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PPO&S Integrated Marketing Communications has been recognized with 8 Communicator Awards, 6 Graphic Design: USA Web Awards, 11 Hermes Creative Awards and 3 Telly Awards for a variety of work ranging from TV to websites to direct mail and complete campaigns. 

Summer Quest Program logos with varying icons for rocket ship, binoculars, flashlight and others.
Logos for Commonwealth Libraries Summer Quest Program

The Communicator Awards, the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals, recognized PPO&S with Awards of Excellence for a logo it designed for the Commonwealth Libraries’ Summer Quest program and an underage drinking prevention TV spot for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB). The agency also received Awards of Distinction for the PLCB’s Know When. Know How.SM integrated marketing campaign, website and a point-of-purchase poster. A Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra brochure, direct mail for Milton Hershey School and PennDOT’s “Commute by Rail” website also earned Awards of Distinction.


The Graphic Design USA Web Awards, a national competition that spotlights creative excellence across all mediums, recognized PPO&S with awards for the PennDOT “Commute by Rail” website; the PLCB’s Know When. Know How.SM website and “Kept Safely” video; an online video for Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania; an email blast for Ten Thousand Villages; and a holiday video for PPO&S. 

Screenshots of CommuteByRail.com
PennDOT’s “Commute by Rail” Website

Hermes Creative Awards, an international competition for creative professionals, honored PPO&S with Platinum Awards for the PennDOT “Commute by Rail” website, a logo for the PA Pharmacists Association and the PLCB’s Know When. Know How.SM integrated marketing campaign and website. The agency was also recognized with Gold Awards for a Milton Hershey School TV spot, as well as a PLCB radio spot and TV ad. Honorable Mentions were given for a Commonwealth Libraries logo, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra brochure, a PLCB point-of-purchase poster and a direct mail for Milton Hershey School.


The Telly Awards, a premier competition for video and television, recognized PPO&S’ work with Bronze Tellys for a PLCB online video campaign and TV commercial, in addition to a TV spot created for Milton Hershey School.

“These national and international recognitions from advertising industry experts are a testament to the caliber of work we are creating on behalf of our clients,” said Joe Knezic, Vice President Branding and Creative Services for PPO&S. “It’s also important to call out that our work is being recognized in the full gamut of both new and traditional disciplines. Our clients need us to create and integrate messages through all forms of media, and we deliver — on a high level.”