Television Production Work for Pikeville Medical Center, West Virginia State University
and Pleasant Valley Hospital Heads List of Award-Winning Entries

Hurricane, W.Va. – Barnes Agency, a West Virginia-based full-service strategic advertising, marketing and public relations firm, was recently honored with 11 Telly Awards at the 40th Annual Telly Awards national competition based in New York, New York.

Among the list of Barnes Agency’s 11 awards, three were in the highly coveted Silver Telly Award category and eight were Bronze Telly Awards.

“These awards are a direct reflection of the quality of clients Barnes Agency represents and how they empower our team to be strategically creative and think outside the box,” stated Susan Barnes, Barnes Agency senior vice president and COO. “Our team is extremely humbled to have received this a number of Telly Awards this year. We are also thankful for our long-standing, 20-year partnership with Soul Theater Productions. Each year they bring our vision for video production to life for so many of our clients.”

Barnes Agency received a total of six Bronze and two Silver Telly Awards for television production work associated with Pikeville Medical Center’s “Together We Rise” and “Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery” campaigns. The eight total awards for Pikeville Medical Center represent more Telly Awards in the hospital category than any other hospital in America entered in this year’s competition.

“We are overwhelmingly pleased with our partnership with Barnes Agency and the amazing video production they create and produce that so accurately depicts the quality and scope of services our hospital brings to the region we serve,” stated Donovan Blackburn, vice president of the Board of Directors and CEO, Pikeville Medical Center. “Barnes Agency delivers results and these national awards reflect their targeted creative process, which in the healthcare marketing industry is second to none.”

The agency also received two Bronze Telly Awards for its television production work for West Virginia State University’s “It Starts at STATE” campaign.

“To receive this type of recognition for our new ‘It Starts at STATE’ campaign speaks volumes about the hard work of all those involved in its development and production,” said WVSU President Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins. “I am especially proud of all of our students, faculty and staff who are featured in the commercial showcasing their talents and representing what it means to be a part of the Yellow Jacket Nation.”

The agency also received a Silver Telly Award for its television production work for Pleasant Valley Hospital’s “Breast Health Center” campaign.

“We are so appreciative of our partnership with Barnes Agency and the national quality marketing work they produce for us each year,” stated Tracy Call, director of marketing and community relations at Pleasant Valley Hospital. “This national award is a wonderful recognition for our hospital, and I am so happy to be working with a strategic marketing firm that totally understands the healthcare industry.”

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding regional and national television commercials as well as the nations finest video and film productions. The Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition and receives over 12,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

Founded in 2003, Barnes Agency is a full-service strategic advertising, marketing and public relations firm based in West Virginia with a new location in Nashville, Tennessee. To date, Barnes Agency has received over 400 regional and national awards for advertising excellence.