NEW YORK (8 May 2019) - Independent creative agency WORKHOUSE received the coveted Communicator Award as presented by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts today for their creation of BOY SCOUT MAGAZINE at the 25th Annual Communicator Awards. With over 6,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Winners who received the competition’s highest honor, the Award of Excellence, include ESPN Films, Forbes Media, PepsiCo, Scorpion, WWE, and Publicis Sapient.
WORKHOUSE created the special edition of Boy Scout Magazine as a commemorative in honor of the agency's 20th anniversary. The inaugural issue includes intimate conversations, both written + recorded, between the world’s most creative people featuring Workhouse clients, artists, thumb nosers and creative thinkers who posses the spit and polish to get things done. Interviews include Kate Pierson (B-52’s), Tama Janowitz (Slaves of New York), Matthew Modine (Stranger Things), Mele Mel & Scorpio (Grandmaster's Furious5), Bebe Buell (Pop Culture Icon), Legs McNeil (Please Kill Me), John Holmstrom (Punk Magazine), Amos Poe (Blank Generation), Anton Perich (Artist), Lady Rizo (Showstopper), Penny Arcade (Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!), Jonny Podell (Podell Agency), Jimmy Webb (I Need More), Jenn Hampton (Parlor Gallery) and many more. To read their stories or visit the radio page to hear each in their own words visit boyscoutmagazine.com
“We are extremely proud to recognize the work received in the 25th Annual Communicator Awards. This class of entries we received this season embody the ever-evolving marketing and communications industry” noted Derek Howard, Director of the AIVA. He added, “On behalf of the Academy, I’d like to applaud the entrants this season for their dedication to producing outstanding content as they continue to push the envelope of creativity.”
"We are honored to receive this incomparable accolade on behalf of Boy Scout Magazine. From the cave man to the campfire, the serenade of storytelling appears to be obscenely absent within the impatient immediate. In creating Boy Scout, I realized how very much I miss the art of listening. The bigness of biography. The siren of each soul singing. Tales of triumphs and tragedies. Of hopes and hardships. Of wants and desires. Of sound and fury. Boy Scout illuminates the voice behind the words. The clarity of heart in the vocalization of each subject’s spirit. To hear passion and pride, nostalgia and need — this radio play return to truth — gives greater importance to the mystery of meaning, syntax, cadence and cool. Listen and learn." - Adam Nelson, Founder & CEO, Workhouse
THE COMMUNICATOR AWARDS is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. Founded by passionate communications professionals over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best digital, mobile, audio, video, and social content the industry has to offer. The Communicator Awards is widely recognized as one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: PureMatter, Condè Nast, Disney, Republica, Tinder, MTV, Starbucks, Fast Company, Tribal DDB, Yahoo!, and many others. For more information about the Communicator Awards, please visit communicatorawards.com
Marcel Mutt is an anonymous French-based graffiti artist, sculptor, political activist and video director. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti executed stenciling and sculptural techniques. Marcel's works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls and bridges throughout the world. Mutt’s creative grew out of the Paris underground which involved collaborations between punk artists and street musicians. His first known sculptural project was planted on 28 July 1997. It appeared within the French Right Bank on a narrow cobblestone street depicting an eight foot tall Fountain made of birch-faced ply and cast jesmonite. The work took a classic museum statue and twisted it into a sarcastically grim anti-consumer commentary. This sparked a passionate debate and divided Parisian’s as to whether it was a simple case of vandalism or a piece of artistic commentary. In this work, Mutt engaged in a direct dialogue with art history through appropriation, creating a new thought for an ordinary article of life. His sardonic take on historical myth has spawned countless imitators upon the urban landscape. Since the late Nineties, these controversial works, created in secret and unveiled under pseudonyms, continue to provide cunning commentary on the world of art, consumerism and celebrity.
W O R K H O U S E is one of the country's leading public relations and integrated creative agencies. For the seventh consecutive year, Workhouse received the "Best of Manhattan Award" by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The agency swept three of the industry's highest honors when it was bestowed with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Silver Anvil Award, PR News' Platinum PR "Wow Award", Bulldog Reporter's Silver Medal Award and was also named a PR Daily/ Dow Jones Finalist for "Grand Prize: PR Campaign of the Year". Celebrating two decades of service, Workhouse is a full-service creative agency positioning emerging and established brands with celebrity craftsmanship. The agency provides forward thinking public relations, social media, brand promotion, creative consulting and modern day marketing. Clients have included Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Hugh Jackman, Francis Ford Coppola, David LaChapelle, CBGB, Max's Kansas City, Interview Magazine, Galleries Lafayette, Porsche, Ford Motor Company, Virgin, Jazz at Lincoln Center, International Emmy Awards, Assouline Editions, Rizzoli International Publications, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Versace and Avroko. Workhouse offers untraditional service across a broad spectrum of entertainment, culture, fashion and lifestyle spheres. Visit workhousepr.com
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