Genie Industries Sales Manager Scott Owyen has been awarded a Silver Communicator Award in the audio category of Inspirational Recording with special achievement noted for the Production of Original Music.
Owyen was awarded the distinction by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) for his original blues song “Genie Blue,” a reference to the company’s blue aerial lifts.
“This is such an honor and thrill for me,” said Owyen. “Presenting this song started off as simply a fun and wild way to wrap up a meeting, but it has blossomed into something much bigger. The song really encapsulates the way we try to have fun at Genie — it’s another way to communicate what type of company we are.”
With more than 9,000 entries from around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence of communications professionals. The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the IAVA, a 200-plus member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current IAVA membership represents a “who’s who” of acclaimed media, advertising and marketing firms including: Condè Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, HBO, Monster.com, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Victoria’s Secret, Wired, Yahoo! and many others.
Genie Media Producer, Phil McCoy, recognized the potential of the song and brought Owyen together with producer/arranger Geoff Ogle of goplaymusic.com.