(Rockford, IL – April 2009)
ColinKurtis Advertising is a bronze winner in the 2009 Summit Creative Award® competition for its creative work for Associated Brands.
The Summit Creative Awards recognizes and celebrates the creative accomplishments of small and medium sized advertising agencies and other creative groups with annual billings of $30 million or less. For over fifteen years the competition has established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size.
“We were extremely pleased to win this award for our creative work on behalf of Associated Brands” commented Colin Kampmier, President of ColinKurtis. “The ‘Good Day Sunshine’ advertising campaign was the first creative that we had developed for this client”, said Kampmier. “We believe this award showcases our ability to step into a new account, listen to challenges they face and find a creative approach that will bring results”, continued Kampmier.
Entries in 22 creative categories are judged against a stringent set of standards. During the blind judging events (entering company names withheld) judges search for innovative and creative concepts, strong executions and the ability to communicate and persuade.
“Winning a Summit Creative Award is a significant accomplishment. The combination of our excellent judges and the tough judging criteria ensures that only deserving entries receive Summit recognition,” said Jocelyn Luciano, Executive Director for the Summit International Awards. “It was an exciting year to watch and listen to the judges debate the details of individual entries. Making the decisions of which ones receive the top spots is hard.”
This year's creative competition included companies from the following twenty-six countries: Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Martinique - French West Indies, Oman, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States and United Kingdom.
Winners were selected in categories that include print, broadcast, emerging media, online advertising, marketing materials, direct mail, green marketing, political, corporate video, public service, best idea never produced, industry self-promotion, and brand redesign.
Awards were evaluated on stringent criteria, which were based on the strength of their big idea, the quality of execution and their ability to persuade.
About Summit International Awards
The Summit International Awards (SIA) organization was founded in 1994 and is dedicated to furthering excellence in the communications industry. It administers rigorous awards competitions throughout the year with the goal of recognizing companies that excel. Additional information about the Summit International Awards organization, its competitions and winning firms can be found on the Summit Awards web site at www.summitawards.com.