We’re proud to share that we recently won several awards, three for our voter access programs and two for videos we created last year. These were part of our “Why Vote” campaign, developed from a collaborative partnership with Mammoth, a local marketing agency. Together we worked to create a compelling public affairs media campaign to inspire registered voters in King County to vote.
First things first, we received three awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for the great way we’re improving voter access for residents here in King County. NACo’s annual Achievement Awards recognize programs that are innovative and enhance services for residents.
We won the 2018 Achievement Award from NACo in two different categories. We will be formally recognized for these awards at the 2018 Annual Conference held in July:
- In the category of Community and Economic Development, we won the award for our programs titled “Providing Prepaid Postage to Improve Voter Turnout” and “Expanding Drop Box Locations to Improve Voter Access.”
- In the category of Civic Education and Public Information, we won the award for our program titled “Increase Voter Access Through Community Partner.”
If that wasn’t amazing enough, the great videos we created last year also each won several awards.
Every year the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) recognizes media that is outstanding within the field of political and public affairs. AAPC awarded our videos three 2018 Pollie Awards honors, receiving gold, silver and bronze.
- The overall 2017 King County Elections campaign won the Gold Pollie Award in the category for Best Digital or Internet Campaign.
- Our video, Your vote is your voice, also called “The Struggle” won the Silver Pollie Award in the category for Best Statewide/Local Public Affairs/Issue Advocacy Television Spot.
- Our video, What would happen if everyone voted?, also called the “Multiplier Effect” won Bronze in the category for Best Statewide Public Affairs/Issue Advocacy Web Video.
These videos also won two Reed Awards from Campaign and Elections, an online magazine about political consulting. The Reed Awards were created to recognize the best campaigns of the political industry.
These awards were won in the categories for Best Use of Digital Advertising for the overall King County Elections campaign, and the Best Use of Voice-Over Talent in a TV Ad for the video What would happen if everyone voted?
Pictured: From left to right, the Gold, Silver and Bronze Pollie Awards.