Literally the pages on which the Voice is written wouldn’t exist without BRINK Media Partner Josh Belhumeur. For this and countless other contributions to the DC ad club, Belhumeur was awarded the AAF District 2 Crystal Prism Award to kick off this year’s ADDY’s. Given just how integral Belhumeur has become to communicating the work of the club, the real feat was how the awards committee managed to keep the honor a secret, leaving the honoree “fairly speechless.”
Making the award by video testimonial, was Jodie Warren of MDB Comm, current president of AAF-DC. She notes that, though Belhumeur only arrived in DC in 2010, he quickly made a substantial impact on the club, first envisioning and in many cases executing AAF-DC’s communications infrastructure. Said Warren, “Under his guidance, communications built a website, created a blog, developed numerous creative campaigns to support the ADDYs, ADWKDC, golf tournaments and Behind the Downs “Big Game” advertising events.” His efforts over six years also supported the day-to-day business of AAF-DC, including email support, web development, social media, and event marketing.
“Perhaps his biggest success, Josh successfully grew the communications function into an in-house agency in the form of a committee,” she added. Once a committee of one, the communications committee now numbers eight regular members and an extended group of 15. “Today that committee is executing on Josh’s vision, building a systematic volunteer mechanism to execute and expand AAF-DC’s membership,” successfully building more and more functionality into the club’s marketing function. Not coincidentally, while Josh tended the Communications Committee, the AAF-DC won ad club of the year in 2014.
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