Random Facts About G&A: Fact #5 (of 52) "Our little secret"
the production assistant is mad she curses in Spanish. She does so with
positive undertones to further disguise what she is saying. Little does
she know...the art director is fluent in Spanish.
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Random Facts About G&A: Fact #2 (of 52) "G&A’s Founder…according to our art director" There is a wonderful image of a Colombian Woman hanging above the water cooler in our office. It is a photo that Larry & Ceci took on vacation. The art director likes to tell potential clients that this is G&A’s Founder during office tours.
Random Facts About G&A: Fact#1 (of 52) We have a BREAK dance ROOM in the office. This is complete with a cardboard box dance floor. To date our production assistant is the reigning breaker battle champ. Check in next week for more random facts about a standard day in the office at G&AClick here to read entire post!
Hawai`i’s top recognition for excellence in advertising design is the Pele awards. At the April 23rd award ceremony on Oahu, Gilbert & Associates was once again awarded top honors amongst all of Hawai`i’s advertising and design firms.
Amy Mendolia, Art Director, accepted the awards on behalf of G&A. The most popular and most competitive was the logo category. G&A won a Silver award for the unique Minit Stop chicken/shaka logo. “I was thrilled and honored to be one of the best 2 logos produced in the State of Hawai`i for the year, especially knowing how many are entered.” said Amy.
The Gold Pele was won in the Packaging category, for the design of a fun Minit Stop food container using whimsical isms and phrases written on the box. Amy described the container saying “We wanted something that would entertain the person while enjoying the great food inside.”
“The recognition we receive is a reflection on the great clients we have. The freedom to explore new creative ideas is what makes this business so fun. During the past several years we have been honored with over 20 advertising awards, including National recognition. We look forward to seeing how we do Nationwide in the upcoming Addy Awards.” said Vice President Nicholas Gilbert.
Kimo Haynes, CEO of Hawaii Petroleum said, “We are very proud that the logo and packaging that Gilbert & Associates created for Minit Stop have been chosen as top designs in the State.”
For over 40 years Gilbert & Associates has been serving companies large and small, on all of the Hawaiian Islands and Mainland, assisting with all their marketing needs in advertising, public relations, design and production.
It's a new year and we are excited to meet the great opportunities that lie ahead in 2016.
Despite the large gap we all feel with the retirement and departure of Carolyn Nishimura, our office manager and bookkeeper for over 25 years and our VP, Linda Cabral who has been with us for over 15 years. They will be missed tremendously by staff and clients. They are enjoying a busy retirement with lots to do and we are lucky to see them when they stop by to make fun of us working people. We are also going to miss Sue Fry who was stolen from us by her husband who needed help in his business:-)
We are very happy to have added Paul Danaher who comes to the agency with a vast knowledge of marketing and organizational skills. He will be strategic in client services and is already well received by staff and clients.
We have also been very fortunate to have Michelle Laberge take over our bookkeeping and general office management. She has already proven to be a valuable asset with her hard work and knowledge of accounting. We couldn't have asked for more.
Edith Rojas continues to produce great art work under our incredible award winning Art Director, Amy Mendolia. Autumn Wigley has come from being an intern to one of the most valued account service people at G&A. Nicholas Gilbert, my son, is still asking when I'm retiring so he can take over the company completely and I keep trying to avoid the subject. He is ready , the question is, Am I?
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.
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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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.