Outstanding achievement for advertising designer

Jordanstown Art Director Emma Fitzsimons and colleagues Jim Adams and Ian Erwin have just landed six PANI Awards for their advertising campaigns.
Jordanstown Art Director Emma Fitzsimons and colleagues Jim Adams and Ian Erwin have just landed six PANI Awards for their advertising campaigns.

An ARTIST and graphic designer from Jordanstown has led an advertising design team to pick up no less than six creative advertising industry awards. Emma Fitzsimons, Art Director with Belfast based advertising agency RLA, picked up three gold and three bronze awards at the recent Publicity Association of Northern Ireland (PANI) awards.

RLA is celebrating its outstanding achievement after scooping the awards at a ceremony designed to promote and profile excellence within the marketing industry in Northern Ireland. An independent panel of industry experts from outside the province was involved in the judging process, ensuring entrants were assessed against national standards.

Emma Fitzsimons, Art Director with RLA said: “The competition in the categories we entered was very steep so we are even more proud to have walked away with six awards. Our winning work included campaigns for Kia, Belfast City Council, Fostercare and the Integrated Education Fund. The awards have showcased the calibre of our creative output across a diverse range of clients.”

The company was presented with the accolades for their campaigns across radio, press and television categories which spanned charity, local council, public and private sectors. Each campaign was deemed creatively strong and stood them apart from their competitors in the way that their clients would wish to stand apart from theirs.

RLA prides itself in creating effective work in the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland, harnessing the skills of their talented team to provide a full service, working with their clients through each stage of the campaign process. Having worked on campaigns with Tesco, TNT, Kia Motors and Allied Bakeries, they have notable experience on significant projects both within and outside Northern Ireland.

With high praise for the work of Emma and that of the entire team, Ian Erwin, Managing Director, RLA said: “We never put awards at the top of our list of priorities, however, they are nice to have. If our client is happy and we are helping them to grow their business then the award is the icing on the cake. It shows that our creative teams are up there with national agencies and it is great to have that recognition.”

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