AWARDS


The Zapwater team is dedicated to delivering results.  Our many awards demonstrate our ongoing commitment to produce exceptional work and exceed client expectations. Here is a sampling of the agency’s 95+ awards.

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01. PRSA CHICAGO SKYLINE AWARDS


Recognizes outstanding programs created by public relations professionals in the Greater Chicagoland area.

2015 Skyline Award
Reputation/Brand Management
Client: Block 37
Campaign: Block 37 Turns a Corner

2015 Award of Excellence
Marketing Consumer Services
Client: Block 27
Campaign: Block 37 Turns a Corner

2014 Skyline Award
Marketing Consumer Product
Client: Henry & Bell
Campaign: The New Denmin Darling

2014 Award of Excellence
Media Relations – Consumer Products
Client: Everpurse
Campaign: From Kickstarter to Fashion Week Phenom

2014 Award of Excellence
Marketing Consumer Product Client: Perfect Circle Jewelry Insurance
Campaign: A Call for Everlasting Love

2014 Award of Excellence
Media Relations – Government
Client: McCaffrey Interests
Campaign: One Road Created United Lakefront

2013 Award of Excellence
Marketing Consumer Product
Client: TheTieBar.com
Campaign: Tie One On For Size

2012 Skyline Award
Marketing Consumer Product
Client: TOPSHOP/TOPMAN
Campaign: TOPSHOP Invades the Windy City



02. BULLDOG REPORTER MEDIA RELATIONS AWARDS


Judged by journalists from organizations such as the New York Times, CNN and the Wall Street Journal from a national pool of entrants.

2014 Gold Bulldog Award
Best Campaign Under $50,000
Client: Everpurse
Campaign: From Kickstarter to Fashion Week Favorite

2014 Gold Bulldog Award
Best Use of a Personality/Celebrity
Client: Perfect Circle Jewelry Insurance
Campaign: Everlasting Love

2014 Silver Bulldog Award
Best Use of Internet — Consumer
Client: Perfect Circle Jewelry Insurance Campaign: Everlasting Love

2014 Silver Bulldog Award
Best Technology Campaign — Consumer
Client: Everpurse
Campaign: From Kickstarter to Fashion Week Favorite

2014 Bronze Bulldog Award
Best New Product Launch
Client: Everpurse
Campaign: From Kickstarter to Fashion Week Favorite

2014 Honorable Mention Bulldog Award
Best Special Event/Stunt
Client: LYFE Kitchen
Campaign: LYFE Comes to SoCal

2013 Best of Show Award
Grand Prize Winning Campaign
Client: Downsize Fitness
Campaign: Downsizing the Obesity Epidemic

2013 Gold Bulldog Award
Best Health, Medicine and Fitness Campaign
Client: Downsize Fitness
Campaign: Downsizing the Obesity Epidemic

2013 Gold Bulldog Award Best Campaign Under $25,000
Client: Downsize Fitness
Campaign: Downsizing the Obesity Epidemic

2013 Silver Bulldog Award
Best New Product Launch
Client: Downsize Fitness
Campaign: Downsizing the Obesity Epidemic

2013 Bronze Bulldog Award
Best Arts and Entertainment Campaign Client: TheTieBar.com
Campaign: Making Open Collars a Thing of the Past

2012 Gold Bulldog Award
Best General Consumer Campaign
Client: TOPSHOP/TOPMAN
Campaign: The British Invade the Windy City

2012 Gold Bulldog Award
Special Event/Publicity Stunt
Client: TOPSHOP/TOPMAN
Campaign: The British Invade the Windy City

2012 Gold Bulldog Award
Best Campaign Under $50,000
Client: TheTieBar.com
Campaign: Why A-Listers and Celebs are “Tie-ing” One On

2012 Silver Bulldog Award
Best Travel, Hospitality and Destinations Campaign
Client: Andy Biggs Photo Safaris
Campaign: The Global Photographer Visits Today Show

2012 Silver Bulldog Award
Best Arts and Entertainment Campaign
Client: American Schools of Flower Design
Campaign: Flower Power: Coast to Coast

2012 Bronze Bulldog Award
Best Company Positioning/Branding Campaign
Client: TheTieBar.com
Campaign: Why A-Listers and Celebs are “Tie-ing” One On

2012 Honorable Mention Bulldog Award
Best Campaign Under $10,000
Client: Andy Biggs Photo Safaris
Campaign: The Global Photographer Visits Today Show

2008 Silver Bulldog Award
Best Response to Breaking News
Client: The Law Offices of Jeffrey Leving
Campaign: Bringing Attention to the Subject of Parental Alienation

2008 Silver Bulldog Award
Best Travel, Destination and Hospitality Campaign
Client: Hotel Sax
Campaign: Turning Regular Joe’s into J-Lo’s





03. HOLMES REPORT GOLD SABRE AWARDS


Recognizes superior achievement in branding, reputation and engagement from more than 2000 entrants across North America.

2017 Gold SABRE Award Finalist
Best Real Estate Campaign
Client: Block 37
Campaign: Bringing Chicago Back to the Block

2017 Gold SABRE Award Finalist
Best Web-based Business Campaign
Client: Birdies Slippers
Campaign: America Flies with Birdies

2016 Gold SABRE Award Finalist
Best Food Service Campaign
Client: Richard Sandoval Restaurants
Campaign: Latinicity Spices Up Chicago

2015 Gold SABRE Award Finalist
Best Real Estate Campaign
Client: Block 37
Campaign: Block 37 Turns a Corner

2015 Gold SABRE Award Finalist
Best Marketing to Men Campaign
Client: Cufflinks.com
Campaign: Off the Cuff

2014 Gold SABRE Award Finalist
Best Foodservice Campaign
Client: LYFE Kitchen
Campaign: LYFE Comes to SoCal

2013 Gold SABRE Award Winner
Best Web-Based Business Campaign
Client: TheTieBar.com
Campaign: Making Open Collars a Thing of the Past

2013 Gold SABRE Award Finalist
Best Retail Campaign
Client: Haberdash for Men
Campaign: From Small Wares to Emerging Fashion Brand

2012 Gold SABRE Award Winner
Best Fashion and Beauty Campaign
Client: TheTieBar.com
Campaign: Why Celebrities and A-Listers are “Tie-ing” One On

2012 Gold SABRE Award Finalist
Best Retail Campaign
Client: TOPSHOP/TOPMAN
Campaign: The British Invade the Windy City



04. PRSA LOS ANGELES PRISM AWARDS


Recognizes outstanding programs created by public relations professionals based in the Greater Los Angeles area.

2015 Award of Excellence
One-Time Media or Special Events- Corporate/Brand – $15,000 to $50,000
Client: Ball Horticultural
Campaign: Spring Trials: Fashion Week for Flowers

2014 Prism Award
Travel Tourism Hospitality – $50,000 Budget or More
Client: LYFE Kitchen
Campaign: LYFE Comes to SoCal

2014 Award of Excellence
One-Time Media or Special Events-Corporate/Brand – $50,000 Budget or More
Client: LYFE Kitchen
Campaign: LYFE Comes to SoCal


05. PUBLICITY CLUB OF CHICAGO GOLDEN TRUMPET AWARDS


Honors distinguished achievement in executing local and national public relations initiatives, the Golden Trumpet Awards is most prestigious industry awards program in the Midwest.

2016 Platinum Award/Best of Show
Client: Virgin Hotels
Campaign: Virgin Opens First Hotel

2016 Gold Trumpet
Marketing-Lifestyle
Client: Virgin Hotels
Campaign: Virgin Opens First Hotel

2016 Gold Trumpet
Marketing-Lifestyle
Client: Entertainment Cruises
Campaign: Smooth Sailing with Entertainment Cruises

2016 Gold Trumpet
Media Relations-Consumer
Client: Richard Sandoval Restaurants
Campaign: Latinicity Spices Up Chicago

2016 Gold Trumpet
Social Media-Single PR Event or Promotion
Client: [yellowtail]
Campaign: [yellowtail] Holiday Giveaway

2016 Gold Trumpet
Social Media-Single PR Event or Promotion
Client: Miss Ricky’s in the Virgin Hotel
Campaign: #QuickyWithRicky

2015 Jeffrey D. Bierig Brand Builder Award
Client: Cufflinks.com
Campaign: Cufflinks.com: Off the Cuff

2015 Gold Trumpet
Marketing-Consumer
Client: Block 37
Campaign: Block 37 Turns a Corner

2015 Gold Trumpet
Marketing-Lifestyle
Client: Cufflinks.com
Campaign: Cufflinks.com: Off the Cuff

2014 Gold Trumpet
Marketing-Lifestyle
Client: Everpurse
Campaign: Kickstarter to Fashion Phenom

2014 Gold Trumpet
Marketing-Lifestyle
Client: Henry and Belle
Campaign: The New Denim Darling

2014 Gold Trumpet
Special Events and Observances
Client: e+o Food and Drink
Campaign: The Food Buddha Does Mt. Prospect

2014 Silver Trumpet
Marketing-Food and Beverage
Client: LYFE Kitchen
Campaign: LYFE Begins in SoCal

2014 Silver Trumpet
Marketing-Lifestyle
Client: Gilt City Chicago
Campaign: Love Your City More

2014 Silver Trumpet
Special Events and Observances
Client: McCaffrey Interests
Campaign: One Road Creates United Lakefront

2013 Gold Trumpet
Special Events and Observances Category
Client: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
Campaign: Del Frisco’s Steaks Out Chicago

2013 Gold Trumpet
Best Feature Placement Category
Client: TieTheKnot.org and TheTieBar.com
Campaign: Tie The Knot for Equality

2013 Gold Trumpet
Marketing-Branding Category
Client: Haberdash for Men
Campaign: Haberdash: The Brand to Follow

2013 Gold Trumpet
Marketing-Branding Category
Client: TheTieBar.com
Campaign: The Tie Bar: Fit to be Tied

2013 Silver Trumpet
Marketing-Lifestyle Category
Client: Room and Board
Campaign: Room and Board: There’s No Place Like Home

2013 Silver Trumpet
Marketing-Health Category
Client: Downsize Fitness
Campaign: Downsize for Life

2012 Gold Trumpet
Best Feature Placement Category
Client: Downsize Fitness
Campaign: Downsizing the Obesity Epidemic

2012 Gold Trumpet
Institutional Category
Client: The American Schools of Flower Design
Campaign: Flower Power Goes National

2012 Gold Trumpet
Special Events and Observances Category
Client: Ted Baker London
Campaign: London Calling, Ted Baker Opens Flagship Store

2012 Gold Trumpet
Special Events and Observances Category
Client: TOPSHOP/TOPMAN
Campaign: TOPSHOP Invades the Windy City

2012 Silver Trumpet
Marketing Category
Client: Public House Restaurant
Campaign: Out with Old, Into Brew

2012 Silver Trumpet
Marketing Category
Client: TheTieBar.com
Campaign: TheTiebar.com Ties One On

2011 Gold Trumpet
Institutional Category
Client: American School of Flower Design
Campaign: Flower Power: Coast to Coast

2011 Silver Trumpet
Marketing Category
Client: The Arboretum of South Barrington
Campaign: Putting the “Style” in a Suburban Lifestyle Center

2010 Silver Trumpet
Marketing Category
Client: Halo [For Men]
Campaign: Raising the Bar on Man-Pampering

2010 Silver Trumpet
Institutional Category
Client: Barton Healthcare
Campaign: Introducing Barton Healthcare

2010 Silver Trumpet
Special Events and Observances Category
Client: Chicago Bliss
Campaign: Chicago Bliss: LFL League Debut

2009 Silver Trumpet
Marketing Category
Client: Hub 51
Campaign: Lettuce Introduce You to Hub 51

2009 Silver Trumpet
Marketing Category
Client: Hotel Sax
Campaign: Introducing the Hotel Sax Chicago

2008 Silver Trumpet
Government Affairs Category
Client: The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance
Campaign: Specialty Crops Get a Seat at the Table



06. HSMAI ADRIAN AWARDS


Recognizes best practices in sales and marketing for the travel and hospitality industry by celebrating inspiring approaches in advertising, public relations and digital marketing.

2016 Gold Adrian Award
Public Relations – New Opening/Launch
Client: Latinicity
Campaign: Latinicity Spices Up Chicago

2016 Silver Adrian Award
Influencer Marketing
Client: Visit Finland
Campaign: Chicago-Centric Influencer Trip Takes off with Finnair

2016 Silver Adrian Award
Public Relations – New Opening/Launch
Client: Icelandair
Campaign: Icelandair Launches Nonstop Service from Chicago to Reykjavic

2015 Gold Adrian Award
Social Media-Single Event
Client: Virgin Hotels Chicago
Campaign: #QuickyWithRicky

2015 Gold Adrian Award
Feature Television Placement
Client: Virgin Hotels Chicago
Campaign: Welcome to Hotel Branson

2015 Silver Adrian Award
New Opening/Launch
Client: Virgin Hotels Chicago
Campaign: Virgin Hotels Chicago Opens

2013 Gold Adrian Award
Public Relations – Special Events
Client: dana hotel and spa
Campaign: Zombie Takeover of the dana hotel and spa

2013 Gold Adrian Award
New Opening/Launch
Client: LYFE Kitchen
Campaign: LYFE Begins in Southern California

2013 Gold Adrian Award
Feature Placement Television
Client: e+o Food and Drink
Campaign: The Food Buddha Does The Dish

2013 Silver Adrian Award
New Opening/Launch
Client: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
Campaign: Del Frisco’s Steaks Out Chicago

2013 Silver Adrian Award
Re-Launch of an Existing Product
Client: Gilt City
Campaign: Chicago’s GILTy Pleasure

2012 Platinum Adrian Award
PR Single Item – Feature Placement Print
Client: Downsize Fitness
Campaign: Downsizing The Obesity Epidemic

2012 Gold Adrian Award
PR Single Item – Feature Placement Print
Client: Downsize Fitness
Campaign: Downsizing The Obesity Epidemic

2012 Silver Adrian Award
PR Campaign – New Opening/Launch
Client: TOPSHOP
Campaign: The British Invade the Windy City

2011 Gold Adrian Award
PR – Feature Placement Television
Client: American Schools of Flower Design
Campaign: Flower Power: Kathie Lee vs. Hoda

2011 Bronze Adrian Award
PR – Feature Placement Television
Client: Andy Biggs Photo Safaris
Campaign: The Global Photographer Visits the Today Show

2011 Bronze Adrian Award
PR – Campaign
Client: American Schools of Flower Design
Campaign: Flower Power: Coast to Coast

2009 Platinum Adrian Award
Feature Television Placement
Client: Hotel Sax Chicago
Campaign: Turning Regular Joes into J-Lo’s

2009 Gold Adrian Award
Feature Television Placement
Client: Hotel Sax Chicago
Campaign: Turning Regular Joes into J-Lo’s

2009 Gold Adrian Award
New Opening/Launch
Client: Hotel Sax Chicago
Campaign: Introducing the Hotel Sax Chicago