Beyond Spots & Dots wins 6 Awards through the 39th Annual Educational Advertising Awards

  • Won 6 awards through the 39th Educational Advertising Awards


Recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Pittsburgh and Named as Agency of the Year

  • Ranked as 22nd Fastest Growing Private Comany in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Business Times
  • Selected as Advertising Agency of the Year by Gamechangers Global Awards
  • Launched Season 3 of "Beyond the Scenes" Video podcast
  • Recognized as a champion for race and cultural equality
  • Received Davey Award for tourism brand strategy


Honored with awards from the MarCom Awards, Vega Digital Awards, Pittsburgh PRSA Renaissance Awards, and more

  • Supported children through 9th consecutive Toys for Tots drive
  • Successfully transitioned to a hybrid business model during recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Received three Educational digital marketing awards
  • Recognized with PRism Award for corporate social responsibility


Launched "Beyond The Scenes" video series to help brands increase their reach

  • Beyond Spots & Dots wins PRSA Pittsburgh Renaissance award.
  • Awarded two Marcom Awards
  • Beyond Spot & Dots wins award for excellence in healthcare advertising. 


Beyond Spots & Dots Opens Third Office in Baltimore, MD

  • Opened 3rd office location in the Legg Mason Tower in downtown Baltimore, Maryland
  • Successfully transitioned to a work-from-home business model during COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Awarded $15,000 in grants through our Women-to-Women Grant Program


Beyond Spots & Dots Named Travel Marketing & Non-Profit Marketer Of The Year

  • Won Three MarCom Awards for Excellence in Print Media, Digital Media (Website), and Digital Media (Web Video)
  • Won Four Awards From The 34Th Education Advertising Awards Competition
  • Earned City Of Columbus WBE And Ohio DBE Business Certifications


Beyond Spots & Dots Launches Programmatic Tactics

  • Won the Best in Category award and a Silver award at 16th Annual Horizon Interactive Media Award Competition
  • Won Two MarCom Awards for Excellence in Print Media (Print Creativity) and Print Media (Marketing)


Beyond Spots & Dots opens office in Columbus, OH

  • 2nd location at the PNC Plaza Building, Downtown Columbus
  • Won Eight MarCom Awards for Excellence in Creativity, Integrated Marketing, and Digital Design & Development
  • Won American Marketing Association Pittsburgh Chapter Grand Marketer of the Year Award


BS&D won three IABC Pittsburgh Golden Triangle Awards

  • Ranked on Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies
  • Melanie won Women of Achievement Award
  • Ranked 45th Fastest-Growing Company on the Pittsburgh Business Times Pittsburgh 100 list


Won four Educational Advertising Design Awards

  • Melanie won a global award: Enterprising Women of the Year
  • Named as part of Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America by Entrepreneur magazine’s E360 Performance Index
  • Completed 3rd floor expansion


Became a Google Partner

  • New outdoor signage installed
  • 1st year of Drupal Camp PA
  • Participated in Mayor Peduto’s Startup and Entrepreneur Roundtable


Melanie received the Business Women First Awards for the 25 influential business women in Pittsburgh

  • Ranked on Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies
  • Joined the Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • Became a Drupal Association Organizational Member


Named 10th Best Place to Work by Pittsburgh Business Times

  • Ranked on Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies
  • Ranked 23rd Fastest-Growing Company on the Pittsburgh Business Times Pittsburgh 100 list
  • Named 16th largest Pittsburgh area Advertising Firm by Pittsburgh Business Times


Ranked 18th Fastest-Growing Company on the Pittsburgh Business Times Pittsburgh 100 list

  • More office expansion!
  • BS&D launched bus boards
  • Andreas named finalist for CFO of the Year by Pittsburgh Business Times


Swept the Media Association of Pittsburgh Awards

  • Number of clients: 40
  • Launched billboard campaign
  • Completed office expansion to the 2nd floor


BS&D expanded office – taking over the entire 1st floor

  • Andreas profiled in Pittsburgh Business Times
  • BS&D shared network was built


200% Growth Year-over-Year

  • BS&D launched 1st client online campaign on Google and Yahoo!
  • 24 clients are invoiced


Moved to 1034 Fifth Ave

  • New BS&D sign installed
  • 1st client payment received and cleared on April 13th
  • BS&D developed and launched 1st client website


October 6th BS&D was born!

  • 6 months later, BS&D was incorporated
  • 1st location on 9th Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
  • BS&D hired its first employee