Barnes Agency, a Huntington-based full-service advertising, marketing, and public relations firm, was recently awarded 13 Telly Awards at the 37th Annual Telly Awards national competition based in New York, New York.

Of Barnes Agency’s 13 awards, eight were Bronze Telly Awards and five were in the highly coveted Silver Telly Award category.

The agency received a total of nine Bronze and Silver Telly Awards for its television production work for the Cabell Huntington Hospital/Marshall Sports Medicine Institute campaign titled, “The Region’s Game Changer.” A Silver Telly was also awarded for the Cabell Huntington Hospital “Cancer Doesn’t Have Me” campaign.

Other Bronze Telly Awards received were for the production of the 2015 Football Intro Video for Marshall University Athletics, the “Welcome Home” campaign for Woodlands Retirement Community and the “Be One of Us” campaign for West Virginia State University.

“These awards are a direct reflection of the quality of clients Barnes Agency represents and how they empower us to be creative and allow us to think outside the box,” stated Jeffrey M. Barnes, Barnes Agency president and CEO. “Our team is extremely humbled to have received this amazing number of Telly Awards in one year.”

The Telly Awards comes on the heels of Barnes Agency’s recent sweeping of the 2015 West Virginia Addy Awards, including the Best of Show Award, for the Cabell Huntington Hospital/Marshall Sports Medicine Institute “Region’s Game Changer” campaign.

“We were pleased to partner with Barnes Agency with the video production and animation for both of these campaigns,” stated Lisa Chamberlin, vice president of Strategic Marketing and Planning at Cabell Huntington Hospital. “It was exciting to share our team’s themes and strategies and watch Barnes Agency deliver results …”

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding regional and national television commercials as well as the nation’s finest video and film productions. The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

Founded in 2003, Barnes Agency centrally located its entire operation in downtown Huntington in 2015 and is now headquartered there. The agency also operates a separate Design and Digital Media Studio on the ground floor of the newly renovated Marshall University Visual Arts Center through a partnership with Marshall University College of Arts and Media.

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