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Awards

Berman and Company has received dozens of national awards for creative and cutting-edge work. Our dynamic campaigns have been featured in 32 college textbooks as examples of compelling issue advocacy advertising.

2016

3 Pollie Awards

  • Gold: The Best Use of Humor – Television, Public Affairs Division
  • Bronze: The Best Use of Humor – Internet, Public Affairs Division
  • Silver: Most Original/Innovative Collateral Material – Collateral Division

2015

4 Telly Awards

  • Silver: “Breaking Up with Fossil Fuels is Hard to Do” (Online Video – Animation)
  • Bronze: “Anti-Fracking Club” (Commercial – Political Issues/Campaign Advertising)
  • Bronze: “Minimum Wage Fortune Teller” (Commercial – Political Issues/Campaign Advertising)
  • Bronze: “I’ll Never Learn to Fetch” (Online Video – Political/Commentary)

2014

5 Pollie Awards

  • Gold: Statewide Campaign Television
  • Gold: Best Use of Humor Television
  • Gold: Best Use of Negative/Contrast Television
  • Gold: Mass Transit/Bus Sign Collateral
  • Bronze: Best Website National

5 American Inhouse Design Awards

2013

8 Pollie Awards

  • Gold: Radio for Federal Persuasion
  • Gold: Best Use of Pre-Roll Advertising
  • Silver: Best Use of Humor
  • Silver: Public Affairs Newspaper Ad
  • Silver: Radio for Federal Persuasion
  • Silver: National Affairs TV
  • Silver: GOTV
  • Honorable Mention: Best Use of Pre-Roll Advertising

2 American Inhouse Design Awards

2 Bulldog Awards

  • Gold: Best Use of Research – Business/Consumer
  • Silver: Best Response to Breaking News

2012

5 American Inhouse Design Awards

4 Bulldog Awards

  • Gold: Best Website — Business/Consumer
  • Silver: Best Use of Research — Business/Consumer
  • Bronze: Medicine & Fitness Campaign
  • Bronze: Best Use of Research — Business/Consumer

3 Communicator Awards (from the International Academy of the Visual Arts)

  • Silver Award of Distinction: Political Issues/Campaign Advertising
  • Silver Award of Distinction: Politics
  • Silver Award of Distinction: Non-Profit

7 Pollie Awards

  • Gold: Best Use of Social Media
  • Gold: TV, National
  • Gold: Outdoor/Billboard
  • Bronze: Mass Transit/Bus
  • Honorable Mention: Online Advertising
  • Honorable Mention: Less than Full Page Print
  • Honorable Mention: Public Affairs Television

2011

12 Pollie Awards

  • Gold: Website, National
  • Two Silvers and One Bronze: National Public Affairs Ad, Radio
  • Silver: Best Facebook Page
  • Bronze: Best Use of Humor, Radio
  • Bronze: Full-Page Newspaper Ad
  • Bronze: Mass Transit/Bus Ad
  • Bronze: Best Use of Humor, Web Video
  • Honorable Mention: Billboard
  • Honorable Mention: Best Facebook Page
  • Honorable Mention: National Public Affairs Ad, TV

4 Bulldog Public Relations Awards

  • Silver: Best Use of Internet
  • Silver: Best Use of Research
  • Bronze: Best Use of Internet
  • Bronze: Best Campaign under $25,000

7 American Inhouse Design Awards

2 Platinum PR Awards

  • 1st Place: Press Release
  • Honorable Mention: Social Media Campaign

2010

2 Bulldog Public Relations Awards

  • Gold: Issue/Cause Advocacy Ad
  • Bronze: Best Campaign under $25,000

3 Platinum PR Awards

  • 1st Place: Press Release
  • Honorable Mention: Blog
  • Honorable Mention: Public Affairs

7 Pollie Awards

  • Silver: Billboard
  • Silver and Bronze: Best Use of Humor, Radio Ad
  • Silver and Honorable Mention: Best Use of Humor, TV Ad
  • Bronze: National Public Affairs Ad, Radio
  • Honorable Mention: Best Use of Personality/Celebrity, TV Ad

2 Telly Awards

  • Silver and Bronze: Advocacy Ad, TV

11 American Inhouse Design Awards

4 Aegis Awards

  • Issue Advocacy Commercials

2009

15 Pollie Awards

  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze: Best Use Of Humor, Public Affairs Campaign
  • Silver: Print Ad
  • Silver: Best Use of Humor, Radio
  • Silver and Bronze: Best Use of Humor, TV
  • Silver: Best of Bilingual, TV
  • Silver: Best Use of Personality
  • Bronze: Public Affairs Campaign, Radio
  • Bronze: Full Page Newspaper Ad
  • Honorable Mention: National Public Affairs, Billboard
  • Honorable Mention: National Public Affairs, Logo
  • Honorable Mention: National Public Affairs, Non Broadcast Video
  • Honorable Mention: National Organization, Print

5 American Inhouse Design Awards

3 Aegis Awards

  • Issue Advocacy Commercials

2008

3 Bulldog Public Relations Awards

  • Gold: Crisis Communication
  • Silver: Issue/Cause Advocacy
  • Bronze: Crisis Communication

9 Pollie Awards

  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze: Magazine Ad
  • Gold: State and Local Negative Ad, TV
  • Silver: Billboard
  • Silver: Bus Ads
  • Silver: Website
  • Bronze: National Issue Advocacy, TV
  • Honorable Mention: Humor, Radio

9 American Inhouse Design Awards

1 PRINT International Review Award

2007

2 Bulldog Public Relations Awards

  • Gold and Bronze: Research Measurement

7 American Inhouse Design Awards

4 Aegis Awards

  • Issue Advocacy Commercials

2006

4 Pollie Awards

  • Silver: Issue Advocacy, Website
  • Silver and Honorable Mention: Humor, TV
  • Honorable Mention: Public Service Announcement, TV

2005

4 Bulldog Public Relations Awards

  • Overall Grand Prize
  • Gold: Crisis Communications
  • Gold: Issue/Cause Advocacy
  • Silver: Personality/Celebrity

2 Mercury Professional Communication Awards

  • Silver: Identity Redesign

2 Astrid Awards

  • Two Bronzes for Design Excellence

1 Telly Award

  • Bronze: Advocacy Ad, TV

1 Addy Award

  • Elements of Advertising, logo

2002-2004

1 Bulldog Public Relations Award

  • Gold: Crisis Communications

5 Pollie Awards

  • 1st Place: Billboard/Outdoor Ad
  • 1st Place: Magazine Ad
  • 1st Place: TV
  • 1st Place: Best Overall Use of the Internet
  • 3rd Place: Newspaper Ad

4 Telly Awards

  • Four Bronze Awards: Advocacy Ad, TV

The Bulldog Public Relations Awards are a distinguished honor in the public relations industry, judged annually by a blue-ribbon panel of journalists and PR professionals. Berman and Company has won 16 Bulldog awards since 2002, including the competition's Overall Grand Prize in 2005.

The Pollie Awards recognize outstanding creativity in advertising and public affairs. They are awarded annually by the American Association of Political Consultants, a bipartisan organization of political professionals from the local level to the White House. Berman and Company has claimed 52 Pollies, including Gold awards for Internet websites, and for print, broadcast, and outdoor advertising. In the past decade, Berman and Company has won more Pollie Awards for humor than any other firm.

The American Inhouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA magazine honor in-house graphic design excellence, and recognize designers working within corporations, media companies, nonprofits, government, and educational institutions. InHouse Design Awards have been presented to Berman and Company 32 times.

The Aegis Awards are the video industry's premier peer-recognition competition for outstanding video productions and non-network TV commercials. Berman and Company's video work has won 16 Aegis Awards.

The Telly Awards are the most prestigious awards honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, and video and film production at the highest levels. Berman and Company has received 7 Telly Awards.