Dogwood Brings Home the Gold with Two OBIE Award Wins

Posted on: October 31st, 2023

Presented by the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council on behalf of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, Ranch Cottages for Rent was honored with two Gold OBIE Awards for Best Social Media Campaign for a Builder/Developer and Best Marketing Campaign/Promotion for a Builder/Developer with a Budget Over $10,000. The two esteemed accolades spotlight our virtual mascot, Dogwood, who was first introduced in Spring 2023 to highlight the Ranch Cottages for Rent brand and showcase our dog-friendly communities.

Curated and launched with the assistance of award-winning marketing firm Denim Marketing, the pet-friendly campaign provided a tail-wagging point of view. Dogwood proved to be an attention-grabbing marketing tool for Ranch Cottages for Rent, drawing in new residents with its paw-approved campaign.

An innovative way to provide a new perspective to the homebuilding industry, Dogwood attracts residents desiring a pet-friendly place to settle in a time when more households contain pets than children! Dogwood continues to highlight the pet-friendly nature of the communities and provide a unique point-of-view on all of the fabulous community features, amenities and locations through blog features, social media posts and real-life cutouts featured in community sales centers.

“It’s a true honor to be recognized for Dogwood’s paw-some social presence,” President and Owner Jim Chapman with Jim Chapman Construction Group said. “We are so happy to continue our partnership with Denim Marketing for marketing as we welcome more residents home.”

Ranch Cottages for Rent currently offers seven and counting thoughtfully designed communities in sought-after Georgia locations. Each community caters to millennials, active adults and seniors, with each community situated near bustling city centers. 

Every residence boasts sought-after amenities, including stainless-steel appliances, adaptable layouts and private outdoor living spaces. Beyond the front door, residents enjoy well-lit sidewalks and a coveted amenities package, which includes a resort-style outdoor pool, community clubhouse, fitness center and, in select communities, a bark park. Another bonus is the 24-hour emergency maintenance, ensuring peace of mind for all residents.

The Ranch Cottages for Rent team is currently leasing in Cartersville, Loganville, Hampton, Brunswick, Athens and Dawsonville, with new communities near Savannah, Fort Oglethorpe and Villa Rica coming soon! Submit your application to join the Ranch Cottages for Rent family and add your name to the VIP list of upcoming communities by visiting the Cottage Communities page. Follow along on social media and browse our News & Awards page to be the first to know about award-winning news, upcoming communities and more. 

About the OBIE AwardsFounded in 1980, the OBIE Awards annually recognizes the outstanding talent present in the homebuilding industry, spotlighting more than 100 building, remodeling, personal achievement and marketing categories. Named for the obelisk shape of the award, the 2023 OBIE Awards marks 43 fantastic years in the Atlanta homebuilding industry. To learn more about this year’s winners, visit