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NIU takes top honors in educational advertising award competition

March 6, 2015

your future, our focusNorthern Illinois University earned top honors in the 30th annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report.

The university won a gold award for the 2014-2015 NIU undergraduate admissions viewbook titled “your future, our focus.”

“The NIU undergraduate admissions viewbook was a collaborative effort between the Media and Creative Services and the Office of Admissions,” said Jeff Strohm, graphic design supervisor. “Graphic designer Barb Kolb worked with writers and photographers to come up with a unique design that has become an integral part of NIU’s recruitment marketing.”

Thousands of entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries. The panel of judges included higher education marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professionals, and the editorial board of Higher Education Marketing Report.

“It is an honor to be recognized for such outstanding work,” Strohm said.