Bronze Quill 2016 Recap

Last week we got our kicks on Route 66 for our annual Bronze Quill Awards ceremony.  With over 160 attendees, we had a blast recognizing our area’s top communicators. Guests also answered trivia questions from our emcee, Josh Ritchey, of Live Event Trivia to compete for “100 Grand.”

Bronze Quill award winners serve as a benchmark in our industry for excellence in creativity, skills, management and overall, producing measureable results. We thank you for entering your projects and for attending the event.

For those of you who submitted an entry, you should have received your final scores and judging feedback this week. If you haven’t, please contact Kim Kuehler at kimkuehler@tulsaairports.com

We will be reaching out soon to collect duplicate award orders.

Thank you for your support, and please enter your projects again next year!

2016 IABC/Tulsa Bronze Quill award winners:

  • IABC/Tulsa Lifetime Dedication Award: John Simmons
    • John Simmons helped establish the Industrial Editors of Tulsa, which eventually became IABC in 1971. He served as president of the Tulsa chapter, was named district chair in 1972 and served on the IABC International board from 1972 to 1974.
      In 1984 John received IABC International’s prestigious Chairman’s Award for service to the organization and to his profession. John was involved in planning district conferences and was incremental in founding IABC/Tulsa’s Bronze Quill awards program.
  • Leon Bolen Service Award: Hayley Westwood of ONE Gas
  • Best of Show: Keith Isbell of Williams for his entry in the Audio/Visual for “Rockaway Wow!” Keith scored 6.54 out of 7.
  • John Hartman Professional of the Year: Kendra Thompson of Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Communicator of the Year: Shagah Zakerion, Executive Director of TYPros

Internal Communication:

  • An Award of Merit: Katy Hall and Josh Butts for BOK Financial, for: “Manage Risk on All Fronts.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Sara Pollard, Shane McLaughlin and Steve Wilson of Walmart Stores Inc., for: “Walmart One 2015 Shareholders Experience.
  • An Award of Excellence: Walmart Communications Teams, for: “Associate Week 2015 Land of Opportunity Booth.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Becky Carver and Information Technology of ONEOK, for: “ONEOK App Store.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Becky Carver, Ashley Cleveland and Jason Ashley Wright of ONEOK, for: ONEOK Women’s Resource Group Profile Series.”

Employee Engagement:

  • An Award of Merit: Rhonda Rathje of Walmart, for: “Building a Story Content Engine.”
  • An Award of Merit: Ashley Cleveland, Jason Ashley Wright and Kathy Murphy of ONEOK, for: “ONEOK Salutes Veterans.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Hayley Westwood, Ginger Renshaw, Derald Riley and Emily Cain of ONE Gas, for: “ONE Gas Tulsa Area United Way Campaign.

Human Resources and Benefits Communication”

  • An Award of Merit: Ashley Cleveland and Becky Carver of ONEOK, for: “ONEOK Biometric Screenings Program.”

Marketing, Advertising and Brand Communication:

  • An Award of Excellence: Transit Advertising, Inc, for: “Rebranding and website launch.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Roxanne Cook of Raven Linings Systems, for: “Raven Gets a Face Lift.”

Media Relations:

  • An Award of Excellence: Resolute PR, for: “Williams Route 66 Marathon 10th Anniversary”

Community Relations:

  • An Award of Excellence: Adam Paluka and Kelli Bruer of EMSA, for: “EMSA Hispanic Outreach”

Financial Communication:

  • An Award of Merit: Anna Raybourn of ONEOK, for: “ONEOK and ONEOK Partners Investor Relations Monthly”
  • An Award of Excellence: Jennifer Rector of ONE Gas, for: “2014 Annual Report- Life’s Essentials for a Better Tomorrow”
  • An Award of Excellence: Megan Webb of ONE Gas, for: “Investor Insight.”

Corporate Social Responsibility:

  • An Award of Excellence: Shannon Frederick, ABC, and Walmart Corporate Affairs, for: “Hurricane Katrina 10-Year Anniversary.”

Social Media Programs:

  • An Award of Excellence: Transit Advertising, Inc., for: “TAI Blog and Social Media.”

Nonprofit Campaigns:

  • An Award of Excellence: Cody Bromley, Zach Easdon, Jerek Jones, Jacob Will, Joshua Firor, Nick Andoe, Mariano Soler and Mason Robbins of the Tulsa Roustabouts, for: “2015 Inaugural Campaign.”

Special Events:

  • An Award of Merit: Alicia Dickens of Triple A Oklahoma, for: “Triple A Extravaganza”
  • An Award of Merit: Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust and Resolute PR, for: “Concourse A Dedication.”

Digital Communication:

  • An Award of Merit: Cherokee Nation Businesses Communications and Cherokee Nation Communications, for: “Anadisgoi.com”
  • An Award of Excellence: Bonita James of Transit Advertising, Inc., for: “Website Design and Launch.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Kathy Murphy of ONEOK, for: “ONEOK Recruiting Website.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Roxanne Cook and DJ Wroble for Raven Linings Systems, for: “Raven’s Website Goes from Zero to Hero.”

Audio/Visual:

  • An Award of Merit: Roxanne Cook, DJ Wroble and Ed Kampbell of Raven Linings Systems, for: “Raven Gets Taped.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Cherokee Nation Businesses, for: “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Keith Isbell of Williams, for” Rockaway Wow.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Roxanne Cook of Raven Linings Systems, for: “Raven Videos Go Viral.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Dawn Ewing of ONE Gas, for: “ONE Gas Distribution 811 Safety Videos.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Kathy Murphy of ONEOK, for: “2015 Annual Shareholder Meeting Video.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Kathy Murphy of ONEOK, for: “United Way Video.”

Publications:

  • An Award of Merit: Cherokee Nation Businesses, for: “Where the Casino Money Goes.”
  • An Award of Merit: ONE Gas Corporate Communications Staff, Trick Dog Design and Bolen Ink, for: “ONE Gas Connections Newsletters.”
  • An Award of Merit: Pam Eaker of Murphy by Enovation Controls, for: “VRU Pro Controller.”
  • An Award of Merit: Stephanie Higgins, Becky Carver and Ashley Cleveland of ONEOK, for: “One in Responsibility – 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report.”
  • An Award of Merit: Cherokee Nation Communications and Cherokee Nation Businesses Communications, for: “Anadisgoi Magazine.”
  • An Award of Merit: Cristi Goettel of Triple A Oklahoma and Triple A South Dakota, for: “Triple A Strategic Plan.”
  • An Award of Merit: Ashley Welborn of Triple A Oklahoma and Triple A South Dakota, for: “Impact of an Email Address Visual Aid.”
  • An Award of Merit: Cherokee Nation Businesses Communications and Cherokee Nation Communications, for: “Cherokee Nation Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report.”
  • An Award of Merit: Roxanne Cook and DJ Wroble for Raven Linings Systems, for: “Raven Sales Literature.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Brad Borror and Ashley Cleveland of ONEOK, for: “ONEOK and ONEOK Partners 2014 for Annual Reports.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Cherokee Nation Businesses, for: “Cherokee Nation Economic Impact Report.”

Writing:

  • An Award of Excellence: Michael McCulloh of ONE Gas, for: “When Wally Met Jessica.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Michael McCulloh of ONE Gas for,: “Donations of Pallets Help Make a Global Impact.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Katie Rathkey of ONE Gas, for: “In an instant…Forever Changed.”
  • An Award of Excellence: Roxanne Cook of Raven Linings Systems, for: “Case By Case.”