As a full-service digital and PR agency, we’re proud of the recognition we’ve received on a range of complex projects with big impact. Additionally, three of our firm’s staff have received recognition as the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40”: Knoxville’s rising young leaders.



  • 2002 Children’s Software and New Media Revue (4.5/5.0): Duke Talent and Identification Program’s “Peace and Protest: The Turbulent Sixties”
  • 2002 Children’s Software and New Media Revue (4.3/5.0): Duke Talent and Identification Program’s “Switched on Sound: Movements in 20th Century Music”
  • 2002 Golden Flame Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC): Morrison Management Specialists MVP Program
  • 2002 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) “Award in Employee Communications”: CD-ROM E-learning Tool for Morrison Management Specialists
  • 2003 American Association for the Advancement of Science Best Software of 2003 Award: Duke Talent and Identification Program’s “Clues in Crime: The Role of Forensic Science in Criminal Investigations”
  • 2006 Harvey I. Cobert Award; Mary Beth West, APR
  • 2006 Award of Excellence; Media Relations Program; Shelton Group’s Energy Pulse 2005 National Media Relations Campaign
  • 2010 Honoree; David Ferguson Award of the PRSA Educators Academy; For Outstanding Contributions to Public Relations Education
  • Service Award presented to Mary Beth West, APR for Outstanding Contributions to the PRSSA National Committee Over the Past Two Years


ADDY Awards

  • 2008 Two (2) Silver Awards: Elements of Advertising, Animation or Special Effects (Internet)
  • 2009 Bronze Award: Interactive Media, Consumer HTML Website; Medi-Spa at Knoxville Dermatology Group
  • 2010 Gold Award: Interactive Media, Online Games “Spin the Sperm”; Revive
  • 2010 Silver Award: Advertising for the Arts and Sciences, Mixed/Multiple Media Campaign; Bennett Galleries
  • 2014 Gold Award: Interactive Media, Consumer HTML Website; DenTek’s “Flossaholic”
  • 2014 Silver Award: Interactive Media, Mobile Web App; M.S. McClellan


PRSA V Awards:

2010 Award of Excellence:
  • Web Sites, External; Blount Education Initiative Web Site
  • Marketing Consumer Services; LeConte Wealth Management 2009 Market Consumer Services Campaign
  • Media Relations; LeConte Wealth Management 2009 Media Relations Campaign
  • Media Relations; Blount Educations Initiatives 2009 Media Relations Campaign
  • Press Conferences; BEI Kicks Off Education Advocacy Campaign
  • Public Service; Blount Education Initiative Public Awareness Campaign
  • Media Kits; Todd Richesin Interiors 2009 Media Kit
  • Press Conferences; BEI Kicks Off Education Advocacy Campaign


2011 Award of Excellence:
  • J. Carroll Bateman Award; Dandy Lions 2010 Holiday Media Relations Campaign
  • Public Affairs / Government; Expanding ORNL’s Scientific User Community
  • Websites: Professional Service; Rainscapes Website
  • Websites: Commerce; Avistele Website
  • Media Relations: Dandy Lions 2010 Holiday Campaign
  • Public Service; Blount Education Initiative


2012 Award of Excellence:
  • Marketing Business-to-Business Professional Services; Red Chair Architects B2B Brand Launch
  • Blog; WaterSmarts
  • Social Media Business; Red Chair Architects Brand Launch Social Media Campaign
  • Media Relations Consumer Services; Lumberjack Feud Grand Opening Media Campaign
  • Media Relations Business-to-Business; Red Chair Architects Brand Launch Media Relations Campaign
  • Internal Communications / Business; Red Chair Architects Merger — Employee Strategy
  • Marketing Business-to-Business; West Fleet Service Brand Launch
  • Global Communications; Architects — Integrated Brand Campaign
  • Writing: Column; Knoxville News Sentinel PR Ethics Guest Column
  • Marketing Consumer Services; Get Water Smart with Rainscapes
  • Marketing Consumer Services: Financial; LeConte Wealth Management
  • Marketing Consumer Products; Rainscapes 2010
  • Collaterals: Direct Mail; Rainscapes 2010 Direct Mail Campaign
  • Writing: Column; LeConte Wealth Management The Purpose- Built Portfolio
  • Marketing Business-to-Business; Interactive Springboard Launch Campaign
  • Marketing Consumer Services: Other; Todd Richesin Interiors 2010 White House Holiday Decorating Campaign
  • Blogs; “In The Profession” Blog