April 2006 -
Ryden & Associates wins Telly Awards

Ryden & Associates Advertising and Public Relations won seven bronze “Finalist” awards in the national Telly competition for FirstBank’s successful 2005 television campaign.

The television commercials, which feature well-known sportscaster Dave Logan, were produced locally.  Su Ryden, partner in Ryden & Associates, and Brian Jensen, FirstBank marketing officer, collaborated with producer Renée Arrington and a crew that included director Joe Kelter and director of photography Ed Done.

The Telly Awards is a national competition that recognizes outstanding non-network and cable television commercials as well as film and video programs.  It was established 27 years ago and has become one of the most sought-after awards in the TV, commercial and video industry. 

FirstBank is Colorado’s largest locally owned bank organization with over 110 locations and more than 600,000 customers.  The company, founded in Lakewood in 1963, is unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management, employees and their families.

Producer Renée Arrington has been involved in television commercial production since the early 1980s when she joined Telemation in Denver. She formed her own production company in the early 90s and has produced award-winning work for numerous clients. For more information on FirstBank click here.