Office of Communications and Marketing wins prestigious awards

The CALS Office of Communications and Marketing won a number of awards at this year’s Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences conference in Charleston, South Carolina. ACE is the premier national organization in agricultural communications.

A gold award was presented to the team for its media relations campaign covering the opening of the new Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building 1, which garnered coverage in local, regional, and national television news shows, magazines, and newspapers. Thea Glidden, Zeke Barlow, Tim FisherPoff, Susan Gill, Bobbi Hoffman, Josh Chambers, Amy Loeffler, and Mark Chorba worked on the campaign.

The office took home a bronze award for its Eat Smart, Move More marketing campaign that featured more than 40 billboards around the state. Team members om the project were Thea Glidden, Tim FisherPoff, Nickola Dudley, William McKenzie, Brandi Evans, and Amy Loeffler.

A bronze award was given in the technical publications category for the comprehensive Field Guide to Stink Bugs of Agricultural Importance in the United States, which covered the entire United States. Team members included Thea Glidden, Tim FisherPoff, Lori Greiner, and Bobbi Hoffman.

And another bronze award was given for user-friendly interface and new design of the Virginia Cooperative Extension website. Thea Glidden, Susan Gill, Lori Greiner, Josh Chambers, and Constance Moulder worked on the project.

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