Thursday May 24, 2007

Simply the Best

The Greater Dayton Advertising Association has named the Media Production Group the area's best video, film and post-production company at the association's Mercury Awards presentation.

The Greater Dayton Advertising Association has named the University of Dayton's Media Production Group the area's best video, film and post-production company at the association's Mercury Awards presentation.

AT&T, the Dayton Daily News, Standard Register, the Dayton-Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Children's Medical Center are among the Media Production Group's clients.

"From the moment the UD Media Production Group is contacted to quote a job, to additional requests after a project is completed, there is professionalism and attention to quality and detail that you just don't find these days," said Lesley Sprigg, Standard Register's director of corporate communications. "It 's a joy to work with the group knowing that my project is as important to them as it is to me."

The Media Production Group was created in 1988 within UD's School of Business Administration as a University resource. Soon, the group's production of videos, CD-ROMs, DVDs and web-based animations caught the attention of companies outside the University.

Mike Kurtz, who recently was named one of the top 35 video producers in the nation by AV Video and Multimedia Producer magazine, directs the group that has won more than 20 awards since 1999. The Mercury Awards were presented Thursday, May 17.

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