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07 May 2015

MarCom Honors 2015 Spark Award Winners

Spokane Regional MarCom Association Honors 2015 Spark Award Winners


SPOKANE, WA (May 4, 2015) - Avista’s “125 Years and Counting: Avista Honors History, Community and Service” campaign and Desautel Hege (DH) and CU Direct’s “20 for 20 Giveback Campaign” shone brightly at Spokane Regional MarCom Association’s 20th annual Spark Awards events on April 22.


The Spark Awards are presented by the Spokane Regional Marketing and Communications Association (Spokane MarCom) to recognize the best work by local marketing, communications and public relations professionals.


Local professionals submitted more than 60 entries ranging from individual projects showcasing video, print, and online expertise to full internal and external communications campaigns. The award entries were judged by local professionals in the marketing and communications field that did not submit entries for this year’s awards. The top entries out of all submissions received Brightest Spark Awards.


The Brightest Spark Award recipients were as follows:

  • “20 for 20 Giveback Campaign” - CU Direct, Desautel Hege (DH), WebMistress

  • “A Holiday Story from ALSC Architects” – ALSC Architects

  • “Children’s Activity Book: ‘Little Household Crime-Fighters’” – RESCUE! Pest Control Products


Desautel Hege (DH), in partnership with CU Direct and WebMistress, was awarded the Blaze Award for their “20 for 20 Giveback Campaign,” which reflected the highest score of all entries in 2015.


Avista, along with Klündt | Hosmer, Desautel Hege (DH), and Hanna & Associates claimed the coveted Dussalt Community Impact Award, awarded at the discretion of the judges for a campaign/program that demonstrated clear impact within the Spokane community. One judge noted that, “...the strategy focused on connecting the history of the region with the company’s legacy. The idea of creating a beautiful new community gathering space in Huntington Park as a symbol of the company’s connection to and appreciation for the region and its people goes beyond simply trying to elevate the brand and succeeds in elevating and celebrating the entire community.”


The judges also awarded Excellence and Merit Awards for multiple categories based upon specified criteria. Click here for a complete list of 2015 winners.