The Norfolk State University Office of Communications and Marketing has won a Silver Award and two Merit Awards in the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report.
BEHOLD Magazine won the Silver Award in the External Publications category for institutions with 5,000-9,999 students. Only Loyola University of New Orleans ranked higher, bringing in the Gold Award.
Making Waves won a Merit Award in the newsletter category for institutions with 5,000-9,999 students, and the Infinite Possibilities Viewbook also garnered a Merit Award for student viewbooks within the 5,000-9,999 student category.
"We are extremely excited and pleased to receive silver and merit awards from the prestigious Higher Education Marketing Report. Competition from 3,000 entries and 1,000 marketing agencies and universities with international cache was extremely intense and competitive this year. However, to have all of our submitted pieces honored speaks highly of the Office of Communications and Marketing's commitment to achieving excellence. What an exciting, defining moment for the office and NSU," said Cheryl Bates-Lee, assistant vice president of university relations.
NSU was the only Virginia institution and Historically Black University to win in all the categories in which it entered. It competed against the likes of Stanford University, Adelphi University, and Pepperdine University. In the Viewbook category, NSU competed against universities that used outside agencies to develop their books.
The Educational Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, close to 3,000 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.
Higher Education Marketing Report has been the nation’s leading marketing publication for higher education professionals for 28 years.
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