4/9/14 • Local Agency Tugs On Heartstrings, Wins Telly Award

Telly AwardLyerly Agency named Silver Winner in 35th annual international visual arts award celebration

(4/9/14) BELMONT, N.C. –  For their artistic excellence and ability to capture the heartfelt non-profit mission of Belmont’s Holy Angels in a creatively concise video, brand marketing and public relations firm Lyerly Agency was recently named a Silver Winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards international competition. The Silver Telly is the highest honor given.

Capturing the compassionate care given daily at Holy Angels in Belmont, N.C. was not a simple task, but one that Belmont-based Lyerly Agency wholeheartedly undertook in 2013. Holy Angels is a non-profit specialized organization dedicated to providing care and opportunities to infants, children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities. With four minutes and thirty seconds, as well as many smiling faces and several testimonials, the agency passionately brought to life the mission of Holy Angels and its ongoing, ever-present needs in a tightly-woven video package. This piece, submitted to the 35th annual competition as “Miracles Happen Every Day,” displayed “loving, living and learning for the differently able” at Holy Angels and helped name Lyerly Agency a Telly Award Silver Winner among 12,000 submissions from around the world.

“Above all else, we are proud to work with Holy Angels, an organization that puts the needs and happiness of so many children and adults first and foremost each and every day,” said Melia Lyerly, COO. “We were privileged to work with this non-profit and tell their story through this video. The honor of this Silver Telly Award shows we accomplished our goal of sharing Holy Angels’ exemplary work and mission in a genuinely fitting way.”

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

A prestigious judging panel comprised of more than 500 industry professionals – each a former Silver Telly winner and member of The Silver Council – judge the competition.

Said Regina Moody, President/CEO of Holy Angels, “The video created for us by Lyerly Agency far surpassed our expectations. We’ve seen more than a few misty eyes watching this representation of our organization and it’s unquestionably helping us meet our ever-present funding needs. This Silver Telly is well-deserved for the Lyerly team. We absolutely look forward to working with them on more projects.”

To learn about the Telly Awards visit www.tellyawards.com.

About Holy Angels
Holy Angels is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located in Belmont, N.C. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1956, the specialized organization is committed to providing compassionate, dependable care and opportunities focused on high-quality living for the differently able. Those with intellectual developmental disabilities and delicate medical conditions are cared for through physical, social, spiritual, vocational, educational and emotional support. The organization relies on the support of friends and benefactors. All donations are tax deductible and support programs such as outreach services; the creative arts program; physical, music and horticulture therapy; medical services and equipment; recreational and social programs and more. For more information about Holy Angels, visit www.holyangelsnc.org.