We’re on the list! We’re thrilled to share that our consistent, strong growth over the years has earned us the honor of being a member of the Inc. 5000 Class of 2023!


On the eleventh day of ad life, the thing that I received: 11 awards a-winning

Business awards matter. They’re an indication of knowledge, excellence and expertise. When you’re looking to hire an auto mechanic, which shop are you more likely to take your car to — the one that gets 5-star reviews on Google or one you know nothing about? It’s the same with advertising agencies.

This year, we’ve been privileged to receive recognition from our customers, our peers and the international business community. In 2017, our talented crew was recognized with the following awards:

  • First Place Best of Omaha award
  • 6 PRSA Nebraska Paper Anvil Awards
  • Stevie International Business Awards for Executive of the Year – Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations AND Company of the Year – Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
  • 16 awards from the American Marketing Association
  • 4 ADDYs
  • 1 Omaha Chamber Excellence Award

Our founder and CEO, Mary Ann O’Brien, was recognized along with leaders out of New York and Toronto while as a team, we were recognized with agencies out of Nairobi, Toronto and Hong Kong. In fact, in our category, we were the only American ad agency recognized.

Locally, our customers donned us with the best honor of all – a first place spot in the Best of Omaha 2018 category “Employer – Fewer than 100 employees.” For the past two years, OBI has inched its way up from third place in 2016 and second place in 2015.

The six PRSA awards we received show that our research and results-driven culture is appreciated by our peers, who along with our clients, appreciate the value of our approach. OBI won three awards of excellence, which is the highest honor aside from ‘best in show’, earning the top award for its campaign with Nebraska Casa Association in two categories – Community Relations: Associations/Nonprofit Organizations and Public Service: Associations/Nonprofit Organizations. OBI’s other award of excellence was for its work with Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment (PACE) on the PACE news conference in the Events (Seven or fewer days): Associations/Nonprofit Organizations category.

Three other awards of merit were given to OBI for its work with the Associated Beverage Distributors of Nebraska for an awareness campaign in Public Affairs: Associations/Nonprofit Organizations category; Habitat for Humanity of Omaha for its 2016 annual report in the Community Relations: Associations/Nonprofit Organizations category; and The Best of Omaha campaign for the Events (more than seven days): Business category.

The PRSA awards rely heavily on setting goals, objectives and results to determine award winners. As a research-driven, results-based company, these awards resonate with OBI founder and CEO, Mary Ann O’Brien.

“We don’t do creative for creative’s sake,” O’Brien said. “Our creative is rooted in and driven by customer research and strategy that produces outstanding results for our clients.”

Are you ready to work with an award-winning agency you can trust to help you meet your goals and delight your customers? Start a conversation with OBI Creative today. https://www.obicreative.com/contact/