One Acadiana Wins 2020 Communicator Award


Video series featuring regional business success earns international acclaim

LAFAYETTE, La., May 28, 2020 – The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) has announced winners in the 26th Annual Communicator Awards, presenting One Acadiana (1A) with a Silver Award of Distinction for its “Nine United” video series.

With over 6,000 entries received from across the U.S. and around the world, the Communicator Awards are the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Other winners in the competition included in-house creative teams representing major national brands such as Microsoft, Forbes Media, and PepsiCo.

“We are thrilled our marketing and communications team received such high praise from AIVA for their talent and creativity. The work they produce is critical to our member, investor, and partner organizations as we share the One Acadiana story with audiences in our region and around the world,” said One Acadiana President and CEO Troy Wayman. “To stand alongside such major brands in earning this award is a gratifying reflection of the quality of our efforts.”

The winning video series, produced in partnership with One Acadiana investor companies Vidox Motion Imagery and Prejean Creative, premiered at the organization's 2020 Regional Celebration held in March. The four-part video series explores the Acadiana region's progress and potential through the eyes of its industry, economic development, and governmental leaders.

"We are extremely proud to recognize the work received in the 26th Annual Communicator Awards. This class of entries embodies the best of the ever-evolving marketing and communications industry,” said Eva McCloskey, managing director of the AIVA. She added, “On behalf of the Academy, I’d like to applaud One Acadiana for their dedication to producing outstanding content as they continue to push the envelope of creativity.”

Watch the winning video series HERE.

About the Communicator Awards:

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. Founded by passionate communications professionals over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best digital, mobile, audio, video, and social content the industry has to offer. The Communicator Awards is widely recognized as one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

The Communicator Awards are judged and curated by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). The AIVA is an assembly of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: GE Digital, Spotify, Condè Nast, Disney, Fast Company, and many others. See for more information and to view the full winners list.

About One Acadiana:

One Acadiana is the leading economic development organization for the nine-parish Acadiana region located in south Louisiana. With more than 800 investors, members, and partners, One Acadiana serves as the voice of the regional business community. The organization is located in the city of Lafayette and serves a region of nearly 700,000 people with a vibrant culture and unique entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at


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