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BEB Wins at GCGEA

We are so excited to be the recipient of 4 Graphic Excellence Awards this year!  We were honored with 3 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of in the Digital Print – A/R Category.

The Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast conducts this annual, regional print competition which attracted over 250 entries this year.  Two judges from outside of the Gulf Coast region determine the winners, and the judges have varied technical & design expertise, and have served as judges in the international Premier Print Awards known as The Benny’s.

Our winning entries are:

BEST OF DIGITAL – Augmented Reality 2016 BEB Holiday Card

2017-04 GEA BEST OF AR BEB HOLIDAY CARD   AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Wide Format Printing – Central Care Window Sign Hillcroft Location 2017-04 GEA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Central Care - Hillcroft Wide Format Window SignageAWARD OF EXCELLENCE Digital Invitations –Greater Houston Boys & Girls Clubs Great Futures

2017-04 GEA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Greater Houston Boys and Girls Clubs Great Futures Dinner InvitationAWARD OF EXCELLENCE Digital Calendars – BEB 2017 Interactive Calendar

2017-04 GEA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2017 BEB INTERACTIVE CALENDAR

BEB WINS BIG AT PIGC Graphic Excellence Awards

2016 PIGC GEA AWARDSThis year’s Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast Graphic Excellence Awards was an amazing evening for all of us at BEB!  We took home 4 honors, from 4 different categories.

2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston Outside Envelope - Appeal Letter

2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston Outside Envelope – Appeal Letter

Our first win of the evening brought us a “Best Of” Category for an outside envelope we created for a mailing last April for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston.

2016-04-13 PIGC GEA BEST OF CATEGORY - WIDE FORMAT

 

 

 

 

 

Our second “Best Of” category was for our wide format printing for Rank Rodeo/Backyard Bull Riders barrel wraps.  The application was a favorite among judges!

 

 

2016-04-13 PIGC GEA GRAPHIC EXCELLENCE AWARD - VARIABLE PRINT DIGITAL THE TEXANS

 

Our next award came from the variable digital print category for The Houston Texans – A Winning Partnership.

 

 

 

 

2016-04-13 PIGC GEA GRAPHIC EXCELLENCE AWARD - DIGITAL PRINTING - BEB CALENDAR

 

Lastly, we won a Graphic Excellence award for our 2016 BEB interactive calendars!

 

 

 

The sold out crowd consisted of over 300 participants represented over 40 companies in the Houston area.  The best of the best came out to celebrate the power and influence that print has in the marketing community today.  We are proud to a part of this amazing industry and community!

BEB Co-hosts PIGC Graphic Excellence Awards

2016 PIGC GEA AWARDSHouston, TX- This marks the 2nd year that we were invited to co-host The Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast (PIGC) annual awards gala, The Graphic Excellence Awards.

Our Joy Z acted as emcee while our Diane Bandemer, Kathy Hall and Angel Wiener-Vierna worked registration and the silent auction.  Our partner Anne Swanson worked the show with us as well!  The event was a sell out crowd of over 300 people and was held at The Double Tree Hilton – Greenway Plaza.  Business Extension Bureau has been active with the PIGC for over 25 years.

This event brings out the best of the best in the Houston market.  We were honored to work the show as well as compete in this coveted competition.  Read more about our entries and results here!

2016-04-13 PIGC GEA Joy Z at the podium

Patty Eldridge (left) of the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast and our Joy Zehrbach served as emcees at the 2016 Graphic Excellence Awards.

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(L-R) Anne Swanson (Swanson Graphics), Kathy N. Hall, Diane Bandemer, Joy Z, and Angel Vierna (BEB) at the 2016 Graphic Excellence Awards

AND THE WINNER IS…

AND THE WINNER IS

AVA DIGITAL AWARD PLATINUM
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP)

BEB was awarded the AVA Digital Award for outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication. Our first place winning entry was for the use of QR Codes in our annual company interactive calendars.

The competition received over 2,500 entries from across the globe. The AVA Digital Awards is sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). This international organization consists of several thousand production, marketing, advertising and free-lance professionals.

GRAPHIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast (PIGC)BEB BUSINESS EXTENSION BUREAU GRAPHIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2015 PIGC

This annual regional print competition recognizes the finest printed materials produced by leading printers and designers in this region. We competed with over 300 participants representing over 40 companies in the Houston area. BEB is thrilled to have received three (3) honors:

Award of Merit BEB 2015 Interactive Calendars
Award of Excellence Enroll Gulf Coast Postcard – The City of Houston
Best of Direct Mail Enroll Gulf Coast Postcard – The City of Houston

The Helsley Lifetime Achievement Award
Epicomm Southwest

Epicomm-Southwest presented its lifetime achievement honor, The Helsley Family Award, to our Joy ZeVector yellow metal golden on bronze plaque with curve on the wooden backgroundhrbach, BEB Vice President.

The presentation was made at the association’s 2015 annual convention in April. Since its inception in 1971, this award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a long history of significant and outstanding achievement in the marketing service provider industry. It can only be won once, and past recipients select each new winner.  Zehrbach is the third member of BEB to be honored with the award. Ron Royall, President and CEO was given the distinguished honor last year, and his father, Robert “Bob” Royall, founder of BEB-Texas, was presented with the award in 2001.

Winner of Distinction
Houston Better Business bureau
2015-05-13 Houston BBB Awards for Excellence Winner of Distinction
This honor is in recognition of a company’s commitment to quality in the workplace and superior service to the community and businesses served. Less than .2% of companies in the Houston area are honored with this prestigious award! Judges base their decision on 10 factors surrounding each business which include changes within an industry and how the company has adapted to those changes, how the organization stays on top of the latest processes, technology and trends, and how the business has contributed to the betterment of their industry.

BEB is delighted to have been selected as a Houston BBB Winner of Distinction.

2015 GEA Awards

2015 GEA 1Houston-What an amazing night!  First off, BEB-Business Extension Bureau is the proud recipient of two Graphic Excellence Awards.  We won an Award of Merit for our 2015 Interactive Calendars, and an Award of Excellence for our Enroll Gulf Coast Postcard for The City of Houston.  The Enroll Gulf Coast Postcard won “Best Of” in the Direct Mail category too!

Tonight’s sell out crowd consisted of over 300 participants representing over 40 companies in the Houston area.  The best of the best came out to celebrate the power and influence that print has in the marketing community today.

2015-04-22 Angel with Award

Angel Wiener

Our very own, Angel Wiener, was responsible for the marketing of the gala that included recording the event through pictures!  She was/is also instrumental in getting the new Houston Print Media-Young Professionals group off the ground.

HPM-YP_logoEdmond Rassi with Crown Embossing made the formal announcement to kick off the new group.  Houston Print Media-YP will connect young professionals in the print and electronic communication industry and provide industry related opportunities in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

Joy Zehrbach, Diane Bandemer, Anne Swanson

L-R: Joy Z, Diane Bandemer, and Anne Swanson

Our great partner, Anne Swanson, of Swanson Graphics and our own Diane Bandemer served as check in hostesses.

To round out the evening, our Joy Z co-hosted the event!  Patty Eldridge (PIGC), Gaylyn Devine (TLS Graphics) and Jeff Birmingham (Alliance Graphics & Printing) rounded out the hosts.  Of course, Bill Schieffer (PIGC), did a great job with the audio/visual.

2015-04-22 EGC BABY WITH AWARD STICKER

BEB wins an Award of Excellence for our City of Houston’s Enroll Gulf Coast Postcard

CALENDAR WITH STICKER

BEB WINS 2 Graphic Excellence Awards

2015-GEA WINNERS FOR BEBWe are (so) excited to learn that The Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast has honored Business Extension Bureau with 2 Graphic Excellence Awards.

We are pleased to announce that our interactive Calendars received an Award of Merit, and our postcard for the City Houston, Enroll Gulf Coast won an Award of Excellence!  The Award of Excellence allows us to be entered into the running for a “Best of” Category trophy.  We won’t know the winners of the “Best Of” honors until the night of the big reception,  on April 22nd at the Doubletree Greenway Plaza.
We hope to see you there, as it will be an extra special night for all of us.  Our Angel Wiener is on the committee that will debut the new Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast Young Professional Group, and our Joy Zehrbach is co-hosting the awards ceremony.

Go to the  PIGC website for more details, or click here to register.

 

2014 Graphic Excellence Honor

2014 GEA IN APPRECIATION AWARDCongratulations to our Vice President of Marketing, Joy Zehrbach, for receiving a Graphic Excellence Award of Appreciation yesterday!  The honor was bestowed by the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast, a chapter of the national trade association known as PIA (Printing Industries of America).

The award was presented for our contributions to the Association and for Joy’s co-hosting this year’s Graphic Excellence Award ceremony.

Congratulations, Mrs. Zerbach – you are awesome!

BEB Brings home Graphic Excellence Awards

GEA BANNER2013-GEA BOB HOLDING TWOWe are please and proud to bring home three Graphic Excellence Awards this year!  Last night, the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast hosted their annual gala to honor the best of the best in the Houston and surrounding areas printing world.  Printers and marketers gathered at the Hilton Greenway to celebrate this year’s winners.

Business Extension Bureau picked up three awards!

We received two Awards of Merit for our digital and interactive 2012 Holiday Cards.

2013-GEA AWARDS GRAPHIC

We also picked up our third GEA for our newsletter, The Bureau!

The Bureau

It was a packed house at the event last night, with over 200 participants in attendance; and a great time was had by all!

Our Angel Wiener (Client Services) and Joy Z (VP of Marketing), attended the 2013 PIGC GEA Gala

Our Angel Wiener (Client Services) and Joy Z (VP of Marketing), attended the 2013 PIGC GEA Gala

BEB Wins Graphic Excellence Awards

2013-03 WE WONWe are excited to announce that we have been awarded honors from the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast.  We won 2 Awards of Merit and a Graphic Excellence Award (GEA)!
The awards of merit go to BEB and BEBdata (our sister company) for our individual and interactive holiday cards!  The cards were well received and each contained a QR Code directing recipients to a YouTube holiday video!
BEBdata generated a 4.3% hit rate and BEB generated a 5.8% hit rate to each video.

You can watch them at:
http://youtu.be/q9heeoiIpn0 or  http://youtu.be/JKMADJKoPU4

In addition, we won a GEA for our newsletter, The Bureau!  The Bureau is created bi-monthly and is a multi-channel marketing vehicle designed to share the latest happenings with postal reform, industry trends, and case studies.  We also include a section called The Back Wall – Life Around BEB that displays photos of staff to lend a personal touch to our corporate image.
All three award-winning pieces were printed on a Konica Minolta digital press and are interactive using cross-channel marketing for interactive communication and tracking.
We are honored to receive these prestigious awards and we can’t wait for the big ceremony at the Plaza Ballroom in the Doubletree Greenway on April 17, Houston TX.
THANK YOU!

PICG WIP Luncheon

2013-03-05 PIGC WIP LUNCHEON KIRSITN AND ANGEL

Kristin Howel (DP|IT) and Angel Wiener (Client Services)

Some of the ladies of Business Extension Bureau attended the much anticipated Women In Print luncheon held by the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast (PICG).  The year’s event was held at the Tasting Room and our key-note speaker was Gina Testa of Xerox.  Gina discussed the future of print which includes personalized packaging, mobile interaction, and Gamification, (the use of game-thinking and mechanics in a non-game context in order to engage users and solve problems).   She went on to say that technology is a “great equalizer” and print is no longer an art.  It’s a science.  She is a fascinating speaker and we learned a lot!

It was a packed house today as Patty Eldridge of the PICG reviewed the upcoming Graphic Excellence Awards, shared pamphlets on how Print Is Green and outlined other educational and networking events sponsored by the PICG.  BEB is committed to the continuing education of our staff to keep our clients (both existing and future) abreast of the latest solutions and technology available.