The Reno-Tahoe American Marketing Association (AMA) is pleased to announce its 2015 Ace Awards winners. This year, over 140 nominations were submitted across 12 categories, the highest volume ever received. Once duplicate nominations we accounted for, the Reno-Tahoe AMA board then reached out to all of those who were nominated, and began the process of collecting more information about each nominated effort. The nominees were ultimately narrowed down to 52 finalists based on the board’s review of the submissions, which were then voted on by the association’s judging panel to determine winners.

This year’s judges included the board members of the Reno-Tahoe AMA chapter based in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as Reno-Tahoe AMA’s Professional Members. All in all, the winners across all 12 categories included:

  1. Best in Web and Digital –, KPS3 Marketing
  2. Best in Mobile – Rounds Bakery, Design on the Edge
  3. Best in Social Media – #NotACronut, Ashley Brune Communications
  4. Best in Print – Reno Startup Deck/EDAWN; The Abbi Agency, Boost Creative
  5. Best in Public Relations – Nevada Sesquicentennial Celebration, The Glenn Group
  6. Best in Video/Film/Commercial – “The Edge of Impossible,” The High Fives Foundation
  7. Best in Event Promotion – Reno Craft Beer Week, Vetter PR, Inc./Reno Craft Beer Week, LLC
  8. Best in Cause-Related Marketing – Reno Startup Deck/EDAWN; The Abbi Agency, Boost Creative
  9. Best Brand/Rebrand – The Jungle; Design on the Edge
  10. Best in Direct Marketing – Personalization Beyond First Name, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
  11. Best Integrated Marketing Strategy – Nevada Health Link, KPS3 Marketing
  12. Best Non-Local Promotion – Bark and Barrow Website, White Rabbit

 In addition to the 12 award categories, the “People’s Choice” award (voted on by well over 1,500 people) and the 2015 “Influencer of the Year,” were announced.

  1. People’s Choice – Reno Ronald McDonald House Norvell Family Story, Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada
  2. Influencer of the Year – Dr. Bret Simmons, University of Nevada, Reno College of Business

For a link to the full presentation from this year’s event, which contains all of the award details and finalists, please visit:

To view all of the photos from this event, courtesy of Frank Haxton and Becky Murway at Digiman Studio, please visit:

The Reno-Tahoe AMA would also like to thank the sponsors of this year’s event, which include:


CPC Solutions

Digiman Studio

Fandango Movie Tickets

Granlibakken Resort

Hard Rock Hotel – Lake Tahoe

JCML Media

Nevada Art Museum

Outlets at Sparks Marina

Reno Aces

Reno Air Races

Reno News & Review

Reno Type

SilverBlu Media

Squeeze In

Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

This is Reno

Whitney Peak Hotel

Yoga Loka