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Your Ad Here: TheBurg captures 10 awards in annual advertising contest

Over the years, some people have told me that they not only like TheBurg’s stories, but our ads, as well.

That’s music to a publisher’s ears!

Indeed, we’re very proud of our ads, and, recently, our efforts were recognized in the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation’s annual advertising awards contest.

In all, TheBurg received 10 awards for the 2021 contest, including several first-place finishes in our division. The contest covered ads that ran in TheBurg during 2020, which, notably, was an especially difficult year for advertising due to the pandemic.

So, what caught the judges’ eyes? Below is a list of our award-winners, along with images of the ads.


Best Single Ad: First Place
The Millworks, January 2020
Design By: The Millworks

Best Single Ad: Second Place

PA Wines, October 2020
Design By: Swell


Ad Campaign or Series: Second Place
Hunters Valley Ad Series (shown: one part of this submission)
Design By: Swell


Multiple Advertiser Ad: First Place
Shop Small: November 2020
Design By: TheBurg; Photography: Anela Bence Selkowitz


Ad Campaign Using Multiple Products: First Place
Hunters Valley Ad Campaign, Multiple Products (shown: two of the ads in this submission)
Design By: Swell


Special Event/Vendor Support Idea: Second Place
HYP “20 in Their 20s”
Design By: TheBurg


Special Section/Niche Publication: First Place
“Women in Business,” March 2020
Concept and Design By: TheBurg

Best Native Ad: Honorable Mention
Premier Eye Care
Design By: TheBurg; Article by Premier Eye Care


Self-Promotion Advertising: Honorable Mention
TheBurg Podcast (shown: one part of the submission)
Design By: TheBurg


Best Building-Business Idea: First Place
Friends of TheBurg (shown: one part of the submission)
Design By: TheBurg

If you’d like to advertise in TheBurg, please contact Lauren Maurer at Who knows? Your ad might win an award next year!

Lawrance Binda is co-publisher/editor-in-chief of TheBurg.

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