Voyager Video Earns American Advertising Award

Voyager Video (Lindsay Barrasse)

Lindsay Barrasse, a native of Dunmore and half of the husband-and-wife team of Voyager Video, is shown with the Silver award they earned at the American Advertising Awards.

Voyager Video, a husband and wife video production team located in Dunmore, took home Silver at The American Advertising Awards for their work for the 2017 ScrantonMade’s Arts On The Square internet marketing campaign.

Lindsay Barrasse of Voyager is a Dunmore native who has worked in film and video across the United States. Her husband Dave is the other half of the creative team.

The award-winning campaign focused on Arts On The Square economical impact it makes on the area, bringing vendors and shoppers from all over to our area. Arts On The Square is an annual arts festival held in in downtown Scranton, wrapping around the courthouse square with over 100 vendors, a stage of talented local musicians, performing arts as well as children’s activities. This year the event is scheduled for August 4, 2018 from noon to 8 p.m.

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition. With three stages of competition beginning at the local level, the American Advertising Awards recognize and rewards for outstanding creative in the art of advertising.

The American Advertising Awards select the most creative entries in each category which are determined by a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry. This year judging took place in Rochester, NY. Five insightful creatives from the Rochester area gathered to determine the best of the best. From print to web to interactive media, the judges took their time discussing the creativity and direction of each piece, ultimately deciding on the winners.

This year there was no Gold awarded in that category of Internet Marketing Campaign.

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local American Advertising Awards is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie for recognition as the very best in their markets. This year the AAF of NEPA held the awards at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Saturday, March 3.

Dunmorean Honored with Woman of Excellence Award

VoyagerVideoPR_SageLindsay Barrasse, Dunmore, of Voyager Video was the recipient of the 2017 SAGE Award for Woman of Excellence. This award honors a woman whose character, conduct, service, leadership and achievements, personally and professionally, contribute to the current and future development of the Greater Scranton community.

The award was presented at The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Gala on Thursday, Nov. 2. The SAGE Awards celebrate the outstanding efforts of the local business community.

Award finalists and winners were chosen from more than 100 applications submitted by businesses across northeastern Pennsylvania. More than 500 guests attended The Chamber’s premier event, which was held at The Theater at North.  

All of the awards, with the exception of the People’s Choice Award, were judged by individual judging committees comprised of volunteer judges. Each judge independently scored the applications using a point system and award winners were selected.  

sageFor the past four years Lindsay has been an active member of The Junior League of Scranton which is organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Lindsay also serves on the NAMI of Scranton and Northeast Region board and is the organization’s Social Media and Communications Chair.

This is Lindsay’s third year serving as the Vice President Secretary of The American Advertising Federation of Northeast Pennsylvania and the fifth year on the board overall.

Nationally she is a member of The United Nations Association (UNA-USA), the U.S. National Committee for UN Women, Friends of the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers), a support of the New York Women and Film organization and Directed By Women.

Lindsay also heavily involves herself in the Northeast Pennsylvania Arts Community donating countless hours with the Arts on The Square and Holiday Market Events, The Throop Arts Fest, The Scranton Fringe Festival, The Northeast Film Festival (formerly Belin Film Festival), Fire At The Iron Furnaces, Bonfire At The Iron Furnaces, The Rainbow Alliance of NEPA and The Boss Ladies of NEPA.