RunSwitch VP of Digital Chris Nation Selected to Judge Prominent Interactive Awards
RunSwitch PR Vice President of Digital Chris Nation has been selected to judge a prominent, international, interactive competition, the Horizon Interactive Awards.
Nation, along with a panel of diverse multi-media, graphic design, advertising and marketing professionals, will judge web sites/web site design, interactive, videos, online advertising, print media and mobile application entries. Since 2001, The Horizon Interactive Awards has received tens of thousands of entries from “nearly all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide.”
“Representing a firm that continues to be nationally recognized as a leader in digital communications, I consider it an honor to judge the best interactive work from across the world.” Nation said. “I appreciate the Horizon Interactive Awards for granting me this privilege.”
Nation is a seasoned digital marketing professional, with more than ten years of experience implementing advertising, brand development, public relations and digital campaigns for clients. This is not the first time Nation has been recognized for his digital expertise; having previously been selected to judge The Webby Awards, The Communicator Awards, W3 Awards and Davey Awards.
Nation was also invited to join the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), Interactive Media Council and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). He was awarded the 2015 “Hot 10” Award by the American Advertising Federation of Louisville, and was recognized in 2017 by Insider Louisville as one of the “Top 100 Marketing & Advertising Influencers in Louisville.” He is a 2017 recipient of Louisville Business First’s Forty Under 40.
As VP of Digital at RunSwitch PR, Nation provides senior-level digital strategy, social media and emerging technologies counsel for the firm’s diverse set of clients. Leading the firm’s Digital Division, Nation helps clients navigate and utilize digital strategies to communicate their stories. He provides an integrated approach to messaging including social media strategies, relationship-building with online influencers, and crafting optimized website content.
“Chris continues to represent excellence in the digital space, both in the Louisville market and among national brands,” said RunSwitch Partner Gary Gerdemann. “We are honored to have him on the team and to expand our capabilities to include top-level digital strategy services.”
Founded in 2012 by veteran practitioners Gerdemann, Steve Bryant, and Scott Jennings, RunSwitch is one of the fastest-growing, full service PR firms in the nation, providing services to an impressive list of local, national, and international clients. RunSwitch clients range from Fortune 500 companies and national trade associations to Kentucky businesses and non-profits. RunSwitch has twice been named a Business First “Best Place to Work.”