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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (May 4, 2015) – The Town of Mount Pleasant was awarded one Platinum and two Gold Hermes Creative Awards Friday, in an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies.
“The Hermes Creative Awards received 6,000 entries from 23 countries and crowned 15 percent of the entries with a platinum award, the highest honor,” said Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page. “About 22 percent received gold recognition and 11 percent honorable mention. The Town of Mount Pleasant was recognized in each category.”
“I would like to congratulate our Communications Office staff and our police and fire chiefs for their creative approach to information dissemination,” added Mayor Page.
“The Communications Office has broadened its visual and social media outreach by partnering with departments to tell stories in cost-effective and innovative ways,” said Mount Pleasant Communications Officer Martine Wolfe-Miller. “All our videos and creative initiatives are produced in-house by employees for employees. I would like to recognize our Multimedia Coordinator Marquel Coaxum for his videography and photography. We are grateful for the recognition and we invite you to visit our Media Center to view our numerous channels.”
“Our Domestic Violence Awareness public service announcement was recognized with a platinum award and conveys the police department’s commitment to remaining proactive and engaged with societal issues,” said Mount Pleasant Police Chief Carl Ritchie. “The winning PSA was featured at a large movie theater allowing the police department to penetrate new markets and reach out to a wider audience.”
“Our educational fire prevention videos call on the acting talents of our staff to share life-saving techniques with our residents,” said Mount Pleasant Fire Chief Herb Williams. “We are grateful for the gold recognition awarded to our CPR & AED and our Turkey Fryer public service announcements. We invite you to view additional fire prevention videos on our Fire Channel.”
All platinum and gold winners are listed in the Winners section of the Hermes Creative Awards at www.hermesawards.com. The list can be searched by city, state or category. The interactive map shows where the winners are located. The Town of Mount Pleasant received the following distinctions:
Hermes Creative Awards – PLATINUM WINNER
- Town of Mount Pleasant Domestic Violence Awareness PSA (161. Government)
Hermes Creative Awards - GOLD WINNER
- Town of Mount Pleasant CPR& AED PSA (161. Government) - Town of Mount Pleasant Turkey Fryer PSA (158. Educational)
Hermes Creative Awards Platinum Awards Honorable Mention
- Town of Mount Pleasant Employee Newsletter (152. E-Newsletter) - Town of Mount Pleasant Municipal Facebook Site (140. Facebook Site)
Hermes Creative Awards Gold Awards Honorable Mention
- Town of Mount Pleasant Firefighters PSA (58. People/Portrait)
For more information about the Hermes Creative Platinum and Gold Awards visit it our Media Channel at www.tompsc.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or contact the Town of Mount Pleasant Communications Office at (843) 884-8517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.