Voice Designer Tops Class at Awards Show

Ashley Ghere (second from right), graphic designer for The Voice was honored last week for her work by the S.C. Press Association at their annual Palmy Awards. Ghere took home 14 awards, including a Best in Show for her work with the Ridgeway Merchants Association. She is pictured above with Susan Rowell, vice president of weeklies; Bill Rogers, executive director; and Allana Ritchie, Director of Advertising.

Ashley Ghere, graphic artist and ad designer for The Voice, was honored for her work last week with 14 Palmy Awards from the S.C. Press Association, including Best in Show in the Under 6,000 and Associate Divisions Combined category.

“Our newspaper and our advertisers are so fortunate to have such a talent at their disposal,” said Barbara Ball, publisher of The Voice. “Ashley’s work is instrumental in making The Voice a leader in the industry.”

Ghere took first place in the Small Space Ad of Less Than ¼ Page category for her Hanna Hands Farm ad, which the judges said was “very clean and eye catching; stands out on the page.”

In the ¼ – ½ Page Ad category, Ghere also took first for her Groomadog Academy ad, about which the judges said the “colors and the dog are eye catching.”

In the Fashion category, Ghere’s Daff-A-Deals ad earned first place. “The picture popped off the page,” the judges said.

The big winner for Ghere and The Voice was her work for the Ridgeway Merchant’s Association. This ad for a procrastinator’s Christmas sale not only won first place in the Merchant Group or Signature Page category, it was good enough to top the Best in Show charts for the combined divisions.

“Great headline, to the point, nice graphic, clean, easy to read captures attention quickly,” the judges said.

Ghere also earned four second place awards, including one for Michael Ross’s campaign for mayor, which took second in the Open category, as well as five third place awards.

“I really enjoy working with our advertisers,” Ghere said. “They’re cooperative and creative. My goal is to create ads that will bring them business.”