One Acadiana’s Communications Team Wins Gold at International Competition


LAFAYETTE, La., May 11, 2021 – The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) has announced winners in the 27th Annual Communicator Awards, presenting One Acadiana (1A) with the competition’s highest honor, the Gold Award of Excellence, for its Business Retention & Expansion explainer video and a Silver Award of Distinction for its Small & Minority Business Program integrated marketing campaign.

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 who received Gold Awards of Excellence include Microsoft, Forbes Media, Disney Creative Studio, and PepsiCo.

“We are thrilled that once again our marketing and communications team received such high praise from AIVA for their talent and creativity,” said One Acadiana President and CEO Troy Wayman. “These campaigns represent the start of a new One Acadiana video series educating member, investor, and partner organizations about our services. It’s gratifying that the videos have not only been successful in-market, driving inquiries about our services to new heights, but that they now have also garnered international attention.”

The winning videos, produced in partnership Rooted Consulting, launched online in 2020.

“The work entered into this year’s 27th Annual Communicator Awards is even more impressive than in seasons’ past. This year's entries are a truly stellar embodiment of our “Communication is everything” tagline," noted Eva McCloskey, managing director of the AIVA. She added, “On behalf of the Academy, I would like to thank all of this season’s entrants for their willingness to produce such boundary-pushing, effective and outstanding work." Watch the winning videos 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 600 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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