Base Camp: Awards

Public Relations Society of America: Silver Anvil Awards

The Silver Anvil Awards are presented annually by the Public Relations Society of America to organizations in recognition of their demonstrated excellence in the use of public relations strategies and programming to solve critical communications issues. It is the highest recognition of excellence in the industry.

  • 1992 Public Affairs: Municipal Takeover Referendum
  • 1985 Special Events: Ordway Music Theatre Opening
  • 1979 International PR: "Between Friends / Entre Amis." Northwestern National Bank
  • 1973 Special Events: Northwestern National Bank
  • 1969 Investor Relations: Dayton Hudson

Public Relations Society of America: Bronze Anvil Awards

Bronze Anvil Awards recognize the creative use of film, video, publications, writing and breakthrough ideas as effective public relations tools.

  • 1998 Bronze Anvil Award -- Feature Stories, "Understanding RIPs with Management Graphics".
  • 1996 Certificate of Commendation -- External Audience Magazine
    "A-B Journal, Allen-Bradley"

Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards

This Minnesota chapter of PRSA recognizes the best local public relations work with its Classics award competition, which honors comprehensive public relations programs.

  • 1998 Public Service: "A Child's Hope: Ramsey County Adoption Recruitment Initiative" for Ramsey County Human Services
  • 1998 Crisis Communications: "Preparing the Airport for a Possible Airline Strike" for the Metropolitan Airports Commission
  • 1998 Investor Relations: "Averting a Stock Price Disaster with a Successful Announcement" for U.S. Satellite Broadcasting
  • 1998 Integrated Communications -- Services: "MSP 2010: Building a Better Airport" for Metropolitan Airports Commission
  • 1998 Brochures: "Media Guide" for Metropolitan Airports Commission
  • 1997 Institutional Programs: Telling the Minnesota TIMSS Story with SciMathMN
  • 1997 Marketing Communications/New Services: Cars for Courage with the Courage Center
  • 1997 Public Affairs: The Alliance Pipeline Project with Alliance Pipeline
  • 1997 Public Affairs: ARRM Wins Cola with Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota
  • 1997 Crisis Communications: Water Filter Cartridge Recall with Ecodyne Water Systems
  • 1997 Feature Writing: Understanding RIPS with Management Graphics
  • 1997 Evaluation: Competitive Media Analysis with Rockwell Automation
  • 1996 Best of Show Public Affairs/Nonprofit: RespecTeen "Speak for Yourself" and National Youth Forum
  • 1996 Public Affairs/Nonprofit: RespecTeen "Speak for Yourself" and National Youth Forum
  • 1996 Government/Nonprofit: A Race for Cancer Kids: Children's Grand Prix of Minnesota
    1996 Special Public Relations Programs, Customer or Member Relations: Rebuilding Auto Dealer Relationships with DRIVE Time
  • 1996 Media Information Kits Business/Industry (Classics II): "Put a Cap on Spending" Back-to-School Kids Wear Campaign
  • 1996 Speech Writing Business/Industry (Classics II): Lifetouch 60th Anniversary Address: The Memory Business, a Noble Pursuit
  • 1995 Institutional Programs Business/Industry: A-B Academy
  • 1995 Special Events/Observances Business/Industry: Automation Fair
  • 1994 Marketing Communications and New Services/Business and Industry: DeviceNet, The Birth of an Industry Standard
  • 1994 Marketing Communications and New Products/Business and Industry: Scotch-Brite Never Scratch Wool Soap Pads
  • 1994 Media and Information Kits/Business and Industry: Lands' End Swimwear Line
  • 1993 Best of Show Special Events and Observations/Government and Nonprofit: National Youth Service Day
  • 1993 Marketing Communications and New Products/Business and Industry: Scotch-Brite Never Rust Wool Soap Pads Product Introduction
  • 1993 Investor Relations/Business and Industry: A Successful Acquisition

Financial World Award: Corporate Annual Reports

With this award, Financial World magazine recognizes excellence in shareholder annual reports that emphasize clear presentation of information for both professional and private investors.

  • 1996 Donaldson Company
  • 1996 Fingerhut Companies
  • 1995 Donaldson Company
  • 1993 Fingerhut Companies
  • 1992 Donaldson Company

National Association of Investors Corporation: Nicholson Awards

Honors the nation's best annual reports from the viewpoint of the individual investor.

  • 1998
  • Digi
    Donaldson Company
    Grist Mill Co.
  • 1997
  • Grist Mill Co.
  • 1996
  • Fingerhut Companies
    Grist Mill Co.
  • 1995
  • Grist Mill Co.
    St. Jude Medical
    TCF Financial Corp.
  • 1994
  • Donaldson Company
    Empi, Inc.
    Green Tree Financial Corp.
    Grist Mill Co.
    Inter-Regional Financial Group
    Lakehead Pipeline Partners
    St. Jude Medical
  • 1993
  • Grist Mill Co.
    Inter-Regional Financial Group
  • 1991
  • Donaldson Company
    Grist Mill Co.
    Inter-Regional Financial Group
  • 1990
  • Green Tree Financial Corp.

Business Marketing Association

BSA Award The Pro-Comm awards are presented annually by the Business Marketing Association to recognize award-winning business-to-business marketing communications including total campaigns, space advertising, direct mail, broadcase media, promotional brochures, corporate graphics, annual reports, public relations, trade show exhibits and interactive media.

  • 1998 Professional Excellence: Media Tour for Rockwell Automation's Allen-Bradley Control Tower Stack Lights
  • 1997 Best of Division: Public Relations Campaign for the Allen-Bradley Motor Management program for Rockwell Automation

International Association of Business Communicators, Minnesota Chapter: Award of Excellence

IABC's Minnesota chapter gives its Award of Excellence to the premier communications programs in various categories.

  • 1995 Gold Quill Award of Merit: A-B Academy with Allen-Bradley