QUEENS, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2015) -  Today, Advantages announced its Silver win at the 2015 Suppliers Achievement Award Competition sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), and also its Platinum win at the 2015 AVA Digital Awards competition evaluated by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals' (AMCP) judges.

Winners of PPAI Suppliers Achievement Award are honored for their superiority in craftsmanship, engineering, ingenuity, creativity, graphic arts, and service. A panel of industry professionals along with independent print, marketing and advertising experts selected the 2015 winners. Advantages took home the Silver Award for its work with Amplify Learning, a New York-based division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Amplify creates products that are leading the way in data-driven instruction and breaking new ground in mobile learning, while setting the standard for next-generation digital curriculum and assessment. Advantages developed a set of three box kits to house an interactive learning program on Tom Sawyer, Edgar Allan Poe, and Frederick Douglass in alignment with Common Core Curriculum requirements across the country.

AVA Digital's Platinum Award winners are recognized for their excellence in quality, creativity, and resourcefulness. Advantages received the highest recognition for its work on the website redesign of Emerging Media, an award-winning branding, PR, marketing and social media agency for innovative and disruptive companies. There were approximately 2,500 entries from the United States and 17 other countries in the 2015 AVA Digital Awards competition.

"I couldn't be prouder of the Advantages team," said Fran Biderman-Gross, CEO of Advantages. "Winning these two prestigious awards within weeks of each other is amazing, and we are honored to be recognized by such respected organizations. Our work with Emerging Media and Amplify is just a taste of what's to come for us in 2015."

About PPAI

Founded in 1903, the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) is the world's largest and oldest not-for-profit association serving more than 10,800 corporate members of the $19.8 billion promotional products industry which is comprised of more than 33,800 businesses and a workforce of nearly 500,000 professionals. PPAI represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocates on its behalf. For more information, visit PPAI.org and find us on Twitter @PPAI_HQ, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

About AVA Digital Awards

AVA Digital Awards is sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations and free-lance professionals. AMCP administers recognition programs; provides judges and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession. As a part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations.

About Advantages

Advantages is a purpose-driven design, marketing and branding agency, whose work builds the powerful brand experiences that move people to act. Founded in 1992 as a home grown printing company, Advantages has since expanded its business and expertise into its Purpose Discovery™ branding, marketing strategy, print and production and brand management. Lead by CEO, founder and strategista, Fran Biderman-Gross, the Advantages team holds over 20 years of experience in getting companies noticed. Through powerful campaigns and purpose-driven marketing, Advantages inspires action and generates passionate brand followers of the brands they work with. Visit www.advantages.net.

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Media Contact:
Kayla Lloyd
Emerging Media