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idfive Earns Two from the CASE Awards

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By idfive \ July 5, 2023

Baltimore, MD 

Baltimore-based integrated marketing agency idfive is excited to announce that it has received two Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards, the premier recognition program for educational advancement.

The idfive team took home a Bronze for Howard University “The Dig,” a communications news hub for all facets of the university, and a Silver for their work on the Iowa State University Website Redesign.

“This award is a fitting recognition for an amazing team effort,” said Jacy Johnson, Associate Vice President for Strategic Relations and Communications for Iowa State University. “Our partnership with idfive resulted in an innovative website, grounded in market research and laser-focused on recruiting the next generation of students to the university.”

CASE’s Circle of Excellence Awards are peer-selected and adjudicated awards that honor colleges, universities, and schools worldwide whose talented staff have advanced their organizations with resourcefulness and ingenuity.

“The Circle of Excellence Awards showcase the impact advancement professionals have upon their institutions and communities around the globe, every day,” says CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham. “Our 2023 honorees—from diverse institutions and teams of all sizes—are bold, creative, and resourceful. They demonstrate how powerful it is when advancement teams champion teaching, learning, research, and the progress that education ignites.”

This year volunteer judges selected 521 exemplary entries for bronze, silver, gold, or Grand Gold recognition. Winners are recognized for overall quality, innovation, use of resources, and the impact on the institution or its communities, such as alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff.

Earlier this year, idfive received two awards from MarCom Global for projects for Aims Community College, and five awards from the American Advertising Federation of Baltimore’s ADDYs, including a gold for work completed for Colgate University.

About CASE
CASE—the Council for Advancement and Support of Education—is a global, not-for-profit membership association with a vision to advance education to transform lives and society. CASE defines the competencies and standards for the profession of advancement, leading, and championing their dissemination and application with more than 97,000 advancement professionals at 3,100 member institutions in 80 countries. Headquartered in Washington D.C., CASE works across all continents from its regional offices in London, Singapore, and Mexico City to achieve a seamless experience for all our stakeholders, particularly our members, volunteers, and staff.


About idfive

idfive is a minority and woman-owned, operated, and certified integrated marketing agency that works with brands on a mission in education, health, nonprofit, and social design. Born in the digital age and raised in Baltimore, the agency uses research and user experience to guide its web design, communications, media, and branding practices for a broad range of cause-based clients—including Colgate University, Chase Brexton, and the Maryland Food Bank. Honored for award-winning work and company culture, idfive’s team strives to produce great work for brands it believes in. idfive is based in Baltimore, MD. For more information, visit