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March 9, 2020

Creative Energy Brings Home Top Honors From Regional Ad Competition

David Brashears

Creative Energy, a full-service marketing and advertising agency based in Johnson City, TN, earned top honors at this year’s American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Northeast Tennessee’s annual Addy Awards competition. The agency earned “Best of Show” honors for a campaign for national brand Green Mountain Gringo® Salsa and Judge’s Choice Award for national brand Philly Swirl® frozen treats.

“This was another great year for our clients and for the hard work of our agency professionals,” said Tony Treadway, President and CEO of Creative Energy. “We had a tremendous opportunity in the past year to develop creative messaging that is helping to build brands and sales for a variety of clients.”

Judges for this year’s event were; Brooke Anderson, Creative Director – Grey Midwest; Adam Brown, Creative Director and Founder – Marrow; and Jackie Maness, Digital Strategist – Fuel.

Here is a list of their winning entries, and the teams that brought them to life.

Gold Award Winners

  1. Check Out Our Backside – Integrated Advertising Campaign (Green Mountain Gringo)
    1. Team: Greg Nobles – Creative Director, Hannah Howard – Art Director, Trinity Lancaster – Brand Executive, Bailey Eshbach – Jr. Art Director, Bob Meagher – Copywriter, Kim Dakour – Producer, Jon Jennings – Jr. Art Director, Anthony Arendt – Director of Photography, Republic Editorial – Post Production, Andy McGee – Editor, Jay Caldwell – 3D Modeling & Texture Artist, Creative Energy – Production Company
    2. Won “Best in Show” for the 2020 Northeast Tennessee Addy Awards
  2. Check Out Our Backside – Regional/National TV Campaign (Green Mountain Gringo)
    1. Team: Greg Nobles – Creative Director, Hannah Howard – Art Director, Trinity Lancaster – Brand Executive, Bob Meagher – Copywriter, Kim Dakour – Producer, Anthony Arendt – Director of Photography, Republic Editorial – Post Production, Andy McGee – Editor, Jay Caldwell – 3D Modeling & Texture Artist, Creative Energy – Production Company
    2. Won Judge’s Choice for the 2020 Northeast Tennessee Addy Awards
  3. Philly Swirl – Consumer Website (Philly Swirl)
    1. Team: Greg Nobles – Creative Director, Stacey Suarez – Visual Designer, Nate Hook – Digital Director, Tony Treadway – President, Barry Hylton – Lead Developer, Chris Talbert – Developer
    2. Won Judge’s Choice for the 2020 Northeast Tennessee Addy Awards
  4. Sauce Like You Mean It – Magazine Advertising Campaign (Texas Pete)
    1. Team: Greg Nobles – Creative Director, Hannah Howard – Art Director, Trinity Lancaster – Brand Executive, Jon Jennings – Jr. Art Director, Greg Seaver – Content Producer
  5. Golden Ravioli Giveaway – Social Media Campaign (Parla Pasta)
    1. Team: Meara Bridges – Copywriter, Tony Treadway – President, Will Griffith – Executive Creative Director, Kaitlin Cwikla – Social & Content Strategy, Kristen Wilhoit – Art Director, Greg Seaver – Content Producer, Tammy Blevins – Stylist, Stacey Suarez – Visual Designer

Silver Award Winners

  1. Tennessee Hills Distillery – Point of Purchase Displays (Tennessee Hills Distillery)
    1. Team: Greg Nobles – Creative Director, Hannah Howard – Art Director, David Brashears – Director of New Business
  2. Croquet For A Cause – Card, Invitation, and Event Announcement (Children’s Advocacy Center)
    1. Team: Stacey Suarez – Visual Designer, Will Griffith – Executive Creative Director
  3. How Do You Frenchie Fry? – Social Media Campaign (Pal’s Sudden Service)
    1. Team: Stacey Suarez – Visual Designer, Joe Schnellmann – Sr. Art Director, Will Griffith – Executive Creative Director, Kaitlin Cwikla – Social & Content Strategy, Teresa Treadway – Brand Executive, Samantha Davis – Account Strategist, Greg Seaver – Content Producer, Tammy Blevins – Stylist
  4. Filled with Goodness – Regional/National TV Campaign (Parla Pasta)
    1. Team: Meara Bridges – Copywriter, Tony Treadway – President, Will Griffith – Executive Creative Director, Tammy Blevins – Stylist, Ross Ching – Director, April Dace – Executive Producer, Jen Bates – Producer, Jonathan Richter – Technical Director, Rodney Williams – Colorist, Dace & Mohr – Production Company
  5. Sauce Like You Mean It – Integrated Advertising Campaign (Texas Pete®)
    1. Team: Greg Nobles – Creative Director, Hannah Howard – Art Director, Trinity Lancaster – Brand Executive, Thomas Zed – Copywriter, Kim Dakour – Producer, Anthony Arendt – Director of Photography, Republic Editorial – Post Production, Chris Gipson – Editor, Creative Energy – Production Company, Stellar Studios – Developer, Jon Jennings – Jr. Art Director
  6. Tannery Knobs – Logo Design (Johnson City Convention & Visitors Bureau)
    1. Team: Hannah Howard – Art Director, Greg Nobles – Creative Director, Meara Bridges – Copywriter, Teresa Treadway – Brand Executive, Kristen Wilhoit – Art Director
  7. Philly Swirl – Illustration Series (Philly Swirl)
    1. Team: Greg Nobles – Creative Director, Stacey Suarez – Visual Designer, Tony Treadway – President, Kaitlin Cwikla – Social & Content Strategy
  8. Creative Energy – Brand Elements (Creative Energy)
    1. Team: Tony Treadway – President, Dale Atkinson – Sr. Art Director, Hannah Howard – Art Director, Stacey Suarez – Visual Designer

About Creative Energy – Creative Energy is a communications agency, focused on creating cult-like followings for brands across: Brand & Business Strategy, Design & Identity, Advertising, Media Planning & Buying, Digital & Social Media, Integrated Content & Video Production, Public Relations, Research, Analytics & Social Listening.  Based in Johnson City, TN, we’re proud to lay claim as the destination agency, located in the very heartland of adventure.  Founded in 1992, Creative Energy works with global, US and regional brands across many industries.

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