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MVP Honored with Four Davey Website Design Awards

By MVP Marketing + Design | November 26, 2018

Minneapolis, November 26, 2018 – MVP Marketing + Design, Inc., a Minneapolis Digital Marketing Agency and website design firm, is thrilled to announce that the Davey Awards recognized the firm’s branding and website design creativity with four Silver Daveys. MVP won recognition for its original, non-template-based and easy to administer branded CMS and e-Commerce websites in the diverse categories of Financial Services Websites, Non-Profit Websites and Music Websites.

Websites Financial Services: Svoboda Capital

Svoboda Capital, a leading Chicago private equity firm, was founded twenty years ago and has over $400 million of capital under management. Engaging homepage video, dynamic deal statistics, full-screen photography and inventive animation command attention and encourage visitors to contact the firm. The generous use of white space provides balance and informal but professional MVP on-site photography expertly captures the Svoboda team’s personality and standing as a key Chicago private capital firm with national reach.

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Websites Financial Services: River Associates

River Associates is a well-recognized Private Equity firm with over 28 years of experience and $285 million in committed capital. The firm, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, differentiates itself from others by “investing with management.” The expertly designed and customized CMS website incorporates a modern, New South look amplified by vibrant location photography, special effects and illustrated iconography. An eye-catching burgundy and gray color scheme complemented by waterfront imagery and reinforced by River’s new MVP-designed logo and brand architecture reflects a national private equity firm at the confluence of creativity and capital.

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Websites Non-Profit: Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF)

Since 1988, CRF has delivered $2.4 billion in loans to communities in need. The non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) is noteworthy for serving over 1,700 small businesses and creating or preserving over 85,000 jobs. The website’s bold colors and fonts, authentic street-smart photos and prominent statistical accomplishments jointly reflect CRF’s big impact on small business. Featuring many advanced e-Business loan application processes, the new site is WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0 AA compliant making it accessible for users with auditory, visual and other disabilities.

Visit Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF USA)

Websites Music: SoundSuite Music

SoundSuite Music with offices in Mountainside, New Jersey, and Jerusalem, Israel, offers a vast collection of royalty-free music and produces custom tracks. Founded by Jaime Clarkston-Collins, who toured with Hall of Fame and Emmy Award-winning artists such as Gladys Knight and the Pips and wrote and produced music for Tony Bongiovi, and sound engineer Eli Schurder, the dynamic duo has collectively created over 1,200 pieces of music in the last five years.  The highly sophisticated, custom e-Commerce music website, which enables users to sample and download diverse tracks, reflects their musical passion and is enhanced by gradient purple overlays while an inspiring video makes a memorable homepage impression. Hover animations with custom icons and personalized photography guide users through calls-to-action which enable track sampling and purchasing as well as custom quotations.

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About the Davey Awards

The Davey Awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms who distinguish themselves with big work that competes against the giants of their fields. The awards honor “Creative Davids” who have big ideas and smaller budgets. Judges come from prestigious companies within their respective categories and all are members of the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

Said Dick Weinrib, MVP’s President and CEO, “We are extremely pleased that our website design entries ranging from private equity to non-profit community development and music production won such recognition. Many thanks to the AIVA academy for recognizing MVP’s talented team of website designers, developers, and project managers who crafted these distinctive, lead and sales generating online experiences. He continued, “I’d also like to thank Jeff Piper and David Rubin at Svoboda Capital; Mark Jones and Megan Anderson at River Associates; Katelyn Bednarksi and Kris Nyreen at CRF USA; and Jaime Collins-Clark and Eli Schurder at SoundSuite for supporting our individualized efforts on their behalf. We truly enjoy and value being their most valuable partner for brand-to-web digital marketing support.”


About MVP Marketing + Design, Inc.

MVP Marketing + Design is a Minneapolis Digital Agency and Website Design Firm that has served Midwest regional, national, and international clients for over 33 years. Our smart, eye-catching work pushes marketing, design, and technology to the limits to propel the brands and stories of our most valued partners. We are passionate about creating brand equity for clients in Professional Services, including private equity, mezzanine debt, M&A, venture capital, healthcare, law and consulting; Software, including EdTech, CAM, and factory automation; Manufacturing and Logistics, including medical device, foodservice, precision parts and transportation; and Consumer Products, including food, housewares, music and office products.

Our combination of website design, digital and traditional marketing and communications services have helped divisions of the Fortune 500, including 3M, Medtronic and Ecolab; Middle Market firms, including Lifetime Brands, Achieve3000, Caliper, The Erwin Hymer Group, TSI, NAMSA, Ceres Global, IDC, the Chronic Disease Research Group, Hampton Farms, and Sweet Harvest Foods; and many Private Capital firms including Svoboda Capital, Merit Capital, River Associates, Penfund, Shoreview Industries, Mason Wells, Harbour Group, Keystone Capital, Dominus Capital, Chartwell, Prestwick Partners, JZ Partners and the Chicago Association of Private Equity Executives, among others, achieve improvements in branding, business processes and E-commerce. Award-winning design, innovative functionality, and a “what’s next” mindset have propelled MVP and our clients as we build their brands, promote their products and services, and deliver business growth. We’re pleased to have been recognized for our solution-oriented work by the Davey Awards, Communicator Awards, Hermes Awards, MARCOM Awards and others. MVP is a HubSpot inbound marketing agency partner.

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