Recognizing minority-owned and women-owned firms for business achievement and efforts in strengthening minority business development, A. Bright Idea was named one of only 16 2012 Bridging the Gap award winners at a ceremony on October 23.

The Greater Baltimore Committee selects Bridging the Gap award winners based on nominations submitted by businesses, civic organizations, employees, customers, elected officials and government agencies. A. Bright Idea’s nomination came from the Harford County Office of Economic Development on the heels of A. Bright Idea winning its third consecutive acknowledgement as a Top 100 MBE in Maryland.




A. Bright Idea Acknowledged for Award-Winning Work in Audio-Visual Arts, Accepting Three International AVA Awards for work in Sonoma, California.


A. Bright Idea Advertising and Public Relations celebrates industry recognition in interactive, graphic design and marketing from the Audio-Visual Arts (AVA) Awards, presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), with the Gold Award for its travel website, SomethingAboutSonoma.com, and related website video.


“We recognized a need for sharing our creative services in Sonoma County and particularly creating a website for tourists looking to visit “Real Wine Country” and Sonoma County. ” says T.J. Brightman, Principal and Vice President Client Relations.  “The dynamic creative of SomethingAboutSonoma.com demonstrates our approach of blending verbal and visual communication with great brand, at the same time keeping it local.    We strive for excellence and I am always pleased to see our creative team get the recognition they deserve for their work, especially for our new clientele in California.”


A. Bright Idea developed SomethingAboutSonoma.com, coinciding with the opening of the West Coast office to position our solid interactive capabilities and multimedia approach in website design.  SomethingAboutSonoma.com has quickly become, the premier destination resource for everything there is to know about Sonoma County, California. From concept development to completion, A. Bright Idea launched the website in March 2011, actively maintaining the site content. Further supporting this product, SomethingAboutSonoma.com also maintains a strong social media presence, using the award-winning designs and videos on Facebook and Twitter, engaging over 7,000 followers, while continually gaining support for the interactive resource website.


“The concept developed for SomethingAboutSonoma.com stands as a prime example of the characteristics that make great interactive media – the ability to break through the clutter with unique concept, direction, design and production,” says Vince Novak, Vice President of A. Bright Idea Interactive. “Our recent recognition by the international AVA Awards competition confirms our commitment to exceptional creativity and professional design in all our work.”


About AVA

AVA recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media as part of the evolution of digital communication. Work ranges from audio and video productions to websites and social media sites that present interactive components such as video, animation, blogs and podcasts, as well as other forms of user-generated digital communication. There were over 1,700 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries in the 2011 competition.