JULIE 50th Anniversary

Stevens & Take Marketing Wins Coveted Award Of Excellence 
For JULIE’s Long-Form Corporate Image Video

(LOMBARD, IL) – Stevens & Tate Marketing received The Communicator Award of Excellence in the category General—Corporate Image for the video titled “Protecting The People In The Land Of Lincoln” created for JULIE, Inc.

Crafted to celebrate JULIE’s 50th anniversary, the sweeping video captures various landscapes across Illinois: farms, rural communities, suburbs, and cities. Drone footage illustrates the places that JULIE helps safeguard; the places where Illinois residents live, work and play. Messaging emphasizes the organization’s legacy and how prioritizing safe digging minimizes interruptions to critical services like electricity, natural gas, water, communications, Internet, and fiber optics but more importantly how it helps keep the state’s most valued resources—it’s people—safe. 

“Our creative team concentrated on presenting the JULIE narrative in grand style to reflect the organization’s passion for the important work they do,” said Dan Gartlan, partner at Stevens & Tate.

The result is a dramatic, heartfelt video that entices and engages viewers. It combines panoramic scenes, aerial images, inspirational music, and a confident yet comforting voice over to tell the JULIE story…from its longstanding role as the foundation for safe digging to the organization’s evolution into a leader in utility line damage prevention and safety awareness. 

“We are extremely gratified with the response our 50th anniversary video has received from our members and utility companies across the state,” said Mark Frost, executive director at JULIE, Inc. “Our strategic partner, Stevens & Tate, transformed our ideas into what we feel is a very powerful video that speaks to our mission. It evokes strong emotions and a true sense of pride in our contributions to safe digging practices…and how that serves the residents of Illinois.”

JULIE has incorporated the long-form version of “Protecting The People In The Land Of Lincoln” into internal marketing and communications efforts including anniversary celebrations and using it to kick off meetings with contractors and other key partners. It’s also prominently displayed on the home page of the non-profit organization’s website, JULIEBeforeYouDig.com.

Stevens & Tate edited the nearly 3-minute video into two :30 versions for outreach advertising such as broadcast and cable television commercials, full-episode-player over-the-top streaming spots, digital display ad units, social media posts and advertisements, and public service announcements.

About The Communicator Awards 

Held annually for the past three decades, the Communicator Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to celebrating excellence, effectiveness and innovation in communication. Awards honor outstanding talent across a variety of industries and mediums…from informative projects to fantastical creations. They also recognize both groundbreaking newcomers and established practices, global brands to indie creators.

The Award of Excellence, the organization’s highest honor, is given to those whose communication skills place them at the top of their field and acknowledge them as industry leaders in a highly competitive arena.

The Communicator Awards are reviewed and sanctioned by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA), an invitation-only group of leading professionals from renowned media, communications, advertising, creative, and marketing firms. AIVA members include executives from Amazon, Big Spaceship, Chelsea Pictures, Conde Nast, Critical Mass, Disney, ESPN, GE Digital, IBM, The Nation of Artists, Nextdoor, Spotify, Time Inc., The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones, and Wired. 

About Stevens & Tate Marketing

Stevens & Tate Marketing is a full-service advertising agency offering on-strategy creative, integrated message development, and cost-effective media planning and execution. The team creates targeted solutions for clients within the not-for-profit, food/grocery, retail, homebuilding/real estate, travel/tourism, business-to-business, healthcare, and senior living industries. 

To learn more about Stevens & Tate’s award-winning capabilities, view the agency’s online portfolio at www.Stevens-Tate.com/work. For information on how Stevens & Tate can help Make Things Happen™ for your business, contact the business development team at (630) 627-5200.  

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