MIAMI, FL, August 21, 2006 - BGT Partners, a full-service interactive marketing and technology consultancy, today announced that David Clarke, Founder & Managing Partner, has been named as the newest member of the International Academy of the Visual Arts.
The IAVA is an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Alloy, BRANDWEEK, Coach, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Estee Lauder, HBO, MTV, MySpace.com, Omnicom, Polo Ralph Lauren, Refinery, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Victoria’s Secret, The Webby Awards, Wired, Yahoo! and many others. In addition to providing networking and business development tools for today’s top industry executives, IAVA also serves as the governing body for the highly contested W3 and Davey Awards.
Clarke, who has been with BGT since its 1996 inception, hopes to bring to the IAVA a higher lever of understanding about the interactive space. “What’s most impressive about the IAVA is that each member has both the business know-how and the creative vision that helps create and grow some of today’s top companies,” says Clarke. “I am honored to be joining such a prestigious group of professionals.”
In addition to this distinction, Clarke has also recently served on the American Business Association Stevie Awards and 2006 Web Challenge Award Judging Committees.
About BGT Partners
BGT Partners is an independent global interactive marketing agency that helps companies strengthen their brand and business relationships through digital marketing and technology solutions. The agency created interactive marketing solutions for clients such as Florida Power and Light, Office Depot, Ryder, ADP, Sony, Tupperware and FedEx. Founded in 1996, BGT is headquartered in Miami, with offices in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. BGT has earned the reputation as one of the Global 2000's foremost professional services firms.
About The International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA)
The International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) is an assembly of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.
The four primary goals of the IAVA are to facilitate the vibrant exchange of new ideas, business models and trend information in the visual arts , to sanction and oversee awards and recognition programs to identify and reward excellence in the visual arts, to provide a networking opportunity for members of the IAVA for professional advancement and to educate members and promote innovative thinking about the constantly changing nature of media, including advertising, print, film, television and interactive.
For more information on IAVA visit www.iavisarts.org.