Brunet-García Advertising is proud to announce its participation in the development of A Riverwalk Project, which will debut at One Spark April 17-21, 2013. A Riverwalk Project is a collaboration with the St. Johns Riverkeeper, the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, Art in Public Places through the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, and the Jacksonville Historical Society.
A Riverwalk Project is a growing, grassroots community initiative to activate the riverwalk in downtown Jacksonville. In a continuing effort to revitalize our River City, Brunet-García has joined forces with this diverse team to generate a mobile app and website that streams relevant content to users through four primary channels: health, environment, arts and entertainment, and history.
The project will educate and inform the public of the St. Johns River and surrounding environment, Jacksonville history, art and culture, entertainment, and health and wellness through digital technology and physical, interactive kiosks that will line both the north and south banks.
A Riverwalk Project exhibit will be located in the Ubile Lobby of the Florida Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts throughout the duration of the One Spark Festival. A Riverwalk Project will compete with other creators for a portion of the $250,000 crowdfunded prize money and welcomes on-site donations during the festival.
Brunet-García Advertising took home more than half of the total 20 Gold ADDY Awards presented at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Jacksonville’s ADDY Awards gala on February 23 at the Museum of Science and History. The agency was honored with 11 Gold ADDY Awards, seven Silver ADDY Awards, one special Judges Award and the overall “Best of Show” award. The local ADDY Awards honor creative excellence in advertising.
Brunet-García received awards in categories ranging from copywriting and illustration to direct marketing and audio/visual. The agency’s Player’s by the Sea “Reefer Madness” poster was singled out for a prestigious Judges Award, and the poster series created for Players by the Sea to promote their 2012 season won “Best of Show” overall.
Each of Brunet-García’s winning entries will advance to the regional AAF 4th District ADDY competition which covers Florida and the Caribbean. The District competition will be held this year in Jacksonville on April 20 at EverBank Field. Winners at the 4th District level will proceed to the national competition in June in Phoenix.
At last year’s National ADDY Award competition, Brunet-García won three ADDY awards and was the only agency from the AAF 4th District to win more than one. To view all of Brunet-García’s award-winning work, visit www.brunetgarcia.com or the Brunet-García Advertising Facbeook page for a gallery of the winning entries.
Brunet-García Advertising, Inc., has engaged Steve Schultz, Director of Government Solutions, to manage business development for the agency’s government sector outreach. Schultz will work out of the D.C. office, located in the heart of the historic DuPont Circle area, at 21 DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 725. The office can be contacted by telephone at (202) 368-6805.
Brunet-García recently received both an 8(a) certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and a Multiple Award Schedule contract from the General Services Administration (GSA), schedule 541 for marketing and communications. Recently added D.C.-area clients will be served locally by Schultz, as well as by Brunet-Garcia’s Florida-based personnel.
A long-time business solutions specialist for federal agencies, Schultz has served a number of clients in the sectors of homeland security, alternative energy, information technology, telecommunications, and defense. Schultz started his D.C. career as a professional staff member to Florida Senator Connie Mack on the Joint Economic Committee. He has also worked in business development for Avaya, Inc., and Rapiscan Systems, where he oversaw business with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
For further information on Brunet-García’s full range of capabilities, multicultural insights or government agency expertise, visit http://www.brunetgarcia.com/government/GSA.
The 36th Annual Suncoast Emmy Awards recently recognized Brunet-García Advertising with six Emmy awards out of ten nominations. Five of the six wins were for Piece/Peace, the TV spot produced for MAD DADS. The Give or It Goes campaign produced for WJCT also brought home an Emmy.
The agency enlisted the help of actor/NPR radio host Al Letson and photographer/filmmaker Paul Figura to produce the broadcast spot called Piece/Peace. After a multiple shooting in Jacksonville’s Brooklyn neighborhood left 11 people wounded, Brunet-García was inspired to create a TV spot that would spread a message of community and caring, vigilance and visibility for MAD DADS of Jacksonville, the local chapter of a national organization that promotes safe neighborhoods and community engagement. The spot won five Emmys for art direction, directing, editing, writing, and photography.
Give or It Goes was an urgency campaign that Brunet-García created and produced for WJCT public broadcasting to raise awareness and funds to help the station meet its budget needs after more than half-million dollars of funding was cut. The spots produced for this campaign won an Emmy for campaign promotion.
The Suncoast Emmy Awards® recognizes excellence in television production and promotion for markets in the entire State of Florida, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, Louisiana, Mobile, Alabama, Thomasville, Georgia and Puerto Rico.
The Emmy® Awards and the Emmy® Statuette are trademark property of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. To view the award-winning videos, visit http://www.brunetgarcia.com/our-work/motion/.
Brunet-García Advertising, Inc., has named Molly Walker chief strategist and digital manager. A veteran of advertising and digital media agencies, Walker came to Brunet-García in 2011 after serving in both marketing and creative management positions for The St. Joe Company and FIS. Molly has worked in web and digital development since the Internet’s infancy, building and sustaining great brands to achieve business and financial goals, across all media channels.
With the recent success of the public art collaboration, ǝɯ embellished, in partnership with photographer Kedgar Volta and associate producer/curator Adianez Garcia Campos, account executive Vanessa K. Harper will now serve as the agency’s account strategist and producer of special projects. In this capacity, she will focus on content-driven, non-traditional media, producing exhibits, films and performances that underscore and align with the mission of the agency and its clients. Currently, she is leading a downtown Jacksonville technology infrastructure initiative and a health disparity study to address health challenges among Florida Hispanics.
Anna Jaffee has been promoted from account coordinator to account executive. Jaffee will assume additional responsibility for agency clients in the nonprofit and health services sectors. Jaffee joined the agency as an intern in 2010 while attending Florida State University. She is integral to the development of breakthrough marketing strategies and creative executions that deliver the intended business results for her clients.
All three will report directly to agency vice president and owner, Diane Brunet-García. Brunet-García founded the agency, along with her partner, in 2003.
BG was one of six agencies to win a national ADDY in AAF District Four, which includes all of Florida and the Caribbean. Our studio manager, Aerien Kloske, traveled to Austin to bring home our treasures and discovered that we were the only agency in our district to win more than one award.
We received the national recognition after making it to the top of the three-tiered national advertising competition conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The “ADDY® Awards” honor excellence in advertising and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry.
Our winning entries demonstrate a wide range of expertise. The only agency from Jacksonville recognized at the awards, we were honored for our work on the Family Promise Cardboard City HOME sculpture, the Jax Film Fest coasters, and our Block x Block illustration series.
Family Promise HOME sculpture
Jax Film Fest coasters
Block x Block illustrations
We are proud and humbled to accept these awards alongside major national advertising and marketing firms like BBDO New York, Leo Burnett Chicago and Arnold Worldwide. The team at Brunet-García is thrilled to bring the honor home to Jacksonville!
Brunet-García Advertising, Inc., announces the promotion of Aerien Kloske to studio manager. In addition to her duties as senior art director, Aerien will take on the responsibilities of managing day-to-day operations in Brunet-García’s creative studio.
During her four years at Brunet-García, Aerien has been instrumental in developing campaigns for both private and public sector customers. In this new capacity, Aerien will leverage her well-honed design skills as well as her strategic approach and organizational proficiency.
“This is the perfect opportunity for Aerien to shine,” said Diane Brunet-Garcia, vice president and partner of Brunet-Garcia. “Her creative vision and work ethic are already invaluable to the creative team as well as the agency as a whole.”
Aerien’s award-winning work has been honored at local, regional and national advertising competitions. Through her Board membership of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Jacksonville, she was co-chair of the 2012 local ADDY® Awards, the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence.
She earned her BFA from the University of Michigan with a concentration in graphic communication. She joined Brunet-García in 2007.
Brunet-García Advertising and their 2012 re:solve℠ grant recipients participated in a tree-planting event hosted by Greenscape of Jacksonville in Boone Park on Saturday, March 3. Fifty-nine trees were added to the Riverside park landscape.
The tree planting was a kick-off for the partnerships created by Brunet-García’s re:solve℠ grant program. Organizations receiving service grants from the advertising agency include Wounded Warrior Project, RAP and Greenscape.
The location of Boone Park was determined by one of the grant recipients, Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP). The trees were provided by JEA through the “Green Releaf” partnership between Greenscape of Jacksonville and JEA.
Patrons of Boone Park will now be able to enjoy a variety of new trees, including crape myrtle, redbud, fringe, cypress, dogwood and riverbirch. The tree planting was a great success and served as a reminder that trees play an integral role in our urban infrastructure and are essential to the magnificence of Jacksonville’s landscape.
Brunet-García Advertising had great success at the American Advertising Federation of Jacksonville’s ADDY Awards gala on February 11 at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. The BG team was honored with two of the three Judges Awards, the Best of Show Award, 17 Gold Awards and 11 Silver Awards. The local ADDY Awards honor creative excellence in advertising.
Brunet-García received awards in categories ranging from direct marketing and mixed media to public service and television. The agency’s Players by the Sea poster series and Family Promise Cardboard City HOME sculpture took home Judges Awards. The Block by Block poster series won Best of Show.
Each of Brunet-García’s winning entries has the opportunity to advance to the Regional ADDY competition, and those winners will proceed to be judged at the national level. To view all of Brunet-García’s award-winning work, visit www.brunetgarcia.com.