Stonewall Marketing, a full-service marketing and public relations firm in Marietta, earned five international MarCom Awards in 2012 for its work with the West Virginia Division of Tourism, Visit Southern West Virginia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bridge Walk, and Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitor & Convention Bureau.
The international awards competition recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. This year more than 6,000 entries were submitted from throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries.
Stonewall received high praise for its work on the West Virginia Division of Tourism's print and television advertising campaign. The overall campaign theme, "Find Your Wild & Wonderful," depicts the state as the ideal destination for multi-generational gatherings, adventure, family fun, heritage, and much more.
Print ads were placed in dozens of national and regional publications. The comprehensive television campaign consisted of :30 commercials.
"We're very honored and proud to be the agency of record for the West Virginia Division of Tourism," said Kari Thompson, Stonewall Marketing public relations director. "Creating and implementing campaigns that showcase the beauty of West Virginia and its people is important to us on many levels, not the least being most of our staff are natives of the Mountain state."
The company also earned awards for its work on a keepsake catalog and media kit folder highlighting one of West Virginia's newest attractions, Bridge Walk. Bridge Walk is a 24" wide catwalk within the structure of the 3,030 foot length of the New River Gorge Bridge, 851 feet above the New River.
In addition, award statues were presented to the firm for the design of the 2012 Visit Southern West Virginia Convention & Bureau Visitors Guide and Cambridge/Guernsey County (Ohio) Vacation Guide.
MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.
Stonewall provides marketing, advertising and public relations services to clients in the fields of consumer retail, travel & tourism, healthcare, financial/banking, grocery, and the building/remodeling industry. www.stonewallgroup.com