Addison Whitney Honored with a Pair of 2015 Communicator Awards

Global Branding Firm Given Two Awards of Distinction by Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 13) Addison Whitney, a global branding firm who has developed some of the world’s leading brands, received two honors in recognition for outstanding work at the 2015 Communicator Awards. Addison Whitney took home an Award of Distinction in the Corporate Identity Program category for its work with South State Bank, as well as an Award of Distinction in the Logo Design category with its logo development for Broad Green Pictures.

With over 6,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.south state bank addison whitney visual branding

“We are proud of every project we work on, and it is especially gratifying for our teams and for Addison Whitney as a whole to be recognized for the outstanding work we have created,” said Addison Whitney Global President Brannon Cashion. 

Addison Whitney worked with South State Bank to help create its new corporate identity following the merger of two of the largest community banks in South Carolina. Addison Whitney teams across the company worked together to develop a comprehensive brand positioning, new corporate name and a complete visual brand identity to articulate the new brand. 

Addison Whitney assisted Broad Green Pictures in the creation of a brand that would convey the ideals from which the company was founded. Addison Whitney’s visual branding team brought the new brand to life with the creation of the award-winning logo, which was included across various branded materials for the company.

“The work entered in the 21st Annual Communicator Awards serves as a true testament to the innovative ideas and capabilities of communications and marketing professionals around the world,” noted Linda Day, executive director of the Academy Interactive and Visual Arts. “Each year our entrants continue to amaze by reinventing the ways we communicate and market in an ever-changing industry,”

About Addison Whitney

Addison Whitney is a global branding firm specializing in verbal and visual branding, brand strategy and market research. Founded in 1991, Addison Whitney’s depth and breadth of clients reaches across multiple industries, including consumer, B2B, technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, finance and hospitality. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Addison Whitney has offices in New York, Seattle, London, Munich and Tokyo; for more information, visit 

About The Communicator Awards

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Please visit for more information.

Matthew Harris, Communications Manager
Addison Whitney