Local Agency Earns Multiple International Awards Two Years in a Row

Writing by Design earns one platinum and two gold Hermes Awards

Local Agency Earns Multiple International Awards Two Years in a Row

Appleton-based marketing agency Writing by Design recently won six awards—including one platinum, three gold and two honorable mentions—in the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards competition for work it completed for three of its clients, as well as for its own marketing communications.

The international competition, administered by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals, is designed for creative professionals involved in concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. “I am so proud of our small-but-mighty team for taking home six Hermes Awards,” Patti Purcell, president of Writing by Design, said. “Last year we earned two gold awards, so earning both platinum and gold awards this year in a competition that puts us alongside corporate marketing departments, PR firms, large advertising agencies, design firms, production companies and freelancers, is icing on the cake.” 

Writing by Design earned a platinum award in the Print Media | Marketing Collateral/Branding | Holiday Card category for its own holiday card.  The card’s sleek, peppermint-swirl design featured a holiday greeting, a photo of the fudge and recipe for an easy-to-make holiday treat that accompanied a client gift containing the ingredients for making it. Writing by Design wanted to give clients a gift that not only was sweet, but also could help make clients’ lives a little easier during a busy holiday season.

For its video work with LiftFund, a nonprofit organization that helps finance new small businesses and startup companies, Writing by Design earned a gold award in the Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Video | Informational category. The award-winning work included ideating, writing and producing a seven- to 10-minute animation to help potential small business owners assess whether they are ready for entrepreneurship.

Writing by Design also earned a gold award in the Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Web Creative | Blog Writing category for its blog post titled, “2020 Marketing Trends for a Smart & Successful Year.” Each Writing by Design blog post is created to increase awareness of its full-service capabilities and company strengths. By sharing thoughts on 2020 marketing trends, Writing by Design was able to demonstrate its attentiveness to the marketing landscape and evolving communication technologies.

For its work with Menasha Packaging, Writing by Design earned a gold award in the Print Media | Writing | Advertorial category. The advertorial, which was placed in a niche, industry event magazine, demonstrated Menasha’s thought leadership in the packaging industry.

Writing by Design also earned an honorable mention in the Print Media | Marketing Collateral/Branding |Specialty Item category for the design of business cards for its employees, which were printed in opaque inks on a plastic material to give a nod to the company’s focus on delivering CrystalClear℠ communications.

Writing by Design also earned an honorable mention in the Electronic Media / Social Media / Interactive Media | Web Creative | Blog Writing category for its blog post titled, “The Hottest New Promotional Items for 2020” for its client MARCO Promotional Products.

More than 6,000 entries are submitted each year for the annual Hermes Awards competition. View all award recipients at hermesawards.com.

Founded in 2006, Writing by Design is an award-winning marketing communications agency that partners with local, national and international clients of all sizes. Services range from developing marketing strategy and ideation to copywriting, design and digital, and serving as an extension of in-house marketing teams. As one of only a few agencies in the U.S. providing specialized concept writing services for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies, Writing by Design also helps Fortune 500 companies launch innovative new products. Learn more at writingbydesignllc.com.