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Publicus Community Wins District ADDY- On To Nationals

The Publicus Community, a full-service advertising and public relations firm was recognized by the American Advertising Federation’s ADDY Awards at the District Level for their creative campaign for Currents Magazine.
This latest ADDY Award recognizes Currents as among the best creative design for a digital newsletter between NC, SC and VA.

Currents is a quarterly digital and print magazine centered around Deep Water Cay, an ultra-private resort in the Bahamas. The magazine features intriguing articles and profiles of those associated with the area, the resort and island’s residential opportunities.

“The ADDY’s are the gold standard of the advertising industry and to have this project recognized by our peers is a welcomed accomplishment,” said Peter Dawyot, Managing Director of The Publicus Community. “We are thrilled to now have our work go on display at the National Addy Awards Ceremony.”

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence. The three-tier national competition is conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation, advertising’s largest industry association and the only one to represent the interests of all facets of advertising: advertisers, agencies, suppliers and media. The AAF is based in Washington, D.C. and has more than 40,000 members through 200 local advertising clubs.

“We are so very thankful to have received this recognition,” said Dawyot. “I am very proud of all of our designers, copywriters, digital strategists and account managers and so thankful for our wonderful clients who afford us the chance to be so creative.”

The members of Publicus Community who helped make Currents possible included: Melissa Hanaka – Account Strategist, Connie Oh – Creative Director, Mark Johnson – Featured Writer, Steve Olshansky – Featured Writer, Larry Anthony – Digital Strategist, Emily Forsberg – Digital Creative Design,  Maari Casey – Photo Shoot Director, and Kris Schmitz – Photographer.

The Publicus Community is a full-service advertising and public relations agency in Raleigh, NC, working with clients across a wide array of industries in order to develop advertising and marketing campaigns that capture audiences and help build better brands.

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Publicus Community Wins ADDY For Currents Magazine

For the second time in as many years, The Publicus Community, a full-service advertising and public relations firm was recognized by the American Advertising Federation’s ADDY Awards. This time for their creative campaign for Currents Magazine.

Currents is a quarterly digital and print magazine centered around Deep Water Cay, an ultra-private resort in the Bahamas. The magazine features intriguing articles and profiles of those associated with the area, the resort and island’s residential opportunities.

“The ADDY’s are the gold standard of the advertising industry and to have this project recognized by our peers is a welcomed accomplishment,” said Peter Dawyot, Managing Director of The Publicus Community.

In 2014, The Publicus Community was recognized with an ADDY for Summit Magazine, a 64-page lifestyle magazine for a resort in Idaho.  “This year’s ADDY is a testament to the stellar work that our team continues to produce,” said Dawyot. “I am very proud of all of our designers, copywriters, digital strategists and account managers and so thankful for our wonderful clients who afford us the chance to be so creative.”

The members of Publicus Community who helped make Currents possible included: Melissa Hanaka – Account Strategist, Connie Oh – Creative Director, Mark Johnson – Featured Writer, Steve Olshansky – Featured Writer, Larry Anthony – Digital Strategist, Emily Forsberg – Digital Creative Design,  Maari Casey – Photo Shoot Director, and Kris Schmitz – Photographer.

The Publicus Community is a full-service advertising and public relations agency in Raleigh, NC, working with clients across a wide array of industries in order to develop advertising and marketing campaigns that capture audiences and help build better brands.

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Publicus Community Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

Peter Dawyot, The Founder of The Publicus Community was recently featured as a source in an article for Entrepreneur Magazine. The article, “Running a Business While Dealing With a Personal Loss” reflects on leaders who successfully manage a company while dealing with a loss of a loved one.

In the case of Peter Dawyot and The Publicus Community, this loss occurred during a business trip. “I had been pitching a client in Idaho and was returning home when I found out that my mother had passed away,” said Dawyot.

During this time, Dawyot continued to build The Publicus Community by increasing the number of employees, gaining new clients, and representing the company’s clients to the best of the company’s abilities, all the while finding ways to honor his mother.

In the time that followed, the success of The Publicus Community continued to grow. The work that was created for the client in Idaho that was secured during his mother’s death, was recognized with numerous awards, including an Addy from the American Advertising Federation, and a Gold Medal in the Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Excellence in Communication.

Read the Entrepreneur Article Here.