DirectEmployers Named Recipient of the 22nd Annual Communicator Award of Distinction in Online Video Animation

INDIANAPOLIS, June 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DirectEmployers Association announced today that it received a Communicator Award of Distinction for Online Video Animation in the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards competition. Founded over two decades ago and hosted by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals and receives over 6,000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers and design firms across the US and around the world each year.

Created by DirectEmployers Digital Design Coordinator, Drew Palmer, the winning video was a supplementary component of a marketing campaign for the Association's Recruitment Marketing Solutions. This short animated video, entitled Are You Satisfied with Your Career Site?, showed the journey many employers face when it comes to online recruitment challenges. The video then offered a solution to the unique, and often complex, struggles by showing how a fully customizable recruitment marketing platform could impact a recruitment strategy and give the employer total control of their career site, regardless of budget constraints.

The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: AirType Studio, Condè Nast, Disney, Keller Crescent, Lockheed Martin,, MTV, rabble+rouser, Time Inc., Tribal DDB, Yahoo!, and many others.  

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers Association is a nonprofit member-owned and managed association formed in 2001 by 14 leading Fortune 500 companies searching for a way to reduce recruiting costs, while regaining ownership of their recruitment brand. Through collaboration with these individuals, DirectEmployers developed proprietary technology that has since led to the creation of our flagship product—a federal contractor compliance solution that assists with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program's (OFCCP) VEVRAA mandatory listing requirements and Section 503 regulations. Now with over 800 employers varying in industry and size, we've expanded our Member benefits to include a Partner Relationship Manager (PRM), networking and educational opportunities and fully customizable Recruitment Marketing Solutions.

About The Communicator Awards

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. This year's Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the
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The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit for a full member list and more information.

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