Gazette Staff Writer Receives Award
Along with Crown Point, Indiana based Burrell Colour Imaging's (BCI) marketing team, Clearwater Gazette staff writer, Renee Burrell, was recently awarded a top prize in the International MarCom Awards. Burrell serves as BCI's Public Relations Director and is editor-at-large for the photo finishing company's quarterly magazine for professional and wedding photographers, The Rainbow.
The MarCom Awards is an international competition for marketing professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of marketing and communication programs via print, visual and audio materials.
The Rainbow received a Platinum Award in the External Newsletter/Non-profit category for its summer 2008 issue. According to MarCom, "Platinum awards are presented to entries that are judged to be the most outstanding entries in the competition based on their excellence in quality, creativity and resourcefulness."
The MarCom Awards are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) and give recognition to the creative talent, firms, departments and clients that collaborate on outstanding marketing and communication projects. The competition has grown to perhaps the largest of its kind in the world. Each year there are over five thousand entries from throughout the United States and abroad. BCI's entries competed against individual communicators, media conglomerates and Fortune 50 companies.
In addition, BCI's in-house design agency 'fresh' won a Platinum award plus two gold awards for their graphic designs created for BCI photography studio-customers.
Burrell lives in Pinellas County and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Purdue University, and a Certificate in Social Work from Indiana University. She has edited The Rainbow for twelve years and joined the staff of the Clearwater Gazette in 2006. Burrell is a member of the National Press Association, the Professional Photographers of America, is a member of the Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy executive committee and is a Friends of the Belleview Biltmore historic preservationist.
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