Media department earns awards

Published 9:39 pm Thursday, February 13, 2014

Members of the city’s Media and Community Relations Department recently were honored for their work on the 2013 City Council retreat video. Pictured from left are Media and Community Relations Director Diana Klink, Media and Community Relations Manager Tim Kelley, Video Production Assistant RaJeana Price and Video Production Coordinator Andy Franklin.

Members of the city’s Media and Community Relations Department recently were honored for their work on the 2013 City Council retreat video. Pictured from left are Media and Community Relations Director Diana Klink, Media and Community Relations Manager Tim Kelley, Video Production Assistant RaJeana Price and Video Production Coordinator Andy Franklin.

The city’s Department of Media and Community Relations recently received honors for the video it produced for the 2013 City Council retreat and other projects.

The department was honored with a Gold Award in the 2014 Association of Marketing and Communication Professional International AVA Digital Awards Competition for the video, which highlighted progress the city has made on building projects, public safety and quality of life, among other areas.

The video was recognized in the Video Production/Government category. It can be viewed on the city’s YouTube channel at youtu.be/NCA7ZiNWwPw.

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The department also received a pair of awards in the 2013 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.

A video public service announcement for the Love Local, Buy Suffolk campaign was highlighted in the Campaigns, Programs and Plans: Government Agency Communications category. Featuring Mayor Linda T. Johnson with local business owners and residents, the announcement encourages residents to shop with small Suffolk businesses. It can be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=5IyqzguvtMQ.

Also at the APEX Awards, the 2012 City Council retreat video was recognized in the Electronic Media: Video Productions category. It can be viewed at youtu.be/9nhE27C48y0.