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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 testament to the agencies’ high caliber of work.

The winning spot, Blue Ridge Standard Time, was a joint project by Access Advertising & Public Relations and Mikula-Harris on behalf of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. To view the winning video, visit

“Making our clients happy and ensuring they see their desired results is our number one objective and what makes us proud of our work,” Tony Pearman, Access CEO, said. “To win a Silver Telly on top of the great exposure our client received from this spot is just amazing.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the industry on such a high-level,” David Mikula, Mikula-Harris President and Brand Strategist, said. “It’s always humbling when your peers see merit in your work and recognize you for your creativeness and vision. We couldn’t be more pleased and proud.”

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. 

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit.

The judges rate each entry on a 10-point scale. Generally, entries with a score from the judges of 9.0 or higher are awarded a Silver Telly statuette, the highest honor. Less than 10 percent of entries are chosen as winners of the Silver Telly.

About Mikula-Harris

Mikula-Harris specializes in building powerful and memorable brands in the tourism, hospitality and foodservice industries. Mikula-Harris was founded as Inprint in 1991 by David Harris and David Mikula and currently serves clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. For more information, visit

About Virginia’s Blue Ridge

The mission of the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau is to promote Virginia’s Blue Ridge region as a unique destination, with an outstanding quality of life, for leisure tourism, meetings, sporting events, recreation and business, and to facilitate the financial and cultural growth of the community as an exceptional place to live, work and recreate.

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