PORTLAND, Ore. (June 28, 2018) — A.wordsmith, a boutique communications firm specializing in thought leadership public relations, earned a silver trophy in the 2018 Summit Creative Awards book/journal category for its work on the Technology Association of Oregon’s (TAO) digital magazine, Techlandia.

The Summit Creative Awards recognize excellence in companies and individuals with billing under $30 million. In total, more than 26 countries and 5,000 submissions competed in this year’s awards.

A.wordsmith was responsible for designing, researching and writing TAO’s very first issue of Techlandiain 2017. The publicationwas developed to showcase the people, places and organizations that have helped Oregon become a center of tech industry innovation and opportunity.

“We’re honored to receive this Summit Creative Award for Techlandia which demonstrates not only our team’s commitment to excellence, but also that of tech organizations around the state of Oregon,” said Ann Smith, president and founder of A.wordsmith.


Founded in 2009, A.wordsmith is a boutique communications firm specializing in thought leadership public relations. The firm’s core areas of expertise are media relations, writing, corporate positioning, social media and design. Strategically designed and delivered, A.wordsmith’s brand of PR is a uniquely powerful tool. It challenges. It differentiates. It starts relationships and enhances existing ones. And it drives sales with high-value customers like nothing else. Clients of A.wordsmith include TerraFirma, ProKarma, Propeller, Levy Restaurants, OVO and IDL Worldwide.

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