The Jailhouse Rocked at the 2014 IABC St. Louis Quill Awards

With a fun, slightly raucous new theme, the 2014 IABC St. Louis Quill Awards, presented by Towers Watson, brought with it a wave of new processes, tools and a party that really rocked the jail house. Nearly 50 glass awards were presented at Jail House Rock: A Celebration of Breakout Communications. In addition to the award presentations, attendees at the annual awards gala rocked out to Elvis Presley and other jail house tunes as they mixed and mingled at Mad Art Gallery, the old third district police station, in Soulard on May 29. A police sketch artist (caricaturist) was in attendance to document the “offenders.” Elvis himself was in the building and made for some great “selfies” that accompanied a social media contest hosted by Common Ground Public Relations. Speakers included IABC St. Louis President Shelley Lester, IABC St. Louis President-Elect John Twombly as well as Annie Rzepecki of Towers Watson, the 2014 presenting sponsor. Local companies Mercer and Monsanto were also recognized for their participation and recognition in the international Gold Quill competition. Those awards will be granted in Toronto at the IABC World Conference this week. From the 2013 competition to 2014 the number of St. Louis Quill entries increased 25%. This larger quantity of awards was more easily managed by both entrant and awards committee because of a new online submission and payment process. This same system was also used for the reciprocal judging with other IABC chapters. Entries were judged on their individual merit using the IABC 7-point scale of excellence, the global standard. Each entry was reviewed and scored by two communications professionals from...

Attend the 2012 IABC St. Louis Bronze Quill Awards!

Rally around the pros in the Big Leagues of St. Louis communications! IABC St. Louis invites you to enter the annual Bronze Quill Awards honoring excellence in communications. The Bronze Quill Awards recognize the best communication efforts in the region. Judged by other IABC chapters around the nation, a Bronze Quill is one of the most prestigious awards a communicator, designer or marketing strategist can earn. 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 31 Sheldon Concert Hall $60 nonmembers, $50 members Price includes heavy appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks. Register here. 2012 PLATINUM SPONSOR: Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, we offer solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital...