Miles Design wins national SMPS marketing award for founder's book.


INDIANAPOLIS, IND., Aug. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Indianapolis branding firm Miles Design announced today that their founder's first book, Bold Brand, took home second place honors in the 36th annual SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services) National Marketing Communications Awards best book or monograph category. Awards were handed out in Orlando, Florida, at the Awards Gala during the 2013 SMPS national conference Build Business: Dream Big.

The SMPS Marketing Communications Awards program is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards competition that recognizes excellence in marketing communications by professional services firms in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) design and building industry.

Winning entries were judged relative to the project's marketing objectives, content, measurable results and overall budget. Judges described Bold Brand as, "very thoughtful," and "first rate."

"We're thrilled that Bold Brand has been recognized for this award," says Joe Pulizzi, founder of Content Marketing Institute, publisher of the book. "Bold Brand is a great tool that helps professional services firms understand how important effective branding and the use of social media and content marketing will be to their future success."

In addition to accepting the award, Josh Miles was also on-site for a book signing, and to co-present during the conference.

Josh Miles, the author of Bold Brand shared, "I wrote Bold Brand to try to help professional services firms improve the way they brand, communicate, and position themselves in the marketplace, so it's a huge honor to be recognized by an organization that does so much to help professional services firms become better marketers."

Miles Design has been recognized in previous SMPS Marketing Communication Awards for website redesign projects in the past. Their AEC website redesign for BSA Lifestructures won third place in 2012, and RATIO Architects took home first place in the SMPS Marketing Communications Awards in 2010.

About Miles Design

Miles Design ( is an award-winning design firm specializing in branding and web design for architecture, engineering, software, and other professional services firms. Miles Design helps clients achieve niche positioning through Bold Brand™—a multi-step branding process that uncovers the most compelling elements of an organization, and leverages them for the greatest possible impact.

About The Society for Marketing Professional Services

The Society for Marketing Professional Services ( represents a dynamic network of more than 6,000 marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty construction firms located throughout the United States and Canada. The Society and its 60 chapters benefit from the support of 3,700 design and building firms, encompassing 80 percent of the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors. SMPS' mission is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry.

The SMPS National Marketing Communications Awards Program is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards competition that recognizes excellence in marketing communications by professional services firms in the design and building industry.

About the Content Marketing Institute:

The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) is the leading global content marketing education and training organization. CMI teaches enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. CMI's Content Marketing World is the largest content marketing-focused event. CMI also produces the quarterly magazine Chief Content Officer, and provides strategic consulting and content marketing research for some of the best-known brands in the world. Get more content marketing resources at CMI is a division of Z Squared Media, a 2012 Inc. 500 company.

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CONTACT: Josh Miles 317-915-8693 ext.1 Twitter: @joshmiles

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