GOSHEN, N.Y. (June 7, 2017) — The creative work of Focus Media, the Hudson Valley’s largest, award-winning public relations and marketing firm, contributed to the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) earning several honors from the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) as part of the state agency’s 2017 awards program.
“The awards given to HVEDC recognize its success of advancing economic development in the Hudson Valley region,” said Focus Media President and CEO Josh Sommers. “We congratulate our client for this outstanding recognition. These awards also recognize and further validate the outstanding creativity, design and content development talent of our Focus Media team. We are extremely proud of our work for HVEDC.”
Focus Media’s work for HVEDC’s Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs initiative supported HVEDC receiving the Excellence in Community-Based Economic Development Award. This effort culminated with HVEDC’s third, well-attended Marist College summit this past March. Since its 2014 launch, the Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs initiative has brought together colleges, universities and major health care providers to strengthen the regional economy and spur growth by fostering partnerships between these two critical anchor institutions.
HVEDC also received a Best in Class award for HVEDC’s 2016 annual report, which used a comic book theme to showcase how the organization brings together “superheroes” from a wide range of industries, public agencies, academic institutions and community groups to strengthen the regional economy. Focus Media took this theme and imaginatively brought it to life in both design and content development.
In addition, NYSEDC also honored HVEDC with a Certificate of Excellence for Multi-Media Advertising for digital ads promoting cider makers, craft brewers, coffee bean producers and local markets were created by Focus Media.
HVEDC was also bestowed honorable mentions in the categories of Multi-Media Advertising and Printed and Electronic Newsletter, also created by Focus Media. In the latter category, NYSEDC praised HVEDC Insights, the robust quarterly newsletter featuring various articles and updates on the regional business community.
About Focus Media
Focus Media, Inc. is an award-winning, full-service public relations and marketing firm specializing in market research, branding, design, collateral development, TV and radio production, media planning and placement. Since launching the company in 2002, President and CEO Josh Sommers has assembled a highly talented team of marketing experts, public relations strategists and acclaimed graphic designers that have made Focus Media a preeminent advertising agency known for its creativity, innovation and cutting edge marketing strategies. For more information, visit http://www.focusmediausa.com.
About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC):
HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, and Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs, the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance, HV Play and more. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit www.hvedc.com.