Loudoun’s Awards Go to You

By February 12, 2019Featured, Blog

Amy Mugford
Communications Program Manager

 

In the last four years, Loudoun Economic Development has brought home nearly 20 awards.  You may be thinking, “good job patting yourself on the back, but big whoop.” While these awards are a feel-good for us, they are important for you, our business community.

We apply for these awards so we can showcase Loudoun as a premier place to do business.

These awards allow us to:

  • Increase awareness: We submit to design competitions that publish in national magazines. This introduces Loudoun County to people with whom we wouldn’t normally have contact. When the county’s economic development department is using cutting-edge methods, outsiders can imagine that the businesses we promote may be doing even more.
  • Get an edge up: We have won a number of awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. This is one organization where we get third-party validation that we are moving our marketing and messaging in the right direction. We often have groups reach out to see how they can apply our techniques.
  • Attract talent: We were named one of the Best Places to Work in Loudoun by the Loudoun Business Journal. Being seen as a great place to work helps our department attract prospective employees. Many Loudoun companies have earned similar accolades, and Loudoun is known for having a highly skilled, highly educated, high-achieving workforce.
  • Draw new business: We have been recognized as the top-performing economic development organization in the world by the International Economic Development Council. Businesses hear this and keep us in mind for future projects, knowing we can get the job done.

The department is excited to showcase some of our recent projects in the coming award season. I challenge you go get out there and show the world the best of Loudoun.

It won’t just help your business–it will help Loudoun as well.

Here’s a full list of our recent awards:

Award titleCompanyRankingYearProject
American Graphic Design AwardGraphic Design USAn/a2015Loudoun: D.C.'s Wine and Beer Country Handout
American Graphic Design AwardGraphic Design USAn/a2017Loudoun County: A Record Year
American Inhouse Design AwardGraphic Design USAn/a2016Loudoun County Economic Development Annual Report - Best. Year. Ever
American Inhouse Design AwardGraphic Design USAn/a2017MedImmune's Success Is in Loudoun's DNA
American Inhouse Design AwardGraphic Design USAn/a2018VA/MD Agriculture Development and Marketing Professionals Annual Conference Calendar
Best Places to WorkLoudoun Business JournalGovernment2017
Excellence in Economic Development International Economic Development Council Special Purpose Print Brochure
Bronze Award
2015Data Center Folder
Excellence in Economic Development International Economic Development Council General Purpose Print Brochure
Bronze Award
2016Farmer Trading Cards
Excellence in Economic Development International Economic Development Council Annual Reporting
Bronze Award
2016Best. Year. Ever. Annual Report
Excellence in Economic Development International Economic Development Council New Media
Bronze Award
2017Mannequin Challenge
Excellence in Economic Development International Economic Development Council Special Purpose Print Brochure
Silver Award
2017Loudoun MedImmune Pitch Packet
Hermes Creative AwardHermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Integrated Marketing Campaign
Gold
2018#LoudounPossible Campaign
Hermes Creative AwardHermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Video/Corporate Image
Gold
2018Welcome to Loudoun Videos
MarCom AwardMarCom is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). Print Media | Print Creativity | 89. Annual Report
Gold
2017A Record Year
MarCom AwardMarCom is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). Print Media | Print Creativity | 96 Calendar
Gold
2018VA/MD Agriculture Development and Marketing Professionals Annual Conference Calendar
School-Business Partnership Recognition AwardLoudoun School-Businhess Partnership Executive CouncilN/A2017Loudoun County Farmer Trading Cards with LCPS School Nutritional Services
Top-Performing Development OrganizationInternational Economic Development Council N/A2016
VACo Achievement AwardsVirginia Association of CountiesCommunity and Economic Development2016Loudoun County Farmer Trading Cards

 

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