Crestmark Wins an Award of Excellence and Four Awards of Distinction

TROY, MICHIGAN (June 11, 2013)   Crestmark was honored during the recent 19th Annual Communicator Awards with an Award of Excellence and four Awards of Distinction for print ads and direct mailings. One of the largest competitions of its kind, entries competed against more than 6,000 submissions from across the United States and around the world.

Entries that were recognized included the “Did you Hear?” Postcard and the Growth (Fern) Mailing in the Marketing/Promotion: Direct Mail category; the “Ever heard the story…” Ad in the Print Advertising: Business/Trade Publication category; and Crestmark’s 2012 Holiday Greeting in the Marketing/Promotion: Greeting/Holiday Card and Design categories. The work was created by Lisa Beattie, First Vice President, Crestmark Marketing/Communication Director.

Crestmark’s winning holiday greeting was handmade by Paperworks Studio, a Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan company that provides jobs to people with disabilities or disadvantages; Crestmark donated the design to Paperworks Studio to sell to provide future funding for the studio.

“Letting the marketplace know that we can help businesses obtain the financing and support they need when they need it most is very important, and the fact that Lisa and our team receive recognition for high quality work is great,” said Crestmark’s Marty Blake, Executive Vice President. “We’re proud of our team and that they help the community by choosing vendors that make a difference in people’s lives.”

The Communicator Awards is a leading, competitive international awards program that annually recognizes the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations, and identity work for print, video, interactive, audio, online, and mobile. Founded by communication professionals almost two decades ago, the competition is managed and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, a member organization of leading professionals dedicated to the evolution of traditional and interactive media.

Crestmark is a nationally known and respected FDIC-insured bank that provides innovative financial solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. Financing solutions include asset-based lending, accounts receivable financing, lines of credit, factoring and equipment financing. Crestmark finances most business-to-business companies, and has extensive experience in helping many industries including transportation, manufacturing, staffing, petrochemical, government contractors, apparel and furniture manufacturing. Headquartered in Michigan, with locations in Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, New York, and Illinois; representatives in Alabama, California, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, and Texas.

Go to for more information on the 19th Annual Communicator Awards.

The postcard honored with the Award of Excellence:


The ads and mailings honored with the Award of Distinction: