Before evolving into a marketing executive, R F Timberlake & Company's president began his award-winning media career as a broadcast and print journalist helping the news industry to gravitate towards more in-depth and investigative reporting. Frank Timberlake taught broadcast and advertising, managed numerous political campaigns and operated media outlets with Linda, his wife and business partner. He has never been shy about speaking his mind. Having limited Frank to the subject of marketing, we hope you will enjoy Frankly Speaking, a marcom blog.
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WITH OVER 10,000 ENTRIES & OVER 1400 WINNERS, ONLY ABOUT 100 OR SO WON MORE THAN TWO - RFTCO WINS 2 AMERICAN GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARDS!We'd like to share with you being our clients, our consultants and contractors, our media friends and partners, plus those of you who are friends and follow us. We are overjoyed with winning two 2015 American Graphic Design Awards. One award is for our 25th anniversary and I cannot think of a better present. I want to thank Senior Designer Erik Macenas for taking a general idea and blossoming it into a winner. He's done that for us several times. And we want to thank Designer Alberto Ramos Gutierrez for his inspiration on the Scott Farms/Sweet Potato brand and packaging logo for LAD'S Sweeties. We'd like to share our Press Release with you that's in distribution right now. We try to do good work and the satisfaction of a job well done is wonderful, but icing on the cake sometimes is a little better.
Zebulon, NC based marketing communications firm R F Timberlake & Company, Inc. has garnered two national awards for graphic design for 2015. "Staged for almost 50 years by Graphic Design USA, this is one of the largest competitions for graphic advertising and marketing design in America with about 10,000 entries and less than 15% awarded, so for us to win an award is gratifying but for our firm to win two American Graphic Design Awards (AGDA) is absolute joy for us, our people and our clients," said company president, Frank Timberlake.
"We don't overstate our company, so when I asked designer Erik Macenas to create something tasteful but simple for our 25th year of being in business, I fell in love with the corporate anniversary logo, but had no idea the peer judges of AGDA would revere it with an award, said Timberlake, adding, "Our co-worker connections and our communications just rock."
The second AGDA award was for a product branding and packaging concept and logo for Wilson County, NC's Scott Farms, a national and international sweet potato producer. Notified of the award, Director of Marketing Jeff Thomas commented, "RF Timberlake & Company did a fantastic job on an auxiliary brand concept and design project. It encompassed everything we were trying to achieve while maintaining integrity of the concept and goals. In the prelaunch stages of the project, Frank and his people took the time to understand the mission and to find the right design strategy to meet the needs of Scott Farms. RFTCO has a collection of the finest professionals in the business for Public Relations, media relations, advertising and yes, design work." Design artist Alberto R. Gutierrez led the design effort to capture the company's approval and the second national award.
Recognized as one of the largest and broadest category competitions, the American Graphic Design Awards is open to advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporations, institutions, publishers and more. There are many categories honored with awards across media including, print and collateral, advertising and sales promotion, corporate identity and logos, internet and interactive design, packaging and p-o-p, broadcast and motion graphics.
"These two awards join a number of others and they make us proud but they make us even more convinced that over the past 25 years our mission of R F Timberlake & Company has been and is on track with providing the best of marketing communications with great client service, no brass and glass in a real and sincere manner, while producing stellar work," said Timberlake with his well-known smile. The quarter decade company provides business-to business and consumer marcom services primarily up and down the east coast of the United States.