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Pepper Group Wins a Dozen 2013 Graphic Design USA Awards

Palatine, IL (PRWEB) October 09, 2013

Pepper Group, a Chicago marketing firm, recently received twelve 2013 American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA. The B2B marketing agency was recognized for a variety of marketing materials it created for 3M, Sogeti, MorrisAnderson, Transilwrap, Thermal Care, The Vaya Group and Hoffer Plastics Corporation. These accolades complement the company’s recent 2013 American Web Design Awards for, and

“We’re pleased to be acknowledged for such a wide range of work, from digital and trade show campaigns to advertising, lead generation, sales tools, logo design—and even a collectible book,” says Pepper Group President George Couris. “We’re honored to earn this extra recognition for our clients,” he adds.

Of the more than 8,000 entries GDUSA received, only the top 15% were recognized with Certificates of Excellence.

About Pepper Group

Pepper Group is a finely tuned team of seasoned professionals that helps clients drive revenue and profitability through effective marketing. The award-winning Chicago agency has 19 years of experience delivering creative, effective marketing solutions to clients in a variety of industries. Capabilities include marketing/strategy; websites and interactive; video, animation and demos; branding/identity; corporate communications; lead generation; product/service launches and event planning and support. Pepper Group was named a BtoB magazine Top Agency for the past six years in a row, and is one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For (TM).


Eleven Awards for TFI Envision, Inc. for American Graphic Design 2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2013

For nearly five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored national design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence in design.

From more than 8,000 entries, Graphic Design USA judges announced the winners of their American Graphic Design Awards 2013, which included 11 projects designed by TFI Envision, Inc., represented in 6 different categories of design, including:

Internet Design Category:

Inspirica Website
KangaTime® Website

Packaging Category:

Dove® Men + Care® Holiday Carton Packaging for 2012
Dove® Mixed Product Holiday Carton Packaging for 2012

POP Display Category:

Dove® Masterbrand Winter Pallet Display POD for Sam’s Club 2012
Dove® Men + Care® Father’s Day Pallet Display POD for Sam’s Club 2013

Annual Report Category:

Guiding Eyes for the Blind 2012 Annual Report Announcements / Invitations Category:
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum “What Is It?” Gala Invitation

Self Promotion Category:

TFI Envision, Inc. “Red Hot Ideas” Promotion
TFI Envision, Inc. Recycling Corn Silk Promotional Mailer
TFI Envision, Inc. Auto Trends Report eNewsletter

These will be featured in the 300+ page full color American Graphic Design Awards Annual, seen by an estimated 50,000+ creative and marketing decision makers. They will also be featured in the Graphic Design USA Online Winners Gallery website, with 100,000 visitors per month.

TFI Envision, Inc. has been consistently selected as winners in this competition for over a quarter of a century.

Since 1975, TFI Envision, Inc. of Norwalk, CT, has specialized in developing strategic design and marketing solutions for branding, packaging, promotion, digital and corporate communications; helping organizations achieve their marketing and communication goals with compelling, consistent messaging that is on brand and on target.


TAMEST Announces Recipients of the 2014 Edith and Peter ODonnell Awards

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 10, 2013

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards. The recipients will be honored during a banquet on Thursday, January 16, 2014, in conjunction with TAMEST’s 11th Annual Conference at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort near Austin, Texas.

The Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards recognize rising Texas researchers who are addressing the essential role that science and technology play in society, and whose work meets the highest standards of exemplary professional performance, creativity, and resourcefulness. The 2014 awards recipients are:

Medicine—Richard Bruick, Ph.D., is recognized for studies on cellular responses to maintain oxygen and iron homeostasis that have helped lay the foundation for the development of small molecule therapeutics to replace erythropoietin as a treatment for anemia, to treat renal cell carcinoma, and to address iron overload disorders. Dr. Bruick is associate professor of biochemistry and a Michael L. Rosenberg Scholar in Medical Research at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern).

Engineering—Thomas M. Truskett, Ph.D., is recognized for fundamental contributions in three areas—self-assembly at the nanoscale, dynamics of confined liquids, and structural arrest of complex fluids—that are important for applications ranging from biomedical imaging to the delivery of therapeutic proteins. Dr. Truskett is department chair, Les and Sherri Stuewer Endowed Professor, and Bill L. Stanley Leadership Chair in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin).

Science—Zhifeng Ren, Ph.D., is recognized for seminal contributions to five scientific fields: carbon nanotubes, thermoelectrics, zinc oxides nanowires, high temperature superconductivity, and molecule delivery/sensing. He was the first to grow aligned carbon nanotubes arrays in large scale, make nanostructured bulk thermoelectric materials with much improved properties, and synthesize hierarchical zinc oxide nanowires. Dr. Ren is the M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics and principal investigator of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston.

Technology Innovation—James Walker, Ph.D., is recognized for his pioneering work, development, and modeling in impact theory, penetration mechanics, material characterization and response under dynamic loading, and their application to resolving problems of international importance in personal protection and safety for defense and the space program. Dr. Walker is an institute scientist at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), a nonprofit engineering research and development center based in San Antonio, Texas.

“The 2014 O’Donnell Awards acknowledge the important achievements of four, Texas-based researchers whose work has far-reaching implications across a wide range of scientific disciplines,” said Dr. E. Linn Draper, Jr., TAMEST’s 2013 President. “Primarily focused in medicine and physics, our award recipients conducted cutting-edge research in areas that will improve the health of our citizens, advance our materials engineering technologies, and protect personnel in the armed forces and space program.”

The O’Donnell Awards were first presented in 2006, and a total of $ 825,000 has been awarded to 36 recipients since the inception of the program. The awards are named in honor of Edith and Peter O’Donnell who are among the state’s staunchest advocates for excellence in scientific advancement and STEM education.

TAMEST’s 11th Annual Conference—The Computational Revolution in Medicine, Engineering & Science—will be held on January 16-17, 2014, and will feature a program on advances in computational science, computer modeling, and computer simulation.

The 2014 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards video trailer can be viewed online at

For further information about the TAMEST 2014 Annual Conference, please visit

About TAMEST The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) was founded in 2004 to provide broader recognition of the state’s top achievers in medicine, engineering, and science, and to build a stronger identity for Texas as an important destination and center of achievement in these fields. Members include Texas’ 10 Nobel laureates and the 260+ National Academies members. TAMEST brings the state’s top scientific, academic, and corporate minds together to further position Texas as a national research leader. TAMEST also hopes to foster the next generation of scientists and to increase the awareness and communication among the state’s best and brightest about research priorities for the future.

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AASHTO Awards Top Prizes in the Faces of Transportation Photo Contest

Washington (PRWEB) September 26, 2013

Two spectacular photographs taken of laborers at work on prominent sections of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge won the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award in the Faces of Transportation competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials.

A judge selected the Grand Prize winner and a record 19,000 on-line votes decided the People’s Choice award winner. Six other photographs capturing highway construction workers and citizens using transportation facilities in their communities also received awards.

Twenty-eight transportation department employees from 21 states and six private citizens submitted 121 photographs in the competition.

The entries were judged in three categories: Building the Future, Opening Communities, and Taking the Road Less Traveled.

The Grand Prize was awarded to California Department of Transportation Engineer Martin Chandrawinata for his photograph of an iron worker using a cutting torch while suspended from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

The People’s Choice Award was presented to photographer Bill Hall who captured California Department of Transportation Engineer Matt Bruce inspecting the cable band installation near the top of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Hall’s People’s Choice Award photograph also won in the Building the Future—State DOT category.

Building the Future—Individual Winner: California State Route Four Construction through Contra Costa County – photographer Karl Nielsen captured an unknown worker as he cut through reinforcing rebar in the concrete rubble of a demolished bridge on State Route Four in Antioch, Calif. The bridge was demolished to make room for the widening of the highway and the addition of a light rail system.

Opening Communities—State DOT Winner: Inspecting a Traffic Signal – photographer Cedric Mohr from the Georgia DOT captured this winning photograph of GDOT Signal Technician Bobby Bryant inspecting a traffic light in District 7 on the south side of Atlanta. GDOT maintains 3,280 traffic lights across Georgia.

Opening Communities—Individual Winner: New River Gorge US 19, West Virginia – photographer Michael Ruggiero, Jr. set out to document semi-truck drivers, a sub-culture of gritty characters that drive coast-to-coast on the Interstate highways. This photograph is from his book “Over the Road.”

Taking the Road Less Traveled—State DOT Winner: Icebergs from a Distance – photographer M. Bailey Watson from Alaska DOT & Public Facilities, Marine Highway System captured this photograph of icebergs being investigated from the safety of the Fast Rescue Boat deployed from the M/V Taku.

Taking the Road Less Traveled—Individual Winner: Grafton Bridge – photographer Karl Nielsen captured cyclists riding across an old bridge near Grafton, Calif.

The photographs were judged by Connie Rus, an accomplished photographer and graphic designer based in Washington State.

To view all of the entries in this year’s competition visit the Faces of Transportation blog.

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Canvas Wins Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2013

Reston, VA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013

Canvas, the global leader in mobile apps for businesses, today announced it has been named a bronze winner in the ‘Most Socially or Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year’ category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Canvas was honored for its Ante Up program, which encourages Canvas employees to identify a nonprofit initiative or need that they are interested in, and then to support that initiative by providing free Canvas services in the form of mobile app development, the employee’s time to help train the organization on how best to implement Canvas, and other resources for nonprofits to more effectively leverage mobile technology.

The third annual Best in Biz Awards program, focusing on companies based or operating in North America, was the most competitive in its history, with the highest number of awards submissions to date and the most distinguished judging panel yet assembled.

“Canvas is honored that Best in Biz has recognized the profound impact Ante Up is having on organizations as diverse in mission and geography as the Washington West Film Festival in Washington, DC – which used Canvas mobile apps to sell merchandise and accept donations – to the oldest South African Reserve using Canvas to combat Rhino poaching,” said James Quigley, co-founder and chief executive officer, Canvas. “From the organizations we support to the products we develop, social and environmental responsibility is ingrained in our company’s DNA, and we look forward to continuing to extend the impact of Ante Up.”

Canvas enables organizations of all sizes – ranging from Fortune 100 firms and nonprofit organizations to one-person businesses – to replace cumbersome paper forms with highly customizable mobile business apps that work on nearly every smartphone and tablet on the market. The company’s Application Store now has more than 11,000 ready-made apps that can be customized to an individual business user's needs, and Canvas also offers a do-it-yourself app builder toolkit enabling non-technical users to build mobile apps in minutes.

“This year’s Best in Biz Awards nominees offer services and products that reflect the most current trends in technology, from cloud computing through mobile devices to network connectivity,” said Samara Lynn, lead analyst of networking and business at PC Magazine, judging her second Best in Biz Awards program. “Truly, all of the nominees and winners represent the ongoing innovation and trends in technology that we who cover the space see on a daily basis.”

Best in Biz Awards 2013 honors were presented in more than 50 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year and Website of the Year. For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2013, visit:

About Canvas

Canvas is an easy, fast and economical way for businesses to find, customize and create mobile forms to replace paper forms. Canvas is a cloud-based software service that enables users to collect information using mobile devices, share that information and integrate with existing backend systems. Canvas also offers the first mobile business application store of its kind, allowing businesses from diverse industries to find mobile forms specific to their needs. To learn more, visit Currently, Canvas employees have adopted Ante Up nonprofits on three continents and various states that have been involved in disaster relief, the feeding and care of families and children in need, and the protection of human rights and species in crisis.

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) program, until the final entry deadline on January 24, 2014. Any organization from any industry operating in EMEA may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the EMEA program, please visit:


Finalists Announced in 2013 Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 27, 2013

FierceMarkets, publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare and FierceMobileHealthcare, today announced the 29 finalists in the first annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition. Finalists were recognized within 10 distinct categories, including clinical information management, data analytics and population health management.

“The finalists are a cross-section of game-changing solutions providers who are helping providers to transform healthcare delivery and improve care,” said Wendy Johnson, FierceMarkets’ healthcare group publisher. “This is truly an exciting time in healthcare. Disruptive changes are happening that will lead to lasting improvements and millions of saved—and improved—lives.”

Applications were judged by a distinguished panel of CIOs and other executives from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Mayo Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A complete list of judges can be found at

Johnson will announce the winners during a complimentary live webcast Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. ET. To register for the webcast, visit:

The 2013 Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition Finalists:

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: impact on quality of care and patient outcomes; impact on care efficiency; impact on healthcare information exchange; technology innovation; financial impact; market validation; compatibility with existing health IT systems; end-user experience and overall level of innovation. Finalists were selected based on the judges’ scores in each area.

Clinical Information Management:

    Global Device Management LLC: VACS® - Video Archiving and Collaboration System
    QPID, Inc.: QPID
    RightCare Solutions, Inc.: RightCare Software, powered by D2S2

Cloud Computing:

    Acrometis LLC: CLAIMExpert
    Decision Simulation LLC: DecisionSim™
    SA Ignite: MU Assistant

Data Analytics:

    Health Catalyst: Health Catalyst Late-Binding Data Warehouse and Analytics
    Medalogix: Medalogix
    Resmed: The S9 System (S9 Series and EasyCare Online (ECO))


    Humetrix: iBlueButton
    Modernizing Medicine: Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™)
    SwiftKey: SwiftKey Healthcare

Health Information Exchange:

    AstraZeneca MEA: AstraZeneca's Lifesaving Initiatives in Africa
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's InfantRisk Center: MommyMeds App


    AstraZeneca MEA: AstraZeneca's Lifesaving Initiatives in Africa
    Masimo: Root

mHealth and Telemedicine:

    Perminova: CoVa Monitoring System
    Virtusa Corporation: Virtusa Medication Adherence framework
    Vital Connect: HealthPatch

Population Health Management:

    NexJ Systems, Inc.: NexJ Connected Wellness (featuring NexJ Transitional Care Management and NexJ Health Coach)
    Phytel: Phytel Atmosphere
    Skylight Healthcare Systems: Skylight CareNavigator™ Passport

Privacy Security:

    AirWatch: AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
    nCrypted Cloud: nCrypted Cloud
    M2SYS Technology: RightPatient™ biometric patient identification

Revenue Cycle Management:

    Patientco: Patientco Solution
    PointCare: PointCarePA
    Prodigo Revenue Cycle Services: eClaim Status: Automated Denial Management and Claim Status Workflow Tool (eCSI)

About FierceMarkets

FierceMarkets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Questex Media Group, is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, finance, and retail industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. Every business day, FierceMarkets' wide array of publications reaches more than 1.3 million executives in more than 100 countries.

Current publications include: Energy: FierceEnergy; FierceSmartgrid; Telecom: FierceWireless; FierceCable; FierceDeveloper; FierceOnlineVideo; FierceTelecom; FierceWirelessTech; FierceWireless:Europe; Healthcare: FierceEMR; FierceHealthcare; FierceHealthFinance; FierceHealthIT; FierceHealthPayer; FierceMedicalImaging; FierceMobileHealthcare; FiercePracticeManagement; Hospital Impact; Life Sciences: FierceBiomarkers; FierceBiotech; FierceBiotechIT; FierceBiotech Research; FierceCRO; FierceDiagnostics, FierceDrugDelivery; FierceMedicalDevices; FiercePharma; FiercePharmaManufacturing; FierceVaccines; Enterprise IT: FierceBigData; FierceCIO; FierceCIO:TechWatch; FierceContentManagement; FierceITSecurity; FierceMobileIT; FierceEnterpriseCommunications; Finance: FierceCFO; FierceFinance; FierceFinanceIT; Government: FierceGovernment; FierceGovernmentIT; FierceHomelandSecurity; and FierceMobileGovernment; Marketing & Retail: FierceCMO; FierceMobileRetail; FierceRetail; and StorefrontBacktalk.


LinkedIn Executive to Keynote First Ever TAG Social Savvy Awards

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 28, 2013

Technology Association of Georgia in collaboration with TAG Social will be hosting the first Annual TAG Social Savvy Awards on Tuesday, November 5th at Junior Achievement’s Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center.

Atlanta TV and Radio Host, Conn Jackson will Emcee the event and Luke Davies, Social Selling Thought-Leader for LinkedIn will serve as the Keynote Speaker.

The TAG Social Savvy Awards celebrates Georgia’s best and brightest in social media and will recognize innovators in 6 award categories:

    Best Use of Sharing in a Cluttered World    

    Best Vision for Social in Enterprise

    Best Vision for Alignment - Recruiting and Marketing

    Best Use of Social for Customer Success    

    Best Extension of Corporate into the Field

    Best Change Master - Cultural and Leadership

In addition to the awards presentations, the event will feature a Q&A Session with social media thought leaders and experts from beremedy, PGi, UPS, Intellinet, SunTrust, Cbeyond, Manhattan Associates and Rural Sourcing.

A "genius bar" powered by students from Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) and PGi will also be available to answer questions about social and mobile apps. The genius bar will offer information on how to set up a virtual conference/meeting, how to post videos to Instagram, use several features of LinkedIn, and more.

Learn more at:

For more information on attending or sponsoring the 2013 Tech Marketing Awards, please contact Sierra Moore at sierra(at)tagonline(dot)org.

About TAG Social

TAG Social is a society within the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) that provides Georgia business leaders with insights, resources and the opportunity to collaborate to help harness the power of social media networks and technologies for their companies.

For more information on TAG Social, visit .

Follow us on Twitter @TAGSocialBiz

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 27,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.

TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at

To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit


Writers of the Future Grand Prize Winner From 1992 Announces His First Novel, “Aquarius Rising: In the Tears of God” Is “Finalist” in the 2014 EPIC eBook Awards

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013

Brian Burt, self proclaimed computer geek, application security engineer and grand prize winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest in 1992, announced that "Aquarius Rising: In the Tears of God," has been nominated for the 2014 Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition eBook (EPIC) awards in the science fiction category.

The story goes -- On an Earth ravaged by global warming, human-dolphin hybrids called Aquarians have built thriving reef colonies among the drowned cities of the coast. Now their world is under siege from an enemy whose invisible weapon leaves no survivors. Only Ocypode the Atavism -- half-human and half-Aquarian, marooned in the genetic limbo between species -- knows why. Ocypode and his comrades must face the perils of flight in the open ocean, a friend's betrayal, a killer storm, a lethal kelp forest haunted by mutant monsters and a fundamental challenge to their most cherished beliefs if they are to have any hope of saving Aquarius from destruction.

In a recent interview Brian explained how "Aquarius" came about. "I've been writing for about twenty years now, but exclusively short fiction until recently, when I finally worked out the nerve to try my first novel. I originally started writing while on an extended IT consulting gig in Dublin, Ireland. Ireland could inspire anyone to get creative, I think: beautiful scenery, rich history, a sense of mystery and magic that emanates from the place and seeps into the visitor. It certainly inspired me!"     

"Aquarius Rising: In the Tears of God," is available form Double Dragon Publishing, a Canadian group formed in 2000 that generally publish science-fiction, fantasy, horror and paranormal romance but are not limited to these genres.

Brian won the grand prize award back in 1992 for his short story "The Last Indian War" and was published in the "L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume VIII." He went on to publish short stories "Climbing Jacob's Ladder," "Soul or Elcipse," "Phantom Pain" and "The Brilliant Blood of Souls."

As it is free-to-enter, L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, now in its 31st year, enjoys amazing success with thousands of entrants yearly. Created by best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard, the contest has to date launched the careers of 12 New York Times bestselling authors: Jo Beverley, Tobias Buckell, David Farland aka Dave Wolverton (with NYT bestsellers under both names, Nancy Farmer, Eric Flint, Karen Joy Fowler, Tim Myers, Patrick Rothfuss, Lisa Smedman, Dean Wesley Smith, Elizabeth Wein and Sean Williams.

To learn more, including details on how to enter the contests, visit the website at To find out more about Brian Burt visit his Facebook page.

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StorageCraft and Swiftpage Win Reseller Awards at Lifeboat Partner Business Development Summit 2013

Shrewsbury, NJ (PRWEB) November 11, 2013

Lifeboat Distribution, an international specialty software distributor for virtualization and other technically sophisticated products, today announced that StorageCraft Technology Corporation and Swiftpage Act! had won Best in Fair awards at Lifeboats Partner Business Development Summit East held recently in Atlantic City, NJ.

Attendees from resellers and solution providers around the world voted on the best overall solution offering and best emerging business promise from among the vendors exhibiting at the events vendor fair. StorageCraft ShadowProtect was voted the overall 2013 Best in Fair and Swiftpage Act! Contact & Customer Manager was recognized as the solution with Best Emerging Business Promise.

Swiftpage has been working hard to revitalize the Act! brand and increase awareness in the marketplace, said Michelle Baeza, Manager Channel Business Development, Swiftpage. Winning Lifeboats award for Best Emerging Business Promise proves that it is working. Resellers are taking notice of Act! as the best-selling contact management solution in the market and they want to be a part of the next wave of growth.

StorageCraft always looks forward to attending the Lifeboat Partner Business Development Summit every year, said Nicole Petriello, Director of Channel Programs, StorageCraft Technology Corporation. The interaction with partners and the Lifeboat team has always been extremely valuable. We consider it be one of the best events we attend for the year.

Resellers and solutions providers interested in offering StorageCraft backup and recovery and SwiftPage Act! solutions should contact Lifeboat by phone at +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), +1-888-523-7777 (Canada), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe), or by email at sales(at)lifeboatdistribution(dot)com.

About Lifeboat Distribution

Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization/cloud computing, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps software publishers recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels. Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their margin+ services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses. For more information, visit, or call +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), +1.888.523.7777 (Canada), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe). Follow Lifeboat Distribution on Twitter (@LifeboatVAD) and Facebook (LifeboatDistribution).


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Erin Mannings Instructional Videos Win Bronzes at the 2013 Telly Awards

Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013

Bronze awards in the How-To/Instructional category went to Erin Manning Media this year at the 2013 Telly Awards, for three videos she produced last year for her clients. This will bring Erin Mannings total Telly Award count to sixteen. In all, her videos have won thirteen bronze, two gold (for lifetime achievement), and one silver.

The Telly Awards have a different system for recognizing quality local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. The entries are not pitted against each other, but instead each work is judged by its own merits by previous Silver Telly award winners. Only if the piece is rated high enough, will it earn a bronze or silver award.

This year, the Erin Manning videos that won Bronze Tellys were The Storyteller App for Crystal Cruises, How to Take Better Vacation Photos and Videos for SanDisk, and Creative Birthday Invitation Photos Using the Westcott Illusions Erin Manning Creation Kit for F.J. Westcott. Shooting/editing was done by Wes Malkin of Biscayne Productions. Manning wrote, produced, and hosted all three videos.

About the production process, Manning said, Discovering what a client needs is different for each video. For Crystal Cruises, I worked with their ad agency on the script, but with SanDisk I collaborated with their PR department. At F.J. Westcott Company, I consulted directly with their marketing team and then created educational content to accompany my branded photo kits.

Manning says, Not every video for a client has won a Telly, but I produce every video to have the best possible shot at one.

About Erin Manning:

Erin Manning is a professional photographer, teacher, and television personality living in Los Angeles, California. She helps people understand photography and technology by translating technical mumbo-jumbo into everyday words and by facilitating learning with a clear, friendly teaching style. For her professional work, she specializes in lifestyle imagery for clients such as AT&T, Bank of America, Disney, various lifestyle magazines, healthcare organizations and individuals.

About the Telly Awards

Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition and receives over 11,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

About Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises is a luxury cruise line notable for its two medium-sized, high-end ships, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity, which each hold about 1,000 guests. More than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history, Crystal has been voted worlds best by readers of Travel + Leisure and Cond

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