immunotherapy research. Less than two percent of the 4,500 entrants to the Summit Creative Awards—which represent 27 countries and are judged by a panel of international communications experts—are honored with a Gold Award.

Penn ImmunoRevolution Brochure

Penn Immunotherapy brochure
Penn Immunotherapy brochure
Penn Immunotherapy brochure
Penn Immunotherapy brochure
Penn Immunotherapy brochure
Penn Immunotherapy brochure

A brochure about the same Penn Medicine initiative—entitled “A Remarkable Thing Happened”—captured a CASE District II 2019 Bronze Accolade Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in the Fundraising category.

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health Print Materials

To build excitement for the upcoming centennial of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, SteegeThomson produced a suite of print materials that emphasizes the school’s focus on climate and global health, and draws attention to a campaign to fund 100 new scholarships for the next century. The suite received a Summit Creative Silver Award.

Battling Opioids Multimedia Campaign

Battling Opioids, a multi-platform project in cooperation with Pennsylvania’s public media stations to connect residents to information and resources for recovery, won a Communicator Award of Excellence for Integrated Campaigns — Social Responsibility Campaign in the 25th Annual Communicator Awards, announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. With more than 6,000 entries received from across the U.S. and abroad, the Communicator Awards is one of the largest and most competitive awards programs honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.

“It is gratifying to see a broad range of client work recognized among our peers in the U.S. and overseas,” said Patricia LePera, President of SteegeThomson. “We are constantly inspired by the dedication, creativity, and accomplishments of our clients and we believe that is what others see reflected in the work.”