New Jersey’s Best Creative Work Honored By NJ CAMA

Sixteen NJ Companies Presented With 2014 ASTRA Awards

Members of the team from CMA pose with their ASTRA Awards.
Members of the team from CMA pose with their ASTRA Awards.

PRINCETON, NJ – The best and brightest marketing and communications work from around the region was recognized by the New Jersey Communications, Advertising and Marketing Association (NJ CAMA) with the presentation of the prestigious ASTRA Awards in November in Princeton, NJ.

According to NJ CAMA President Larry Trink, “The high-quality of entries attests to the survivor mentality that drives New Jersey based communications companies and enables them to compete with our neighbors in New York City and Philadelphia.”

At the ceremony, sixteen New Jersey based companies were honored with ASTRA trophies. This year’s recipients were:

  • Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA) of Princeton Junction
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS) of Princeton
  • Grafica of Morristown
  • Inforest Communications of Princeton
  • Kathy Smyth Design of Franklin Park
  • Lubetkin Media Companies LLC of Cherry Hill
  • Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ of Burlington
  • Marcus Group of Little Falls
  • Monmouth University of West Long Branch
  • NJ State Courts of Trenton
  • Oxford Communications of Lambertville
  • Peddie School of Hightstown
  • Perspectiv3 of Skillman
  • Solari Creative of Red Bank
  • Y Marketing Communications of Hillsborough
  • Zoe Graphics of Pennington

Through the ASTRA Awards, NJ CAMA recognizes the top tier of the region’s marketing and communications work. This work runs the gamut from print and web design to broadcast and social media to envelope-pushing marketing and public relations.

The ASTRA presentation was held on November 20 at D&R Greenway in Princeton, NJ. The event included networking, dinner, and keynote speaker Brian Crooks of MRM // McCann.

2014 ASTRA Awards Judges

NJ CAMA especially appreciates the investment of time and expertise by our distinguished panel of ASTRA Judges:

  • Roger Cook, retired, former principal at Cook & Shanowsky, Princeton
  • David Grueneberg, Category Leader for Global Advertising and Marketing, Citigroup
  • Jeff Jones, freelance creative services practitioner, Gainesville, FL
  • Steve Longo, Creative Consultant, Stephen Longo Design Associates
  • Chris Mather, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Numoda Corporation
  • Mike Quon, principal, Quon Design LLC
  • Diane Winder, Director and Chief Compliance Officer, Polygon Investment Management
  • Rose Zaino, Graphic Designer/Web Designer

You can see a slideshow of the ASTRA Award ceremony in the player below:

Here is a complete list of 2014 ASTRA winning entries by category:

Annual Report Non-Profit

Gold: LSM Our Story, Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ

Gold: Presidents Report, Monmouth University

Brochure For-Profit >8 pages

Gold: Empire Outlets, Oxford Communications

Silver: Trinity Hall Charitable Giving, Solari Creative

Brochure Non-Profit >8 pages


Silver: Ad Recruitment, ETS

Silver: St Francis Community Report, Zoe Graphics

Brochure Non-Profit <8 pages

Gold: Criterion brochure, ETS

Gold: San Francisco Brochure, ETS

Silver: Talent Brochure, ETS

B-to-B Budget $15,000+

Gold: Success Navigator Campaign, ETS

Business/Trade Advertising Campaign

Silver: ALK, CMA

Business/Trade Publications Advertising

Full Page 4-Color

Silver: Outlets at Tejon Ranch, Oxford Communications

Silver: Trinity Hall Herstory, Solari Creative


Silver: 2013 Holiday Card, CMA


Bronze: Rider Honor Roll of Donors, CMA

Consumer Publications Advertising – Newspaper 1/2 Page or Less

Silver: RWJUH Rahway, Oxford Communications


Consumer Publications Advertising – Magazine Campaign

Silver: Thomas Edison State College, Oxford Communications

Corporate Video

Silver: ALK RouteSync, CMA

Silver: Prudential Sales Readiness, Graphica

Dashed Dreams-Print

Gold: Rutgers Do The Research, Graphica

Gold: Homeland Security Numbers, Graphica

Gold: Car Show Poster A, ETS

Gold: Car Show Poster C, ETS

Silver: Car Show Poster B, ETS

Silver: Car Show Poster D, ETS

Design/Advertising Arts

Gold: Still Photography, Oxford Communications


B to B <$5,000

Gold: CMA Direct Mail, CMA

Direct Marketing

B to B >$5,000

Gold: Winola Lake 3D Mailers, CMA

Display – Kiosk

Bronze: JCPL Charging Station, Marcus Group

Bronze: Perspectiv3’s Social Station, Perspectiv3’s

Electronic Newsletters or Brochures

Silver: In the MIDst, CMA

Silver: Pier Village, Solari Creative

Electronic/Digital Web Banner Ads

Bronze: ALK PC*MILER 27, CMA

Excellence in Writing – Websites

Gold: Wealth Window Consumer Affluence Blog, Y Marketing Communications

Excellence in Writing-Feature Story

Silver: IMARK Now 2013, CMA

Silver: After Sandy, Monmouth University

Internal Communications Annual Report

Gold: Presidents Report, Monmouth University

Logo/Trademark Design

Gold: Legacy Treatment Services, CMA

Silver: MIDJersey Chamber, CMA

Silver: Empire Outlets, Oxford Communications


Gold: IMARK Now, CMA

Gold: Monmouth Magazine, Monmouth University

Gold: 150 Faces of Peddie, Peddie School

Silver: CardManufacturing, CMA

Silver: Charles Lafitte Foundation – Change Maker, Marcus Group

Silver: Change Maker, Marcus Group

Magazine, Cover Only

Gold: IMARK Now March 2013, CMA

Gold: Monmouth Magazine Winter 2014, Monmouth University

Marketing Budget <$50,000

Silver: In the MIDst, CMA

Multimedia B-to-C Budget $15,000+

Silver: WorryFree, NJ, Graphica

Multimedia-B-to-B Budget $15,000+

Bronze: PSE&G Small Business, Graphica


Bronze: ANSwers, Kathy Smyth Design

Bronze: Judiciary Times, NJ State Courts

Out of Home Campaign

Bronze: NJMVC, Oxford Communications

Poster Single

Gold: IP Awareness, ETS

Poster Campaign

Silver: Passwords Posters, ETS

Silver: Quality Posters, ETS

PR-Special Events & Observations

Silver: Trenton Freedom, CMA

Public Service Budget $5,000+

Gold: San Francisco Invite, ETS

Gold: Look Up Speak Up, Oxford Communications


Gold: Advertising Campaign, CMA

Gold: 2013 Holiday Card, Graphica

Social Media Campaigns

Silver: Brother Share Give Back, Oxford Communications

Specialty Advertising Event Invitation

Gold: San Francisco Invite, ETS

Silver: Wedding Invitations, Solari Creative

Stationery Package

Bronze: Legacy Treatment Services, CMA

Television – Local Single

Bronze: Lets Watch Over Transit Together, Oxford Communications

Videos Up To 3 Minutes

Silver: Unity Bank, Lubetkin Media Companies LLC

Bronze: CMA Bunch, CMA

Videos 3 Minutes & Above

Silver: Peddie Anew, Peddie School

Silver: Lauren Rose Albert Foundation, Lubetkin Media Companies LLC

Videos 3 Minutes & Above

Bronze: Elementis, Lubetkin Media Companies LLC

Video/Animation/Special Effects

Silver: Beauty Avatar, Solari Creative

Web Design Budget <$15,000

Gold: Dr. Dan Gottlieb, Lubetkin Media Companies LLC

Gold: GridSmart Energy, Marcus Group

Gold: In the MIDst, CMA

Gold: Slayback-Health, CMA

Web Design Budget $15,000 – $50,000

Gold: Third Parent, Oxford Communications

Silver: FIRMA, Inforest Communications


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