Anita Gates, the owner of Creative Outlet Media Group, a South Jersey full-service advertising and marketing group, recently received the prestigious SEVEN SEALS AWARD for leadership and initiative in supporting the National Guard and Reserve through successful radio and television Public Service Announcement ongoing campaigns for Employer Support Of The Guard And Reserve (ESGR).
The award, depicting the heraldry seals of the seven military services, is given at the discretion of the NJESGR chairman to recognize the efforts by a citizen, business, or organization, whose supportive actions have benefited all of the Guard/Reserve Components in a significant manner.
ESGR is a mostly volunteer, Department of Defense agency which seeks to create a culture where American employers value and support the military service of their Guard and Reserve employees. They recognize outstanding support, increase awareness of the law, and resolve conflicts through mediation.
When ESGR (volunteer) Employer Outreach Director, Donna Clementoni was tasked with reaching out to the media to create awareness for the National Guard and Reserve (who currently represent a staggering 48% of our National Defense) she asked the expert.
True to the old adage, ‘if you want to get something done, give it to a busy person’, Clementoni enlisted Anita Gates whose successful agency specializes in media relations in addition to her full service capabilities of offering her clients graphic design, copywriting, print media, broadcast television, radio, billboards, direct mail, printing and custom imprinted items.
Anita and the staff at Creative Outlet Media Group have developed print ads, press releases, program books, tickets, place holder thank yous, banners and more for the charity event. The Purple Tie Gala was developed by Anita and Relay For Life co-chair, Niki Trunk.