BUZZ creator Michael Hemphill was awarded the inaugural SHINE AWARD at Thursday’s Western Virginia American Advertising Awards Gala, hosted by AAF Roanoke.
The 2020-21 award was presented in recognition of BUZZ’ public service work helping nonprofit organizations through its TV show that airs on Blue Ridge PBS and, starting in April, on VPM public television serving Richmond-Charlottesville-Harrisonsburg.
“Our work wouldn’t be possible, though, without the American Advertising Federation of Roanoke and its membership of incredible marketing professionals who donate their time and talent to the nonprofits we feature,” says Hemphill. “They are the people who really shine on BUZZ.”
Hemphill also credits his director of photography and editing, Dan Mirolli, “who brings the shine to our production in every episode.”