Afflecto Earns Platinum and Gold in Creative Excellence

We are excited to announce that Afflecto has earned platinum and gold in Creative Excellence from the 2022 Hermes Creative Awards. This is the second consecutive year our creative work has been recognized by this competition.

“As we always say, the real award is a happy client,” said Amy Rose, Vice President of Afflecto Media Marketing. “However, recognition like this validates that our team’s hard work and our agency’s investment in creative growth is truly moving the needle in the right direction.”


Platinum Creative Excellence Award

Afflecto received honors in two different categories. Platinum honors were given for the category of ‘Overall Company Branding Design’ for client Restorative Pain Management. Restorative Pain Management is pain management clinic that focuses on neck and back pain.

They came to Afflecto seeking an entire branding overhaul. “When I moved my practice location, I knew it was time to get our branding updated,” said Dr. Gregory Stynowick, MD. “Afflecto was able to create modern branding for my practice that wasn’t cliché. They exceeded my expectations!”

Afflecto work earns platinum honors for Restorative Pain Management clinic branding

Gold Creative Excellence Award

The Performance Eyecare print marketing was awarded the Gold distinction. Performance Eyecare is the largest, independently owned eyecare provider in the St. Louis region. They have nine locations on both sides of the river, including Columbia, MO.

Afflecto has added personality and dimension to our branding,” said Dr. Dirk Massie, Owner of Performance Eyecare. “We couldn’t be happier with our partnership.”


Afflecto’s Past Honors

The Hermes Awards recognized Afflecto last year as well. The work honored in 2021 was for client Clear Blue Smiles. Afflecto earned platinum and gold awards for branding and logo design. The committee also awarded Afflecto an honorable mention for their 2020 client holiday card.


About Afflecto Media Marketing

Afflecto Media Marketing is a full-service marketing agency based in St. Louis, MO., serving clients nationwide. Our team focuses on driving sales and brand value through expertise in digital media, broadcast media, website design and development, creative and branding, and social media.

“We believe in building strong partnerships with our clients. One of our fundamental beliefs is that good work happens when you work with people you like. This goes for our internal team and our client partnerships,” said Rose. “That’s why we don’t require long-term client contracts. The relationship continues as long as it is working for both sides. And I believe that’s why our client retention rate has stayed above 92% for over ten years.”


About the Hermes Creative Awards

The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals. The awards recognize creative excellence in the areas of concept, writing, and design for both traditional and emerging media. This year the competition received over 6,500 entries from the United States, Canada, and dozens of other countries. Receiving a Platinum or Gold distinction is an incredible honor.

Hermes Creative Awards are one of the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world. Winners range in size from individuals to media conglomerates, as well as some of the biggest names in Fortune 500 companies. The international awards program is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals. Judges are industry professionals looking for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

Afflecto Earns Honors in the 2022 MUSE Creative Awards

We are excited to announce that Afflecto Media Marketing earned gold honors in the 2022 MUSE Creative Awards. Afflecto received gold for an Integrated Marketing campaign created for client Performance Eyecare. Anjelica Aquilino, Creative Specialist for Afflecto, was the lead designer on the project.

About the Muse Creative Awards

The International Awards Associate (IAA) hosts the MUSE Awards. The IAA aims to promote excellence in various creative and design industries by providing professionals a platform to compete against their peers. This year they received over 6,000 entries worldwide. The MUSE Creative Awards is a leading awards program created to honor creative and design professionals for their excellence.

“We are excited to receive this recognition from the IAA,” said Amy Rose, Vice President, Afflecto. “This recognition – and the desire to continually put out good work – motivates us to push ourselves every day.”

Afflecto’s Winning Work

Along with the gold honors, Afflecto also received two silver awards. One in the ‘Advertising’ category and the other in the ‘Branding’ category. Want to see the winning entries? Keep reading…

GOLD AWARD – Integrated Marketing
Client: Performance Eyecare
With opening of new offices the client knew it was time for a brand update. The result was a dynamic campaign that was unlike any of their competitors.

SILVER AWARD – Branding
Client: Restorative Pain Management
The branding work for this client extended from assisting in renaming his practice and developing a tagline; to creating a robust brand package.

SILVER AWARD – Advertising
Client: Performance Eyecare
With a new, bilingual doctor on the team, Performance Eyecare, was eager to tell the Bosnian community where they could go for their eyecare needs. Afflecto created both English and bilingual creative to use in the communication plan.

Afflecto Earns Platinum Award from dotCOMM AWARDS

Afflecto Media Marketing has earned multiple honors from dotCOMM Awards. Platinum and Gold honors were awarded to Afflecto for website design. Platinum was awarded for website design in the non-profit category for TYREDD. And gold honors were awarded for the new provider site created for Clear Blue Smiles. Afflecto also received an honorable mention in the Informational Video category. The ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ video series was created for client Amazing Smiles.

The dotCOMM Awards is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication. The competition honors the role creative plays in digital communication. This year the competition received over 2,500 entries. Receiving a Platinum or Gold distinction is an incredible honor.

The dotCOMM competition is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

“We are pleased our work continues to get noticed,” said Michael Rose, President of Afflecto Media Marketing. “Awards are great, but our goal is to always do the best and most creative work we can do for our clients.”

Afflecto Media Marketing Earns Awards for Design Excellence

Afflecto Media Marketing earned both Platinum and Gold honors from the Hermes Creative Awards for work on client, Clear Blue Smiles. The Platinum distinction was awarded for overall company branding. And the Gold award was in recognition of logo development. Afflecto also received an Honorable Mention for agency stickers created to commemorate 2020.

About the Hermes Creative Awards

The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals. It recognizes work in the areas of concept, writing, and design for both traditional and emerging media. The competition recognizes outstanding work in the industry while also promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals. This year the competition received over 6,000 entries from the United States, Canada, and dozens of other countries. Receiving a Platinum or Gold distinction is an incredible honor.

Hermes Creative Awards are one of the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world. Winners range in size from individuals to media conglomerates, as well as Fortune 500 companies. The competition is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals. Judges are industry professionals looking for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

Afflecto Thrilled Design Work is Recognized

“I’m thrilled our design work is being recognized,” said Michael Rose, President of Afflecto Media Marketing. “Afflecto invested heavily in creative services over the past two years and to see that focus acknowledged means we’re doing something right.”

“The team was super pumped when we were notified of the awards. I mean, a shiny new trophy? Yes, please,” said Amy Rose, Vice President of Afflecto Media Marketing. “But, truly, the best award isn’t a trophy. It’s a happy client!”

“We went to Afflecto with a brand name and a vision. They brought that vision to life and exceed our expectations,” said Kevin Dillard, CEO and Co-Founder of Clear Blue Smiles. “We continue to be impressed with their creative output and continually hear from colleagues how they believe we have one of the sharpest and most compelling brands in dentistry.”

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Afflecto Honored as ‘Best Marketing Firm’ Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row Afflecto Media Marketing has been named one of the Best Marketing Firms in St. Louis, Missouri, by Small Business Monthly’s ‘Best In Business’ awards.

The award states, ‘these days you can’t succeed in business unless customers know who you are and how you can help them. Finding the right marketing firm can be integral to your success.’ Winners were nominated by readers from around the St. Louis area, which makes this an especially exciting designation for our team.

Client Nomination says Afflecto Exceeded Expectations

This year, we were nominated by two clients who feel like our partnership has been an integral part of their success. One of those clients is Jason Krazer, owner of 1st Choice Construction. He had all but given up on digital marketing after years of disappointing attempts.

Krazer’s company provides roofing, roof repairs, siding, and construction services for residential and commercial buildings. Their business is heavily dependent on the weather. Lead generation for their industry depends on timely, agile marketing since St. Louis weather can turn on a dime. Our team put together a combination of search, social media, Google My Business, and SEO work to help all parts of his business work together better. The results were immediate! In the first month they drove 37 leads and converted 11 of those to clients for a 288% return on investment.

“Afflecto Media Marketing is the best advertising agency we have ever worked with. They are the only advertising agency that not only followed through on what they told us they would do, but exceeded expectations,” said Krazer in his nomination of Afflecto.

“Jason is a good guy who genuinely cares about his clients and the quality of work he and his team provide,” said Michael Rose, President of Afflecto Media Marketing. “Helping them formulate a plan and seeing it through was our pleasure.”

Afflecto’s Award Winning Approach

Afflecto operates from a place of treating their clients’ businesses like their own. Rose believes this has been an integral part of Afflecto’s success. “We don’t just want results that look good on paper. Our goal is always to generate high-quality new business leads,” said Rose. “That’s what we want for our own business, so we go out there every day and make it happen for others as well.”

Thank you to Small Business Monthly for selecting us as one of the top marketing firms in St. Louis for the second year in a row – we look forward to many more!

Afflecto Media Marketing named agency of record by Performance Eyecare.

Performance Eyecare has selected Afflecto Media Marketing to lead strategic marketing for their network of eyecare offices in Missouri and Illinois.

Afflecto Media Marketing LLC, a St. Louis-based, full-service marketing agency, has announced that it has been named the agency of record across multiple marketing service disciplines by Performance Eyecare, a bi-state leader in quality eyecare services and products. Afflecto Media Marketing will lead marketing strategy, brand design, website design and development, digital and traditional media, and search engine optimizations. 

“We hired Afflecto Media Marketing because they have shown themselves to be industry experts in all fields of marketing strategy and advertising,” said Dr. Dirk Massie, O.D., Owner of Performance Eyecare. “We wanted to work with one advertising agency that could effectively, and efficiently, communicate our brand message and manage all efforts to drive awareness and leads. Afflecto was the clear choice.”

Performance Eyecare currently has seven locations in the bi-state area, with plans to open an additional office by year’s end. They utilize the latest in technology to provide thorough exams and offer a wide variety of quality eye care products. They believe vision is invaluable and promise to help their customers see better, look better, and to prevent vision loss.

“We’ve found Afflecto to be highly organized and communicate very well,” said Massie. “We look forward to many years of success ahead.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Performance Eyecare,” said Michael Rose, President of Afflecto Media Marketing. “With their focus on providing outstanding customer service, a wide variety of fashion-forward frames, and multiple locations they poised to be the preeminent optometric group in the St. Louis area.”

Afflecto was founded on the premise that good things happen when you work with people you like. They combine top-level expertise with a desire to do good for all clients. As a result, they’ve experienced strong growth in the last three years, while also maintaining a 95% client retention rate.  “When you do good work, and make it fun, everyone wins.”  said Rose. 

ABOUT AFFLECTO MEDIA MARKETING

Afflecto Media Marketing LLC., is a full-service advertising agency based in St. Louis, Missouri that was formed in 2006. Annual agency billings were over a million dollars in 2018. Growth is also attributed to a focus on driving sales and brand value through expertise in traditional and digital media, online marketing, website creation, social media, PR, creative and branding.

ABOUT PERFORMANCE EYECARE

Performance Eyecare is an industry-leading eyecare provider serving St. Louis and the Metro East. Their vision is to improve the lives of our patients by providing the best possible vision performance. They utilize the latest in exam and lens technology including no air puff and dilation-free exams. They also offer a wide selection of eyeglasses and sunglass frames across a wide variety of brand names and price ranges.

Afflecto Media Marketing named agency of record for Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics

Alizadeh and Schreiner Orthodontics of Chesterfield, MO., has selected Afflecto Media Marketing to lead strategic marketing.

We are pleased to announce we’ve been named the agency of record by Alizadeh and Schreiner Orthodontics. Afflecto Media Marketing will lead marketing strategy, website design and development, digital and social media, and creative design for them.

“Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics is thrilled to be working with Afflecto Media Marketing. The Afflecto team is a top-notch, professional, full-service agency. Their personal and approachable style has made working with them a very easy transition. We are excited to have them as a partner in business and in our community and look forward to where this relationship will take our practice,” said Wendy Drochelman, Marketing Manager.

“Alizadeh & Schreiner’s reputation in St. Louis precedes them. They are nationally recognized as one of the top orthodontic practices in North America. This is based in part on their experience and cutting edge technology,” said Michael Rose, President Afflecto Media Marketing. “What we think really sets them apart is the patient experience. Their reviews are some of the most sincere and highest rated we’ve ever seen. We look forward to helping them communicate to new patients what their current patients already know.”

Afflecto was founded on the premise to do business in a better way – for our employees and clients. By treating employees well, putting client’s needs ahead of our own, and being a company people want to work with we have experienced unprecedented 150% increase in new clients in the 12 months and have a 94% client retention rate. We are quickly becoming a force in the St. Louis advertising community. “We attribute this growth to a combination of effort, experience and knowledge,” said Rose.

About Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics

Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics utilizes the most advanced technology and orthodontic systems to produce great smiles – while having big fun! They are one of the few orthodontic offices in the St. Louis area that have their own lab on site. This reduces the amount of time patients spend in braces compared to other practices. They have over 45 years of combined experience and enjoy serving Chesterfield, MO., and the surrounding area.

Afflecto Media Marketing named agency of record for Amazing Smiles Orthodontics.

Amazing Smiles, LLC., has selected Afflecto Media Marketing to lead strategic marketing for their network of orthodontic offices in Missouri and Illinois.

Afflecto Media Marketing LLC, a St. Louis-based, full-service marketing agency, has announced that it has been named the agency of record across multiple marketing service disciplines by Amazing Smiles, LLC., an orthodontic network in the bi-state area. Afflecto Media Marketing will lead marketing strategy, website design and development, digital and social media, and creative design for the entire Amazing Smiles orthodontic network.

“From the moment we were introduced to the Afflecto team, it was clear that they had made a huge effort to get to know our brand before ever meeting with us,” said Ashlie Pinson, Director of Operations at Amazing Smiles. “They tailored a value proposition that was directly fitting of our business needs, and were able to create a customized relationship that speaks directly to the goals we hope to accomplish.”

Amazing Smiles Orthodontics is the kind of business every advertising agency wants to work with. They are passionate about providing quality care for their patients, employ the best and most recent technology and have a desire to continue to grow their network. Working with them makes us smile every day,” said Michael Rose, President of Afflecto Media Marketing. “We look forward to partnering with their team to tell the story of how they help their patients and support the communities they serve.”

Afflecto was founded on the premise to do business in a better way – for their employees and clients. By treating employees well, putting client’s needs ahead of their own and being a company people want to work with they have experienced unprecedented 150% increase in new clients in the 12 months and have a 94% client retention rate. They are quickly becoming a force in the St. Louis advertising community. “We attribute this growth to a combination of effort, experience and knowledge,” said Rose.

Amazing Smiles Orthodontics provides child and adult orthodontic care in the St. Louis and Metro East area. Their mission is to provide a top-notch experience and excellent care to anyone who desires a beautiful smile. They accept insurance, Medicaid and offer a variety of payment plans. They are also a leader in clear aligners and have been recognized by Invisalign as only one of three Platinum Providers in the area.

ABOUT AFFLECTO MEDIA MARKETING

Afflecto Media Marketing LLC., is a full-service advertising agency based in St. Louis, Missouri that was formed in 2006. Annual agency billings were over a million dollars in 2018. Growth is also attributed to a focus on driving sales and brand value through expertise in traditional and digital media, online marketing, website creation, social media, affiliate marketing, PR, creative and branding.