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Fahrenheit Studio Wins 2020 Summit Creative Award

LA branding firm receives top international creative award for JJ Burns & Company website

LOS ANGELES, CA—September 8, 2020—Branding and design firm Fahrenheit Studio has been named a winner in the 2020 Summit Creative Award international competition for the website they designed and developed for wealth management firm JJ Burns & Company. Fahrenheit Studio was one of the top winners out of more than 4,100 submissions from 27 countries.

“Fahrenheit Studio designed JJ Burn’s 2nd generation award-winning website 8 years ago when we launched their current branding and marketing program,” said Robert Weitz, founding partner and chief marketing strategist. “The next generation website reflects their current focus on a more humanistic and collaborative practice with an emphasis on specific life events that may trigger the need for more sophisticated planning and care.” 

The updated JJ Burns & Company website showcases the firm’s unique collaborative wealth management approach, as well as their thought leadership in financial planning and market commentary. It also offers a clear, client-centric experience, with one major section of the site devoted to life transitions that impact financial planning, such as retirement, divorce, illness, career changes, and the loss of a loved one. Site visitors can quickly learn how JJ Burns plans for these common events and life stages—a focus which has increased client conversions.

“While we love winning awards and accolades for our work, we are more thrilled by the results we have gotten in the marketplace,” said Weitz. “During the past 8 years JJ Burns has tripled their size and continues to work with us to grow their practice and serve their clients.”

The Summit Creative Award recognizes and celebrates the creative achievements of design and advertising agencies worldwide with annual billings under $30 million. Celebrating its 26th year, the Summit Creative Award is recognized as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for small- and medium-sized firms. 

This year’s panel of esteemed international judges included professionals from 11 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Taiwan, and Germany. Entries are judged against a stringent set of standards. During its blind judging, the Board of Judges searches for and identifies innovative and creative concepts, strong executions and user experience, and the ability to communicate and persuade. 

“The creative work this year was outstanding,” said Jocelyn Luciano, Managing Director for the Summit International Awards. “Watching the judges debate the details of individual entries in the run-off for the tops spots was inspiring.” 

About Fahrenheit Studio
Fahrenheit Studio is a Los Angeles-based branding and design agency founded in 1995 by Robert Weitz and Dylan Tran. The firm specializes in building complete branding and marketing systems for financial, architectural, entertainment, and technology companies. Fahrenheit works with a wide variety of clients such as IBM, Virgin Records, Mattel, Charles Schwab & Company, and Universal Music Group. Learn more at fahrenheit.com.

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