What Makes
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Sally Johns, Owner, and Marvin Johns, Partner

Our Story

We are a nationally recognized full service creative agency providing strategic marketing, planning, branding, graphic design, web design, and advertising for more than 30 years. The recipient of numerous awards, our team offers a wealth of experience in brand building, logo design, web presence, and advanced digital media skills for a diverse group of clients.


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Sally Johns, Owner, and Marvin Johns, Partner

Our Story

We are a nationally recognized full service creative agency providing strategic marketing, planning, branding, graphic design, web design, and advertising for more than 30 years. The recipient of numerous awards, our team offers a wealth of experience in brand building, logo design, web presence, and advanced digital media skills for a diverse group of clients.


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We Specialize In




Digital Marketing

Social Media

Market Research

Copywriting

Email Marketing

Print Design

Displays & Banners

Direct Mail Marketing

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We Specialize In




Digital Marketing

Social Media

Market Research

Copywriting

Email Marketing

Print Design

Displays & Banners

Direct Mail Marketing

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Selected Awards

Selected Awards

2018 Communicator Award, Award of Excellence
Features Integrated Mobile Experience
David Allen Company

2018 Communicator Award, Award of Distinction
General Corporate Communications
David Allen Company

2018 Communicator Award, Award of Distinction
Featured Visual Appeal for Aesthetics
David Allen Company

2017 International Davey Award, Silver Award
Best Visual Appeal: Aesthetic for Websites
David Allen Company

2017 International Davey Award, Silver Award
Corporate Communications for Websites
David Allen Company

2016 Summit Creative Award, Bronze Award
Website Redesign: Non-Profit
North Carolina Aquariums Society

2014 Summit Creative Award, Bronze Award
Annual Report: Non-Profit, Rex Healthcare Foundation

2014 Communicator Award, Award of Excellence
Interactive Media: Recruitment, UNC Hospitals

2014 Communicator Award, Award of Distinction
Annual Report: Non-Profit, Rex Healthcare Foundation

2014 Communicator Award, Award of Distinction
Online video, UNC Hospitals

2014 Communicator Award, Award of Distinction
Online video, UNC Hospitals

2014 Communicator Award, Award of Distinction
Content Marketing via email
North Carolina Aquariums SEAmail newsletter

2013 Summit International Award
Leader Award for Outstanding Work in Emerging Media
David Allen Company

PR Daily’s 2013 Nonprofit PR Awards
Honorable Mention in Best Fundraising Campaign
Rex Healthcare Foundation

PR Daily’s 2013 Nonprofit PR Awards
Honorable Mention in Best Branding & Newsletter
North Carolina Aquariums and Society

2012 National Silver Award
8th Annual International Davey Awards
North Carolina Aquariums

2012 National Bronze Award
18th Annual Summit Creative Awards from (SIA)
North Carolina Aquariums

2012 Award of Distinction
18th Annual Communicator Awards
North Carolina Aquariums

2009 National Silver Award
26th Annual Healthcare Advertising Award
UNC Health Care Nurse Recruitment

2009 National Bronze Award
26th Annual Healthcare Advertising Award 
UNC Gillings School of Public Health

2008 National Gold Award
24th Annual Admissions Advertising Award
Ravenscroft School

2008 National Gold Award
24th Annual Admissions Advertising Award
Saint Mary’s School

2008 National Bronze Award
24th Annual Admissions Advertising Awards
Saint Mary’s School

2007 National Award
National Health Education Association Award 
UNC Gillings School of Public Health

Gold Medal 2005
Special Events Category, Circle of Excellence Awards
Saint Mary’s School

Special Merit Award 2003
Graphic Identity Programs
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU)

Crystal Award of Excellence 2002
The Communicator Awards
Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau

First Place 2002
Four-color news magazines, North Carolina Aquariums

Gold Award 2002
Primary Marketing
Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau

Gold Award 2001
Niche Marketing
Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau

National Federation of Press Women 2000 Award
Achievement Award for Public Service Campaigns
North Carolina Aquariums Pfiesteria website

PIVA Award 2000
Image Brochure Promotion
Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau

Creativity 29, 2000
Ideal Choice Home brochure and video packaging
CP&L and Advanced Energy Corporation

Creativity 29, 2000 Award of Distinction
Advanced Energy/CP&L, Ideal Choice Home Packaging

American Graphic Design Awards 1999
Award of Excellence
Interstate Johnson and Lane/IJL Asset Management

PIVA Award 1999
Best of Category, NC Child Care Calendar

PIVA Award 1999
Rhone Poulenc, Regent Pocket Folder

American Graphic Design Awards 1998
Award of Excellence, ProMedex Brochure

American Graphic Design Awards 1998
Award of Excellence
Interstate Johnson and Lane/IJL Asset Management

American Graphic Design Awards 1998
Award of Excellence, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Creativity 1997
Distinction of Merit, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

National Association of Airport Authority Communicators
Award of Excellence, Raleigh Durham Airport Authority

CASE Award 1996
Award of Excellence, School of Law program, Duke University

CASE Award 1996
Award of Special Merit, Viewbook, Peace College

PICA Award 1996
Best of Category, Viewbook, Peace College

PICA Award 1996
Special Judges Award, NCSU Engineering Extension Service

1995 Merit Award
2nd Annual Beverage Packaging Global Design Awards
Greenshields Brewery

North Carolina Council for Women, 1995 
Grand Award for the NAWBO 1995 Economic Summit
Destination 21st Century Campaign

PICA 1995
Special Sponsors Award, Burroughs Wellcome magazine

PICA 1995
Special Sponsors Award, Environmental Impact Conference

PICA 1995 
Special Sponsors Award, North Carolina WIC program

PICA 1995 
Best of Category Award, North Carolina WIC program

Wally Award 1994 
Best of Category, North Carolina WIC program

Telly Award 1994 
National finalist, North Carolina WIC program

CASE Award 1994 
Award of Special Merit for Fundraising publications
North Carolina WIC program

CASE District III Advancement Award 1995 
Award of Excellence for internal publications
North Carolina WIC program

2018 Communicator Award, Award of Excellence
Features Integrated Mobile Experience
David Allen Company

2018 Communicator Award, Award of Distinction
General Corporate Communications
David Allen Company

2018 Communicator Award, Award of Distinction
Featured Visual Appeal for Aesthetics
David Allen Company

2017 International Davey Award, Silver Award
Best Visual Appeal: Aesthetic for Websites
David Allen Company

2017 International Davey Award, Silver Award
Corporate Communications for Websites
David Allen Company

2016 Summit Creative Award, Bronze Award
Website Redesign: Non-Profit
North Carolina Aquariums Society

2014 Summit Creative Award, Bronze Award
Annual Report: Non-Profit
Rex Healthcare Foundation

2014 Communicator Award, Award of Excellence
Interactive Media: Recruitment
UNC Hospitals

2014 Communicator Award, Award of Distinction
Annual Report: Non-Profit
Rex Healthcare Foundation

2014 Communicator Award, Award of Distinction
Online video
UNC Hospitals

2014 Communicator Award, Award of Distinction
Online video
UNC Hospitals

2014 Communicator Award, Award of Distinction
Content Marketing via email
North Carolina Aquariums SEAmail newsletter

2013 Summit International Award, Emerging Media Award
Leader Award for Outstanding Work in Emerging Media
David Allen Company

PR Daily’s 2013 Nonprofit PR Awards
Honorable Mention in Best Fundraising Campaign
Rex Healthcare Foundation

PR Daily’s 2013 Nonprofit PR Awards
Honorable Mention in Best Branding & Newsletter
North Carolina Aquariums and Society

2012 National Silver Award
8th Annual International Davey Awards
North Carolina Aquariums

2012 National Bronze Award
18th Annual Summit Creative Awards from (SIA)
North Carolina Aquariums

2012 Award of Distinction
18th Annual Communicator Awards
North Carolina Aquariums

2009 National Silver Award
26th Annual Healthcare Advertising Award
UNC Health Care Nurse Recruitment

2009 National Bronze Award
26th Annual Healthcare Advertising Award 
UNC Gillings School of Public Health

2008 National Gold Award
24th Annual Admissions Advertising Award
Ravenscroft School

2008 National Gold Award
24th Annual Admissions Advertising Award
Saint Mary’s School

2008 National Bronze Award
24th Annual Admissions Advertising Awards
Saint Mary’s School

2007 National Award
National Health Education Association Award 
UNC Gillings School of Public Health

Gold Medal 2005
Special Events Category, Circle of Excellence Awards
Saint Mary’s School

Special Merit Award 2003
Graphic Identity Programs
Elizabeth City State University (ECSU)

Crystal Award of Excellence 2002
The Communicator Awards
Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau

First Place 2002
Four-color news magazines
North Carolina Aquariums

Gold Award 2002
Primary Marketing
Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau

Gold Award 2001
Niche Marketing
Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau

National Federation of Press Women 2000 Award
Achievement Award for Public Service Campaigns
North Carolina Aquariums Pfiesteria website

PIVA Award 2000
Image brochure promotion
Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau

Creativity 29, 2000
Ideal Choice Home brochure and video packaging
CP&L and Advanced Energy Corporation

Creativity 29, 2000 Award of Distinction
Advanced Energy/CP&L
Ideal Choice Home Packaging

American Graphic Design Awards 1999
Award of Excellence
Interstate Johnson and Lane/IJL Asset Management

PIVA Award 1999
Best of Category
NC Child Care Calendar

PIVA Award 1999
Rhone Poulenc
Regent Pocket Folder

American Graphic Design Awards 1998
Award of Excellence
ProMedex Brochure

American Graphic Design Awards 1998
Award of Excellence
Interstate Johnson and Lane/IJL Asset Management

American Graphic Design Awards 1998
Award of Excellence
Kenan-Flagler Business School

Creativity 1997
Distinction of Merit
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

National Association of Airport Authority Communicators
Award of Excellence
Raleigh Durham Airport Authority

CASE Award 1996
Award of Excellence
School of Law program, Duke University

CASE Award 1996
Award of Special Merit Viewbook
Viewbook, Peace College

PICA Award 1996
Best of Category
Viewbook, Peace College

PICA Award 1996
Special Judges Award
NCSU Engineering Extension Service

1995 Merit Award
2nd Annual Beverage Packaging Global Design Awards
Greenshields Brewery

North Carolina Council for Women, 1995 
Grand Award for the NAWBO 1995 Economic Summit
Destination 21st Century Campaign

PICA 1995
Special Sponsors Award
Burroughs Wellcome magazine

PICA 1995
Special Sponsors Award
Environmental Impact Conference

PICA 1995 
Special Sponsors Award
North Carolina WIC program

PICA 1995 
Best of Category Award
North Carolina WIC program

Wally Award 1994 
Best of Category
North Carolina WIC program

Telly Award 1994 
National finalist
North Carolina WIC program

CASE Award 1994 
Award of Special Merit for Fundraising publications
North Carolina WIC program

CASE District III Advancement Award 1995 
Award of Excellence for internal publications
North Carolina WIC program