NEPA American Advertising Awards

Posture Interactive took Best in Show for their Breaking Benjamin video campaign for Walt Disney Hollywood Records at the NEPA American Advertising Awards. The Scranton based interactive agency also took home the honor of People’s Choice after a live text vote at the event hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Northeast Pennsylvania (AAF NEPA) this past Saturday, March 3, 2018. Morgan Keyser, a student at Pennsylvania College of Technology received the Best in Show honor in the student division for her Fade to Black Beer Packaging. George Sweda of Sweda Advertising was presented with the Silver Medal Award- a lifetime achievement honor acknowledging outstanding contributions to advertising and furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.


The annual dinner and awards presentation was held at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel and was attended by over 150 people representing every segment of the advertising industry in Northeast Pennsylvania. Of the close to two-hundred entries received from Stroudsburg to Williamsport, 10 gold ADDY Awards and 19 silver ADDY Awards were presented in the professional division and 6 gold ADDY Awards and 9 silver ADDY Awards in the student division. Entries were judged by a 5-judge panel for their creativity, originality, and strategy. Winners of the local competition will advance to a district level competition where their work will compete against agencies from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC. The final tier of the annual national competition will conclude this June in Chicago, IL.



Following is a complete list of the AAF NEPA American Advertising Awards winners:


Professional Gold ADDY Awards Winners

Branded Content & Entertainment Campaign: Posture Interactive, Breaking Benjamin Video Campaign

Cinematography: TwentyFiveEight Studios, Maryann Grippo - In Memorium

Outdoor Board: Adams Outdoor Advertising, Sushi Roll

Packaging: Earl Kessler Graphic Design and Illustration, Ed Wood's Orgy of the Dead Bluray

Packaging Campaign: Earl Kessler Graphic Design and Illustration, Brain Damage Soundtrack

Packaging Campaign: Posture Interactive, Electric City Roasting Co: Cold Label Packaging

Poster: Variant, DOC NYC 2017 Poster

Self Promotion: Posture Interactive, Posture Interactive Company Website

Self Promotion: Tribal Media, Keep The Lights On Video

Website - B to B: Halibut Blue, Forbo Furniture Linoleum Website


Professional Silver ADDY Awards Winners

Brand Identity Campaign: Ideaworks Marketing, Health & Wellness Toolkit

Brand Identity Campaign: Variant, DOC NYC 2017 Campaign

Cinematography: TwentyFiveEight Studios, Toyota Of Scranton "At The DriveIn"

Collateral Material: Posture Interactive, Metz "Our Recipe" Employee Guide

Direct Mail: Ideaworks Marketing, Flagship Direct Mail

Internet Commercial: Voyager Video, Scranton Made's Arts On The Square

Menu: Halibut Blue, Canteen Park Menu

Packaging: Lavelle Strategy Group, Ayvo Bottle Design

Packaging Campaign: Thrive Creative Design, Wine Cider Spirits Candles

Photography: Lavelle Strategy Group, Geisinger Bariatric Surgery Success

Poster: Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts, 6th Annual Southern Rock Festival

Poster: Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts, La La Burlesque

Public Service: Lavelle Strategy Group, Let's Stop Suicide Initiative

Sales Kit: Posture Interactive, Marzio Sales Kit

Self-Promotion: Ideaworks Marketing, Ideaworks 2018 Calendar

Self-Promotion: TwentyFiveEight Studios, Dark Of Light - Trailer

Stationery Package: Thrive Creative Design, Nibbles & Bits Business Cards

Stationery Package: Thrive Creative Design, Secret Agent Management Stationary

Websites B-to-B: Halibut Blue, Corporate Environments Website


Student Gold ADDY Awards Winners

Illustration: Lindsey Lockwood, Keystone College, Presidential Quotes Series

Packaging: Morgan Keyser, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Fade To Black Beer Packaging

Poster: Emmanuel Adjei, Marywood University, Sounds of London

Poster: Luke Bierly, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Gig Poster

Printed Annual Report: Austin Fulton, Pennsylvania College of Technology, O.A. Annual Report

Website: Jared Kosko, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Great American Smokeout Microsite


Student Silver ADDY Awards Winners

Illustration Campaign: Emmanuel Adjei, Marywood University, Dreamers

Logo: MinhThu Nguyen, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Beer Barn Logo

Magazine Advertising Campaign: Samantha Costa, Marywood University, Creative Commons

Magazine Design: Dedra Congon, Samantha Costa, Niki DiGaetano, Marywood University, joy.

Packaging: Emmanuel Adjei, Marywood University, Shackleton Vodka

Packaging: Jonathan Straub, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Ice Cream Packaging

Poster: Alexis Botek, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Shakey Graves Poster

Poster: Emily Kahler, Pennsylvania College of Technology, ACL Gig Poster

Poster: Nick Vetock, Pennsylvania College of Technology, NPR Poster

 In our Photo Courtesy of Michael Straub Photography

Posture Interactive Team: (from left to right) Mat Giordano, Robert Jones, Kathryn Bondi, Tony Bartocci, Jean Carlos Cedré, Joey Zarcone, and Charles Ferran.

 (Information from AAF Northeast Pennsylvania)

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