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Student-run Martin Hall Agency wins advertising awards

Martin Hall Agency awards

The Martin Hall Agency (MHA), a student-run advertising and public relations agency within the Reed College of Media, has been awarded four American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) in the West Virginia chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF)’s 2019 student competition. The ADDY Awards recognize professionals and college students who have created outstanding work in creative advertising.

MHA’s fall 2019 staff produced exceptional work with the “Don’t Box Me In” First Amendment Day campaign. MHA was awarded a Gold ADDY award for a series of posters designed to promote the First Amendment Day events. One Silver ADDY was awarded for the “Don’t Box Me In” cross-platform campaign, which included an animated promotional gif, posters, banner, social media hashtag campaign (#1ADay), media release, PSA/radio ad, t-shirt design and a promotional video. The second Silver ADDY was for the “Don’t Box Me In” t- shirt design, and the third Silver ADDY was awarded for MHA’s new logo, watermark, insignia and brand guideline book.

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Student-produced work earns top honors in national competition

Bodice Project

Students from the West Virginia University Reed College of Media were recognized nationally for their work in broadcast journalism and interactive media this month by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

“WVU News”  was named the number one college newscast in the country with a first-place finish in the Television Newscast (airing three days per week or less) category in the 2020 BEA Festival of Media Arts competition.

The winning entry, “ WVU News Special Edition: A Mental Health Crisis in America,” focuses specifically on resources in West Virginia for those struggling with mental illness. Students involved in the project include Executive Producer Jensen Mills, Director Alex Balog and Anchors Victoria Donatelli and Gillian Brooks.

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Spring 2020 ‘WVU News’ anchors announced

WVU News anchors

Left to right: Michael Rinker, Sydney Hartman, Tori Gennuso, Natalie Comer, Hayden Keener and Megan Scarano.

The spring 2020 anchors for the award-winning “WVU News” television newscast have been chosen. The main anchors are Sydney Hartman of Lareda Ranch, California, Michael Rinker of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Megan Scarano of Martinsburg, West Virginia.

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