March 02, 2017 12:00AM
The event, which honors design and creativity in various categories of marketing and advertising, took place Feb. 25 at Downstream Casino Resort.
The University Marketing and Communication Office won five ADDY Awards, three gold and two silver.
The office received Gold awards for the “Pitt State Profiles” photography campaign, the Pitt State Housing Website design and the “Quality Control: Hallee Murphy” video feature. The UMC office earned Silver awards for the “Heart of a Gorilla” video featuring Phil Scott and the 2016 Holiday Video.
"It's wonderful to have your hard work recognized by an organization as respected as the American Advertising Federation," said Chris Kelly, associate vice president for marketing and communication. "As happy as our team was to be honored, we were even more excited to see Pittsburg State students sweep the student award categories. It's a reflection of the incredible talent of our students and faculty."
The UMC team was not the only PSU group to be honored at the event. Several Pitt State students earned ADDY Awards for their creativity and design work. A total of 27 ADDY Awards were presented to PSU Graphics and Imaging Technologies students.
Brittany Long also earned the Student Best of Show award for her Integrated Brand Identity Campaign, “The Cake Occasion Bakery Branding.”
Rylee Hamblin earned a Judges Award for her Integrated Brand Indentity Campaign, “Dead Head Outdoors Custom Calls.”
Nathan Hughes earned a Judges Award in Packaging design for his “Skullfire Tequila” project.
Assistant Professor Rion Huffman also earned a Silver ADDY for a Metal Artist project done for the GIT department.