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     The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and honors groundbreaking video and film productions. Winners represent the best work of advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, and corporate video departments in the world. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as winners of the Silver Telly.

     Tom Jenkins has won Telly Awards before, but this is his first Silver Telly, their highest honor. “I’m thrilled to accept this award,” said Jenkins. “It puts our production up there with some pretty impressive names.” Other winners include: BET Networks, Dell, Discovery, Disney, ESPN, NBC, Showtime, Coca-Cola, The Weather Channel, and Warner Brothers. Mike Ritterbeck, who handled lighting and logistics, said, “The video was quite an undertaking, but we had a solid production team and plan.”

Lisa Carroll, President of Moonstar Advertising and Public Relations, adds, “This award recognizes the vast creativity and talents of the team recruited for this project. We recorded over 50 interviews at multiple locations over a 3 month period. The final product was a great video for The Greenery.”

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About Moonstar Advertising and Public Relations
Owner, Lisa Carroll’s marketing endeavors have received national, regional, and local awards for her clients. Carroll has been in the industry for more than 25 years, and has been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

About Tom Jenkins Films
Tom Jenkins is a video director, editor and photographer based in Bluffton. He has won 4 Telly Awards for his video work, but this is his first Silver Telly Award. He is a member of the Real Estate Professionals of America and The International Association of Architectural Photographers

About Mike Ritterbeck Photography
Mike Ritterbeck is a seasoned photographer and videographer with over 20 years of experience creating high quality images for corporations, schools, sporting events, advertising agencies, families, and weddings.

About The Greenery, Inc.
The Greenery, Inc., an employee-owned company, has served the Lowcountry since 1973 with comprehensive landscaping services including residential and commercial landscape installation and maintenance, hardscapes, and irrigation.

June 22, 2015 – The 36th Annual Telly Awards has named a local video project produced by a team of Lowcountry businesses as a Silver Telly award winner. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is a very prestigious honor.

     The video, “Why We Go To Work”, is a training tool for the employee-owners of The Greenery, Inc. Moonstar Advertising and Public Relations. LLC of Bluffton wrote, produced, directed, and supervised editing for the project. The Silver Telly statue went to Tom Jenkins Films, also of Bluffton, who shot and edited the video. Technical support and lighting was provided by Mike Ritterbeck Photography of Hilton Head. (Photo of winners attached.)

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