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Imagewest wins 4 Louie Awards

Imagewest, a student-run advertising and public relations agency in WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting, received four awards at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Louisville’s annual Louie Awards in the student Louie/ADDY awards category. The AAF ADDY Awards are comparable to the Oscars in the advertising industry.

Past and present Imagewest team members attended the 39th annual Louie Awards and brought home four awards.Attendees (from left) were Imagewest Director Heather Garcia, Brie Logsdon, Alan Schneller, Jake Stephenson, ImagewestFaculty Advisor Mark Simpson and Catherine Montano.

Past and present Imagewest team members attended the 39th annual Louie Awards and brought home four awards. Attendees (from left) were Imagewest Director Heather Garcia, Brie Logsdon, Alan Schneller, Jake Stephenson, Imagewest Faculty Advisor Mark Simpson and Catherine Montano.

Imagewest won the following awards:

  • Judge’s Choice Award and Gold ADDY for Collateral Material – Publication and Book Design (Imagewest International – Italy Book)
  • Gold ADDY for Digital Advertising – Website (LuLu’s Fine Home Furnishings)
  • Gold ADDY for Collateral Material – Brochure and Annual Report (WKU Harlaxton Brochure)

“Seeing my students awarded for their hard work was very gratifying,” said Heather Garcia, Imagewest director and full-time staff member. “Winning three golds along with the Judge’s Choice Award is something to be proud of and reinforces what great things we are doing at Imagewest. We look forward to taking our work to the district level with hopes of going on to the national competition!”

The 39th annual Louie Awards took place on Feb. 22 at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in Louisville. The Louies are the creative competition for the advertising industry, and they showcase the best work in the area. Winning a Louie is the first step in the three-tiered national ADDY creative competition, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), which will be held at the AAF national conference in June. All of the pieces mentioned above will be entered in the next step; the district competition.

“Seeing the project that I worked on with our team win such prestigious awards was amazing,” said Catherine Montano, senior account executive and special projects assistant from the Imagewest fall 2012 team. “Spending an evening with professionals in the industry made me realize that I picked the right major and field that I want to be in. I feel very prepared for a career after graduation because of my experience at Imagewest.”

The submitted work was completed primarily during the spring 2012 and fall 2012 semesters.

Team members for the spring 2012 semester included: Kenn Glenn of Greenville; Ashley Henson of Elizabethtown; Rachael King of Owensboro; Justin Lawson of Elizabethtown; Taylor Moad of Louisville; Catherine Montano of Louisville; Dalton Rowe of Winchester; Tom Schatzinger of Smithfield; Jake Stephenson of Louisville; Jessica Troccoli of Old Hickory, Tenn.; Katherine Wade of Paducah; and Ross Whitaker of Taylorsville.

Team members for the fall 2012 semester included: Brittany Costellow of Russellville; Davide Fellini of Siena, Italy; Jeff Franklin of Louisville; La Vella Hall of Mt. Washington; Martha Holmes of Hendersonville, Tenn.; Marilyn Kallstrom of Bowling Green; Kelsey Layer of Hendersonville, Tenn.; Alex McNeilage of Bowling Green; Kelly Smith of Nashville, Tenn.; and Austin Stephenson of Louisville.

Team members for the spring 2013 include: Paul Birza of Denver, Colo.; Timmy Bishop of Nashville, Tenn.; Paige Breedlove of Sellersburg, Ind.; Abby DeSpain of Franklin; John Dobson of Louisville; April Estes of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; Wil Iralzabal of Union City, Calif.; Ashley Lewis of Elizabethtown; Brie Logsdon of Louisville; and Matt Love of Madisonville.

Contact: Heather Garcia or Ashley Lewis, (270) 745-8915.

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