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Contact: Amy Clarke Burns
Greenville, S.C. — February 18, 2017 — VantagePoint Marketing president and CEO Craig O’Neal has been awarded the Silver Medal Award by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Greenville.
The Silver Medal Award, the highest honor awarded by the AAF’s local clubs, recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advertising, been active in furthering industry standards, exhibited creative excellence and supported community development.
“Craig represents the best of what the advertising industry in Greenville has to offer,” said Nicole Viscome, president of AAF Greenville. “Through a 30-year career as an advertising entrepreneur, he has opened doors for many professionals and raised the bar for everyone in advertising. His leadership has helped develop and expand the industry as part of Greenville’s businesses economy.”
O’Neal co-founded VantagePoint, a business-to-business marketing and advertising agency, in 1993 and has led the company to become an eight-time Business Marketing Association of the Carolinas Agency of the Year and a Chief Marketer 2017 B2B Top Shop.
“I’m humbled to receive this recognition, which is an honor for me personally but also a reflection of the talented professionals who come together to make the advertising industry in Greenville so vibrant and dynamic,” O’Neal said.
In addition to his company leadership, O’Neal contributes to the development of the industry by serving on the Anderson University MBA Advisory Board and supports philanthropy in the community, both through direct financial support and by encouraging and supporting employee volunteerism.
The Silver Medal Award was presented Feb. 18 at the annual American Advertising Awards Gala, which recognizes the best in advertising and marketing from area agencies.
About VantagePoint Marketing
VantagePoint Marketing is a nationally recognized business-to-business marketing agency with a primary focus on foodservice clients. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, it is ranked nationally as one of Chief Marketer’s 2017 B2B Top Shops, is an eight-time winner of the Business Marketing Association of the Carolinas’ Agency of the Year award and has been named one of the small/midsized Best Places to Work in South Carolina for four consecutive years. Founded in 1993, VantagePoint takes an integrated approach in offering its clients expertise in marketing, advertising, branding, digital and public relations. For more information, visit www.vantagep.com.
About American Advertising Federation
The American Advertising Federation is a national organization for advertising professionals. With more than 200 local clubs across the U.S. representing nearly 40,000 advertising professionals, AAF works to protect and promote the well being of advertising by educating members, promoting diversity and inclusion, honoring and celebrating advertising excellence, developing future industry leaders, addressing community issues and providing opportunities for professionals to build relationships within the industry.