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The James Agency announces growth and recognition

The James Agency (TJA), a Scottsdale-based full-service advertising, public relations and digital firm, has experienced significant growth in the first half of 2015 with the addition of 11 new clients and seven new employees. Over the past six months, the agency also has been honored with 11 prestigious industry awards at both the local and national levels.

Locally, the agency received top advertising industry honors, earning two American Advertising Federation Phoenix ADDY awards and six American Marketing Association Phoenix Spectrum Awards. All 12 of the agency’s entries were finalists in the Spectrum Awards competition. Additionally, TJA CEO Veronique James was recognized this month as one of Az Business Magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Arizona.”

At the national level, TJA was honored with two Stevie Awards in the American Business Awards competition, the nation’s premier business awards program. James won a Silver Stevie as Executive of the Year in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations. The agency also earned a Bronze Stevie for Marketing Campaign of the Year in the Restaurants category for its work on Spinato’s Pizzeria’s 40th Anniversary Campaign.

“We are honored and humbled to be recognized with such prestigious accolades,” James said. “Each of our achievements is truly a team effort. We are grateful to work with such a diverse and exciting group of clients, whose brands continue to inspire us creatively every day.”

Specializing in the lifestyle, real estate and hospitality industries, TJA has bolstered its portfolio by welcoming the following new clients in 2015:

  • Ak-Chin Visitor Center – a new visitor center designed by architectural firm Nelsen Partners that will take guests through the history and culture of the Ak-Chin community
  • Alta Properties – luxury multifamily rental communities constructed by nationally renowned real estate company Wood Partners
  • Aridus Wine Company – a state-of-the-art custom crush winery located in Wilcox, AZ, with a tasting room in Old Town Scottsdale
  • Capital Place – the highly anticipated $50 million apartment complex coming to Downtown Phoenix, developed by Florida-based Epoch Residential
  • Citizen Public House and The Gladly – Award-winning restaurants owned and operated by In Good Spirits Hospitality Group
  • Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill – a fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant concept with two Phoenix locations
  • Phoenix East Valley – a national initiative led by the East Valley Partnership to advance business and quality of life in the region.
  • Portland on the Park – a luxury condo property coming to Downtown Phoenix developed by Habitat Metro, LLC and Sunbelt Holdings, LLC
  • Ten Six Design – a Scottsdale-based interior and exterior design firm

TJA also is currently working with a notable Scottsdale-based plastic surgeon and a new chicken wing restaurant concept, each soon to be named by TJA.

To support the needs of its growing client base, TJA has hired the following seven employees in 2015, which is the most new hires in a six-month period for the agency:

  • Jennifer Adler, director of public relations
  • Amy Aust, public relations representative
  • John Blades, junior graphic designer
  • Wes Chaderton, junior copywriter
  • Jessica Golombek, assistant media buyer
  • Dallas McLaughlin, digital marketing strategist (Certified Google Partner)
  • Emily Wincel, social media strategist

Founded in 2005 by James as a one-woman operation out of her living room, TJA has grown to 25 employees and anticipates additional growth before the end of the year.

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CRA's CEO Wins Gold Stevie Award

Mark S. Hanley, Chief Executive Officer of Clinical Research Advantage, Inc. (CRA), was the recipient of a Gold Stevie® Award in this year’s American Business Awards. Hanley was recognized as the “Maverick of the Year” in the Business Services category.

Hanley was honored for his innovative vision and leadership, which included acquiring Radiant Research in 2012 to create the country’s largest and most therapeutically diverse integrated network of clinical trial sites. “It is an honor to receive this award,” said Hanley. “But, this is really an award for the entire CRA team. It is through all of their hard work and dedication that we have accomplished so much in the past 12 months.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the 11th annual award ceremony was held on June 17th in Chicago, Illinois. This year, the judges reviewed more than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and virtually every industry.

 

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CRA’s CEO Wins Gold Stevie Award

Mark S. Hanley, Chief Executive Officer of Clinical Research Advantage, Inc. (CRA), was the recipient of a Gold Stevie® Award in this year’s American Business Awards. Hanley was recognized as the “Maverick of the Year” in the Business Services category.

Hanley was honored for his innovative vision and leadership, which included acquiring Radiant Research in 2012 to create the country’s largest and most therapeutically diverse integrated network of clinical trial sites. “It is an honor to receive this award,” said Hanley. “But, this is really an award for the entire CRA team. It is through all of their hard work and dedication that we have accomplished so much in the past 12 months.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the 11th annual award ceremony was held on June 17th in Chicago, Illinois. This year, the judges reviewed more than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and virtually every industry.

 

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CRA President Receives Stevie Awards

David M. Bruggeman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Clinical Research Advantage, Inc. (CRA), was the recipient of two Stevie Awards at the 11th annual American Business Awards. Bruggeman received the Bronze Award for “Executive of the Year” in both the Pharmaceuticals and Health Products and Services categories.

Bruggeman was recognized for his ingenuity and leadership in building the country’s largest integrated network of clinical trial sites and partnering with Quintiles to create the first-ever therapeutic alliance for clinical trials in primary medicine. “David is an extraordinary leader whose work has improved the quality and efficiency of the clinical research process,” said Mark S. Hanley, CRA’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are happy to hear that David has received this national honor.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were held on June 17th in Chicago, Illinois. This year, the judges reviewed more than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and virtually every industry.

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Clinical Research Advantage Receives 5 STEVIE Awards

Tempe-based Clinical Research Advantage, a community-based network of clinical trial sites, was honored with three Silver and two Bronze STEVIE Awards at the 10th Annual American Business Awards held on June 18th in New York City. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. This year, more than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in a wide range of categories.

Clinical Research Advantage received the following awards:

  • The Silver Award for Company of the Year in the Pharmaceuticals category.
  • A Bronze Award for the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year in the Pharmaceuticals category.
  • David Bruggeman, CRA’s President and Chief Operating Officer, was honored with Silver Awards for Executive of the Year in both the Pharmaceuticals and the Health Products and Services categories.
  • Casey Orvin, CRA’s Vice President of Business Development and Amanda Drake, CRA’s Director of Business Development were honored with a Bronze Award for Management Team of the Year in the Pharmaceuticals Category.

“David Bruggeman, Casey Orvin, Amanda Drake and all of CRA’s employees have made 2012 a remarkable year for our company. Each employee is dedicated to our mission of enhancing patient care by bringing drugs to market more quickly and efficiently, and I would like to congratulate them on achieving this level of recognition from the STEVIE® Awards,” said Mark S. Hanley, CRA’s Chief Executive Officer.

Clinical Research Advantage, Inc. (CRA) is a provider of a range of research services to pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations. As a leading trial management organization, CRA operates from 33 sites across 17 geographic markets nationwide, helping trial sponsors bring drugs to market more quickly and efficiently. Founded in 1992, CRA has successfully completed more than 1,800 clinical trials on behalf of its clients. For more information, visit www.crastudies.com.

For more information about Clinical Research Advantage, visit their website at crastudies.com