Digital Marketing Awards Make the Hard Work Worth It


Awards & Accolades

Accolades 1

2019 B2 Awards

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) recognizes the work of top business-to-business marketers with a special focus on driving proven results through digital marketing efforts. 

In partnership with Refactored Media, Pico won…

  • Search Advertising (SEO or SEM) for “Building Powerful Organic Site Gravity with SEO” (InfinityQS)
  • Website finalist for “Website Rebranding with a Purpose” – Rio Tinto Minerals (US Borax)

Since 1910 the Association of National Advertisers has commanded the industry agenda, enhanced career development, and advanced the interests of marketers. The ANA Board of Directors is comprised of some of the top leaders in the marketing industry.

Accolades 2

2019 Fourteeners (formerly known as the BMA Gold Key Awards)

These annual awards are given by the Colorado chapters of the Business Marketing Association (BMA) and American Marketing Association (AMA). Hundreds of marketing professionals and advertisers in the area compete for recognition annually.

In partnership with Refactored Media, Pico won…

The Colorado Chapters of the Business Marketing Association (BMA) and American Marketing Association (AMA) teamed up to rebrand the Gold Key awards into the Fourteeners. The Fourteeners celebrate great marketing projects and the teams that tackle business challenges.

Accolades 3

Colorado Business Marketing Association (BMA)

Pico, in partnership with Refactored Media, won gold and silver for b2b lead generation and annual digital marketing programs at the 2018 Gold Key Awards.

• Gold Award: DataVerify, Lead Generation Program
• Silver Award: InfinityQS, Annual Digital Marketing Program, Paid, Owned & Earned Media $150K+

The Marketing Alliance (formerly BMA Colorado) celebrates 70 years of a strong,  business-to-business marketing community relevant programs, networking opportunities, and a practical approach to professional education.

Accolades 4

Information Technology Services Marketing Association (ITSMA)

Pico, in partnership with Refactored Media, built a program to help encourage more conversation around quality data in the manufacturing software space. The paid media and search engine optimization programs helped drive online leads and lead to a number of awards with ITSMA.

• Diamond Winner: ITSMA Awards for Marketing Excellence – Small and Medium Businesses
• Finalist: ITSMA Awards Marketing Excellence – Strengthening Brand Differentiation
• Gold Award: Transform Awards North America – Best Rebrand of a Digital Property
• Highly Commended Honor: Transform Awards North America – Best Brand Evolution

For more than 25 years, ITSMA has led the way in defining, building, and inspiring B2B services marketing excellence. With a dedicated focus on services and solutions for the connected economy, they provide their member community with insight, advice, and hands-on help to strengthen reputation, increase revenue, and deepen customer relationships.

Accolades 5

Best PPC Agency in Denver, Colorado ( reviewed 141 PPC agencies in Denver, Colorado and picked the top ten for this prestigious award. Expertise conducts proprietary research and selection processes to identify the top service professionals in over 200 different industries across the top cities in the United States. Every month they help over 10M customers find the best qualified service professional for their needs. To date, they have analyzed over 10M companies and have generated $200M in revenue. 

Accolades 6

Denver Business Journal Leadership Trust

Samantha Bedford, Founder and CEO of Pico Digital Marketing Agency, has been invited to join Denver Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs in the Denver area.

“Denver’s thriving business community is powered by leaders like Samantha,” said Kevin Pitts, President and publisher of Denver Business Journal. “We’re honored to be creating a space where the region’s business influencers come together to increase their impact on the community, build their businesses, and connect with and strengthen one another.”

 Samantha was chosen for membership by the Denver Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to her experience, leadership, and influence in the local business landscape and beyond. Samantha owns a boutique award-winning digital advertising agency and continues to push the envelope within the digital marketing landscape for her clients and the industry in general. As an exclusively invited member, Samantha is now a contributing author for Denver Business Journal website and will participate alongside fellow members in expert panels. 

Company Certifications

Accolades 7

Google Premier Partner

Less than 10% of advertisers worldwide hold the Premier Partner badge with Google. Premier Partners are required to certify regularly across products and channels including Shopping, Search, Display and Mobile. The badge also requires spend levels be met on a monthly basis.

Premier partners receive early access to new features, beta opportunities, a dedicated Google team and invitations to intimate Google conferences and research studies. Pico’s badge ultimately means more data and features for our clients’ AdWords campaigns and elevated digital programs.

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Accolades 8

Bing Ads Accredited Professional

As a Bing Ads Accredited Professional, we’re experts in their search ads offering. Not only have we proven our efficiencies through testing, but over the years we’ve managed Bing campaigns, we’ve mastered the basics of the Bing Ads platform and advanced features.

Being an Accredited Professional in Bing gives us access to new features & Support. This ensures that your campaigns are receiving a high level of strategic optimization and attention, ultimately providing the best results possible for your brand.


Accolades 9

Google Analytics Qualification

The data shouldn’t stop in AdWords. Google Analytics offers hundreds of ways to analyze and strategize based on data collected from your website. Analytics qualification is a demonstration of proficiency in Google Analytics. We are able to leverage Analytics data to understand the impact of paid, earned and owned media on your website.

Analyzing overall site data regularly helps us make informed strategic decisions about our programs.


Accolades 10

Facebook blueprint Certification – Core Competencies, Certified Planner, Certified Buyer

Our Core Competencies, Certified Planner & Certified Buyer certifications ensure that our team is utilizing the newest and most innovative features within Facebook & Instagram to achieve your desired results.

We build custom programs using the targeting and features special to Facebook, Instagram and partners to complement your entire digital advertising strategy.


Accolades 11

Amazon Advertising Sponsored Ads Accreditation – United States

As the 3rd largest advertising player in the space, Amazon continues to grow and improve their advertising offerings. Each of our employees has gone through training and received the Sponsored Ads Accreditation to build custom, high performing ecommerce campaigns for your business within the Amazon Advertising platform.

We take advantage of features that make the most sense for your business offering and pair your Amazon efforts with other advertising channels to build incremental results.


Accolades 12

The ClickMinded SEO Course Certification

ClickMinded’s SEO course teaches the best ways to increase traffic quickly through search engine optimization efforts.

Our certification shows our advanced understanding of white hat SEO techniques and innovative practices to achieve increased organic visibility and ultimately results for our clients.


Accolades 13

Yext Certified Partner

As a Yext Certified Partner, we are experts in one of the most powerful local listing management tools available. Our partnership with Yext allows us to manage your specific business information – everything from employee bios to keywords for SEO and more – across over 60 different local directories.

We make fast updates to keep your business findable with accurate details. Whether you have a brick and mortar location, service clients elsewhere or want your corporate address updated, we can put together a local strategy that makes sense for you.



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