CARY, NC, February 12, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Industry leader Scott Burkhead, Managing Partner of Burkhead Brand Group, received the Silver Medal Award, the highest individual honor bestowed at the 2014 AAF-RDU American Advertising Awards Gala on February 7.
The American Advertising Federation's Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry's standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Annually, AAF member clubs bestow this honor upon outstanding members of the local advertising community.
Burkhead has more than 30 years of integrated marketing leadership in business-to-consumer and business-to-business marketing, with specific experience guiding companies and brands to create unique ways to create sustainable competitive positioning.
"Scott Burkhead's vision, creativity and leadership has helped shape the Triangle advertising industry into what it is today," says Natalie Perkins, CEO of Clean Design. "I have always admired Scott and was extremely proud to nominate him for this well-deserved award."
Burkhead is well known as the co-founder of Triangle agency Rockett Burkhead & Winslow. He served as co-CEO and chairman during that agency's meteoric growth. Burkhead departed RBW in 2006, at the time the largest independently owned agency in the mid-Atlantic region.
In 2009, he founded, Burkhead Brand Group, www.bbbintegrated.com
, which is moving from the current location on Weston Parkway in Cary to Two Hannover in downtown Raleigh in March. The BBG vision delivers a different level of integrated marketing and advertising expertise, offering a core staff of successful leaders in strategy, creative and integrated media. A member of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, the agency boasts the first marketing team in this region with a focus on clean technology and economic development.
Many brands have utilized corporate branding, integrated marketing and strategic communications programs developed by this industry icon including Campbell Soup, Winnebago Industries, Mercury Marine, Glaxo, Power Analytics, Cort Furniture, Marvel Comics, Volvo Truck Company, Powerware, Dollar Tree Stores, Preston Development Company, Impressions Hardwood Collection, Emerald Isle and GridBridge.
"Scott has served as the mentor for so many in this industry over the years," noted long-time colleague Bill Kamp, creative director at BBG. "I've learned from him since we first worked together."
Active in the community, Burkhead served on the board of Raleigh's Contemporary Art Museum, Special Olympics World Games and the Healing Place of Wake County. He is a part regional Advisory Board Advisory Board representative for The American Association of Advertising Agencies.
A published author, the award recipient and his wife, Dr. Maggie Burkhead, live in Raleigh where he plays racquetball, writes fiction and hangs out with their two dogs.About Burkhead Brand Group
BBG is a full-service integrated marketing communications firm that drives brand awareness and optimizes client return on marketing investment. The agency serves clients in the consumer hard goods, financial, retail and technology industries. To learn more, visit www.bbgintegrated.com
The AAF Raleigh-Durham Chapter, part of the national AAF organization, is a not-for-profit association that strives to connect the local advertising industry. It follows the by-laws set forth by the American Advertising Federation, which is the oldest national advertising trade association. It is one of several clubs in the Third District that participates at the national level of the AAF monthly events and programs and any other information can be found on their website www.aaf-rdu.org