Two Rivers Marketing had an impressive awards season, winning Best of Show at the top three local marketing award ceremonies. This year, the agency was awarded Best of Show at the 2016 NOVA Awards presented by the Des Moines chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Des Moines Awards. Two Rivers also won Best of Show at the PRIME Awards hosted by the Central Iowa chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in October 2015.

“Each of the three campaigns posed an exciting opportunity to challenge both our associates and our clients to take some risks and pursue some big ideas,” said Nathan Huss, public relations director at Two Rivers Marketing. “While our top priority is providing the best service to our clients on a daily basis in order to meet and exceed their needs, we are always honored to be recognized by organizations that represent our profession like AMA, AAF and PRSA.”

The Vermeer Ultimate Crew contest was designed to recognize and reward the talented individuals in the underground utility industry and culminated in a special event dubbed the Underground Showdown, where four of the best horizontal directional drilling crews in North America competed in a live skills competition. The entry beat out a record number of entries at the 2016 NOVA Awards and was also awarded Best of Category and People’s Choice honors at the ceremony.

The Volvo “Ex Factor” brand awareness campaign edged out over 260 entries across seven major categories to win Best of Show at the 2016 AAF Awards. The AAF of Des Moines honors the creative efforts of advertising agencies across Central Iowa with its local American Advertising Awards competition. First of a three-tiered national competition, the AAF of Des Moines award winners will advance to one of 14 district competitions.

In an effort to increase employee engagement and make associates better agency ambassadors, Two Rivers Marketing launched the Social September campaign to engage and educate agency associates about effectively using various social media channels. The month-long internal social media campaign achieved 80-percent employee participation and won Best of Show at the 2015 PRIME Awards hosted by the Central Iowa chapter of PRSA.