Grace Ridge Website Receives International Recognition

The international AVA Digital Awards recently announced the winners of its 2015 competition. Grace Ridge Retirement Community is honored to announce its new website, developed by Walker Marketing Agency, earned the competition’s prestigious gold award.

The AVA Digital Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in digital media and communications, received more than 2,100 entries from around the world. Fewer than 30 percent received awards, and only 15 percent were honored with gold awards.

As part of a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy, the new Grace Ridge website launched in November 2014. The site incorporates the senior living community’s unique brand, “Good Moods,” and combines a sleek, yet inviting design complete with keyword-rich content.

“We give our best to each client when it comes to creative work, so it’s always an honor to see the results these ideas produce,” stated Gary Walker, President of Walker Marketing. But this award is especially exciting as Grace Ridge’s website entirely supports the brand strategy and marketing initiatives taking place. The Grace Ridge team is so dedicated to its residents and we’re honored to help them communicate their many strengths through creative work like this.”

About Grace Ridge Retirement Community

Located in Morganton, NC, Grace Ridge is a Continuing Care Retirement Community owned and managed by Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge. Our thriving, active community offers all of the modern amenities you expect in a fulfilling retirement lifestyle. Grace Ridge’s mission is to create a secure environment that supports individual choices and lifestyle. In addition to independent living, we offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care residences. Grace Ridge residents enjoy panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a vibrant lifestyle fostered by our Good Moods program, designed for total wellness. For more information, visit www.graceridge.org.

About Walker Marketing

Walker Marketing is a creative marketing communications agency specializing in senior living. The agency is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and has been recognized by the PRSA Silver Anvil Awards, AVA Digital Awards, National Mature Media Awards, Web Health Awards, National Health Information and International Davey Awards for its branding, advertising, digital communications and public relations work. The agency’s clients include health care and senior living providers, including continuing care retirement communities, independent and assisted living. For more information, visit www.walker-marketing.com.

About AVA Digital Awards

AVA Digital recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design or production of digital media and communications. The awards are sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), an international organization with thousands of members. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the overall industry. For more information, visit www.avaawards.com.

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