FAYETTE, Iowa (May 13, 2008) - The Upper Iowa University (UIU) Marketing and Communications Department was awarded a bronze Telly Award for its commercial entitled, "Juggling" and a gold AMA Pinnacle award for "Total Marketing Campaign" in the large business category.
"We are very pleased to be the recipient of these prestigious awards," said UIU President Dr. Alan Walker. "It is a testament to the caliber of our marketing staff and the important and creative ways they help tell Upper Iowa University's unique and compelling story; a legacy rich in academic excellence, innovation, and leadership."
This year's competition for the Telly Awards included a record 14,362 entries from all 50 states and around the world, making it the most competitive and successful campaign since it began in 1979. It is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest film and video productions, and groundbreaking web commercials, videos and film.
"In my second year as judging chairman, I am again incredibly impressed with the remarkable level of achievement evident in the diverse pool of entries," said Chairman of the judging panel, Richard Friley, the Emmy and Telly Award winning President of Friley Productions. "It is a true accomplishment for all of the winners to be recognized from such an outstanding body of work."
Silver and bronze Telly awards are presented to winners that represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
The 2008 Pinnacle Award was presented to UIU's ad agency Redstone on behalf of Upper Iowa University at a ceremony in Omaha on April 17. The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the world's largest nonprofit marketing association with more than 40,000 members in chapters across the United States and Canada. As the leading network for Omaha marketing professionals, the Omaha AMA Chapter serves to advance the practice of marketing by providing a forum for discussion and feedback on key issues affecting marketing professionals.
To learn more about Upper Iowa University and its degree programs, go to www.uiu.edu. For more information about the Telly and AMA Pinnacle awards, go to www.tellyawards.com and www.amaomaha.org, respectively.
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