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Allen Communication Learning Services Wins Two International Davey Awards for Custom Training

SALT LAKE CITY (December 09, 2008) — With over 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world, it’s no wonder AllenComm felt honored to accept two silver awards for their creative work in custom courseware and marketing. The Davey Awards privileges the finest creative work from the best small firms, agencies and companies worldwide.

With the custom training entry, AllenComm partnered with Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. to develop a branched simulation training course for executives to increase best business practices in Toyota’s business procedures. For the integrated marketing entry, the marketing team at AllenComm developed a business to business campaign that used banner ads, print ads, and a microsite to funnel activity to the main website.

“Winning Davey Awards for both our client and internal work is significant for us,” states Brent Verhaaren, Director of Marketing for Allen Communication Learning Services. “It shows our professionalism, technology and creativity emanate from all aspects of our work as a company. Being listed with the some of the country’s most creative vendors and projects is truly an honor.”

The Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 200+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Entries are judged to evaluate distinction in creative work. In determining Gold and Silver winners, entries are judged on their merits based on a standard of excellence as determined by the IAVA, considering the category entered.

“The International Academy of the Visual Arts was honored to have once again participated in the International Davey Awards competition. We were truly amazed and excited at the overall caliber and quality of this year’s pool of entries” notes Linda Day, Executive Director of the IAVA. “The Davey Awards serves as the benchmark for recognizing creative excellence and continues to raise the bar in honoring the best work from small agencies and firms worldwide. Congratulations to the ‘Creative Davids’ at the forefront of their industry, helping to push the limits in creativity and design.”

For more information about the Davey Awards, or to see the list of winners, please visit

About The Davey Awards:

The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small firms, agencies and companies in the world. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock – the sort of thing small firms do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids” who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller firms, where firms compete with their peers to win the recognition they deserve.

About AllenComm:

For over 25 years, Allen Communication Learning Services () has helped improve the training processes and methods of numerous Fortune 500 companies. With a rich history in training that started with the introduction of the world’s first commercial interactive videodisc system, today the company is recognized as a leader in custom training, e-learning, blended learning, and learning portal development. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, AllenComm’s mission is to align organizations’ training initiatives with their business objectives by developing the optimal learning solution for each organization.