Recognition

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Recognition 2017-10-24T17:48:35+00:00

American Marketing Association and
Public Relations Society of America Award Winners

Whiskey Rebellion II

For nearly 15 years, our marketing communications work has been recognized by our peers as award-winning – the best of the best – compared to some of the top Ad Agencies and Marketing Consulting firms in the Pittsburgh region.

For example, our marketing efforts have earned the following prestigious awards:

AMA Grand Marketer of the Year Award, Hospitality Marketer of the Year Award (2X) and more!

In 2008, we received the Hospitality Marketer of the Year Award from the Pittsburgh American Marketing Association (AMA Pittsburgh) for our Whiskey Rebellion II Campaign to ‘Axe the 10% Drink Tax’ in Allegheny County.

In addition, we won three first place Renaissance Awards from the Pittsburgh Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for best Public Affairs Campaign, Best Poster and Best Media Kit.

 

Priory Hospitality – #1 Grand Marketer

In 2009, our Winter White Wedding Campaign for the Priory Hospitality Group helped it win both the Hospitality Marketer of the Year Award from the Pittsburgh American Marketing Association (AMA Pittsburgh), and the overall Grand Marketer of the Year Award – Best in Show.

In 2011, our opening day press kit for Idlewild & SoakZone won a Renaissance Award of Merit from Pittsburgh Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for best Best Media Kit.

In 2013, our press kits for both Idlewild & SoakZone and the Priory Hospitality Group  won a 1st Place Renaissance Award from the Pittsburgh Public Relations Society of America.  That’s six first place awards in the past five years!

Winning Awards are Great, but Profitably Building Brands and Sales is What Drives Us

Idlewild & SoakZone Press Kit

While it’s great to be recognized by your peers for your work, it’s not one of our goals when we plan our work. We simply aspire to do great sales and brand building work for our clients. For example, we’re more proud of these facts:

The Whiskey Rebellion II Campaign led to national media coverage by the Associated Press and Wall Street Journal and a ton of media coverage throughout the Pittsburgh region! This award winning and record breaking marketing effort helped F.A.C.T. (Friends Against Counterproductive Taxation) collect over 40,000 signatures (nearly 2X required) for a ballot vote of the people – the largest collection of Referendum signatures in Allegheny County’s over 200 year history!

Our Winter White Wedding Campaign for the Priory Hospitality Group helped them increase first quarter wedding sales to over 450% and the following year over 500% with increased referrals that led to incremental sales throughout the years.

We’ve taken start-up brands with no money such as the ‘In the Locker Room with Tunch & Wolf’ radio show and have made them profitable, thriving enterprises. And, it’s especially gratifying to have several clients who have been with us from the start.

In short, we’re doing the right things right.

And, Making a Positive Impact in Our Community is Even Better

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L-R – Stephen Wayhart & Nina Midgley BrandMill, John Graf – The Priory Hospitality Group, Amber Walker, BrandMill

BrandMill serves the communities in which we do business in a Servant Leadership fashion.

For example, in addition to monetary contributions, we donate up to 10% of our hours (e.g., no fees and/or reduced fees) to help not-for-profit organizations fulfill their mission.

Why? Because we’re so very blessed, it’s good business and it’s the right thing to do. And, if not us…who then?

Here are just a few of the many fine non-profit organizations that BrandMill has been honored to serve over the past nine years.

If you like what you’re reading and want to find out more about us, please email Stephen Wayhart or call him at 412.401.0555 today.