I know it's nauseating sometimes to see the owners of other businesses trumpet their achievements in every blog, trust me...we've got plenty of warts just like the rest of y'all. But, we did win 3 ADDY awards this past week, so we've gotta slip something in...press release is below.

AAF Michiana honored Explore Media with three awards during the 2010 ADDY Celebration, held on the campus of Saint Mary’s College this past Friday, February 26th.

A Gold ADDY Award went to the “Peace by Peace" television commercial campaign, which was made up of four spots created for Goshen College and broadcast regionally, most notably during the 2010 Super Bowl and Winter Olympic Games.  “Goshen College,” another series of three television commercial spots for the liberal arts school located in Goshen, Indiana; as well as “More or Less,” an animated commercial custom-illustrated by Explore Media for the South Bend Regional Airport and Murphy Design, both won Silver ADDY Awards.

All eight winning entries can be viewed online at: www.explore-media.com

Explore Media is a full-service video production and design company located in downtown Elkhart, Indiana.  “What a nice surprise, to have our creative video designs honored amongst our peers,” said Jeremy Pinckert, executive producer of Explore Media.  “Goshen College and the South Bend Regional Airport, through our friends at Murphy Design, both really decided they wanted to take a leap creatively with their respective television commercials, and the ADDY Awards received are a testament to the comparative quality of their final video design products.”

Producing custom video designs and television spots since 2003, Explore Media labels themselves a “custom and creative video production company.”  They have focused on developing collaborative relationships with business organizations, educational institutions, not-for-profits, healthcare entities, and advertising agencies, serving their marketing video and television commercial needs.  They are located at 113 ½ E. Lexington Ave., Elkhart, IN, and can also be found online at: www.explore-media.com.

With over 60,000 entries annually, the ADDY Awards are the world's largest and arguably toughest advertising competition.  The American Advertising Federation, a not-for-profit industry association conducts the ADDY Awards through its 200 member advertising clubs and 15 districts.

AAF Michiana is one of these advertising clubs, and considers itself the premier organization in Michiana for all marketing, advertising and media professionals as well as for college students pursuing studies in the field.  They serve the area's marketing and advertising community through joint career-enhancing luncheons, networking opportunities, communications and other joint ventures.