Ricci Communications was selected as a winner in the American Graphic Design Awards presented by Graphic Design USA, a news magazine for graphic designers and other creative professionals. The winning pieces, the Passenger Vessel Association Web Site, City Lights Public Chater School fundraising brochure, NASCO’s Security Executive publication, an ad campaign for The Mechanic Group, Ricci Communications’ monthly holiday card series and NACDD’s Changing Lives Brochure, were chosen by a nationwide panel of judges from among several thousand submissions.

Ricci Communications’ client, Cavalier Services, received the Building Service Contractors Association International’s (BSCAI) Image Award for its quarterly newsletter, TEAMMATES. The Image Award recognizes companies who excel at enhancing the image of their business and industry in the eyes of customers and the general public. Ricci Communications worked closely with Cavalier Services to write, design, produce and distribute TEAMMATES. This is the fifth time that Cavalier Services has been honored with the Image Award.

Ricci Communications’ client, CSi was honored with the United States Postal Service (USPS) and Local Postal Customer Council’s Mailing Excellence Award for its CSi Directions publication. The Mailing Excellence Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate significant leadership and influence in the mailing industry and who have implemented innovative ways to enhance the value of mail in the marketplace and increase internal satisfaction with the use of mail as a tool to meet business objectives. CSi worked closely with Ricci Communications to write, design, produce and distribute CSi Directions.

Ricci Communications, along with JDG Communications Inc. won an “M” Award from the American Marketing Association’s Washington Chapter (AMA-DC) honoring its campaign to launch the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) National Do Not Call Registry. One of only six total award winners, the Ricci/JDG team had only 11 weeks to create the launch plan and all of its components to reach approximately 150 million American households without a budget for paid advertising. The campaign resulted in the Do Not Call Web site becoming the number 1 searched Internet site within 24 hours of the launch. The campaign achieved 91 percent awareness among American adults and nearly 60 million phone numbers have been registered to date.