Huntington University entries claim Ad Federation awards

Huntington University students, graduates and faculty members won multiple awards at the Fort Wayne Ad Federation Awards on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Entries in the annual competition are judged on creativity, originality and creative strategy.

In all, the HU-related entries won four golds, three silvers, nine student golds, seven student silvers and "Best of Show Student."

Reusser Design, of Roanoke, owned by 2004 HU graduate Nate Reusser, won gold for a campaign done for Two-EE's Winery. He also won two silver awards for online advertising done for Peg Perego.

Chris Viel and Curtis Wood of Syndeo Studios, of Huntington, won gold for an internet commercial made for HU. Both Viel and Wood are 2011 Huntington University graduates.

Bryan Ballinger, associate professor of digital media arts at HU, won two golds in the elements of advertising, illustration, category and silver in the collateral material, specialty advertising, category.

Ryan Woods, an HU senior from Roanoke, and Abi Freeland, an HU junior from Andrews, were part of an eight-member team earning gold in the elements of advertising, special effects, category.

Also on the team were Amanda Daunhauer, Kelsey McCoy, Kyle Murray, Josh Doolan, Blake Hughes and Leah Zink. Doolan also won a separate silver award.

The "Best of Show Student" was awarded to Yo Han Lee, an HU senior from Seoul, Republic of Korea, who also won a gold and a silver.

Additional HU students earning awards were Aaron Bullen, gold; Anthony Frederick, gold and silver; Matt Nelson, gold and silver; Steven Sproul, gold; Tyler "Keff" Beasley, gold; and Tyler Johnson, two golds and a silver.

Mike Ackerman and Lynn Morrow, both 2013 HU graduates, earned a silver award for their entry.

Brand Innovation Group, of Fort Wayne, won two gold awards for promotional materials the company did for HU's undergraduate admissions department.