MANASQUAN, NJ – The show must go on. That was this year’s theme of the 33rd Annual Virtual Sales and Marketing Awards, held on September 29. The New Jersey Builders Association’s annual event is typically held in the Spring as part of the Atlantic Builders Convention, but this year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19. The NJBA later decided to transition the 2020 awards program to a virtual event in order to honor its members who have made major contributions to the home building industry. Among the honorees was Design 446, a full-service marketing firm based in Manasquan, NJ. The agency garnered 14 awards across an array of categories, including the Grand Award for an Associate Member Marketing Program.
“We are honored to receive this year’s prestigious Grand Award for an Associate Member,” said Tom Villane, President of Design 446. “Thank you to Michael Canuso, Holly Kingsley, Philip Clouser, Suzzane Kronenfeld and everyone at the NJBA for all their hard work in hosting such a successful, well-attended event. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”
Design 446 was also on the winning teams of Lennar and Roger Mumford Homes for a variety of awards including three Community of the Year Grand Awards for Venue at Lighthouse Station by Lennar, Venue at Cobblestone Creek by Lennar and Brownstones at Red Bank by Roger Mumford Homes. “We are grateful for the opportunity to produce creative marketing solutions for our clients, especially during a time when it is so important to stay connected with each other,” said Ann Marie Baker, Vice President of Design 446. “Looking at the future, we will continue to rally around our clients, partners and friends in order to help them continue to effectively share their messages. It is part of our passion and purpose for doing what we do at Design 446.”
Through the years, Design 446 has worked alongside some of the largest names in the home building industry. Its extensive business practices collectively offer the unique ability to produce a complete marketing program from sales office design through advertising, logo development, signage, direct mail, print collateral and e-marketing solutions.
Design 446 also specializes in creating experiences and building brands for new companies of all types and sizes. “We focus on growth at any stage of a company’s lifecycle,” said Villane. “From startups to product launches, we have executed countless campaigns over the past 46 years by carefully connecting the mission, vision and purpose of the brand with its consumer.”
The marketing agency goes a step further by encouraging change through social responsibility and community involvement. Design 446 partners with various nonprofit organizations throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties in order to help the nonprofit achieve greater impact. “There is nothing in the business world today that provides as many benefits as partnering with a local nonprofit organization when the focus is on the greater good,” said Baker. “Together, we can strengthen the community and make a positive impact on the lives of those around us.”
About Design 446
Design 446 is a full-service marketing firm based in Manasquan, NJ. The firm creates sales environments, signage and brand development, in addition to interactive presentations, digital/traditional advertising, website development, e-marketing, social media/public relations, graphic design, on-site printing, interior merchandising and installation. For more information about Design 446, please visit design446.com or call 732-292-2400.
Design 446’s congratulatory video appeared during the virtual SAM Awards presentation.
Design 446 received 14 awards at this year’s virtual SAM Awards presentation.
Pictured: Suzzane Kronenfeld