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More Gold at the ADDY’s!

The black tie affair was held at the historic Mission Inn, and recognized veteran award-winner, The Creative Bar, for its work in 2015. In total, The Creative Bar took home three gold, and 4 silver for their work with The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, Haro Bikes, and Grapline Wine Country Shuttle to name a few.

The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising and showcase the best work of the region and country.

“Winning 7 awards this year is such a great way to start the year,” said Justin Lawler, owner and Creative Director of The Creative Bar. “Being recognized by our industry for our work with both national and local clients it’s a deep honor.”

Located in Southern California, The Creative Bar is a full service branding firm specializing in company branding, marketing, print and web design for both national and international clients. Since 2007, The Creative Bar has won 83 National Design and Advertising Awards.

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Gold ADDY WINNER

Celebrating our 7th Anniversary

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Today marks 7 years as a company. We are proud of the creative work we have produced over the years, and grateful for the amazing clients that have grown their organizations with us. Here’s to another 7 years of top-shelf success.

Cheers!

—TCB

The Creative Bar is nominated for Agency of the Year

The Creative Bar is nominated for Agency of the Year in Inland Empire
The American Advertising Federation of the Inland Empire announced this week their nominations for the Inland Empire Media Awards. The Creative Bar is excited to have been nominated for Agency of the Year. Finalists will be announced at the Inland Empire Media Awards Gala at The Historic Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside on October 15.

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The Creative Bar Relocates

We’re excited to have expanded our workspace to a larger location with room for a more collaborative work environment. Come join us for a drink in our new place at 29995 Technology Drive, Suite 104, Murrieta, CA 92563.

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THE AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION NAMES THE CREATIVE BAR “BEST OF SHOW” AT INLAND EMPIRE AWARDS GALA

Murrieta, CA — Local Branding Agency, The Creative Bar, was honored with 8 awards this weekend at the American Advertising Awards in Riverside, CA.

The black tie affair was held at the historic Mission Inn, and recognized veteran award-winner, The Creative Bar, for its work in 2014. In total, The Creative Bar took home three gold, two silver, two bronze and The Best of Show awards—one for each of their submissions.

The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising and showcase the best work of the region and country.

“Winning 7 awards and the ‘Best of Show’ title just sets things over the top!” said Justin Lawler, partner and Creative Director of The Creative Bar. “Being recognized by our industry as the best work in the Inland Empire is a great honor, and something our team will never forget.”

For complete list of Awards won by The Creative Bar Click Here.
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GD USA 2015 winner

GDUSA 2015 American Package Design Winner

The results are in from our very first awards entry of 2015! We’re happy to announce that we’ve received the GDUSA American Package Design award for our work on Culture’s new hair care line. Graphic Design USA hosts thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized by its national design competitions for five decades. The goal of these competitions is to focus attention on areas of growth and opportunity for graphic design professionals, to recognize the best work being done in those arenas, and to emphasize the value that graphic design brings to business and society.The American Package Design Awards is the fastest growing of these programs.

The Creative Bar Wins the Summit Creative Awards

The Creative Bar Wins: Summit Creative Awards

The Creative Bar is proud to announce we have received two Summit Creative Awards in recognition of our product catalog designs for both VEE Tire Co. and Intense Cycles. Since 1994, companies and individuals from more than 50 countries and across five continents have participated in this prestigious 20-year competition. This international advertising competition offers participants a unique opportunity to showcase their talents alongside similarly positioned agencies, and to have their work judged by experts in the advertising field. Their exclusive award-selection process means winners have earned the right to broadcast their achievements far and wide.

The Creative Bar Abroad

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The Creative Bar traveled to Germany in September for the annual Eurobike show. Our clients Intense Cycles, VEE Tire Co. and Haro Bikes were amongst 1,320 exhibitors who presented their latest offerings, including 300 absolute world premiers. “The global show” attracted 46,300 trade visitors from 111 countries and 1,845 journalists from 46 nations.

Shortly after, we visited Interbike, an annual industry event consisting of over 750 companies representing more than 1,200 brands. This serves as a one stop opportunity to connect with the entire bicycle industry, discover emerging trends and learn new business ideas. This year, we are proud to announce that our client, Intense Cycles, was awarded Interbike’s Mountain Bike of the Year for their Tracer T275C.

7 Creative Ice Bucket Challenges You Might Have Missed

You waited months while your friends and family members posted video after video. You hung on every word they said, fingers crossed, afraid to hear your name, just knowing it would soon be your turn to face the frigidity that is…

The Ice Bucket Challenge.

Hopefully, when that day came, you realized it wasn’t such a bad tradeoff to bring awareness to a horrific disease that remains uncured and rarely talked about. To date, this viral internet game has raised over 100 million dollars for ALS and has educated people all over the world about the facts associated with this disease, leading many to call it the greatest non-profit grassroots marketing campaign of this generation. This guerilla-marketing stunt is proof of just how effective social media can be in spreading the word far and wide concerning a business, cause, or product. Check out our favorite videos here:

1. The Creative Bar

2. Old Spice

3. Jason Sperling

4. Havas WW Chicago

5. Paul Bissonnette

6. The Pillsbury Doughboy

7. Teddy Grahams

Brand Case Study

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Intense Cycles has a long-standing history in the sport of mountain biking. In an industry cluttered with adrenaline-fueled youth, Intense hired The Creative Bar to rebrand the company with an image to match a higher-end consumer. Since beginning this process with The Creative Bar, Intense Cycles has seen an over 50% increase in sales and has re-captured the attention of the entire industry.

Click here to see Intense Cycle’s portfolio.