Trust Marketing and Spotlight Productions Win Big at the Telly Awards

Trust Marketing and Spotlight Productions Win Big at the Telly Awards TV and video work is recognized among the best in America. 

MEMPHIS, TN (5/28/2020) – Trust Marketing and Spotlight Productions have worked together creating and producing outstanding video productions for over 20 years.  The two Memphis-based companies won multiple awards in the 41st Annual 2020 Telly Awards competition that honors excellence in video and television as well as recognizing the best across all screens, as judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks and production companies. 

Their winning entries were conceived and written by Emmy-nominated copywriter Howard Robertson, president and CEO of Trust Marketing & Communications. Three-time Emmy Award winner Fabian Matthew, CEO of Spotlight Productions, directed, recorded and produced the commercials.  

The Memphis FED Up anti-gun campaign was selected as a Gold Telly Award winner in the “General-Local TV” category for public service/PSA and the Silver Telly Award in the “General-Online Commercials” category for public Interest/awareness. The City of Memphis Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) video for the Uptown community was selected as a Bronze Telly Award winner in the “Craft-Non Broadcast” category for use of archival footage.  A :30 Christ Community Health Services commercial was awarded a Bronze Telly Award in the “General-Local TV” category for fitness, health and wellness. 

The FED-Up campaign was done in collaboration with The City of Memphis, Shelby County Sheriff Office, Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, Shelby Country District Attorney and the United States Attorney Office for the Western District of Tennessee. “The local Safe Community Plan to reduce crime calls for effectively communicating the consequences of gun crime to the street level. As reflected by these awards, through the talents of Trust Marketing, we are achieving that,” states Bill Gibbons, President of the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission. 

“We at Trust Marketing continue to be blessed to create marketing that matters for nearly 30 years,” said Howard Robertson Trust Marketing founder.  “It’s gratifying to receive these Telly Awards and we especially thank Christ Community Health System, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Memphis and of course the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission for the opportunity and their trust in Trust Marketing.”


About the Telly Awards

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include Catalyst, LAPPG, NAB, Stash, Storyhunter, NYWIFT, Production Hub, IFP, Social Media Week and VidCon. For full list of winners please visit

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