2017 PLATINUM SPONSORS:

AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse.

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Spurrier Group

Spurrier Group is a marketing partner dedicated to measureable ROI. We analyze and then simplify data to understand how to strategically reach and motivate our client’s target audiences. We employ senior-level people with decades of experience in consumer research, marketing strategy, advertising, branding, and media planning/buying.

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Goodway Group

Goodway Group is a leading managed-services programmatic partner to local, regional, and Fortune 500 brand agencies. Its proprietary algorithms pair with a technology-agnostic approach to enable agencies and marketers to achieve their ultimate goal — better results while remaining lean and nimble.

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NAPS

North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) is a service that distributes publicity in a variety of formats to 10,000+ newspapers, thousands of online publications, 6,500+ radio stations and 1,000+ TV stations nationwide.

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D S SIMON

D S SIMON is a digital, social and strategic video communications firm that provides organizations with increased exposure for their initiatives on television, radio, online, social media and at events.

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2017 GOLD SPONSORS

Zignal Labs

Zignal Labs turns media intelligence into a strategic asset for the world’s largest brands and enterprises. By analyzing the full media spectrum in realtime, Zignal’s centralized platform empowers public relations, communication and digital strategy professionals to understand trends, pinpoint issues and make informed decisions. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices throughout the country, Zignal serves customers around the world including Airbnb, IBM, Citrix, Bacardi, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, FleishmanHillard, The Sacramento Kings and Brunswick Group. To learn more, visit: www.zignallabs.com.

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GWU The Graduate School of Political Management

Founded in 1987 and located in the heart of Washington, DC, GW’s Graduate School of Political Management is the first and foremost school of applied politics, communications, and advocacy, offering master’s degrees in the following disciplines: Legislative Affairs, Political Management, Strategic Public Relations

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Newseum

The Newseum is an interactive museum that promotes free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, while tracing the evolution of print and electronic communication from earliest days of the United States to the technologies of the present and the future.

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2017 SILVER SPONSORS:

Powell Tate

A division of Weber Shandwick, Powell Tate is a global network of partners who create and execute communications campaigns of all shapes and sizes for clients ranging from industry giants to local businesses.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is a global public relations and integrated communications agency.

Fifth Tribe

Fifth Tribe is a full-service digital agency that’s determined on creating real results through branding, web application development, and digital marketing. We are featured in Arianna Huffington’s book, Thrive, as being a company that embodies her Third Metric principles. Most recently, Fifth Tribe was recognized as a Tent Partner alongside AirBnB, Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn in a 50 company cohort aimed at solving the refugee crisis. From winning hackathons to being invited to the White House, we're looking to partner with companies and non-profits working towards making a big impact. We have helped our clients launch a global entrepreneurship challenge at the Vatican, decrease youth unemployment with Narwi, increase small business innovation at the DoD and 40+ clients challenges.

SpeedPro Imaging

Local and family-owned but part of a nationwide network of wide-format digital printers.  Serving Washington, DC, Fairfax, Loudoun and beyond, we are committed to exceptional quality, great service, and making a difference in our community. Our specialties include premium, large format digital graphics for signs, banners, retractable banner stands, vehicle wraps and more.

The Mather Group

The Mather Group is a Digital Marketing Agency that uses the latest marketing tactics, so that you can concentrate on your business.

O'Dwyer's

O’Dwyer’s is PR’s most authoritative news media, described as the “bible" of PR by both the New York Times and Washington Post. PR and communications pros get their news from us all day long--you should too!

RFP Associates

RFP Associates is a communications agency search firm that improves the method of identifying, evaluating and hiring an agency through our thorough search and selection methodology. Our clients are the hiring entities. For them we find qualified candidate agencies of any size and specialty across the U.S. or abroad to respond to a comprehensive request for proposal (RFP) process.

iDigital Media Group

iDigital Media Group is an emerging challenger to DC’s outdoor advertising market, delivering a new approach to the region’s marketing mix. Harnessing the latest advancements in ad-tech, we offer multiple innovative ways for businesses and organizations, large and small, to promote their brand and share their message in an engaging and effective manner.

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