SOURCE: Burbank Group

June 11, 2008 11:00 ET

The Burbank Group, LLC. Wins Fourth International Summit Creative Award 2008

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - The Burbank Group, LLC. (www.burbankgroup.net), a corporate branding specialist, was awarded a Bronze statue in the category of Industry Self Promotion Specialty Item in the 2008 Summit Creative Awards®. This Summit Award is the fourth given to The Burbank Group in only its third year of participation.

"Receiving a prestigious Summit Creative Award is a great honor and endorsement. It shows that The Burbank Group's meticulous, strategic, and detail-oriented approach delivers the message, persuades the viewer, and strikes a chord with other power players in our competitive arena. Producing inventive and unique corporate identity deliverables is paramount for The Burbank Group, so being acknowledged as an industry specialist by top international communications leaders is truly affirming," said Karen M. Greenwald, President of The Burbank Group.

According to Wayne Rash, eWeek's Senior Technology Editor, "Karen Greenwald is one of the great professionals in marketing and promotion. She is innovative, creative and exhibits a tenacious follow-through for her clients that hold her work and capabilities above others in her business. The fact that she is talented in design, flexible in approach, and proactive simply adds icing to the cake."

"Karen Greenwald's understanding of how to reach an audience and motivate them is clear in everything she produces from the placement of a simple graphic line to her subtlety persuasive and effective choice of words. She was integral in helping me with my first leadership book which is enjoying great success," said author and former CISO at ChoicePoint, Rich Baich.

The Summit Creative Award was created to recognize and celebrate the creative accomplishments of small and medium sized advertising agencies and other creative companies throughout the world with annual billings of under $30 million. Over the last decade, the competition has established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size.

Jocelyn Luciano, Executive Director for the Summit Awards, explained the significance of earning this honor, "Winning a Summit Creative Award is a significant accomplishment. The combination of our excellent judges and the tough judging criteria ensures that only deserving entries receive Summit recognition," said Luciano. "Our goal is to award those outstanding campaigns that fuel the economy of the world, including small business, political campaigns, and regional products."

The 2008 competition included companies from: Australia, Austria, England, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and U.S.

A panel of internationally recognized leaders in the communications arena blindly judged entries against a stringent set of standards, emphasizing innovative and creative concepts, strong executions, and the ability to communicate and persuade. Winners were selected in 13 creative categories such as advertising, emerging media, marketing materials, direct marketing, multimedia, political, corporate video, public service, best idea never produced, and self-promotion.

The Summit Creative Awards judges come from top creative agencies, including J. Walter Thompson USA, Inc.; Promoseven McCann Relationship Marketing; Wieden & Kennedy; Hal Riney and Partners; Stellar Debris Creative Studios; Strategy & Beyond, Turner Studios; Grey Advertising; MWW/Savitt; TBWA/Chiat/Day; Bates Ukraine; Deepend; Leo Burnett; NYU; Turner Studios; Vinton Studios; Mfx, Inc.; Young and Rubicam; Ogilvy & Mather; XM; and Saatchi & Saatchi.

ABOUT THE BURBANK GROUP, LLC.

Located in Rockville, MD, a D.C. suburb, The Burbank Group is a premier boutique branding shop. We work with domestic and international clients, offering fresh and imaginative services to define, strategize, and deliver your message. From award-winning creative content, brochures, websites, media work, and logo design to marketing counsel, and sophisticated flash movie creation and production, our persuasive, inventive solutions focus on your ultimate goals. From technology firms, educational institutions, and attorney clientele to the hospitality industry and everything in between, The Burbank Group helps clients get the attention they deserve.

For more information, visit: www.burbankgroup.net

ABOUT THE CREATIVE SUMMIT AWARDS

The Summit Creative Awards recognizes worldwide work of advertising, interactive, video production, graphic design and public relations companies with annual billings under $30 million. Entries in 13 creative categories, including: advertising, emerging media, marketing materials, direct marketing, multimedia, political, corporate video, public service, and self-promotion are judged against a stringent set of standards by an international body of judges. This year's entrant companies came from 5 continents and 26 countries.

For more information, visit: www.summitawards.com

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