Stonewall Marketing in Marietta, recently earned three West Virginia Addy Awards for its creative work on the West Virginia Division of Tourism and Adventures on the "Gorge: Class VI" marketing campaigns. Stonewall is the agency of record for both organizations.
The regional Addy Awards were hosted by the W.Va. Chapter of the American Advertising Federation on Feb. 18 in Charleston, W.Va.
Stonewall earned a Gold place finish for the W.Va. Division of Tourism "Where is your West Virginia?" television campaign and a Silver place for the WV Division of Tourism online advertising campaign and Adventures on the Gorge: Class VI annual catalog. All Gold award entries are automatically entered in the district finals in April in Columbus.
Stonewall Marketing President Tom Crooks said that the overall state tourism advertising campaign is designed to have an emotional connection with the audience that draws them into a present-tense West Virginia based scenario that emphasizes geographic proximity, family values, affordability and promises an escape from traditional vacations.