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A Glimpse of Our Award-Winning Work

A Glimpse of Our Award-Winning Work

Everyone here at Gard Communications works hard to deliver a final product we can be proud of. Work that tells our clients’ stories, raises awareness, educates the public and inspires action. Work that delivers results. We don’t set out to win awards, but as Brian Gard says, “they’re a way to double-check that we’re producing high-quality work… a bit of frosting on the cake.”

This year alone, we’ve received 15 awards from various competitions recognizing excellence in creativity and design, campaign effectiveness, consumer appeal, video production and so much more. See some of our favorites below:

2016 Aster Awards

Gold – “Early Detection Announcement” – OHSU Foundation

OHSU – Early Detection Announcement Ad

This ad featured in the Wall Street Journal is part of the ongoing work we do for the OHSU Foundation. It announces OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s latest weapon to detect cancer earlier than ever before, the addition of Dr. Sadik Esener. Together with cancer pioneer Dr. Brian Druker, the Knight will find new ways to take down cancer for good.

The Aster Awards Program is dedicated to recognizing the nation’s most talented healthcare marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in advertising.


2016 Healthcare Advertising Awards

Bronze – “All About You” – Saint Alphonsus Health System

This :30 TV spot is part of the “All About You” campaign we developed for Saint Alphonsus, showcasing their brand and service lines. Titled “Beginnings,” it focuses on the tailored and compassionate care delivered at their maternity centers.

The Healthcare Advertising Awards are the oldest, largest and most widely respected healthcare advertising awards. Judges review entries based on creativity, quality, effectiveness and overall impact.


2016 Summit Creative Awards

Bronze – “Make the Right Choice” – Transportation Safety – ODOT

With the recent legalization of marijuana for recreational use, Oregon is facing new traffic safety issues. We produced this :30 TV PSA titled “Make the Right Choice” to remind drivers that driving at any level of impairment (of any kind) is not a good idea.

The Summit International Awards are dedicated to furthering excellence in the marketing communications industry.


2016 Telly Awards

Bronze – “What to Expect” – AAA Oregon/Idaho

As part of our “Keep Life Going” work for AAA Oregon/Idaho, we produced this :30 online video to get the word out about AAA’s Service Tracker, a new roadside assistance mobile app that lets members track their service truck in real time.

The Telly Awards honor the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films. Their mission is to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting and supporting creativity.


2016 WorldFest Houston Awards

Gold Remi – “Big Day” – Saint Alphonsus Health System

We produced this :30 TV spot titled “Big Day,” as part of Saint Alphonsus’ “All About You” campaign, to remind patients they don’t have to travel far to receive world-class care.

With over 4,500 category entries, WorldFest Houston is the third most competitive international film festival in North America, recognizing and honoring outstanding creative excellence in film and video.


See a complete list of Gard’s awards. »