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Flock and Rally awarded two ADDY’s for S.C. State Fair ad campaign

Flock and Rally, a women-owned integrated communications and marketing firm based in Columbia, earned two 2020 ADDY Awards for its advertising and creative work for the 2019 South Carolina State Fair. The American Advertising Federation (AAF) of the Midlands presented the awards at its annual American Advertising Awards gala last month in Columbia. [caption id="attachment_44535" align="alignright" width="250"]South Carolina State Fair posters designed by Flock and Rally South Carolina State Fair posters designed by Flock and Rally. Click image to enlarge.[/caption] More than 75 awards, which honor exceptional work in creative and engaging advertising over the past year, were presented to Midlands’ professionals and students in a variety of print, interactive and broadcast media categories. Flock and Rally won a Silver ADDY award in consumer campaigns for the South Carolina State Fair’s 2019 advertising, as well as a Silver ADDY in ambient media for the campaign’s series of four posters illustrated by designer Cait Maloney. Flock and Rally shares the consumer campaign award with Maloney as well as Forrest Clonts Photography, Cinema Couture Films and voiceover talent Joe Pinner. “It was such a pleasure working with the S.C. State Fair as it celebrated its 150th anniversary,” says Merritt McNeely, vice president of marketing at Flock and Rally. “It was a fun campaign that yielded nearly double the advance ticket sales and the largest opening day crowd ever, both of which are a direct reflection of this campaign’s early, targeted marketing and advertising. We are proud to celebrate these achievements with our partners and clients.” The 12-day S.C. State Fair offered several unique exhibits and experiences including a new, free daily circus, as well as more than 70 rides and 90 food vendors. Flock and Rally already is hard at work with the S.C. State Fair team on the campaign for the 2020 event, which runs from Oct. 14 to 25. The American Advertising Awards is one of the industry's largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through local club competitions.


About Flock and Rally: Integrated Communications for a Brave New South Founded in 2010, Flock and Rally is a full-service, women-owned creative agency based in Columbia, South Carolina. The firm integrates branding, public relations, marketing, traditional advertising, digital advertising, social media and more into campaigns for a diverse base of clients, ranging from regional nonprofits to large-scale businesses across South Carolina and beyond. Serving industry sectors ranging from lifestyle and tourism to business, technology, real estate, economic development and more, Flock and Rally’s mission is to rally the community around great ideas. Learn more at www.flockandrally.com.

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HURRY! Design Charleston Library’s next library card

Submission deadline: Monday, Dec. 31


Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is hosting its first library card design contest, and library lovers age 18 and older are encouraged to submit an original design for a future limited-edition library card. The public will have a chance to vote online for the finalists, and a library committee will select the winning card design to be printed and made available to CCPL patrons in the spring of 2019. No art awards on your mantel? No worries! Submissions may be in any art medium (illustration, pen, photography, etc.) regardless of whether an artist’s skills range from doodle to divine. Need design inspiration? Browse CCPL’s collection of artist biographies, documentaries, comic books, magazines, and more print and digital resources for free motivation. [caption id="attachment_34666" align="alignright" width="251"] The world-famous Hub Calls for Art Megaphone.[/caption] The winner of CCPL’s Library Card Design Contest will certainly receive plenty of exposure across the county – CCPL currently serves residents with 16 locations and a bookmobile, and five new branches are in various stages of the design/construction process. Participants may submit multiple entries, and all artwork must be original and free of copyright restrictions. Submissions will only be accepted online and must be uploaded to the contest webpage by midnight on Monday, Dec. 31. Visit ccpl.org to review the design template, see a complete list of contest rules, and upload your design.

The Citadel invites artists of all ages to submit designs for 175th celebration

Citadel design contestThe Citadel invites artists of all ages to submit designs to be considered as the image commemorating the military college’s upcoming 175th anniversary. The milestone anniversary will be celebrated during the 2017-18 academic year. The winning design, which will be announced at the first home football game on Sept. 2, will grace t-shirts, banners, posters, and The Citadel magazine. The winning artist will receive $1,000. Entries are being accepted through May 1, 2017. Submission requirements:

  • All designs must be vertical in orientation.
  • All media is acceptable.
  • Entries must be submitted in one of three ways: as a high-resolution digital image, a stretched canvas, or bound foam core. Digital submissions should be emailed to DesignContest@citadel.edu.
  • A signed consent waiver must be submitted via postal mail.
The winning artist will be notified by Aug. 1 and will be invited to the Sept. 2 football game against Newberry College in Johnson Hagood Stadium, where the unveiling will take place. Find complete contest details online. Via: The Citadel

Columbia and North Charleston seeking artist proposals for murals

The cities of Columbia and North Charleston both seek to commission artists to create public art projects -- a mural for a new city garage in Columbia and a mural for a privately owned storage tank in North Charleston. Columbia project (application deadline June 27 at 3 p.m.) Open to South Carolina artists The city of Columbia Parking Services Department has re-issued a request for proposals for South Carolina artists to submit proposals for the development and completion of an outdoor mural project for the new City Center Garage located at the southwest corner of Sumter and Taylor Streets in the downtown business district of Columbia. The City wishes to engage a South Carolina artist with at least a minimum of five years experience in outdoor murals to design and construct a permanent mural on a concrete block wall on the side of the garage facing Sumter Street. The mural area is 8 feet, 7 inches high and 16 feet wide. Artists must submit a resume, images of their work, and a color rendering of the proposed mural design and palette. Mounting/installation of a piece, modification of the exterior architecture or other means of modification to a building requires prior approval from the City. Also, the art should not damage the natural environment. The process to select and award an artist(s)/project(s) will include a review of proposals by a committee made up of City staff, representatives of the Columbia art community and adjacent property owners based on the selection process and criteria explained in section VI of the bid document.  A recommended proposal will then be sent to Columbia City Council for final approval. To submit an entry, an artist or team of artists must complete an official application and submit their proposal on BID Online by 3 p.m. June 27, 2013. Questions and requests for additional information must be submitted using BID Online.  The deadline for questions and/or additional information is June 24, 2013 at 2 p.m. (EST). City Center garage

Although the City prefers questions to be submitted online, you may contact Kathy Santandreu at 803-545-3473 or kcsantandreu@columbiasc.net if you have difficulty registering through BID Online. North Charleston project (application deadline: hand delivered by June 28 at 5 p.m. or postmarked by June 30) Open to artists in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. The City of North Charleston seeks to commission a graphic artist to design a large outdoor mural for a privately owned storage tank located at 1003 East Montague Avenue near the Olde Village area of North Charleston. Professional graphic artists residing in the Tri-County area (Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties) are invited to submit their qualifications for the public art project. A committee comprised of city officials, business leaders, and community leaders will select one artist to create the mural design. The total budget for this project is $5,000 and involves all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to: artist's design fees, materials, production costs, travel, documentation, and any permits, license, or insurance. The mural will measure 140’w x 40’h and will be fabricated on cast white vinyl and professionally mounted to the carbon steel tank. Interested artists should contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843-740-5854 or culturalarts@northcharleston.org for the complete commission prospectus. Application materials must be hand delivered by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 28, or postmarked by Sunday, June 30, 2013. Artists will be notified of the commission award by July 10, 2013. ODFJELL Tank Click on image for larger view. For more information, contact Marty Besancon at 843-740-5850 or mbesancon@northcharleston.org. Via: City of Columbia, City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department