Owner of Fruita marketing firm receives alumni award from CSU

Christy Hovland, creative director and owner of Hovland Marketing in Fruita, received an alumni award from Colorado State University for her efforts to redesign branding for a meadery and winery.

Hovland received a Cammy Grande award at the alumni media festival on the CSU campus in Fort Collins. The award is named after the CSU mascot, Cam the ram, and recognizes the efforts of alumni who submit entries for the annual festival.

“This is such an amazing thing to be recognized for the work I do by those who shaped my education,” Hovland said. “I am truly honored to be in the same group as the other award winners. It’s such a wonderful recognition.”

Hovland won the award for redesigning the brand for the Meadery of the Rockies and St. Kathryn’s Cellars in Palisade. The change included new logos and labels.

“I always say that marketing is not as hard as we make it,” Hovland said. “Business owners know intuitively what will work. It’s my job to help them shape their vision, awaken their inner creative genius and assist in showing them the science behind the creativity.”

Hovland Marketing offers marketing and public relations services for businesses of all sizes. For more information, call 433-2470 or visit www.hovlandmarketing.com.

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