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Swanson Russell Earns Top Honor at National TOCA Awards

LINCOLN, Nebr. (May 23, 2016) Swanson Russell received 18 awards in the national Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) Communications Contest.

At TOCA’s annual conference May 5 in Omaha, the agency received a Gardner Award, the highest honor possible, in the Photography, Video and Multimedia category for a video produced on behalf of client SiteOne Landscape Supply.

Swanson Russell accepted seven first place awards for clients in the following categories:
-Oregon - Overall Press Kit Design
-Rain Bird - Point of Purchase Materials
-Rain Bird – Writing a News Release
-SiteOne Landscape Supply - Best Photograph, Printed Collateral
-SiteOne Landscape Supply – Best Short Video
-SiteOne Landscape Supply - Printed Special Projects
-SiteOne Landscape Supply – Special Writing Project

The agency accepted 11 merit awards for clients in the following categories:
-Briggs & Stratton – Writing for Company Website
-Cushman – Digital Media
-Koch – Best Instructional Video
-Koch – Copywriting for a Display Ad
-Koch – Printed Magazine/Single Page Design Advertising
-Koch– Writing a Feature Article
-Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association – Best Short Video
-Propane Education & Research Council – Printed Magazine/Less Than One Page Design Advertising
-SiteOne Landscape Supply – Best Short Video
-SiteOne Landscape Supply – Special Writing Project
-Vista – Point of Purchase Materials
“We are very pleased to be recognized for exemplary work produced on behalf of nine national clients,” said Brian Boesche, partner and chief creative officer at Swanson Russell. “I would like to congratulate our clients as well as the Swanson Russell green industry account teams for these well-deserved honors.”

The TOCA Communications Awards recognize outstanding green industry communications in the categories of writing, design, photography, videography and interactive. For more information about TOCA , visit

Founded in 1962, Swanson Russell is a Nebraska-based marketing communications firm with offices in Lincoln and Omaha. In addition to working with local and regional clients, the full-service agency is nationally recognized for expertise in agriculture, health care, outdoor recreation, construction and the green industry. For more information about Swanson Russell’s Real Connection™ approach to advertising, public relations, interactive and branding services, visit