Thursday, September 18, 2008

Step One Creative Captures 9 Golden Quote Awards - Including Best of Show!

OSWEGO, New York (September 18, 2008) - Step One Creative won six Golden Quote Awards Wednesday night at the Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County's annual awards competition, according to Shane Stepien, president of the Oswego-based advertising/public relations firm.

The awards show and dinner, which was held at Springside at Seneca Hill, recognizes excellence in the county's communications fields. 

Step One Creative's collaborative work with Van Suydam Photographers for USA Hockey earned them this year's Best of Show Award. The entry was a poster concept and photography for the USA Hockey organization.

"We're extremely grateful to PJCOC and our peers for these awards and the 2008 Best of Show," said Stepien. "I am very proud of our staff for their ongoing efforts and obvious creative talents, and appreciate the strong client relationships who allow us to assist in developing these award-winning advertising/branding initiatives."

In addition to the best of show, Step One Creative captured the following:
  • Best Logo for Novelis' 10Kan Event
  • Best Advertising Campaign for Port of Oswego Authority
  • Best TV/Video Production for Oswego Health
  • Best Poster for Erik Cole Golf Tournament
  • Best Invitation for Erik Cole Golf Tournament
  • Best Annual Report for Pathfinder Bank
  • Best Print Ad for New York Bold
  • Best Photograph used in marketing initiative for USA Hockey
PJCOC (formerly the Oswego County Press Club) has recognized Step One Creative and their clients with a variety of awards in different categories each year since 2003. 

Shown pictured in the above photo are from left to right: Shelby Stepien, Strategic Design/Planning Specialist at Step One Creative; Mark Proud, Creative Director at Step One Creative; Keith Kobland, event emcee and morning/noon anchor at WTVH-5; and Jeff Wallace, Senior Business Development Specialist at Step One Creative.