SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 14, 2015) - For a second year in a row, Piston has been voted Small Agency of the Year at the 2015 iMedia Agency Awards. The full-service digital agency was also voted Best Agency for Programmatic Media. The Small Agency of the Year category recognizes the last 12 months of work by a small (100 employees or fewer) agency that has advanced interactive marketing through big ideas, brilliant creative, cutting-edge technology and the passionate pursuit of excellence in the digital space. Other nominees include Giant Spoon, Gravity Jack, Solve and Traction. The Best Agency for Programmatic Media category honors agencies that leverage the multidimensional power of the vertical to drive marketing precision, scale, contextual relevance and efficiency for strategic audience- and people-based marketing programs. Other nominees include Accuen, Mediassociates, Resolution Media and R/GA.

Nominees are handpicked by the iMedia Agency Awards Advisory Board, which ensures the awards accurately reflect and celebrate the industry's most significant contributors. Members include Adam Broitman, VP, Global Digital, Mastercard, Luanne Calvert, VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin America, Chris Cox, Manager Global Digital Marketing, The Hershey Company and Brian Doyle, Senior Director, Mobile & Digital Strategy, ESPN. According to, Piston's work for the San Diego Chargers,, Inspirato and ThinkGeek helped it stand out.

"It was an honor just to be nominated, seeing Piston on the ballot next to so many other deserving names," said Piston President John Hartman. "We focus on creating the best work for our clients rather than being the biggest player in the game, and these awards are testaments to the success of that philosophy."

About Piston

Piston, a LEWIS company, is an award-winning, full-service digital agency located in San Diego. Piston creates successful communications between brands and customers based on a deep understanding of commerce, culture and technology. By connecting these three concepts, Piston builds and tracks brand relationships that span all media, channels and marketing capabilities. Piston is the winner of the 2014 and 2015 iMedia Small Agency of the Year and Best Agency for Programmatic Media Awards, the 2015 SMX Landy Best Integration Of Search Into Cross-Channel Marketing Campaign, the 2014 and 2015 San Diego American Advertising Federation Best of Show awards, six National American Advertising Federation awards and is included on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List. For more, visit

About iMedia

iMedia Communications, Inc. is the most influential community of senior marketers in the rapidly evolving digital world. iMedia's events and online community bring powerful brand and agency marketers together with top technology and service providers to provide valuable industry perspective and inspire the industry's most prominent partnerships. The hub of the iMedia community is, a daily publication and online network of senior marketers. The iMedia event portfolio includes the iMedia Brand Summit, the iMedia Agency Summit, and more. The company was founded in 2001 and is a subsidiary of dmg::events. For more, visit