Pioneer Strategies wins MarCom Creative Award for City of Northwest seal design

NORTHWEST, N.C. – Pioneer Strategies, a public relations and marketing communication firm based in Leland, recently won an Honorable Mention MarCom Award in the Print Design – Logo category for the City of Northwest’s new city seal. Pioneer Strategies’ account executive, Zach Drennan, designed the seal, which previously won a Gold Hermes Creative Award in the Print Media – Logo Design category.

“The City of Northwest wanted a sharp, fresh seal that depicts the City’s vision for the future while honoring its past,” said Drennan. “The top half of the new seal features a locomotive, which symbolizes the rail line that runs through Northwest, and business buildings depicting the City leadership’s plan for growth and economic development. The bottom half of the seal features rocking chairs on a farmhouse porch overlooking a horse barn, which honors Northwest’s deep agricultural roots and reputation as a quiet, family-oriented community.”

“Zach went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that every detail of this seal met and exceeded the City’s expectations, and I’m pleased that his excellent work was recognized with a MarCom Award,” said Frank Williams, President of Pioneer Strategies.

“We love our new City seal and were excited to learn that Pioneer Strategies’ excellent work was recognized with this award,” said Donna Strickland, City Clerk for the City of Northwest.

MarCom Awards honors excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals. Since its inception in 2004, MarCom has evolved into one of the largest, most-respected creative competitions in the world. Each year about 6,000 print and digital entries are submitted from dozens of countries. MarCom is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization, founded in 1995, consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital and web professionals. AMCP administers recognition programs, provides judges, and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the community. For more information, visit

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