Strategy and design firm shark&minnow is honored with 13 international, national and regional awards in 2019. The awards were issued by the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA), American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).

“Any time our work is recognized for excellence, we’re honored,” Hallie Bram Kogelschatz, shark&minnow CEO, says. “What makes these awards special is that they reflect our team’s dedication to understanding our clients’ businesses inside and out. That strategic insight — and the trust we earn with clients — is what leads to great work with great people. And more than anything, that’s what our firm is about”.

“Business is changing — digitalization, global economic forces, shifts in the supply chain. We’re proud of the way our firm’s expertise is helping our clients rise during these disruptive times — and we aren’t slowing down,” Kogelschatz says.

Transportation Marketing & Sales Association

2019 TMSA Compass Awards

TMSA Compass Awards are given to organizations that demonstrate exceptional levels of strategic approach, creativity, innovation and results. As an awardee, shark&minnow exemplifies best practices in the transportation and logistics industry. Awards included:

  • Award of Excellence – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership – Economic Impacts (Media Relations)
  • Award of Excellence – Milestone Chassis – New vs. Refurbished (Integrated Campaign)
  • Award of Merit – Port of Cleveland – Rock the Port (Events)

American Association of Port Authorities

2019 AAPA Communications Awards

Sponsored by the AAPA Public Relations Committee, the annual Communications Awards Program has recognized excellence in port communications since 1966. For its 52nd Annual Communications Awards Program, six clients of shark&minnow were awarded:

  • Award of Excellence – Port of Monroe – (Website)
  • Award of Distinction – Port of Cleveland – Field Guide (Directory/Handbook)
  • Award of Distinction – Port of Cleveland – Port50 (Campaign)
  • Award of Distinction – Port of Cleveland – Rock the Port (Special Events)
  • Award of Distinction – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership & Ports of Indiana – Great Lakes Maritime Day (Special Events)
  • Award of Merit – Port of Monroe – Michigan’s Gateway Port (Campaign)

American Institute of Graphic Arts

2019 AIGA Design 730 Awards

Every 730 days, AIGA Cleveland hosts a competition which inevitably discovers and celebrates the best of the best in design. This competition is a part of AIGA Cleveland’s ongoing effort to promote and celebrate exceptional design, such as:

  • Winner – Westfield Bank – Brand Identity & Launch (Integrated Campaign)
  • Winner – Port of Cleveland – Rock the Port (Integrated Campaign)
  • Winner – NEORSD – Doan Valley Tunnel Environmental Installation (Environmental Design)
  • Winner – Downie Photography – depth – (2D Design)