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NEMA Communications Dept wins 14 Hermes Creative Awards.

Press Release Summary:

May 07, 2015 - During 2015 Hermes Creative Awards competition, NEMA won platinum and gold awards for ei, the magazine of the electroindustry; eiXtra electronic newsletter; and several electronic venues. Efforts were spearheaded by NEMA Communications Department, a team of individuals with backgrounds in writing, editing, design, public relations, and marketing. International competition is designed for professionals involved in concept, writing, and design of traditional materials and emerging technologies.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Communications Department Wins 14 Hermes Creative Awards, 13 Honorable Mentions

Press release date: May 05, 2015

ROSSLYN, Va., —The National Association of Electrical Manufacturers (NEMA) won platinum and gold awards for ei, the magazine of the electroindustry; eiXtra electronic newsletter; and several electronic venues in the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards competition.

According to President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff, the efforts were spearheaded by NEMA Communications.

“The NEMA Communications Department is a team of talented individuals with backgrounds in writing, editing, design, public relations, and marketing,” he said. “We are very proud to have them projecting the face and voice of our association.”

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional materials and emerging technologies. Judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the competition has grown to one of the largest of its kind in the world. Winners range from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies.

There were about 6,000 entries from the U.S. and 22 other countries in the 2015 competition. About 15 percent of the entries received platinum, the highest honor; 22 percent gold; and 11 percent honorable mention.

NEMA Platinum Awards:
Overall Publication: Changing the Way We See, February 2015, Jen Tillmann, layout artist
Publication Covers: Changing the Way We See, February 2015; and The Cost of Ignoring Electrical Safety, May 2014
Publication Articles: "Electric Utility Industry Hangs in State of Confusion," John Caskey, August 2014; and "Patent Reform: Taking a Toll on Anti-Troll Bill," Clark Silcox, September 2014
Brochure: "Microgrids, Macro Benefits," Ryan Franks and William E. Green III

Gold Awards: 
Publication Interior: Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure, November 2014, Jen Tillmann, layout artist
Publication Articles: "Electroindustry Recovery Poised for a Second Stage," Tim Gill, August 2014; "Addressing Needs and Opportunities for New Sub-metering Industry," Andrei Moldoveanu, August 2014; "Giving New Life to Medical Imaging Equipment," Andrew Northup, September 2014
Publication Cover: Weaving the Fabric of International Trade," December 2014
Special Section: "Preserving Three-Year Code Adoption," May 2014
Podcast: NEMA@Home: "Home for the Holidays with Julie Chavanne," December 2014
E-Newsletter: eiXtra, December 15 | Vol. 24, 2014

Honorable Mention:
Overall Publication: We Are NEMA, January 2015, Jen Tillmann, layout artist
Publication Covers: Think About It—How Smart is Your Grid?, June 2014
Publication Articles: "Robotic Arms Lend a Hand in Manufacturing," Chrissy L.S. George, October, 2014; "The Importance of Licensing, Permitting, and Inspection to NEMA Member Companies," Bryan Holland, December 2014; “Do We Have Consensus on Consensus,” Andrei Moldoveanu, November 2014; and "2014 IEC/IECEx Scheme—A High Wire Act in Reducing Trade Impediments," Joel Solis, November 2014
Podcast: "Protecting Life and Property Depends on Effective Licensing, Permitting, and Inspection," Bryan Holland, December 2014
Motivation: Monday Motivation Campaign, initiated January 1, 2015, to highlight electroindustry-related and other inventors
E-Newsletter: eiXtra Oct. 20, 2014 | Vol. 20, and eiXtra Nov. 4, 2014 | Vol. 21
Communications/Marketing Campaign: The Patrick Project, Patrick Hughes (logo, website, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, podcasts, video, printed and electronic articles)
Overall Website—Informational: NEMA Advanced Heating Solutions and NEMA Surge Protection Institute, designed and managed by Victor Carneiro

The NEMA Communication Department includes Pat Walsh, Acting Director of Communications and Marketing, Editor in Chief; and William E. Green III, Digital Media Manager. Phallan Davis and Chrissy Skudera George also contributed to the award-winning projects.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the U.S. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year. Our industry is at the forefront on electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security.

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