Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College Commercial Campaign Honored by Educational Advertising Awards

Posted: Friday, March 1, 2019

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516

Rock Valley College’s television commercial campaign has been honored with two awards in the 34th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report. A national panel of industry specialists reviewed entries in 33 categories, judging on creativity, marketing execution, and message impact. Gold, Silver, and Bronze honors were awarded in each category.

RVC earned the Gold award for “Television Advertising Series” for its “Journey” campaign featuring RVC graduates who have gone on to achieve success in their careers. RVC also earned the Silver award for “Television Advertising-Single” for its “RVC Impact” spot that showcases the many ways Rock Valley College impacts students and the community.

“We are excited and humbled to have won these awards,” said Dave Costello, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing for RVC. “We are very proud of the message behind these spots and it’s gratifying to know they have had an impact on people. We share this honor equally with our Mass Communications department, specifically Jerry LaBuy and Nathan Talan, who collaborated with our marketing team to create these commercials and tell these stories.”

A complete list of winners for the 34th Annual Educational Advertising Awards can be found at