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ZeroProof, New Mexico’s underage drinking awareness campaign, is getting national attention. RK Venture’s campaign combats the serious problem of underage drinking which can cause a host of problems including traffic fatalities and crashes.

Last year the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) presented at the 2017 Strategic Communications Forum in Washington D.C. to communicate our state’s plans and network with our colleagues. The National Law Enforcement Liaison Program (NLELP) were impressed by the ZeroProof campaign, its unique positioning and strategy, and chose to publish it as their lead article in the Law Enforcement Liaisons (LELs) newsletter, a publication whose mission is to promote national highway safety programs, initiatives and campaigns.

RK Venture clients take the spotlight at the 2019 New Mexico Addy Awards

This year’s Addys (American Advertising Federation New Mexico) brought in several wins for RK Venture and our clients. A real special honor went to Carlos Contreras whose work for the City of Albuquerque earned him the President’s Award, an award created over 20 years ago to recognize companies and individuals that have made and outstanding contribution to the advertising profession in New Mexico. RK Venture currently provides branding, design and advertising for the City and its One Albuquerque campaign.  

Carlos’ title is “Director of Marketing & Innovation” but he is so much more than that. He brings a genuine vigor to his endeavors. His position with the City is a perfect fit having not only been born and raised in Albuquerque, but one of its greatest cheerleaders. Kudos to you, Carlos.

Other notable awards include a Judge’s Choice award for ENDWI: The Void, a TV spot created for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT).

CREDITS: Nick Tauro Jr, Creative Director/ Writer
Richard Kuhn, Executive Creative Director/Principal
David Garcia, Director
Ernesto Melara, Director of Photography
Phil Griego, Editor
Sid Fendley, Sound Design/Mix 

The Void also won a Silver (ABQ 30) Addy Award for Public Service

RK Venture won silvers for the New Mexico Department of Transportation and the City of Albuquerque.

Silver (ABQ 30) Addy Award: Public Service — NMDOT: Excuses Social Media Campaign

CREDITS: Nick Tauro Jr, Creative Director/Writer
Richard Kuhn, Executive Creative Director/ Principal
Terry Stavoe, Director/Writer
David Garcia, Director of Photography
Phil Griego, Editor
Sid Fendley, Sound Design/Mix
Lee Gallegos, Social Media Coordinator/ Strategist

Silver (ABQ 30) Addy Award: Public Service — NMDOT: Excuses Campaign

CREDITS: Nick Tauro Jr, Creative Director/Writer
Richard Kuhn, Executive Creative Director/ Principal
Terry Stavoe, Director/Writer
David Garcia, Director of Photography
Nick Schneider, Editor
Sid Fendley, Sound Design/Mix 

Silver (ABQ 30) Addy Award: Integrated Campaigns — One Albuquerque Campaign for City of Albuquerque

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CREDITS: Becky Hahs, Senior Designer
Richard Kuhn, Executive Creative Director/Principal
Dianne De Leon, Account Manager
Lee Gallegos, Social Media Coordinator
Rachel Kennedy, Production Artist/Copywriter
Mario Moreno, Production Artist
Nick Tauro Jr, Art Director/Copywriter

Silver (ABQ 30) Addy Award: Public Service — ENDWI: Life of the Party

CREDITS: Nick Tauro Jr, Creative Director/Writer 
Richard Kuhn, Executive Creative Director/ Principal 
David Garcia, Director 
Ernesto Melara, Director of Photography 
Phil Griego, Editor 
Sid Fendley, Sound Design/Mix

Silver (ABQ 30) Addy Award: Apps, Virtual Reality — ENDWI: Lives Changed Forever

CREDITS: Nick Tauro Jr, Creative Director/Writer 
Richard Kuhn, Executive Creative Director/ Principal 
Akash Khohka, Executive Producer 
Lee Gallegos, Technical Art Director 
Rachel Kennedy, Copywriter 
Dianne De Leon, Account Manager / Interview Coordinator 
Shane Zucker, UI Creative Lead 
Justin Molinari, Techical Programming Lead 
Ben Perry, Live Action Director 
Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studio, Production Partner

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