LAVIDGE Awarded “Arizona’s Most Admired Companies” Designation from Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ

September 8, 2011

PHOENIX - (September 8, 2011) -In an awards ceremony last night at the Arizona Biltmore, The LAVIDGE Company, a Phoenix advertising agency, offering a full menu of services including advertising, public relations, marketing communications, consulting and interactive marketing, was honored as one of "Arizona's Most Admired Companies" by Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ.

BestCompaniesAZ and Arizona Business Magazine teamed up to create, honor and publish a list of "Arizona's Most Admired Companies." Winners were announced at an awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore, and highlighted in an editorial report published in the September issue of Arizona Business Magazine and online at www.BestCompaniesAZ.com.

"Arizona's Most Admired Companies" are selected based on employee, customer and community opinions. The application requires companies to respond on how their company has performed in the following four areas: Workplace Culture (as voted by employees), Quality Leadership, Social Responsibility (community and the environment), and Customer Opinion (as assessed by customers). This program is the most prestigious award a company can receive in the state, for it recognizes the contributions and impact these "Most Admired Companies" bring to Arizona.  Complete program details and applications for 2012 can be found online at www.bestcompaniesaz.com.

Founded in 1982, TLC works with local businesses, sports franchises and national brands.  From Phoenix International Raceway to McDonalds to Massage Envy to Phiten USA to LifeLock, the agency has helped companies increase sales, raise brand awareness and grow their businesses.

"We're very grateful that our clients, our employees and our peers endorse and support us," stated CEO Bill Lavidge. "We appreciate their vote of confidence and we will continue to honor these partnerships with our very best efforts and results."


ABOUT THE LAVIDGE COMPANY

The LAVIDGE Company is a Phoenix based full-service advertising, public relations, communications, consulting and interactive marketing agency.  Since 1982, The LAVIDGE Company has specialized in developing brand positioning for products and services.  Highlights of the agency's client base include Phoenix International Raceway, Discount Tire, Pearle Vision, Arizona Grand Resort, Massage Envy, Phiten, Banner Health, McDonald's and many more. Named as one of the 15 fastest growing companies in Arizona by Arizona Business Magazine, The LAVIDGE Company was also included in Inc. Magazine's 2011 & 2010 Inc. 5000 lists, voted as one of the "Best Places to Work" in Phoenix by Phoenix Business Journal for four of the last five years, designated one of "Arizona's Most Admired Companies" for 2011, and was recognized by Comerica Bank as a 2008 "Arizona Company to Watch." The LAVIDGE Company offices are located at 2777 E. Camelback Road, #300, Phoenix, Ariz. 85016.  More information on the agency may be found atwww.LAVIDGE.com. www.internetmarketingagency.com www.tlcdarkroom.com @LAVIDGEco Facebook: LAVIDGECompany.

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