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de Novo Wins Four Communicator Awards

By Chad Cooper on July, 8 2024
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de Novo was recently honored as part of the 30th annual Communicator Awards, the leading international awards program honoring talent in the fields of advertising and communication.

Presented by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, the Communicator Awards celebrates the craft and timelessness of great communication—recognizing excellence and innovation in the industry.

Among more than 3,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, de Novo is proud to have won two Awards of Excellence and two Awards of Distinction for messaging, print, video, and web work. Fellow winners include international agencies and corporations, including PepsiCo, Vox Media, and the Museum of the City of New York.

The awards reflect the power of our Collective Creative, bringing together our crazy ideas and strategic minds to craft work that resonates with people and helps our clients reach their goals. 

Read on to see the work and discover what made each project refreshingly meaningful

 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE & AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Indian Creek Nature Center 50th Anniversary Script & Video

Communicator_30th_Badge_Award-of-Excellence-2Communicator_30th_Badge_Award-of-Distinction-2Indian Creek Nature celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2024. They needed a way to commemorate their impact on the community while looking ahead toward their future endeavors. The goal was to honor past and current volunteers and staff while motivating future generations for years to come. Our team created a video, inspired by the essence of nature, grounded with a poetic script, and elevated by beautiful visuals that captured what makes ICNC such a wonderous place for everyone.

 

 


 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Iowa Farms to Iowa Families Cookbook 

Communicator_30th_Badge_Award-of-Excellence-2To connect farmers and their communities through local food, Horizon Group (formerly SPPG) and the Iowa Farmers Union partnered with de Novo to create a compelling cookbook highlighting farms, markets, and kitchens that are cultivating, distributing, and transforming food across the state. The recipes in the cookbook are all from farmers and arranged by season to inform Iowans on food availability and where food can be purchased. Family traditions, vibrant colors, and vivid illustrations are the key ingredients of a creative recipe that brings this cookbook to life. 

 

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AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Downtown Cedar Rapids Website

Communicator_30th_Badge_Award-of-Distinction-2We’re fond of saying that a city’s website is its front door to the world. Developing and designing an effective and engaging website involves empathy, creativity, and attention to detail. We worked with Downtown Cedar Rapids to build a website with updated messaging and design, vibrant imagery, and clear navigation. The site creates a captivating experience for residents and tourists alike, showcasing everything there is to do downtown. It serves as both a wayfinding tool and promotional resource. It's also designed for mobile and with accessibility as a priority, keeping user experience at the forefront.

 

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Interested in where to start to tell stellar stories and craft great creative? Listen to our podcast episode on messaging and storytelling. 

Ready to work together to create compelling work that's authentic to you and achieves your goals? Connect with us and let’s start the conversation.

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