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Design & Living Magazine Wins Gold ADDY Award

Design & Living Magazine Wins Gold ADDY Award

Spotlight Media’s publication Design & Living Magazine took home an ADDY Award at the American Advertising Federation-North Dakota’s annual ADDY Awards held at the Holiday Inn in Fargo on Friday, February 23. The magazine won a gold award for cover/editorial spread or feature – series for the April, September and December 2017 issues.

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Here’s what Becca Opp, Editor of Design & Living Magazine, said about winning the award:

The Project Issue was the first cover of my career. I had just started working at Spotlight Media when I pitched an idea for the cover and reached out to the owners of The White House Co., who helped us stage the scene, which was then photographed by Jesse Hoorelbeke of J. Alan Paul Photography and edited by our graphic designer, Sarah Geiger.

“It was so meaningful to be recognized by the AAF of North Dakota because it just goes to show that we’re all using our talents to the best of our abilities. The September cover was our first cover to be shot by staff photographer, Hillary Ehlen, while the December cover featured styling by Gathered. Boutique Rentals & Events. Each of our covers truly are the result of a group effort, and I’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the creation of these three.”

ABOUT THE ADDY AWARDS

The ADDY Awards is hosted by the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota. The only national design award that’s judged and reviewed by other designers, the ADDYs are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, with more than 60,000 entries across the country each year. Whether copy writing or full-on, multidimensional campaigns, AAF-ND members submit their best work to be judged at the local level and eventually districts and nationals if they continue to win.

Spotlight Media Takes Home Two ADDY Awards

Spotlight Media Takes Home Two ADDY Awards

Photos by Paul Flessland

Spotlight Media’s publication Fargo Monthly magazine took home two ADDY Awards at the American Advertising Federation-North Dakota’s annual ADDY Awards held at the Holiday Inn in Fargo on Friday, February 24. The magazine won a gold award for editorial spread or feature series design for the June 2016 issue, “The Flavor Awards.” It also won a silver award for publication cover design for the August 2016 issue cover, “13 Things To Love About Downtown Fargo.”

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“We are excited about our awards from this year’s ADDY Awards, because each month we work as hard as we can to put out a great publication for our community and it’s reassuring to get some recognition,” said Fargo Monthly Editor Erica Rapp.

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June 2016 “The Flavor Awards

ADDY Awards Fargo Monthly

August 2016 cover, “13 Things To Love About Downtown Fargo

Congratulations to editor Erica Rapp, photographer Paul Flessland and designer Sarah Geiger for such an amazing job.

ABOUT THE ADDY AWARDS

The ADDY Awards is hosted by the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota. The only national design award that’s judged and reviewed by other designers, the ADDYs are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, with more than 60,000 entries across the country each year. Whether copy writing or full-on, multidimensional campaigns, AAF-ND members submit their best work to be judged at the local level and eventually districts and nationals if they continue to win.

Spotlight Media Sponsors The AAF

Spotlight Media Sponsors The AAF

Spotlight Media is now a sponsor of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in North Dakota! The AAF puts on several events each month for marketing and advertising professionals. This month, there are events such as a Portfolio Review and five: o one studio tour and libations. The studio tour is part of a monthly string of networking socials for advertising and marketing professionals. It features tours of some of the coolest marketing and media offices in the Fargo area and has an array of drinks and appetizers for patrons to enjoy. This month the office that is being shown is Sundog Interactive in the Multiband building.

The AAF is one of the nation’s oldest advertising trade associations, it promotes the well-being of the advertising industry through events, awards ceremonies and by creating a network of professionals in the field. It brings businesses together and honors their achievements.