Dispatches from the Agency

Astronaut Recognized at the ADDY Awards

The Astronaut crew descended upon the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls over the weekend for the 40th Annual South Dakota ADDY Awards.

Astronaut won both Gold and Silver awards for work in various media for DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Alkota Cleaning Systems. On top of that, this year’s ADDY Awards were extra special for Astronaut as we were asked to contribute the concept and design of the show.

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Astronaut Infographic Featured on POLITICO

Astronaut and ACE were featured on POLITICO this morning. As we write, Astronaut is in Washington, D.C. with the American Coalition for Ethanol is meeting with members of the House and Senate. 50 members of ACE are in town for a two-day fly-in, where they’ll stop by 60 Senate and 60 House offices to make the case for the Renewable Fuel Standard and E15 fuel. The fly-in culminates Thursday afternoon with a “century of subsidies party” to hit oil tax breaks.

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Astronaut Featured on AdPulp

In case you missed it, AdPulp did a Q&A session with Creative Director Greg Veerman talking about clean tech, sustainability and the Midwest advertising scene. The post went up last week and can be found here.

Hurry on over and check it out.

Thanks to David Burn for the opportunity.

Dark Matter Coffee: A Mysterious Force of Nature

Astronaut recently completed work on its very own custom coffee roast for its 2011 Holiday Gift for clients and vendors. It’s name: Dark Matter*.

Dark Matter went through numerous rounds of taste-testing in order to find the right marriage of flavors. The results yielded a custom blend of Guatemala Antigua Sereno and India Monsooned Malabar Arabica coffees roasted and hand-prepared by Black Sheep Coffee.

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