Ascend Integrated Media wins APEX national awards

Overland Park, KS (Nov. 8, 2012) — Custom content agency Ascend Integrated Media LLC is proud to announce that it has been awarded with three awards in the highly competitive APEX Awards program. This awards program draws more than 3,400 entries from across the nation, and includes entries from major corporations and institutions like American Airlines, Kraft Foods, Texas A&M University and Lockheed Martin.

Ascend won for work created for three of its partner-clients:

• APEX Grand Award for American Association of Diabetes Educators and its book, Managing Diabetes: Complications and Comorbidities.

• APEX Award of Excellence for the City of Modesto and County of Stanislaus, Calif., for an English/Spanish Public Transportation and Community Services Guide.

• APEX Award of Excellence for Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) for its annual conference daily newspaper, PCMA Convening Leaders 2012.

“We were thrilled to have won for even one of our clients’ entries in this elite competition, much less winning for all three,” said Ascend CEO Cam Bishop. “Following on the heels of four awards announced earlier this year in the Hermes Awards competition, two in the Magnum Opus Awards and the DePere Multimedia Award; this has been a very successful year for both Ascend and our clients. Even better, this tremendous recognition from the APEX Awards continues to be a great way to help us celebrate our 30th anniversary this year.”

Ascend Vice President of Content Rhonda Wickham also noted, “The three APEX Awards bring Ascend Integrated Media’s total awards won from some 14 different national and international creative competitions to 44 in just the last two years. Equally important, Ascend has won for client work in a vast array of industries as well as for associations, government agencies and nonprofit clients. The work represents the team’s creative efforts for work in print, digital, mobile and tablet media.

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About Ascend Integrated Media — Ascend Integrated Media LLC is a custom media agency that specializes in custom publishing, trade show and event publishing, custom content creation and content integration. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., the agency celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Ascend Integrated Media is uniquely positioned to work with associations, nonprofits, government agencies and companies to develop and produce brand-enhancing communications products. The company engages on behalf of the client to create, produce and distribute print, digital and mobile content associated with marketing, branding and social media initiatives.

Ascend’s suite of fully integrated products and services includes print and digital magazine publishing, newspaper publishing, newsletters and eNewsletters, membership directories, product buyers' guides, exhibit guides, city guides, maps, annual reports, hotel door-drop services, advertising/sponsorship/exhibit sales representation, patient education information, website design and management, smartphone mobile app development, iPad/tablet publishing as well as social media account management, targeted text/SMS services and QR code programs.

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