The Virginian-Pilot was recognized by the Virginia Press Association on April 8, 2017 with numerous awards.
At the VPA annual awards dinner The Virginian-Pilot were honored with two of the night’s top three awards: Overall Excellence in News & Advertising and an Excellence in News award (for Daily newspapers >70k circ). Best in Show awards were given to Arjen Rumpel for Advertising and Sam Hundley for News Design. And, Gary Harki was recognized as the Virginia Journalist of the Year. These awards are a reflection of the great work being done across the newsroom and ad design teams and are testimony to the outstanding efforts of all who work at Pilot Media.
We were also recognized by VPA with a first place writing award for Inside Business and Style Weekly brought home numerous advertising and journalism awards.
We are proud to have earned status as a Google Premier Partner. This certification is earned through the following key metrics:
Proficiency: We know our stuff. Our team demonstrates advanced proficiency, skills and expertise with Google AdWords.
Spend Levels: We put our money where our mouth is. We have a higher spend requirement to demonstrate to Google that we have healthy account activity.
Company Performance: The proof is in the proverbial pudding. Google requires that we perform and grow our revenue, accounts and customer base. Challenge accepted!