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Central Virginia Marketers Sweep Annual Marketing Awards

Some of the region’s best known marketers and promising newcomers earned top honors at Tuesday’s annual Excellence in Marketing Awards (EMMAs), held at the Old Metropolitan in downtown Charlottesville.

The EMMAs are the premier event of the Central Virginia American Marketing Association which includes marketers from Charlottesville, the Shenandoah Valley, Lynchburg, Roanoke and Blacksburg. The event gives the marketing community the opportunity to show off their very best work.

VMDO Architects: Winners at the 2015 Excellence in Marketing Awards
VMDO Architects of Charlottesville won the first-ever Experiential Graphic Design EMMA award. From left, event emcee Brad Savage, Brittney Butler of VMDO and CVAAMA president Larry Miles.

In the new Experiential Graphic Design category—which looks at how visual communications shape and transform our experience of space, events and brands—VMDO Architects won for their designs in Buckingham County schools.

Other category winners were:

BroadcastMountain High Media for its Hanckel Insurance campaign

Cross MediaUVA Student Affairs for its #HOOS Got Your Back campaign

Logo/ID – Frogmore Designs, a division of PrintSource, for its design of Gracious Vittles’ logo

Online Marketing - Appeal Production of Harrisonburg for its Rockbridge Area Hospice video

Print Publications – Mountain High Media for its design of the Fall 2014 James Madison’s Montpelier Magazine featuring the African-American experience at Montpelier

Website DesignWatermark Design for its Blue Mountain Brewery website

“We received many impressive entries this year, and it was tough for the judges to find only one winner in each category,” says CVAAMA president Larry Miles. “The Central Virginia area has many talented marketers.”

This year’s sponsors included: Paladin Media Group, McCLung Companies, Photoworks Group, and Frogmore Designs.