2010 Awards

2010 Oregon Awards

All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA).

2010 PRSA Award of Merit

“A Subtle New Approach to a Burning Issue,” for Hewlett-Packard, entered in the public affairs category.

2009 Awards

National And International Awards

2009 IABC Pacific Plains Region Silver Quill, social media category
  • “Embracing the Loaf Love – Building a Fan Club for Tillamook® Cheese;” Division 1: Communications Management; Category 17: Social Media.

2009 Communicator Awards/International Academy of the Visual Arts, Integrated Campaign category

  • RiverHealth campaign, submitted by Clackamas County for Water Environment Services

2009 PRSA Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation, Social Media category

  • Tillamook Fan Club, for Tillamook Cheese

2009 IABC International Gold Quill Award of Excellence, Social Media Category

  • “Embracing the Loaf Love – Building a Fan Club for Tillamook Cheese®,” for Tillamook Cheese.
2009 Oregon Awards

All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Spotlight Award
  • Social Media/Digital Communications, “Building a Fan Club for Tillamook Cheese.”
PRSA Spotlight Award
  • Marketing Consumer Product or Service, “2008 Tillamook Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Contest.”
OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award of Excellence
  • "Embracing the Loaf Love – Building a Fan Club for Tillamook Cheese,” entered in the marketing communications category, social media subcategory.
SoMe Awards for Social Media
  • House Party category, social networking for Tillamook Cheese

2008 Awards

2008 Oregon Awards

All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):

PRSA Award of Excellence
  • Issues Management, “Creating Consensus: Finding Common Ground on Clackamas County’s Hotly-Debated Sanitary Sewer System Future.” (Submitted with Clackamas County Water Environmental Services.)
PRSA Spotlight Award
  • Campaigns–Marketing Consumer Products, “Tillamook Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Contest.”
OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award of Merit
  • Communications: External One-time Program: “Restoring Public Funding to Public Broadcasting.” Restoring public funding for OPB to build a digital broadcast network.
OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award of Excellence
  • Communications/external ongoing program: “2007 Tillamook® Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Contest.” Staging regional Macaroni and Cheese cook offs in Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, San Antonio, Chicago as and Portland, as well as the grand finale in Portland. 

2007 Awards

2007 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Merit Award
  • CFM Insider Online, entered in the Multi-media communications category: “Re-engineered E-newsletter Drives CFM Branding.” (Jointly entered with Locus Interactive and Wave One Group.)
PRSA Merit Award
  • CFM Web site, entered in the Business-to-Business category: “Walking the Talk: New Internet Tools Boost CFM’s Business-to-Business Marketing.” (Jointly entered with Locus Interactive and Wave One Group.)
OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award of Excellence, Internet sites 
  • 2007 OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award of Excellence, Internet sites, “Walking the talk: New Internet tools boost CFM’s branding effort.”
OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award of Merit, Communications Programs & Promotional Campaigns
  • 2007 OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award of Merit, Communications Programs & Promotional Campaigns/Special Projects for External Communication, “Fighting for Voter Choice – Defeating Measure 45 (term limits).”

2006 Awards

2006 National and International Awards
2006 IABC International Gold Quill Award of Excellence
  • Economic, Social and Environmental Development Category, Building the Fort-to-Sea Trail
2006 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Spotlight Award
  • 2006 PRSA Spotlight Award, Web site category, Tillamook Cheese Mac & Cheese Recipe Contest.
PRSA Spotlight Award, PR Programs/Campaigns category
  • 2006 PRSA Spotlight Award, PR Programs/Campaigns category, Tillamook Cheese Mac & Cheese Recipe Contest.
OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award, communications programs and promotional campaigns category
  • 2006 OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award, communications programs and promotional campaigns category, Taylor Graham and the Florence Food Share, “Little Boy; Big Heart – Feeding the Hungry in Small Town Oregon.”
OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award, communications management category, Fort-To-Sea Trail.
  • 2006 OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award, communications management category, Fort-To-Sea Trail.

2005 Awards

2005 National and International Awards
2005 First Place, PR News Nonprofit PR Awards, Web Site Category
  • For Fort-To-Sea Trail (www.forttosea.org) in partnership with David Evans and Associates and the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park
2005 IABC International Gold Quill Award of Excellence, Issues Management Category
  • 2005 IABC International Gold Quill Award of Excellence, Issues Management Category, managing communications opposing Oregon Ballot Measure 38, the initiative proposing to dismantle Oregon's publicly owned industrial accident insurance fund.
2005 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Award of Excellence, pro bono category
  • 2005 PRSA Award of Excellence, pro bono category, Taylor Graham and the Florence Food Share, “Little Boy; Big Heart – Feeding the Hungry in Small Town Oregon.”
PRSA Award of Excellence, public affairs/associations category
  • 2005 PRSA Award of Excellence, public affairs/associations category, Committee for SAIF-Keeping, campaign to oppose 2004 State Ballot Measure 38: “Keeping SAIF Safe – Defeating Measure 38.”
PRSA Award of Excellence, crisis communications category
  • 2005 PRSA Award of Excellence, crisis communications category, Tillamook County Creamery Association, Tillamook Cheese rBST campaign to phase out the use of growth hormones. (Entered in partnership with FourStories.)  
PRSA Award of Excellence, community involvement category
  • 2005 PRSA Award of Excellence, community involvement category, Tillamook County Creamery Association, Tillamook Cheese helps clean up Santiago Park in Santa Ana, Ca. Based in Portland, CFM specializes in public affairs, strategic communications and research. Adding this year’s Spotlight wins, the firm has won more than 80 national and local awards since it was founded 15 years ago.
OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award, communications programs and promotional campaigns category
  • 2005 OCIABC Bronze Beacon Award, communications programs and promotional campaigns category, managing communications opposing Oregon Ballot Measure 38, the initiative proposing to dismantle Oregon's publicly owned industrial accident insurance fund.

2004 Awards

2004 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Award of Excellence, Crisis Communications category
  • 2004 PRSA Award of Excellence, Crisis Communications category, Holt International Children's Services, "Holt Crisis Communications."
OCIABC Communicators Award of Excellence, specialized media design (posters) category
  • 2004 OCIABC Communicators Award of Excellence, specialized media design (posters) category, CFM annual St. Patrick's party, "CFM Ceili 2004."
OCIABC Award of Merit, Internet site category
  • 2004 OCIABC Award of Merit, Internet site category, Northwest Gas Association.

2003 Awards

2003 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Award of Excellence, Web Site category, CFM's Web site, CFM-Online
  • 2003 PRSA Award of Excellence, Web Site category, CFM's Web site, CFM-Online, "Dispatches from Salem. CFM Insider Online."
PRSA Award of Excellence, Institutional Public Relations category
  • 2003 PRSA Award of Excellence, Institutional Public Relations category, CDI, "Critical Decision Institute. From Dream to Reality."
Spotlight Award, Research
  • 2003 Spotlight Award, Research, "Ladd's Addition neighbors measure co-op viability"
Spotlight Award, Close But No Cigar category
  • 2003 Spotlight Award, Close But No Cigar category, "Ladd's Addition neighbors measure co-op viability"
OCIABC Award of Merit in the electronic newsletters category
  • 2003 OCIABC Award of Merit in the electronic newsletters category for CFM's Insider Online.

2002 Awards

2002 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Spotlight, Web site category
  • 2002 PRSA Spotlight, Web site category, CFM's Web site, CFM-Online, "Becoming a news source: CFM's strategy for promoting its lines of business."
PRSA Award of Excellence, Web site category
  • 2002 PRSA Award of Excellence, Web site category, for the Oregon University System, "OregonEngineer.org created to help promote engineering education."
PRSA Award of Excellence, editorial opinion piece category
  • 2002 PRSA Award of Excellence, editorial opinion piece category, for a story placed in The Public Relations Strategist on investor relations, "When IR and PR come together."
OCIABC Award of Excellence (top recognition) in the special publications category
  • 2002 OCIABC Award of Excellence (top recognition) in the special publications category for a series of legislative fact sheets created for the Oregon Independent Colleges Association called " Investing in students."
OCIABC Merit Award for special projects in the external communications category
  • 2002 OCIABC Merit Award for special projects in the external communications category for the Whole Foods Market opening.
OCIABC Merit Award in the Internet site development category
  • 2002 OCIABC Merit Award in the Internet site development category for the Oregon University System rollout of www.OregonEngineer.org.
OCIABC Honorable Mention in the ongoing public relations category
  • 2002 OCIABC Honorable Mention in the ongoing public relations category for the Westside Economic Summit, an economic development planning effort led by the Westside Economic Alliance and other local governments and companies. The project included development of a new Web site called www.Westside-Story.org.

2001 Awards

2001 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Spotlight, public affairs category 
  • 2001 PRSA Spotlight, public affairs category for the Oregon Independent Colleges Association, "Investing in students."
PRSA Spotlight, Web site development category
  • 2001 PRSA Spotlight, Web site development category for Clatsop Community College in Astoria, "Campus site-selection Web page for Clatsop Community College."
PRSA Spotlight, placement of an editorial or opinion article category
  • 2001 PRSA Spotlight, placement of an editorial or opinion article category for telecommunications provider Illuminet Holdings, Inc. "Illuminet takes stand for telecom sector."
PRSA Award of Excellence, annual report
  • 2001 PRSA Award of Excellence, annual report, Illuminet Holdings, Inc., "Illuminet 2000 Annual Report: Converging Communications."
PRSA Award of Excellence, pro bono category
  • 2001 PRSA Award of Excellence, pro bono category for Portland area nonprofit mental health provider Unity, Inc., "PowerPoint Presentation for Unity Board Retreat: "2001: Odyssey Into the Unknown."

2000 Awards

2000 National and International Awards
2000 PRSA Silver Anvil, public affairs
  • 2000 PRSA Silver Anvil, public affairs, Industrial Customers of Northwest Utilities, "Restructuring Oregon's Electricity Market."
2000 PRSA Silver Anvil, public affairs
  • 2000 PRSA Silver Anvil, with Intel's public affairs team, public affairs, "Reputation at Risk: Asking a Community for Tax Incentives."
2000 PRSA Spotlight, nonprofit public relations category
  • 2000 PRSA Spotlight, nonprofit public relations category, "Using Pacific University's Sesquicentennial to Drive Home Improved Marketing Communications." (Jointly entered by CFM and Pacific University.)
2000 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Spotlight, Web site development category
  • 2000 PRSA Spotlight, Web site development category, "Implementing a new Web site as the backbone of Pacific University's Sesquicentennial." (Jointly entered by CFM and Pacific University.)
PRSA Spotlight, product introduction category
  • 2000 PRSA Spotlight, product introduction category, "Cord Blood: A Regional Rollout for Red Cross."

1999 Awards

1999 National and International Awards

1999 PRSA Silver Anvil, crisis communications
  • 1999 PRSA Silver Anvil, crisis communications, Oregon Coast Aquarium, "Protecting Keiko and The Oregon Coast Aquarium."
1999 PRSA Silver Anvil, public affairs
  • 1999 PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence, public affairs, Healthy Forests Alliance, "Saving Private Forestry in Oregon."
1999 CIPRA Issues Management
  • 1999 CIPRA (Creativity in Public Relations Award), issues management, Oregon Coast Aquarium, "Protecting Keiko and The Oregon Coast Aquarium."
1999 CIPRA Public Affairs
  • 1999 CIPRA (Creativity in Public Relations Award), public affairs, Healthy Forests Alliance, "Saving Private Forestry in Oregon."
1999 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Spotlight, public affairs
  • 1999 PRSA Spotlight, public affairs, Intel, "Earning Property Tax Incentives by Communicating Intel's Positive Impact on the Community."
PRSA Spotlight, public affairs
  • 1999 PRSA Spotlight, public affairs, Industrial Customers of Northwest Utilities and PG&E Gas Transmission - Northwest, "Restructuring Oregon's Electricity Market."
PRSA Spotlight, public affairs
  • 1999 PRSA Spotlight, public affairs, Healthy Forests Alliance, "Saving Private Forestry in Oregon."
PRSA Spotlight, editorial/opinion
  • 1999 PRSA Spotlight, editorial/opinion, Healthy Forests Alliance, "Vote No on 64."
PRSA Award of Excellence, Healthy Forests Alliance
  • 1999 PRSA Award of Excellence, Healthy Forests Alliance, film or video, "Why You Should Fight Measure 64."
PRSA Award of Excellence, nonprofit PR
  • 1999 PRSA Award of Excellence, nonprofit PR, Gambling Addiction Treatment Foundation of Oregon, "Oregon's Youth Gambling Problem."
PRSA Award of Excellence, nonprofit PR
  • 1999 PRSA Award of Excellence, nonprofit PR, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology, "Spreading the Word About OGI".
PRSA Award of Excellence, nonprofit PR
  • 1999 PRSA Award of Excellence, nonprofit PR, Oregon Small Business Development Network, "Making Oregon's Small Businesses a Big Priority."
PRSA Award of Excellence, pro-bono
  • Development Network, "Making Oregon's Small Businesses a Big Priority."
  • 1999 PRSA Award of Excellence, pro-bono, Washington State University, "Washington State University's Tribute to Edward R. Murrow".
PRSA Award of Excellence, public affairs
  • 1999 PRSA Award of Excellence, public affairs, Oregon Independent Colleges Association, "Investing in Students."
OCIABC Communicator Award of Excellence
  • 1999 OCIABC Communicator Award of Excellence, special projects for external communication, Healthy Forests Alliance, "Saving Private Forestry in Oregon."
OCIABC Communicator Award of Excellence
  • 1999 OCIABC Communicator Award of Excellence, ongoing projects for external communication, Oregon Coast Aquarium, "Protecting Keiko and Oregon Coast Aquarium."
OCIABC Communicator Award of Excellence, writing - editorial and opinion
  • 1999 OCIABC Communicator Award of Excellence, writing - editorial and opinion, Healthy Forests Alliance, "Vote No on 64."
OCIABC Communicator Award of Merit, motion image programs (video tapes, films)
  • 1999 OCIABC Communicator Award of Merit, motion image programs (video tapes, films), "Why You Should Fight Measure 64."

1998 Awards

1998 National and International Awards
1998 PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence, public affairs
  • 1998 PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence, public affairs, for Tobacco-Free Coalition of Oregon.
1998 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Spotlight, community relations
  • 1998 PRSA Spotlight, community relations, City of Portland, "Restoring Credibility to the Portland City Hall Renovation Project."
PRSA Spotlight, crisis communications
  • 1998 PRSA Spotlight, crisis communications, Oregon Coast Aquarium, "Protecting Keiko and Oregon Coast Aquarium."
PRSA Spotlight, product introduction
  • 1998 PRSA Spotlight, product introduction, Electric Lite, "Introducing Green Power in Oregon."
PRSA Spotlight, editorial/opinion placement
  • 1998 PRSA Spotlight, editorial/opinion placement, Metropolitan Home Builders of Portland, "We Need an Adequate Boundary for Expansion."
PRSA Spotlight, public affairs
  • 1998 PRSA Spotlight, public affairs, Metropolitan Home Builders of Portland, "Saving The Dream of Home Ownership."
PRSA Award of Excellence, media relations
  • 1998 PRSA Award of Excellence, media relations, Oregon Coast Aquarium, "Keiko and the Media: A whale of an opportunity."
PRSA Award of Excellence, special events
  • 1998 PRSA Award of Excellence, special events, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and technology, "OGI and the Year 2000 Summit."
PRSA Award of Excellence, nonprofit PR
  • 1998 PRSA Award of Excellence, nonprofit PR, Tobacco Free Coalition of Oregon, "Stomping Out Tobacco in Oregon."
PRSA Award of Excellence, corporate relations
  • 1998 PRSA Award of Excellence, corporate relations, Tualatin Valley Economic Development Corporation. "Deciding Where to Take TVEDC."

1997 Awards

1997 National and International Awards

1997 PRSA Silver Anvil, public affairs
  • 1997 PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence, public affairs, Tobacco-Free Coalition of Oregon.
1997 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Award of Excellence, public affairs
  • 1997 PRSA Award of Excellence, public affairs, Tobacco Free Coalition of Oregon, "Fighting Big Tobacco in Oregon: The Outside Game."
PRSA Award of Excellence, media relations
  • 1997 PRSA Award of Excellence, media relations, Tobacco Free Coalition of Oregon.
PRSA Award of Excellence, public affairs
  • 1997 PRSA Award of Excellence, public affairs, Concerned Citizens of Butternut Creek and Genstar.
PRSA Award of Excellence, crisis communications
  • 1997 PRSA Award of Excellence, crisis communications, Oregon Burglar and Fire Alarm Association.
PRSA Award of Excellence, nonprofit PR
  • 1997 PRSA Award of Excellence, nonprofit PR, Oregon Department of Education.

1996 Awards

1996 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Spotlight, public affairs
  • 1996 PRSA Spotlight, public affairs, SERA Architects, Portland City Hall renovation communications.
PRSA Spotlight, nonprofit PR
  • 1996 PRSA Spotlight, nonprofit PR, American Electronics Association, Oregon Technology Benchmarks.
PRSA Spotlight, nonprofit PR
  • 1996 PRSA Spotlight, nonprofit PR, Portland Community College market-based strategic planning and communications.
PRSA Merit Award, media projects
  • 1996 PRSA Merit Award, media projects, Construction-worker shortage media tour for Associated General Contractors.
PRSA Merit Award, internal communications
  • 1996 PRSA Merit Award, internal communications, Providence Health System, Employee Communications Programs.

1995 Awards

1995 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Spotlight, internal communications
  • 1995 PRSA Spotlight, internal communications, Intel Plant Expansion in Aloha and Hillsboro.
PRSA Merit Award, public affairs
  • 1995 PRSA Merit Award, public affairs, Intel plant expansion in Aloha and Hillsboro.

1994 Awards

1994 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Spotlight, crisis communications
  • 1994 PRSA Spotlight, crisis communications, Universal Pictures, "The River Wild."
PRSA Merit Award, public affairs
  • 1994 PRSA Merit Award, public affairs, Metro greenspaces bond measure consulting.

1993 Awards

1993 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Spotlight, public affairs
  • 1993 PRSA Spotlight, public affairs, Multnomah County bond and levy measures for jails and libraries.

1992 Awards

1992 Oregon Awards
All awards are from the Public Relations Society of America/Portland Metro Chapter (PRSA) and Oregon Chapter/International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Oregon Chapter):
PRSA Spotlight, public affairs
  • 1992 PRSA Spotlight, public affairs, Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.