2014 in Review

emily easley

Emily Easley
Account Director

avista park

WE HOPE YOU HAD A RELAXING and fun break for the holidays. At DH, we’re already working away on 2015 projects and initiatives, but we wanted to take a moment to reflect back on a fantastic year of growth, success and fun. Here are some of DH’s highlights from 2014:

We moved (our walls around)!

That’s right, we remodeled our office on the second floor of the Morgan Building, converting a big empty room and storage area into new workspaces. It wasn’t just due to aesthetics (though we really love our new digs!), but mostly out of necessity. Since 2012, we have hired seven new employees and expanded our creative services … and well, we were quickly running out of conference rooms!

 

Expanded Services

 

leah & eric

Speaking of new hires, we expanded our creative services this year into the digital realm, including interactive web, mobile apps and other digital media. First, Leah Mow joined our team in January as our Creative Services Manager. Then in October, Eric Smith came on board as our Art + Digital Director. They joined our Art Director Judy Heggem-Davis. Together, these amazing designers have created some pretty great work, from branding programs to amazing collateral pieces.

 

We wanted to show you some of our client work over the past year:

PRIDE Prep

PRIDE Prep is the first public charter school in Spokane. Using a personalized approach with individualized coaching and career exploration, PRIDE Prep inspires creativity and allows students to acquire the skills necessary to thrive. We created the entire branding program for PP including the: logo, brand guidlines, brochure, collateral suite, and their website.

 

pride prep website

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Yakima Valley Memorial is one of the largest hospital systems in the state. We have worked with its marketing and leadership team for over three years. This year, we developed some campaigns of which we are especially proud. Here are some print ads we created.

We helped with the launch of a convenient care clinic that, in just one year, expanded to three locations!

In 2015, we look forward to helping the Memorial Foundation celebrate its 25th year of bringing health to the Yakima community.

 

Avista

Avista celebrated its 125th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, Avista renovated Huntington Park below its Post Street Substation. The park provides one of the most spectacular views of the Spokane River. Avista also turned a parking lot next to City Hall into a plaza and dedicated it to the City of Spokane.

On May 1, DH helped Avista and the City host a public ceremony to dedicate the new plaza and celebrate the renovation. The event had a number of speakers, live music, tribal drumming, and a food truck rally.

 

avista park

Top Moments of 2014

We had so many great moments this year. It was hard to narrow this list down. But we tried:

We presented at the AAF Spokane Addy Awards and picked up a Best of Division Addy (and some others too) while we were there.

We also had a blast nabbing some Spokane MarCom Spark Awards (including a Brightest Spark).

Our office took a spin on the Party Trolley.

We hit the links for our inaugural golf day (we had so much fun, we think we’ll do it again).

Sara D got her Accreditation in Public Relation

And last but not least: the joy of Whippet Wednesday continues.

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