Alaska Business Monthly

Mad Dog Graphx Wins Eight 2016 Marcom Awards

Anchorage, AK – Mad Dog Graphx received eight honors in the recent 2016 MarCom Awards. This was Mad Dog’s second year entering this competition and all three designers at the studio had work selected for recognition.

Logos Mad Dog created for Thrively Digital (formerly Apokrisis) and Raven Management Consulting won Platinum, as did a series of holiday ornament cards produced for The Salmon Project.

Mad Dog’s 2015 annual report for Anchorage Project Access and a logo for the Washington Alliance for Gender Equality both won Gold. A 2014 annual report for Food Bank of Alaska, the 2015–16 concert season poster series for Alaska Youth Orchestras, and the 25th anniversary logo for Carlton Smith Commercial each won honorable mentions.

The international MarCom Awards competition recognizes outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communications professionals. There were over 6,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and 11 other countries in the 2016 competition. Winners were selected from over 300 categories representing efforts in marketing, publication, promotion, public service, creativity, and electronic/interactive media.

MarCom entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies, and freelancers. A look at the winners shows a range in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. The awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an international organization of several thousand creative professionals.

Michael Ardaiz, Kris Ryan-Clarke, and Aurora Hablett are the creative team behind Mad Dog’s biting edge designs. With offices in Anchorage and Seattle, Mad Dog offers a range of creative and production services, specializing in corporate, retail, and brand identity development, and advertising and marketing design. This year, Mad Dog is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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