M45 Marketing Services Wins Silver ADDY® Award

Freeport, Illinois – M45 Marketing Services recently won a silver ADDY®Award from the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) northern Illinois branch. The awards celebration was held March 9 at Prairie Street Brewing Company in Rockford.

Award winners Julie Beach, Mindy Becker, and Mary Schneider were honored for their work on “George Becomes Lincoln” stationery and branding collateral created for George Buss, a Freeport-based Abraham Lincoln interpreter who performs throughout the United States.

The ADDYs are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for excellence and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry. The competition begins at the local level with 210 AAF member clubs nationwide, which attract over 40,000 entries. Entries are judged based on creativity, originality, and creative strategy in more than 70 categories. Local winners proceed to 15 regional competitions, and those winners proceed to the national finals.

M45 Marketing Services recently helped plan a ribbon-cutting event for their client, George Buss, who travels extensively throughout the nation interpreting Abraham Lincoln. (l to r) Mindy Becker, Hope Linker, George Buss (aka Abraham Lincoln), Mary Schneider, Julie Beach, and Tara Hagemann.

M45 owner Joe Vaske is proud of his agency’s repeated accolades at the Addy Awards and credits the creative accomplishments to his staff. “We at M45 are dedicated to quality work for our clients and we value their trust in us. It is certainly gratifying to receive such noteworthy recognition,” he says. “Mary, Mindy, and Julie consider themselves partners with George Buss. We are thrilled that our work for George received this recognition from an independent group of industry professionals.”

M45 Marketing Services, which was founded in 2001, has headquarters at 524 West Stephenson St., Freeport, IL.  For more information on M45 Marketing Services, visit www.m45.com or call 815-232-2121.


Cover Photo caption:  (l to r) Mary Schneider, Julie Beach, and Mindy Becker of M45 Marketing Services recently won an Addy Award for the branding materials they created for their client, George Buss.

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