For Immediate Release
August 8, 2009

ROCKVILLE, MD – Image One PR receives four leading communications awards for its “Excel Beyond the Bell Brand Strategy” created for the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families and its out-of-school time youth development initiative.

Image One PR won the following 2009 awards for nonprofit brand strategy development:

  • Silver Communicator
  • Gold Hermes Creative
  • Gold MarCom
  • APEX Award

These awards recognize outstanding achievement in marketing and communications. Image One PR created a brand strategy and visual identity for the Montgomery County out-of-school time system, including a new name (Excel Beyond the Bell), tagline (Laugh, Learn, Achieve), logo, brand materials, vision/mission statements and messages. This summer, Image One PR also created a new “Time to Excel” video to help advance quality out-of-school time success in Montgomery County.

“Image One PR is honored to be selected for these distinguished communications awards across four different competitions,” said Image One PR Founder and Senior Partner Bill Weger. “We hope the Excel Beyond the Bell brand strategy will help to inspire children and youth to participate in quality out-of-school time activities in Montgomery County, Maryland.”

Founded in 2002, Image One PR provides public relations, marketing, and graphic design services to a range of private and public-sector clients in the Baltimore, Washington, Virginia Metro region. The Rockville-based firm has received 18 national and international awards for communications excellence.