Christian Brothers Services Marketing Team Wins 10 International Creative Awards

Romeoville, Ill., June 2, 2017 - We are pleased to announce that the Christian Brothers Services (CBS) marketing team has earned 10 creative awards in three different international creative competitions. The Marcom Awards, Communicator Awards and Hermes Creative Awards are creative competitions that seek to recognize the talents and achievements by marketing and communication professionals across the globe.

This year marks the first time the CBS Facebook page, the CBS health-focused e-newsletter, Maintaining Your Health, as well as the CBS internal communications publication, The Weekly Bulletin, have each earned awards. OutReach magazine picked up an additional three awards in the nonprofit magazine categories and the article, Into the Light. Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence, earned two awards. CBS was recognized for:

Hermes Creative Awards
Gold Awards
OutReach Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 1 in the Magazine Category
"Into the Light. Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence" in the Publication Article Category

Honorable Mention
Christian Brothers Services Facebook in the Facebook Site Category
Communicator Awards
Award of Excellence
Christian Brothers Services Facebook in the Content & Marketing-Social Page by a Brand

Awards of Distinction
Maintaining Your Health, Summer 2016 in the External Newsletter-Nonprofit Category
OutReach Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 1 in the Magazine-Nonprofit Category
"Into the Light. Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence" in the Writing/Feature Article Category
MarCom Awards
Gold Awards
Christian Brothers Services Weekly Bulletinin the Employee Newsletter Category
OutReach Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 1 in the Magazine Category

Honorable Mention
Christian Brothers Services Facebook in the Social Media Category

“Once again, we are honored and humbled by these awards,” stated Cynthia Krohn, manager of marketing and communications for Christian Brothers Services and editor of OutReach. “Having been presented with these awards speaks to the talent and hard work of the marketing staff here at CBS. Our ultimate goal has and will continue to be to provide educational materials and useful information for our members to use within their ministries across all communication channels. And these awards are a fantastic bonus!”

“These awards continue to showcase the cooperative effort of the staff at CBS to provide our members with important, up-to-date information from our experts,” commented Brother Michael Quirk, FSC, Ed.D, president and CEO of Christian Brothers Services. “Our Lasallian history and heritage is showcased in our communication pieces and it is an honor to be recognized for these efforts.”

OutReach is a semiannual publication which features informative articles from each of the CBS coverage and services areas. The magazine's audience is made up of the leadership and management of Catholic organizations, both in the United States and Canada, which belong to one or more CBS program, including Catholic School Management, a division of CBS. The magazine delivers useful and interesting topics that are relevant and important to the leaders in today's Catholic organizations.

Maintaining Your Health is the e-newsletter of the CBS health division. It is published quarterly with a special edition during the Christmas holidays, and contains seasonal articles on healthy living as well as healthy recipes. The Weekly Bulletin is an internal organizational newsletter for all employees of CBS and Catholic School Management.

The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. The winners range in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies.

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising and marketing firms including: AirType Studio, Condè Nast, Disney, Keller Crescent, Lockheed Martin,, MTV, rabble+rouser, Time Inc., Tribal DDB, Yahoo! and many others.

Hermes Creative Awards is a global competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Hermes Creative Awards recognize outstanding work in the industry and are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital media production and freelance professionals. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.


About Christian Brothers Services
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Romeoville, Illinois, Christian Brothers Services is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health, retirement, property/casualty, and technology as well as financial, administrative and Catholic school consulting to church congregations, organizations and dioceses internationally.

About Catholic School Management
Founded in 1973, NCEA Financial Consulting Services focused exclusively on finance and development consulting services for Catholic school and diocesan administrators. In 1979 demand for a broader scope of services resulted in the creation of Catholic School Management (CSM). In 2014, Christian Brothers Services acquired CSM's growing operations, making CBS the national leader in consultative guidance for Catholic schools. CSM's team of experts represents more than 500 years of experience in the education field with a focus on strategy, planning and leadership.

About BMT
Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, Brenner, McDonagh & Tortolani, Inc., BMT Management and Financial Consultants was acquired by Christian Brothers Services in 2017. Providing premier consulting services to 280 religious institutes and many sponsored ministries in need of assistance, BMT offers the management of daily operations, including accounting and financial management, benefits eligibility management, human resources, investment consulting and real estate planning and sustainability studies.