Darren Press, president and creative director of May Sky, Inc. the Poughkeepsie, New York, advertising and communications agency, has announced that May Sky has been awarded a prestigious 2005 Dalton Pen Communications Award. The international competition honors communicators whose inspired projects and programs stand out from the other pieces of remarkable work submitted to the program. Mr. Press accepted the honor on behalf of his company, May Sky, at a spring formal award ceremony in San Francisco.
"Your creative work was an exceptional display of original thinking and professionalism," declared Dalton Pen Awards president Linda Warwick, "The judges all share the same opinion that your work stands above your peers, and most entries came from world-class fortune 500 organizations."
The Poughkeepsie agency won the Dalton Pen Communications Award of Honor in Advertising for their $1 million "I want to start. Now." campaign for Interboro Institute, a highly regarded and accredited career college with multiple sites in New York City and lower Westchester County, New York.
"I'm extremely proud of the creative work that our team at May Sky has done on behalf of Interboro Institute and I am honored to be accepting this prestigious international communications award. Nothing is quite as rewarding as being recognized by your peers in the communications field. The fact that May Sky was selected to receive the Dalton Pen Communications Award is a tribute to our staff as well as our clients at Interboro Institute. They have played a vital role in working with us to create a compelling campaign that speaks to people, encourages them to continue on with their education, and to strive for a better life for themselves and their families."
Launched in 1993 by Warwick Publishing, The Dalton Pen Communications Awards program is designed to recognize outstanding projects in the communications field. May Sky's fellow 2005 winners include broadcast networks and stations, media, advertising, marketing and public relations agencies from around the nation as well as TIME Inc., New York Stock Exchange magazine, ESPN, CBS Television, PARADE magazine, Nightly Business Report, The Weather Channel, PGA Tour TV, Telemundo / NBC, Ernst & Young, Reebok, The GAP and other national and local businesses.
"This year the competition was especially intense making winning endeavors all the more meaningful," says Linda Warwick (we mention her earlier) The 27-member judging committee evaluated hundreds of international entries to recognize outstanding projects in the communications field. This year's judging panel was comprised of communications experts from 44 specialties from companies such as Walt Disney Co., Canon, WebEx, Porter-Novelli, Hewlett Packard, eBay, Agilent Technologies, Sun Microsystems, and SwanLabs. Others are agency principals with Fortune 500 clients including Coca-Cola, Charles Schwab & Co, Proctor & Gamble, and the Olympics.
Established in 1981, Warwick Publishing began as a corporate communications firm serving Silicon Valley corporations, including the task of creating intra-corporate communications competitions for Hewlett-Packard in 1988.
May Sky Inc. is a full-service advertising and communications agency, based in Poughkeepsie New York. May Sky's clients also include Gallagher's Steakhouse, The Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Antique & Vintage Woods of America, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy and Urban Lowrider NY. The agency was established in 2003 in New York City, before relocating to Poughkeepsie in 2004. May Sky has estimated billings of $4 million