Addison Whitney Wins Three International Communicator Awards

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Global Branding Firm Honored To Receive An Award Of Excellence And Two Awards Of Distinction

Charlotte, N.C. (April 30, 2014)Addison Whitney is excited to announce it has received three international Communicator Awards. With more than 6,000 entries received from around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Addison Whitney’s brand new corporate brochure won an Award of Excellence in the print design category and two additional pieces of work for Carnival Cruise Lines and Carient Heart & Vascular won Awards of Distinction in the same category. 

“We are proud of all of the work we do with our clients, and these awards further reinforce our place as an industry leader,” said Brannon Cashion, Addison Whitney global president. “The work that generated these awards is a great representation of who we are and we’re honored to be recognized for what we love to do.”

On the heels of launching a new website in October 2013, Addison Whitney went on to develop refreshed corporate materials – both for Addison Whitney as well as Addison Whitney Health, the firm’s specialized healthcare division. The corporate brochures utilize vibrant colors, dynamic angles and original photography to strongly communicate Addison Whitney’s innovative, strategic mentality.

Addison Whitney’s ongoing work with Carnival Cruise Lines is a testament to our client-first mentality. One of the latest projects was for Carnival’s new on-board beer station. This logo embodies the carefree, tropical atmosphere of Carnival’s spirited mentality. The textures and colors come together to create a refreshing and cool backdrop for the type, which is inspired by craft brew labels.

The Carient Heart & Vascular project touched several teams at Addison Whitney, but here, we focus on the design work. With Carient’s focus on patient care, Addison Whitney created an icon comprised of four heart shapes, which come together to form a medical cross. The negative space in the center of the icon creates a bright burst of light, symbolizing life and positive outcomes. The overall look of the logo is modern and technical, yet inviting and soft.

“We are both excited and amazed by the quality of work received for the 19th Annual Communicator Awards. This year’s class of entries is a true reflection of the progressive and innovative nature of marketing and communications,” noted Linda Day, executive director of the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

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. Utilizing a unique and interactive creative process, Addison Whitney has developed some of the world's leading brands. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, 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.

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. Please visit for a full member list and more information.

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Meara Lyons, PR & Marketing Manager
Addison Whitney