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Eagan, Minn. communications firm cited for video produced for
North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities


The Wallace Group, an Eagan, Minnesota-based marketing communications firm, has been honored with a Gold Award in the international 2009 MarCom Awards competition.  The Wallace firm received the award for a video it produced for the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities focusing on the growing tide of sentiment for more freedom to make decisions for those with intellectual disabilities. 

Called “Self-Determination Is…,” the video runs 16 ½ minutes and includes comments from self-advocates, leaders in the field and government officials.

"We are most pleased to receive this award in the MarCom competition, but are especially gratified by the reception it has received from people in the disabilities community and opinion leaders,” said Roy Wallace, a firm principal.  “We are truly grateful.”

Some 25 interviews were conducted in the production of this video, examining the issues involved from a variety of perspectives.  The North Carolina Council was a major sponsor of the International Conference on Self-Determination, held in Raleigh, N.C. earlier this year.

The MarCom Awards competition, which attracts entries from across the U.S. and abroad, is sponsored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. 

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