With less than 7 months on the job at Gilbert & Associates, Art Director Amy Mendolia, has won one of Hawaii's top honors at the Pele Awards. The Pele Awards honor for the most outstanding advertising in Hawaii and then goes on to the National venue, the Addy Awards. She was presented the award at the annual event on Oahu held at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel May 2nd. The piece she created was a promotional card for the holiday season. "The credit goes to my team at Gilbert & Associates including Shane Fontanilla in the art department" said Amy.
Gilbert & Associates is a full service, award winning, advertising and public relations agency headquartered in Kahului serving clients throughout Hawaii for the past 38 years.
Over $800,000 was raised with over 2500 walkers. Weather held up. We had the best assistance from Sue’s daughter. I don’t understand why she isn’t smiling. Aunty Autumn took her to all the fun tents to get balloons, face painting, popcorn and who knows what else. Great Walk, Great Entertainment, Great Food and especially GREAT PEOPLE OF MAUI!
While enjoying a family beach day at Makena Resort's Maluaka beach. Next door was the Keawala'i Congregational Church and I took a break from the sun and snorkeling to take some aerial pictures of the church. It was a little cloudy but I had fun doing it and it gives a great new perspective of the church from the air. The next day we took the boat out and caught a Aku just outside the beach we were at.
EDITOR'S NOTE: While we're typically in the business of
assuring the spotlight shine brightest on our family of clients, I wanted to
use our blog to additionally acknowledge the hard work of our G&A team on
this event. For the long hours and hard work, congratulations on a successful
event for both a worthy cause and our client.
- Larry Gilbert, President Gilbert & Associates
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii – I Love Lahaina funded by Safeway,
Property Development Centers and Lahaina Cannery Mall recently raised $30,000
for the West Maui Schools.This
event was a benefit and fundraiser for King Kamehameha III School, Lahaina
Intermediate School, Lahainaluna High School, Maui Preparatory Academy,
Princess Nahiʻenaʻena Elementary School and Sacred Hearts
“It was a great two-day event and we are so grateful to
Lahaina Cannery Mall, Safeway, Property Development Centers and all the
sponsors and auction donors,” said Art Fillazar, Student Activities Coordinator
of Lahainaluna High School.“These
funds will be of great help to our co-curricular programs.”
"We’re proud to support the West Maui Schools in
helping to build a solid foundation for the youth of today and support the
education of our community,” said Lynn Okamoto, General Manager of Lahaina
King Kamehameha III School Choir
Lahaina Intermediate Band
Lahaina Intermediate Choir
Maui Preparatory Academy “7:00am Band”
Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena ‘Ukulele Group
Sacred Hearts School Choir
Magician Holden Mowat
LCM Hula Dancers
Lahainaluna High School Jazz Band
Lahainaluna High School Concert Choir
Lahainaluna High School Hawaiiana Club
Halau Hula Kauluokala
Silent & Live Auction Items donated by Lahaina
Boss Frog's Dive & Surf
Hawaiian Islands Creations
L&L / Chopsticks Express
Lulu's Lahaina Surf Club & Grill
Maui Clothing Company
Maui Showcase Properties
Maui Toy Works
Three Crowns Jewelry
And over 75 other Maui Merchants … Dinner, jewelry, hotel
stays, activities, golf, merchandise and more.
Property Development Centers
Lahaina Cannery Mall
KPOA 93.5 FM
Gilbert & Associates
Mala Ocean Tavern
The Maui News
Honu Seafood & Pizza
The event also featured games, face painting, food booths,
pony rides and a bouncy castle.
We would like
to extend a big mahalo from Gilbert & Associates to everyone that made this
event the success that it was.
Gilbert & Associates announced today that it has been selected as the advertising agency of record for Fairmont Resorts Hawai’i, representing The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui and The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i. Effective immediately, the Maui-based firm will helm Fairmont Resorts Hawaii's marketing efforts, working closely with the sales and marketing teams on both Hawai’i Island and Maui.
“We’re proud to represent such an esteemed brand,” said Larry Gilbert, founder and president of Gilbert & Associates. “The dedication these properties have to delivering authentically local experiences and the highest levels of luxury are unparalleled in Hawai’i, and we look forward to sharing their stories.”
Fairmont Hawaii’s Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Shannah Milstead, went on to say: “We are thrilled about the partnership with Gilbert & Associates and are confident that their experience in representing Hawai’i-based businesses will offer a strong understanding of how to effectively market The Fairmont Kea Lani and The Fairmont Orchid to Hawai’i travelers.
First, we've been fortunate enough to grow our family of clients. (More on that to come.)
Then, in this week's edition, Pacific Business News updated its ranking of Hawaii's largest advertising agencies. Gilbert & Associates has moved from the 10th position to number eight in the state. (And we continue to be the largest agency outside of Honolulu.)
A HUGE mahalo to our clients, business network and the entire G&A team and their families. And mahalo to our partners Communications Pacific for your continued support.
It's only because of you that we continue to thrive and are able to contribute to our community, one campaign at a time.
It will take you about a minute to read this post. During those 60 seconds, the
Internet is abuzz.
In a single
share 684,000 bits of content
upload 48 hours of new video
send more than 100,000 tweets
over 2 million search queries
around 47,000 application downloads
send more than 204 million messages
receives 217 new users
$272,000 on Web shopping
owners publish 27,000 new posts
share 3,600 new photos
Flickr users add 3,125 new photos
users perform 2,000 check-ins
publish close to 350 new blog posts
more than 34,000 Facebook "likes"
Check out this great infographic from Domo. The numbers for most of
these Internet outlets are growing every day. Other outlets may not even exist to make
such a list in the future. It's incredible to ponder what this infographic
might look like next year, in a decade, in a generation.
What can't be
argued is that data - in one form or another - has become omnipresent. And the
sheer volume of that data is only growing, minute-by-minute.
Gilbert & Associates, Hawaii’s largest
advertising agency outside of Honolulu, today announced the promotion of Mahie
Wong to Director of Digital Marketing and Event Planning.
Wong joined the
agency in 2008. Her previous role was Senior Public Relations and Account
"The leadership Mahie has shown in
growing client influence in the digital sphere has been exemplary, and her
experience in executing flawless events continues to be a valuable asset for
our family of clients," said Larry Gilbert, founder and president of Gilbert & Associates.
"We are fortunate to benefit from her energy, expertise and
ideas, and I look forward to watching Mahie continue to excel in her new
She can be reached at mahie at gilbertadvertising dot com, or (808) 871-6230.
When colorful Maui flora is the subject, inspiration comes easy.
G&A was recently tasked with evolving the image and marketing outreach of the Maui Flower Growers' Association. In addition to the development of a national print series and promotional collateral, we developed a video short to introduce this non-profit organization.
The video made its debut at the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show, the largest indoor flower show in the world.
Gilbert & Associates is Hawaii's 10th largest advertising agency according to the Pacific Business News' 2012 "Book of Lists."
The ranking marks the agency's fourth growth spurt in five years, climbing from 14th in 2008, 13th in 2009 and 2010, and 11th in 2011. Annual rankings are based on the previous year's capitalized billings.
The Kahului-based agency continues to be the largest firm outside of Honolulu.
Gilbert & Associates has provided award-winning marketing, public relations, advertising and creative services for clients throughout the Aloha State and beyond since 1974.Click here to read entire post!
G&A Vice President Linda Cabral and Director of Public Relations Todd Vines pose with Philadelphia Phillies’ outfielder and All-Star Shane Victorino at the grand opening of the Hawaiian Island Creations (HIC) store at Lahaina Cannery Mall in November, 2008. The appearance and autograph session was promoted and co-organized by G&A.
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“The individuals that make up Gilbert & Associates’ family have proven to be accomplished, professional ambassadors of the CBRE brand, and together form a well-rounded, seasoned marketing team. Bottom line, we can go anywhere in the state or nationally for our agency needs but we continually trust Gilbert & Associates as our trusted marketing partners.” - Kimberly K. Lord, CSM®, CMD® (B), Managing Director, Asset Services for CB Richard Ellis, Inc.
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After working in the marketing field for the past 20 years I have had much experience doing business with various PR, marketing and advertising companies. Gilbert & Associates definitely stands-out as one of the more outstanding companies I have worked with. - Carol Reimann, Executive Director, Maui Hotel & Lodging Association
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“Our requests for assistance often have very little lead time and require a lot of coordination. The staff’s flexibility, responsiveness and quality work under time pressures are incredible assets that we find to be invaluable.” - D. Noelani Kalipi, Director, Government & Community Relations
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A note about the Hawaiian language ...
Gilbert & Associates acknowledges the rich markings of the written Hawaiian language and makes every effort to include them in our work. Unfortunately the limitations of common fonts prevent many of these markings from appearing online.
Gilbert & Associates will continue to remain sensitive to the Hawaiian language and include these markings wherever possible.