SkillStorm College Recruiting Campaign Wins 2010 Creativity Excellence Award

Recruiting advertising and marketing awards recognize national IT consulting firm’s sales training program marketing campaign

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, November 04, 2010 --( SkillStorm, a national technical consulting firm, today announced that the company has been selected as a winner in the ERE 2010 Creativity Excellence Awards. This award program is designed to recognize outstanding achievement in recruitment advertising and marketing. The Creative Excellence Awards highlight the best creative campaigns by recruitment ad agencies and corporate recruiting departments nationwide. The SPEED (SkillStorm Program for Extreme Educational Development) marketing campaign won third place for Best Multimedia Campaign in the College Communications category.

“We are so excited to have received this award. SkillStorm definitely boasts one of the top marketing departments in the industry. Their creativity and hard work on the SPEED campaign has put SkillStorm on the map as a leading employer of choice for recent college graduates,” said SkillStorm CEO Vince Virga.

SPEED, a highly competitive, intense sales training program targeted towards recent and upcoming college graduates, was recognized for its cross-media marketing campaign which utilized a combination of social media recruiting, print advertising and video testimonials. Over 150 winners were selected in 67 different categories. Each entry was judged by a panel of the finest creative and professional talent from across the country that independently scored the entries based upon specific criteria for the category. SkillStorm was recognized among companies such as Verizon Wireless, Coca Cola, Nestlé and Bank of America.

SkillStorm has received many highly regarded national and state awards. Most recently, SkillStorm was named to the 2010 Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Nation by Inc. Magazine. The company was also named among the top three 2010 Best Small Firms to Work for by Consulting Magazine and ranked #6 on Florida Trend magazine’s 2010 Best Companies to Work For in Florida list. SkillStorm has also ranked among the top 2010 executive search and employment services firms for the Dallas Business Journal, San Diego Business Journal and Tampa Bay Business Journal. In 2009, SkillStorm was named South Florida Business Journal’s Business of the Year and Best Place to Work. SkillStorm also received the highly esteemed San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2008 and ranked as the 13th Fastest Growing New Company in America in 2006 on Entrepreneur Magazine and PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Hot 100 List.

About SkillStorm
SkillStorm is a national technical consulting firm specializing in providing managed project services, outsource solutions, strategic consulting and staff augmentation to both the public and private sectors. SkillStorm works with scores of fine companies, including many that rank among the elite Fortune 500 and has been setting the standard for customer service in the industry since inception in 2002. SkillStorm currently has locations nationwide, including Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, Dallas, San Diego and Indianapolis. For more information on SkillStorm, please visit our website at or visit our blog at

Rebecca Amesbury