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Everyone at Rivers Agency was over the moon this morning when we learned we had won five prestigious Davey Awards, two Gold and three Silver, for our work on Carolina Performing Arts, Capel Rugs, Bassett Mirror Company, BoostSuite and Vestrics.

“Winning these awards is a wonderful testament to the creativity and dedication of our team and to the amazing opportunities our clients have given us to create meaningful and effective designs and campaigns. We are thrilled to have our work acknowledged in such an exciting and public fashion — a sincere thank you to everyone involved,” says Lauren Rivers, president of Rivers Agency.

The annual Davey Awards is the largest and most prestigious creative design competition established specifically for advertising agencies that gain their strength from big ideas rather than huge budgets. The awards are judged by members of the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only association of prominent media, advertising and marketing professionals. Awards are given in the following categories: web, video, mobile, design, advertising and social media.

Winning a Gold Award is the website we created for Carolina Performing Arts as part of our work designing the 2015/16 CPA season campaign. We designed an easy-to-navigate, visually engaging website that utilizes the eye-catching color palette chosen to unify the campaign’s print, web and environmental design.

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Our second Gold Award went to Capel Rugs for their annual product catalog. We have designed the Capel Rugs catalog since 2001 − Capel was, in fact, our first client − but we particularly enjoyed creating the large format 260-page 2015 edition with the theme Adventures in Color and Texture. Close-up photography and inspiring room shots highlight the rich textures and bright colors of the rugs and, in a playful moment, we designed a pull-out poster that features a colorful grid of all the new 2015 products.

Winning a Silver Award was the animated video we created for Vestrics, a developer of analytic software for HR professionals. A truly collaborative effort by our amazingly talented team, the video is a playful fast-paced introduction to the world of HR statistics that features an amiable superhero conceived to humanize the complexities of the number-crunching software.

Earning our second Silver Award was a website we designed for BoostSuite, a co-marketing partnership company. When BoostSuite was concerned clients weren’t fully understanding their product, they came to us for help. We designed, created the content for and developed a clean, intuitive website. BoostSuite has since seen its business expand expeditiously.

Last but not least, we won Silver for the website we created for Bassett Mirror Company. For BMC, a nationally respected home furnishing company known for its stylish designs, we created a rarity in the B2B world − an elegant e-commerce website. The modern, easy-to-navigate site incorporates a variety of dealer tools and offers consumers a complete catalog and a seamless connection to both local and online shopping options.

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This is a truly exciting time for Rivers Agency and we couldn’t be happier with our team, our clients and the award-winning work we are producing. Thank you to everyone involved.

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