Junior Achievement and HunterMaclean Win Gold “Award of Excellence” for Online Video

July 28, 2014

Junior Achievement and HunterMaclean were recently honored with the gold “Award of Excellence” from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) in the category of Online Video: Education. The video highlights HunterMaclean’s participation in Junior Achievement’s Job Shadow and Career Day programs, in which attorneys speak to students interested in careers in law.

The video was selected from more than 6,000 entries received from across the United States and around the world. The Communicator Awards program is one of the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. They are judged and overseen by the AIVA, an organization of more than 600 leading visual arts professionals dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

“At Junior Achievement, we frequently use this video to demonstrate the positive impact corporate involvement can have on students in our schools. The message comes across clearly and eloquently that investing in the lives of tomorrow’s business leaders will pave the way for the success of our community in the future,” said Johnathon Barrett, vice president of Statewide Operations for Junior Achievement of Georgia. “HunterMaclean is a great example that even the busiest corporate environment can utilize the programs at Junior Achievement to effectively and strategically give back to the children of Georgia. This fantastic and now award-winning video speaks directly to their peers and to the corporate world.”

Shawn Kachmar, a HunterMaclean partner who currently serves on the executive committee and is past chairman of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of GeorgiaSouthern District, says the award draws attention to the organization’s mission and the firm’s commitment to cultivating tomorrow’s business leaders.

“Junior Achievement focuses on education, which is the foundation for our community’s future. Education isn’t just an issue for those with school-aged children; it’s an economic development and quality of life issue,” he said. “Having a promotional video like this win such a prestigious award encourages more people to get involved with Junior Achievement to mentor the business leaders of tomorrow.”

The video was photographed and edited by Nathanial Nauert of HD Savannah.

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