OnMessage Named a Winner in 2010 Hermes Creative Awards and Summit International Awards

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Dallas-based advertising agency takes home six awards for creative campaigns in two distinguished award competitions.

OnMessage, a Dallas-based integrated advertising agency, was recently named a winner in both the 2010 Hermes Creative Awards and 2010 Summit International Awards.

OnMessage received three Hermes Creative Awards including two "top-tier" platinum awards and one gold award. Platinum awards were received in the Advertising/Direct Mail category for the creation of client ALM First's direct mailer "A Greener Place" and in the Pro Bono category for the 2009 "Your" campaign, developed for the North Texas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®. The agency also received a gold award in the Pro Bono category for its "A JoyfFULL Holiday" campaign for the North Texas Food Bank.

Administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), the Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs and emerging technologies. More than 3,600 applications were received this year and only 18 percent were selected for the coveted platinum award.

OnMessage was also honored with three Summit Creative Awards®, one of three award competitions administered by the Summit International Awards organization. A silver award was received in the Health/Medicine Website category for AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group's "knowledgedriven.com," an online source for information and insight on the world of specialty pharma. The agency also took home two bronze awards: one in the Infomercial category for the production of a 30-minute infomercial for Golf's MVP and another in the Electronic Greeting/Holiday Card category for the agency's own holiday card, "Green Christmas".

The Summit Creative Awards recognize and celebrate the creative accomplishments of small- and medium-sized advertising agencies and other creative companies worldwide with annual billings of under $30 million. Thousands of submissions are received each year from 24 countries and are evaluated based on the strength of the big idea, quality of execution and ability to communicate and persuade.

"Our team strives to 'think big' and push the creativity limits on every campaign," said Jim O'Gara, president and founder of OnMessage. "We are extremely honored to be recognized in these award competitions within a variety of categories - and for multiple clients."

OnMessage adds these six new awards to a growing list of awards the company has received from the advertising/marketing industry over the years.

About OnMessage
OnMessage is an integrated advertising agency that specializes in creating brand stories that emotionally connect with a specific audience, and telling those stories through the most appropriate advertising and marketing vehicles. Leveraging traditional and digital media, OnMessage has helped clients such as AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, 3M Unitek, The SCOOTER Store, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and others improve the return on investment they receive for every marketing dollar they spend. With a core philosophy of staying "on message," and its team of branding and storytelling professionals, OnMessage is the agency leading companies turn to for innovative advertising ideas. For more information, please visit http://www.itsonmessage.com or call 972-931-3444 Ext. 1106.

Visit http://www.onmessagethrive.com to learn more about OnMessageTHRIVE, the agency's healthcare division.

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