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Brand Engagement Firm Sullivan Experiences Impressive Growth in 2012

Dec 17 2012 12:00AM



NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- Topping off a banner year with the addition of 16 new clients, Sullivan, the brand engagement firm based in New York City, which earlier in 2012 won BtoB Magazine's "Top Agency of the Year" designation, was recently recognized with two awards at the 9th Annual Stevie Awards For Women in Business in the categories of Female Entrepreneur of the Year -- Business Services (11 to 2,500 employees) and Company of the Year -- Business Services (more than 10 employees). These wins close out a year filled with industry accolades and recognition for the agency.

Other notable award wins include:

•BtoB Magazine: "Top Agency of the Year" •Inc. 5000: "Fastest Growing Companies" •Graphis Logo Design 8: Gold - CQ Roll Call Logo •2012 Internet Advertising Competition Award: Best Financial Services Online Campaign - Columbia Management's "A Way of Working that Works" campaign •Mutual Fund Education Alliance (MFEA) Annual STAR Awards: Best Advisor Ad Campaign - "A Way of Working that Works" advertising campaign •The 18th Annual Financial Communications Society's Annual Portfolio Awards: Bronze Award - Business to Business (Web Site) for Launch of Charles Schwab's Independent Branch Services •The Gramercy Institute's 2012 "20 Rising Stars in Financial Marketing": Jean Huang, Group Director, Strategy at Sullivan

"We are honored to be recognized by each of these great organizations that value leadership and success," said Barbara Apple Sullivan, Founder and Managing Partner of Sullivan. "Sullivan's reputation for strategic thinking and creativity, as well as our growing digital portfolio, has attracted a breadth of new, top-tier clients over the past year and these awards are a testament to the team's hard work and commitment."

Beyond these awards, Sullivan experienced impressive growth this year across a variety of industries. The agency added a number of leading brands to its roster, including JPMorgan, NASDAQ, LinkedIn, WebMD, Duke University, and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Sullivan also completed a relocation and expansion of its office space. John Paolini, the agency's Partner and Executive Creative Director, oversaw the new design. Both the agency and Paolini were recently recognized by INTERIOR DESIGN Magazine as finalists for its "Best of Year" awards and the 2012 American Institute of Architects: New England Design Awards Program.

Sullivan is a brand engagement firm that connects customers to brands at the very moments they are likely to make decisions. The firm's capabilities span all aspects of strategy, design, and delivery, across traditional and digital media. Sullivan boasts relationships with many blue-chip for-profit and not-for-profit clients, including American Express, Charles Schwab, Duke University, LinkedIn, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and WebMD. In 2012, Sullivan was named top agency of the year by BtoB Magazine. For more information, please visit

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Christine Perez- O'Rourke
DiGennaro Communications

Source: Marketwire

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