Think Next Now

Mar 18

Design and Interactive Agency Receives Six Awards

TRIAD/Next Level once again received a coveted Judge’s Choice award at the American Advertising Federation-Akron ADDY Awards ceremony held Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Akron Civic Theater. In addition, the agency received four gold awards and one silver award.

Gold Awards were received for:

Silver Awards were received for:

Smithers-Oasis Product Guide

Judge Cathy Swick, of Cathy Swick Design in Dayton, IN, selected the Smithers-Oasis Product Guide as her Judge’s Choice. “I loved the piece. It was a nice execution of a lot of information in a product catalog. It has great photography and is something that could easily translate to an e-catalog or online product use,” said Cathy Swick.

“We were very selective about our entries this year, really focusing on work that not only stood out creatively, but also showcased our diverse capabilities and client base,” said Rick Krochka, president of TRIAD/Next Level. “In the end, the strategy really paid off. We walked away with four golds and one silver, which ultimately received a judge’s choice. These honors say a lot about our team, their talent and dedication to the work, and about our clients themselves, who trust us as their strategic marketing partners.”


Nov 13

TRIAD/Next Level was recently presented with a Gold W3 Award for the agency’s Holiday campaign, ‘Crappy Holidays’. The international web competition honors creative excellence in website design, video production and online marketing. In addition, a Silver W3 was awarded for the Summa Foundation motion graphics video, ‘Time Equals Muscle.’

“It’s always an honor to be recognized within this industry for the work that we’re doing both for our clients and the agency,’ said John Moulagiannis, director, interactive + digital media. “Both projects pushed us creatively and the team really rose to the challenge. At the core, both projects demonstrated some stellar visual storytelling representing the type of work we strive to produce every day.”

Companies and agencies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 corporations to small private firms, are eligible to enter the W3 Awards. Winners were selected from over 3,000 entries from top companies and agencies worldwide.


Oct 02

TRIAD/Next Level announces Laura Guardalabene has joined the staff as a designer, visual communication.

“We are very excited about having Laura back on the TRIAD/Next Level team,” said Joe Nemeth, director, design + visual communication. “Having interned here, Laura set out on her career to further develop and hone her skills. We’re fortunate to have her return and offer those talents to our clients.”

Guardalabene is a 2011 graduate of Kent State University with a B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design and minors in marketing and photo illustration. Previously, she was a designer at American Greetings. Guardalabene specializes in hand lettering, logo design and illustration.


Sep 23

TRIAD/Next Level announces Josh Williams has joined the staff as manager, office logistics.

“Josh’s management experience, combined with his communication and technology background is a huge asset to our team,” said Rick Krochka, president. “He has great energy and a great rapport with clients. He really rounds out our staff.”

Williams is a 2012 graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Communication, summa cum laude. He also holds an Associates degree in computer science. Previously he was a sales representative with Pepsi.