mdg has garnered four first place awards and one Honorable mention for marketing and design excellence from the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)’s Art of the Show competition. The design contest honors the most original, creative and trend-forward promotional materials for the exhibitions and events industry. Since 1994, mdg’s design team has been consistently recognized for the work produced for association and for-profit organizers of events in all size categories.

According to mdg president, Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, “Our creative team has taken the agency’s work to a new level over the past year. From the designers in San Diego to the digital specialists in Virginia to the copywriters in Washington, D.C., this collaborative team created the kind of attention-grabbing, design-forward, emotionally-appealing work that was once reserved for consumer marketing.” Owner and live events specialist Vinnie Polito echoed those sentiments, adding, “I take great pride in these awards and even greater pride in the results that the work has helped our clients achieve over the past year.”

Winning entries can be viewed at and were featured in an interactive display at Expo! Expo! held December 1-3, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.


Exhibit Sales Brochure/Prospectus (single piece): Between 75,001 and 200,000 nsf
2015 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo

Print Advertising (single piece): Over 200,001 nsf
“Look Again”
ASD MARKETweek 2015

Show Promotion – Web site: Over 200,001 nsf
“Immerse Yourself”
CTIA Super Mobility 2015

Green Printed Collateral (single piece): Over 200,001 nsf
“You make great things. We make great things happen.”
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association | NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase


Email Promotion Campaign: Under 75,000 nsf
“The Business of Craft Beverage”
Craft Beverage Expo’s 2015 show

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