Guest Author: Maria Heintzinger
Once again, Armstrong continues to be nationally recognized for its visual media via the “Telly” Awards. Over the years, Armstrong has won more than 35 Telly Awards, with four of those earned this year by local programmers in Butler, PA, Medina, Boardman, and South Point, OH, as well as two earned by our own Creative Services department.
According to their mission, “the Telly Award is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.” Armstrong is very proud to have upheld these high standards in their media production.
Creative Services earned Bronze Tellys this year for their “Butler 50th
“ and “Armstrong Holiday 2013” commercials. The holiday commercial featured the work of Motion Graphics Designer Justin Baloh and the video crew for the anniversary spot included Casey Bowser, Dave Eger and Paul Haughey.
Carmen Bianco and Matt Lutz from Butler Local Programming won a Bronze Telly for their episode of “The Beat” featuring The Shiners, a rock group in the Pittsburgh area.
Andrew Knode from Medina Local Programming earned a Bronze Telly for his episode titled “Feeding Medina County,” which focused on a nonprofit group and all that they do to help fight hunger in the community.
Greg Rhoton from Boardman Local Programming won a Bronze Telly for “Counterpoint- A Musician’s Tale” featuring Joe Grushecky. Grushecky talked about the growth of his career in Pittsburgh and longtime friendship with Bruce Springsteen.
Doug Morris from South Point Local Programming won a Bronze Telly for the “4 Sights: Pumpkin House” episode about the internationally recognizedCeredo-Kenova Pumpkin House that is decorated each Halloween with over 3000 carved and lit pumpkins.
Thousands of entries are received each year for the Telly Awards from all 50 states and five continents, so it is quite an achievement to have been recognized. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies.
“It is great to get such positive feedback,” Lutz said. “The purpose of our programs is to entertain and inform, and it is good to know it is doing just that.”
Congratulations to everyone that participated, and we look forward to many more successful years to come with our visual media.