Awards

Excellence in Creative Marketing

Kauffman & Associates, Inc. (KAI) has been recognized nationally by its peers for quality, innovation, and creativity. Over the years, we have earned the respect of our clients by delivering winning outcomes and measurable results that matter.

KAI has received multiple national and international awards for excellence and performance, including for:

Small Business

Guerilla Marketing

Woman Owned Small Business

Innovative Communications

Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business

Company Growth

2016

  • 2016: Silver Telly Award, for Health Matters video series, Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services
  • 2016: Summit Creative Award for the "Health Matters" campaign encouraging urban American Indians and Alaska Natives to enroll in health insurance
  • 2016: First place, Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award, National Association of Government Communicators, for Long Term Services and Supports Solution e-newsletter, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Native American Firm Wins Prestigious Communications Awards (PDF)
  • 2016: Gold Hermes Creative Award for Health Matters video series, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • 2016: Secretary’s Outreach and Media Relations Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for KAI’s work promoting the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • 2016: Bronze Telly Award for Protect Our Future: Prevent Tobacco Sales to Minors video, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • 2016: Health Care PR and Marketing Award for "Protect Our Future: Prevent Tobacco Sales to Minors" video brochure

2015

  • 2015: Gold MarCom Award for Protect Our Future: Prevent Tobacco Sales to Minors video brochure

2014

  • 2014: Bronze Telly Award for A New Path to Healthcare video, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • 2014: Communicator Award of Distinction for SAMHSA Tribal Technical Assistance Center logo, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • 2014: Gold Hermes Creative Award for Dental Therapy Project brochure design, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

2013

  • 2013: MarCom Platinum Award, Affordable Care Act Outreach and Education Campaign ‐ Native American Audiences, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • 2013: Hermes Creative Award for 2013 Influenza Campaign, Native American Audiences, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • 2013: Silver Aster Award for Dental Therapist Project exhibit booth, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • 2013: Silver Communicator Award for Positive Encounters: Reducing Stigma Around HIV and AIDS video, Office of Minority Health
  • 2013: Bronze Telly Award for We Are People of Hope video, Native Aspirations technical assistance product, SAMHSA

2012

  • 2012: Gold MarCom Award, “Protect the Circle of Life” campaign poster, marketing and promotional materials, CDC 
  • 2012: Gold MarCom Award, We Are People of Hope video, Native Aspirations project, SAMHSA
  • 2012: Gold Hermes Creative Award, "A Circle of Communities" brochure, Native Aspirations project, SAMHSA
  • 2012: Communicator Award of Excellence, "A Circle of Communities" brochure, Native Aspirations project, SAMHSA
  • 2012: Communicator Award of Distinction, "Walking on Common Ground" website, Tribal Law and Policy Institute

2011

  • 2011: MarCom Gold Award, corporate website
  • 2011: Gold Hermes Creative Award, Integrated Marketing Materials, FEMA
  • 2011: APEX Award, folder, agenda, background materials for the U.S. Department of Justice 2010 Tribal Consultation, Meeting and Event Materials category
  • 2011: Bronze Telly Award, Weaving STEM Education and Culture video for the National Science Foundation, cultural category
  • 2011: Bronze Telly Award, Bringing Back Smiles video, W.J. Kellogg Foundation Dental Therapist Project

2010

  • 2010: Gold Aurora Award, Weaving STEM Education and Culture for the National Science Foundation, documentary category
  • 2010: Gold Aurora Award, Bringing Back Smiles video for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Dental Therapist Project, news report/update category
  • 2010: Census Proud Partner Award to KAI, U.S. Census Bureau
  • 2010: Inner City 100 Hall of Fame, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Bloomberg/Business Week, recognizing five years of continuous company growth
  • 2010: Ava Award, Bringing Back Smiles video, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Dental Therapist Project

2009

  • 2009: Communicator Award of Distinction, “Clean Water, Making Life Possible” brochures and calendar, Indian Health Service Sanitation Facilities Construction

2008

  • 2008: Communicator Award of Excellence, marketing/promotion, Native Student Artist Competition calendar, poster, bookmarks, Office of Indian Education (OIE)
  • 2008: SPARK Award of Excellence, special publications, Native Student Artist Competition calendar, poster, bookmarks, OIE
  • 2008: SPARK Award of Distinction, communications planning, Government/Community Relations, Native American Outreach Center of Parents Speak Up National Campaign

2007

  • 2007: Washington’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies, (Puget Sound Business Journal)

2006

  • 2006: Jo Ann Kauffman, Small Business Administration Minority Small Business Person of the Year for Eastern Washington

2005

  • 2005: Washington’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies (Puget Sound Business Journal)

1999

  • 1999: Gannett Freedom Forum's "Free Spirit Award" for recognition of Jo Ann Kauffman's community activism protecting the rights of Native American communities to seek redress under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution