Access Strengthens Digital Marketing Services from Within

SEO Specialist DeShea Witcher named new Director of Digital Marketing. ROANOKE, Va., May 30, 2017 – Access Advertising & Public Relations announced the promotion of SEO Specialist, DeShea Witcher, to Director of Digital Marketing today in a strategic effort to strengthen its digital marketing services. As the Director of Digital Marketing, Witcher will develop, implement and Read More.

Roanoke Agencies Honored in the 36th Annual Telly Awards

The Telly Awards have recognized Access Advertising & Public Relations and Mikula-Harris as a Silver winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their work on behalf of Virginia’s Blue Ridge for the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, the honor is a true Read More.

Access Advertising & PR Recognized with Eight 2015 ADDY Awards

Access Advertising & Public Relations has been recognized with eight Western Virginia ADDY® awards from the American Advertising Federation of Roanoke. The awards were presented during the 2015 Western Virginia ADDY Awards on February 28 at the Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke. “It’s an honor for our team to be recognized for these projects Read More.

Access Supported Call Federal Marathon, Jr. Receives National Award

Running USA awarded Call Federal Credit Union’s Call Federal Marathon, Jr. the Youth Running Event of the Year award on February 10, 2015 at the annual Running USA industry conference. Access Advertising & Public Relations supported the marathon, held on October 25, 2014, by conceptualizing and producing the pro bono commercial used to promote the awarded Read More.

Misty Smith-Klein Promoted to Senior Account Manager

Access Advertising & Public Relations announced the promotion of Misty Smith-Klein to Senior Account Manager today, further strengthening the leadership of Access’ Account Executive team. “Misty’s exceptional work and enthusiasm have made Access a better place to work as well as a better agency for our clients to work with,” Todd Marcum, Access President, said. “Misty Read More.

Access Strengthens Research & Results Division

Access Advertising & Public Relations announced the addition of Frank Martin as Senior Research Consultant today in an intentional effort to strengthen its robust team of research experts. Martin joins Rachel Spencer, Director of Research, in fulfilling Access’ ongoing goal to deliver proven 360-degree marketing, public relations and research services to its clients. “With Frank’s experience Read More.

Roanoke’s Access Advertising & Public Relations Creates Research Division

Rachel Spencer promoted to Director of Research Access Advertising & Public Relations today announced the promotion of Rachel Spencer to Director of Research and head of the company’s new research division. Access offers its clients the capability to create both qualitative and quantitative research projects using focus groups, individual interviews (IDIs), phone and online surveys. When a Read More.

Top Local Creative Firms Partner to Maximize Tourism Program for Virginia’s Blue Ridge Region

Access and Mikula-Harris to develop a comprehensive marketing and advertising campaign that promotes travel to the Roanoke Valley and surrounding region Roanoke-based creative agencies Access and Mikula-Harris are pleased to announce they have been selected as the primary agency for the new Virginia’s Blue Ridge tourism initiative. Landon Howard, President of the Roanoke Valley Convention & Read More.

Jerry Dunnavant Promoted to Vice President, Strategic Marketing

Access Advertising & Public Relations announces that Jerry Dunnavant has been promoted to Vice President, Strategic Marketing. Dunnavant joined Access in 2011 as Director of Business Development. “The nature of Jerry’s position has led to opportunities for him to help clients in ways that transcend the business development aspect,” said Tony Pearman, co-founder and CEO of Read More.

Brandi Surber Joins Access Advertising & Public Relations

Access Advertising & Public Relations has expanded its firm with the addition of Brandi Surber as an account executive for the account services team. Prior to joining the Roanoke-based advertising and public relations firm, Surber was Marketing Manager for LewisGale Regional Health System, which comprised of four hospitals, six outpatient centers, two cancer centers and nearly Read More.

Todd Marcum Receives Marshall University Alumni Distinction Award

Todd Marcum, President of Access Advertising & Public Relations and a 1983 graduate of Marshall University, was recognized with the 2013 Marshall University Alumni Distinction Award for the  W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Marcum was honored at the Marshall University Alumni Association’s 76th annual Alumni Awards Banquet on Sat., Apr. 27 Read More.

Virginia Tech ‘I Invent’ Campaign Created by Access Wins CASE Award

Created by Access Advertising & Public Relations, the Virginia Tech ‘I Invent’ campaign has been recognized with a Special Merit Award in the category of Communications and Marketing Branding/Identity Program or Campaign by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III 2012-2013 Advancement Awards program. The awards were presented in February Read More.

Access Advertising Wins Two 2013 ADDY Awards

Access Advertising & Public Relations has been awarded two Western Virginia ADDY® awards from the American Advertising Federation of Roanoke. The awards were presented during the 2013 Western Virginia ADDY Awards on Feb. 23 at the Roanoke City Market Building in downtown Roanoke. Access received awards in the following categories: Silver ADDY Award: Direct Marketing – Business Read More.

Misty Smith-Klein Joins Access Advertising & Public Relations as Account Executive

Access Advertising & Public Relations has expanded its firm with the addition of Misty Smith-Klein as an account executive. Prior to joining the Roanoke-based advertising and public relations firm, Smith-Klein spent 11 years with Cox Communications, most recently as a Marketing Manager. Smith-Klein is a graduate of Radford University and received her Certificate of Professional Leadership in Read More.

Access Named Advertising & PR Agency for Inorganic Ventures

Access Advertising & Public Relations has added Inorganic Ventures to its array of clients.  “Inorganic Ventures is one of many hidden gems in our region, quietly and confidently setting world-class standards that help empower business and industry around the globe,” says Tony Pearman, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Access Advertising & Public Relations. “We are Read More.

Access Advertising & Public Relations Receives Two 2012 Communicator Awards

International video awards recognize work for Carpet Factory Outlet and LewisGale Regional Health System Access Advertising & Public Relations has been awarded two 2012 Communicator Awards by the International Academy of Visual Arts for television spots produced on behalf of clients Carpet Factory Outlet and LewisGale Regional Health System. Access received awards for the following spots: Award of Read More.

Access Advertising Wins Three 2012 ADDY Awards

Agency recognized with Packett Creative Excellence award Access Advertising & Public Relations has been awarded three Western Virginia ADDY® awards as well as recognition for Best in Broadcast and Best in Show from the American Advertising Federation of Roanoke. The awards were presented during the 2012 Western Virginia ADDY Awards on March 10 at the Corinthian Read More.

Access Advertising & Public Relations Recognized with Three Healthcare Advertising Awards

Agency receives awards for work with Reston Hospital Center and HCA Capital Division Access Advertising & Public Relations is pleased to announce that the agency has received three awards in the 28th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards, the oldest, largest, and most widely respected healthcare advertising awards sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report. Access was recognized for work with Read More.

Access Advertising & Public Relations Receives Two 2011 Telly Awards

International video awards recognize work for LewisGale Regional Health System andCarpet Factory Outlet Access Advertising & Public Relations has been awarded two 2011 Telly Awards by the international Telly Awards and Silver Telly Council for television spots produced on behalf of clients LewisGale Regional Health System and Carpet Factory Outlet. Access received awards for the following spots: Bronze Read More.

Access Named Advertising & PR Agency for K-Guard

Access Advertising & Public Relations has added Virginia Gutter, Inc., the exclusive K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System® distributor and installer in Southwest Virginia, to its array of clients. “Our regional K-Guard™ representative, Virginia Gutter, has the reputation as one of the best run franchisees in the K-Guard™ system,” says Todd Marcum, President of Access Advertising & Read More.

Access’ Design for Annual Report Wins National Award

Access Advertising & Public Relations’ Creative Director, Kris Bailey, designed the Foundation for Roanoke Valley’s 2010 Annual Report – “Back to Basics,” which won the top spot – Gold Award – nationally for annual reports in the category of Community Foundations and Public Foundations with $21 to $100 Million in Assets in the Council on Read More.

Access Named the Advertising & PR Agency for Salem Red Sox

Access Advertising & Public Relations has been named the agency of record for the Salem Red Sox, the Advanced Class-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Access will provide marketing and public relations services for the minor league baseball team’s 2011 season, which officially opens with a home game against the Frederick Keys on April 8. Read More.

Jerry Dunnavant joins Access Advertising & Public Relations as Director of New Business Development

Access Advertising & Public Relations has expanded its firm with the addition of Jerry Dunnavant to the leadership team as Director of New Business Development. In this newly created position, he is responsible for developing and implementing sales approaches and contacts to lead to the acquisition of new key accounts and significant communications projects. Dunnavant has Read More.

Access Advertising & Public Relations Wins Four Summit Awards for Public Relations Excellence

Blue Ridge PRSA Summits awarded at gala Nov. 18 Access Advertising & Public Relations received four Summit Awards at last night’s Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Summit Awards Gala. The Summit Awards recognize the best in public relations and communications efforts by professional public relations practitioners in Southwest Virginia. The Read More.

Access Advertising & Public Relations Captures District ADDY

Roanoke Earthquake Relief Campaign Wins Silver Award in Three-state Competition Access Advertising & Public Relations won a silver ADDY® award in the American Advertising Federation’s District 3 competition, recently judged in Winston-Salem, NC. District 3 ADDYs honor the work of advertising agencies and students located in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Access was recognized for its Read More.

Access Named VALET Program Partner

One of 21 Virginia companies selected for economic development initiative Access Advertising & Public Relations has been named a VALET Program Partner by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP). The two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program assists exporters in the Commonwealth that have firmly established domestic operations and are committed to international exporting as Read More.