Riverside Wins Gold, Silver & Bronze at the 2015 American Advertising Awards


The City of Riverside’s Office of Economic Development took home gold, silver and bronze awards at the 2015 American Advertising Award Competition, presented by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The AFF Inland Empire is a non-profit chapter of the American Advertising Federation comprised of professionals in San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties from a variety of industry segments. The competition is a three-tier, national advertising competition where entries start in over 150 markets around the United States and vie for recognition in local competitions.

Local digital communications agency Maven and The City of Riverside Office of Economic Development were presented a gold and silver award for the new Economic Development website that launched in early 2014. Maven’s beautifully functional design and the City’s rich content got high praise from ADDY judges.

And the bronze went to: Mobley Marketing Group & the City of Riverside Office of Economic Development! The Bronze award went to the Shop Riverside website, a well-organized, engaging site with a concise message: shop local! Staying true to Riverside’s reputation as the City of Arts and Innovation, the Office of Economic Development has dedicated its creative energy and willpower to developing tools and resources that better serve businesses and entrepreneurs in Riverside.

The newly redesigned Office of Economic Development website provides many resources for gathering valuable information and assistance in the most efficient manner. These resources include a directory of strategic partners who can provide business development and financing assistance; exclusive data and demographic information; Riverside Prospector, a tool to help you find the right location for your business; Size Up to assess how your business matches up against your competitors; CalGold to help you find the permits and licenses required to start your business; and our Business First initiative to help you navigate City Hall.

The Shop Riverside website is dedicated to supporting the “Shop Small” movement and educating residents of the benefits of shopping locally. On the Shop Riverside website, residents are able to purchase a Shop Riverside Community Card and stay in touch with over 200 participating local businesses.