Optus Cleans House at Local Awards Gala

March 3, 2021

JONESBORO, ARKANSAS (March 1, 2021) — Optus, a national leader in managed IT, networking, and cloud communications, was recently recognized for its exemplary work at the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) annual awards gala. The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting nearly 40,000 entries each year. The AAF’s local chapter honors the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising, showcasing the best work from Northeast Arkansas. 

Optus was recognized across a variety of categories, receiving two gold awards, one silver award, two bronze awards, and a special Judges’ Choice award for work produced in 2020. Gold awards will move on to the district-level competition, which features work from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. 

“We’re honored to be recognized alongside some of the area’s best and brightest,” said Mark Duckworth, founder and CCO. “Our team always strives to create unique and engaging work that exemplifies our standard of excellence here at Optus.” 

Optus received the following awards at the 2021 American Advertising Awards Gala:

  • Direct Marketing: Don’t Get Caught in the Past (Judges’ Choice)
  • Direct Marketing: Don’t Get Caught in the Past (Gold)
  • Direct Marketing: Lending a Hand with IT Organization (Gold)
  • Direct Marketing: An Optus Coffee Break (Silver)
  • Online/Interactive: Optus Website (Bronze)
  • Branded Content & Entertainment: Optus Icon Set (Bronze)

Optus was one of only two entrants within the state of Arkansas to place for 100% of their submissions, and one of two entrants to receive a special Judges’ Award. Marketing team members include Kaity McLendon, digital marketing and sales analyst; Sophie Hedge, creative marketing specialist; Brittany Waters, intern; Rebecca Selby, former marketing manager; Whitney Blackburn, marketing manager. 

About Optus

Optus, Inc. is a premier national leader in managed IT services, networking, and cloud-enabled technologies that transform how businesses connect, communicate, and create. With 30 years of experience and the strongest national support network in the industry, we provide comprehensive and high-quality IT management to well-known companies across the country. Optus’ 24/7 customer support and remote site technology solutions provide continuous operation, improved productivity, and seamless connectivity—giving you peace of mind and support and every level.

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