Frederick Gorilla Magazine Receives Two Silver American Advertising Awards

American Advertising Federation recognizes publication’s editorial excellence for cover design

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Frederick Gorilla honored with two American Advertising Awards

This awards announcement is an awesome way to recognize the efforts of everyone on the Frederick Gorilla team — our writers, photographers, editors, designers, sales and production staff. We couldn’t create each issue without them.

Frederick, MD (PRWEB) March 10, 2014

Frederick Gorilla magazine, the most talked about current events magazine covering business, life and politics in Frederick, Md., was honored with two American Advertising Awards, presented by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Greater Frederick on March 1 in Walkersville, Md. The American Advertising Awards competition is considered the “Oscars” of the advertising world.

Frederick Gorilla’s American Advertising Award winnings consist of:

  • A Silver Award in the publication design, covers category for the August/September 2013 issue cover, featuring an original work from artists Rivers Scott Fisher and Ed Ramsburg, and
  • A Silver Award issue in the publication design, covers category for the October/November 2013 election-themed “Go Vote Frederick” illustrated cover.
Frederick Gorilla is published by Graphcom Publishing, a division of Graphcom, a full-service marketing and communications firm in Gettysburg.

“This awards announcement is an awesome way to recognize the efforts of everyone on the Frederick Gorilla team — our writers, photographers, editors, designers, sales and production staff. We couldn’t create each issue without them and the high level of creativity they bring to each issue,” said Troy Dean, creative director of Frederick Gorilla.

“Three years ago, when this publication appeared on the Frederick scene, I was immediately attracted to its edgy style and the stories that dug into the issues the mainstream media were glossing over or ignoring completely. We want to continue bringing our readers these compelling stories, and we are honored to receive such recognition for our work from the judges,” said Graphcom President Matt Livelsberger.

About the American Advertising Awards
Attracting nearly 60,000 entries each year nationwide, the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) American Advertising Awards have become the largest and most comprehensive advertising competition. The American Advertising Awards originated in the 4th District in 1960 and became a three-tiered national competition in 1968.

Sponsored by the AAF, the awards honor excellence in advertising and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry. Each year, the competition begins with contests in the nation’s more than 200 AAF member clubs, where entries must be submitted and judged to be eligible for the American Advertising Awards process. Local winners proceed to 15 regional competitions, and those winners advance to the national finals.

Proceeds from the American Advertising Awards program on all levels of competition go back into the industry through the work of the AAF and its members, especially in the areas of advertising education and public service advertising.

For more details on the American Advertising Federation of Greater Frederick, visit http://www.aaffrederick.org.

About Frederick Gorilla
Frederick Gorilla is the fastest growing current events magazine covering business, life and politics in Frederick, Md. The Frederick Gorilla takes a balanced approach to ensuring all voices are heard and all angles of a story are told. It combines outstanding editorial with stunning visuals into a community conversation that invites its ever-growing band of readers to speak their truth, wherever they are and no matter how uncomfortable the truth may be. Frederick Gorilla has a readership of more than 40,000 readers and is available through digital editions at http://www.frederickgorilla.com or as mobile apps from the major app stores. To subscribe or advertise, call 888-521-6810.

About Graphcom
Founded in 1982, Graphcom is a full-service communications and marketing firm located in Gettysburg, Pa. The organization includes a creative agency (Graphcom Creative), a signage division (Signs by Graphcom), a publishing division (Graphcom Publishing), a digital flags and scenic effects division (Field and Floor FX), as well as a full-service commercial printing division with G7 Master Printer certification. Learn more about Graphcom’s services by visiting http://www.graphcom.com or call 800-669-1664.


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