Awards

From CASE platinum awards to Emmys, our work consistently wins some of the top recognitions for print and digital advertising and communications at local, regional, and national levels.  

See our award-winning work:


2017

American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs)

How Will You Make Tomorrow Better? (Boards)
Out-of-Home & Ambient Media: Guerrilla Marketing
24A. Single Occurrence
LOCAL BRONZE

President’s Report: Tomorrow
Online/Interactive: Websites
37C. Microsites
LOCAL SILVER
DISTRICT 6 GOLD

A Seat at the Table
Online/Interactive: Branded Content & Entertainment
45. Branded Content & Entertainment for Online/Interactive
LOCAL BRONZE

What Makes a Spartan a Spartan?
Film, Video & Sound: Television Advertising—Regional/National
52A. Single Spot—Up to 2:00
LOCAL SILVER

Your Tomorrow
Film, Video & Sound: Online Film, Video and Sound Internet Commercial
55A. Single Spot—Any Length
LOCAL SILVER

2016 Holiday Greeting
Film, Video & Sound: Branded Content & Entertainment for Online
58B. Single Entry—More than :60 seconds
LOCAL BRONZE

Tomorrow Videos (Jain/Mona/Day/Kerfeld)
Film, Video & Sound: Branded Content & Entertainment for Online
61. Branded Content & Entertainment Campaign
LOCAL BRONZE

Student Entry: Batman v. Superman (Videos)
Online/Interactive: Social Media
S13B. Multiple Platforms (Campaign)
LOCAL SILVER


2016

Case District V

2015 President’s Report: Tomorrow
No. 17: Best Web Site, Individual Page or Section
SILVER

Spartan Virtual Choir sings “Victory for MSU”
No. 6: Best Video Fundraising, Alumni Relations or Commercial Spots
BRONZE

Telly Awards

“2015 Year in Review”
Online Video: Video – Public Relations
BRONZE

“Spartan Virtual Choir”
Online Video: Branded Content & Entertainment – Viral
BRONZE

“Virtual Reality's Benefits for Autism”
Online Video: Video – Education
BRONZE

“Rwanda Rebirth”
Online Video: Video – Cultural
BRONZE

“Thank You for Empowering the Spartan Dream”
Online Video: Video – Public Relations
BRONZE

“Better Yields for Better Lives”
Online Video: Video – Documentary
BRONZE

MSU & “Batman v Superman”
Online Video: Branded Content & Entertainment – Viral
BRONZE

“MSU: Batman v Superman” trailers
PEOPLES CHOICE

UCDA

2015 President’s Report. Tomorrow
Category 45a: Website (entire site)
EXCELLENCE

Spartan Virtual Choir Sings “Victory for MSU”
Category 51: Video
EXCELLENCE

2015 Year in Review
Cateory 52: Animation and Motion Graphics
EXCELLENCE

Create Your Spartan Snowflake
Cateory 54: Other (digital)
EXCELLENCE


2015

American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs)

Who Will? Spartans Will. (airport ads)
Out-of-Home: Campaign
18. Out-of-home campaign
LOCAL BRONZE

Inside Out. President’s Report 2013 Website
Digital Advertising: Online Publication
38C. Annual report
LOCAL GOLD
DISTRICT SILVER

Who Will? Spartans Will. (:30 second spot for TV)
TV: TV Self-Promotion
47C. Regional/national single
LOCAL GOLD

MSU 360.24 Documentary: A Day in the Life of Spartans
Digital Advertising: Video
40D. Branded content, more than 60 seconds
LOCAL BRONZE

A Heavenly Remembrance
Elements of Advertising: Visual
74E. Color photography
LOCAL BRONZE

Case District V

Who Will? Spartans Will. Brand Package 
Platinum Category 2: Teresa Du Bois Exline Award for Best Practices in Communications and Marketing
GOLD

Michigan State University: Who Will? Spartans Will.  
Category 14: Best Video PSA or Commercial Spot (60 seconds or less)
SILVER

2014 President’s Report: Uncommonm Will
Category 21: Best Annual Report
GOLD

Spartan Selfie  
Category 33: Mobile Applications
SILVER

Golden Apple award university and college designers association

“Thank You”

Pixie Awards

“Thank You”
“Spartan Virtual Choir”
“Who Will? Spartans Will: Rwanda Rebirth”

UPAA Print Competition Awards

Science & Research, 2nd Place, Kurt Stepnitz
People & Portraits, 3rd Place, Kurt Stepnitz
Photo Essay, 3rd Place, Kurt Stepnitz

Telly Awards

“Who will? Spartans Will.”
SILVER

“MSU: Batman v Superman" trailers
PEOPLES CHOICE

UCDA

2014 President’s Report. Uncommon Will.
Category 46a: Website
EXCELLENCE

Thank you for Empowering the Spartan Dream
Category 52: Video
GOLD

Uncommon Will
Cateory 60: Digital
EXCELLENCE


2014

American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs)

Spartans Will. 360 President’s Report
Collateral Material: Annual Report
07-B Four-color
LOCAL GOLD
DISTRICT SILVER

Spartans Will. 360 President’s Report Website
Digital Advertising: Online Publication
38-C Annual Report
LOCAL GOLD

Spartans Will. 360 President’s Report
Elements of Advertising: Visual
74-G Photography Campaign
LOCAL GOLD
DISTRICT SILVER

Spartans Will. 360—Take the Journey
Digital Advertising: Video
40-B Internet Commercials
LOCAL GOLD
DISTRICT SILVER

The Beat Goes On Photo Essay
Digital Advertising: Micro Sites
35-C Services
LOCAL MERIT

Rose Cooper Will
Digital Advertising: Video
40-C Branded Content, 60 seconds or less
LOCAL SILVER

“Schooled”
Digital Advertising: Video
40-D Branded Content, more than 60 seconds
LOCAL BEST OF SHOW
LOCAL GOLD

Season’s Greetings from MSU
Elements of Advertising: Visual
74-H Animation or Special Effects
LOCAL GOLD

CASE District V

Premiere Screening of Inside Out: An In-depth Look at the Student Experience
Category 41: Best Event on a Shoestring
GOLD

CASE Circle of Excellence

MSU 2012 President’s Report: SPARTANS WILL. 360
Publications: Institutional Relations Publications
President’s Reports and Annual Reports (Print)
GOLD

Telly Awards

“Schooled”
“Spartans Will 360: Take the journey”
“Community Music School”
SILVER

Best of Show digital Michigan Advertising Awards
“Schooled”

UPPA

First Annual Board Appreciation Award-Jim Peck

Michigan Emmy Awards

“Best Editor” Anthony Siciliano

MSU Global

Kurt Stepnitz designated Creative Fellow, Michigan State University


2013

ADDY

President’s Report 2011
Collateral Material: Annual Report
07-B Four-color
LOCAL GOLD

Admissions Viewbook
Collateral Material: Brochure
08-C Campaign
LOCAL SILVER

MSU Today
Digital Advertising: Websites, Consumer
33-C Services
LOCAL SILVER

President’s Report 2011 Website
Digital Advertising: Advertising and Promotion
38-E Annual Report
LOCAL BEST OF SHOW
LOCAL GOLD

It’s going to be a big year.
Digital Advertising: Video
39-C Branded Content, 60 Seconds or Less
LOCAL MERIT

MSU Broad Museum Video
Advertising for the Arts & Sciences: Broadcast/Electronic/Digital
57-C Audio/Visual
LOCAL GOLD

MSU Holiday Card
Elements of Advertising: Visual
73-H Animated or Special Effects
LOCAL GOLD

CASE District V

Spartans Will. 360 Presidents’ Report
Category 17: Teresa Du Bois Exline Award for Best Practices in Communications and Marketing
Subcategory c: 10,000 FTE and up
GOLD

Michigan Emmy Awards

“Fall welcome”
“Schooled”
“Swimming towards a cure”
“Spartans will 360: Take the journey”
“Cuba: Opening Doors”

UPAA Print Competition Awards

Personal Vision, Honorable Mention, Kurt Stepnitz
Photo Essay, 1st Place, Kurt Stepnitz

UPAA Publication Competition Awards

Viewbook, 2nd Place, MSU

Telly Awards

“2013 Fall Welcome”
“Vermin versus Venom”
“Corpse flower”
“Game changers”
SILVER


2012

ADDY

“Michigan State University: Welcome Back videos”
LOCAL SILVER

CASE District V

Morrill Act Sesquicentennial Campaign: Celebrating 150 Years of Land-grant Visions and Values
Category number and title: 17c. Teresa Du Bois Exline Award for Best Practices
SILVER

Fall Welcome Video Series (msu.edu/stories/start-it-up)
Category number and title: 21. Best Video PSA or Commercial Spot
GOLD

President’s Report 2011
Category number and title: 28. Best Annual Report
SILVER

Michigan Emmy Awards

Documentary: “Seth Mitchell story”
One-time Special: “Mayhem: The Seth Mitchell story”
“MSU Movie magic”
“Izzo on Broadway”

Telly Awards

“Microbes”
“Living with Tigers”
“A Season of the Band”
“Hyena research”
“Girls study”
“Campus haunting”
“Hospitality business”
“Into the Amazon”
“World medicine”
“Welcome back”
SILVER

UPAA

Fellow of the UPPA awarded to Kurt Stepnitz

Pixie Awards

“Presidents report: girls fitness”

UPAA Print Competition Awards

Photo Essay, Honorable Mention, Kurt Stepnitz
Personal Vision, Honorable Mention, Kurt Stepnitz