National strategic communications and marketing firm Summers Strategies won three coveted Telly Awards for video advertising and social media campaigns on behalf of not-for-profit organizations across the country last year.
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honors video and television made for all screens and is judged by The Telly Award Judging Council; a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology.
Summers, a national company with deep roots and offices in suburban Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas, Nevada, received the news this morning.
The awards were for three campaigns representing the diversity of the firm’s clients. They were:
- A Silver award for Local TV General-Political Issues/Campaign Advertising for “Virginia’s Superpower,” a 30-second ad on behalf of Energy Foundation promoting clean energy policies. You can watch the ad here.
- A Silver award for Social Video Series-Not for Profit for the San Diego-Imperial County International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 569 highlighting the benefits of union membership. Watch the five-part series here.
- A Bronze award for Local TV General-Public Interest/Awareness for a 30-second PSA for the New York State Association of Counties highlighting how county workers are the heroes in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Watch it here.
“These ads and social media videos were held up against some of the biggest names in our industry, so this recognition means a lot to our team,” Jon Summers, president of Summers Strategies, said. “But beyond that, these awards also make it clear that you don’t need an endless budget to produce content that moves people and delivers results. Since we work with a lot of clients who have limited budgets to drive major changes in the world, that’s important.”
Summers Strategies also won a Bronze award in 2017 for branded content produced for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Among the past winners of the Telly Awards are some of the world’s largest and most influential communications companies, including Bloomberg, CBS Interactive, Comcast, Condé Nast, DC Entertainment, Discovery Communications, Disney, ESPN, Fox, HBO, Hearst, Microsoft, MLB, NBC, PBS, The Guardian, The History Channel, Time Warner, Universal, Univision, Viacom, and Vice+. View the winners of the 41st Annual Telly Awards winners at www.tellyawards.com/winners.
About the Telly Awards
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, StudioDaily, Stash Magazine, Storyhunter, ProductionHub, VR/AR Association, The Wrap and Digiday.
About Summers Strategies
Summers Strategies works with businesses, national nonprofit organizations, trade associations, government agencies, elected officials, and progressive political candidates on communications strategy, media relations, marketing, and advertising. Summers combines unmatched expertise in policy, communications, and campaigns with top-tier talent and cutting-edge resources to partner develop strategic organizational capacity — showing clients how to win, how to build a brand, and how to change policy.
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