studioSavvy Named Merit Winner in HOW Promotion Design Awards

Cincinnati [June 6, 2012] – Matt + Carrie: A Wedding Guide, a project developed by studioSavvy, was chosen as a Merit winner in the most recent HOW Promotion Design Awards. This highly selective and well-regarded competition sponsored by HOW magazine recognizes outstanding creative work produced by individuals and creative agencies from around the world.

HOW’s editorial and design team evaluated nearly 1,000 entries and selected winning projects that demonstrated an ideal mix of concept, strategy and execution. Entries were judged by type of work (i.e., Designer Promotions, Client Promotions, Personal Promotions) and also by how effectively the design achieved the stated business goals.

Project title: Matt + Carrie: A Wedding Guide
Organization: studioSavvy
Creative team: Carrie Fleck, Designer

All Merit winners will be featured in the September 2012 issue of HOW magazine and will be spotlighted on HOWdesign.com. And as Promotion Design Award winners, the COMPANY creative team receives a $100 gift certificate toward registration for HOW Design Live, the major industry event in San Francisco in June 2013. Please visit HOWDesignLive.com for event details.

HOW will be accepting entries for next year’s Promotion Design Awards; information is available at HOWdesign.com/design-competitions/promotion-design-awards.

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HOW magazine (HOWdesign.com) is the leading business and creativity magazine for graphic designers, whether they work in solo practices, design firms, advertising agencies or in-house groups. HOW sponsors seven design competitions and hosts the largest annual gathering of graphic designers in the U.S., HOW Design Live, in addition to the HOW Interactive Design Conference and the Mind Your Own Business Conference.

Elevation Wins ADDY, receives silver in national award show in Austin, TX.

RICHMOND, Va. (June 6, 2012) — Elevation has officially gone to the dogs.

The Richmond-based advertising agency won its first national creative award last night — a silver — for a Virginia Green spot featuring a Jack Russell Terrier named Buster in the Locally Broadcast TV category of the national ADDY‘s held in Austin, Texas last night. The Richmond agency reached the national show after competing in both local and regional ADDY competitions.

Elevation’s Aaron Dotson said the spot is proof that “strong, simple ideas” are the basis for award-winning and effective work.

“It’s great to see Richmond firms get this kind of attention for their creative work. It so important for local firms to think big and compete on a national stage,” added Kelly O’Keefe, a professor at the Brand Center.

For more information, contact:
Tracy Tierney, (804) 935-0052

From Sydney to Richmond: Award-winning account director joins Big River

Contact: Jan Crable // 804-864-5366 // jcrable@yourbigriver.com

Richmond, Virginia (January 17, 2011) – Big River, a Richmond-based, independently-owned branding and advertising firm, has hired Sarah Trickey as Group Accounts Director. (more…)