Passey Advertising Inc., of Medford, has received a diamond award, recognizing outstanding marketing and business development in the credit union industry for its work on behalf of Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union of Klamath Falls.

Passey Advertising Inc., of Medford, has received a diamond award, recognizing outstanding marketing and business development in the credit union industry for its work on behalf of Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union of Klamath Falls.

Awards by the Credit Union National Association Marketing and Business Development Council are given in 33 categories ranging from advertising to community events. Passey Advertising captured the image/branding campaign category with its Pacific Crest entry. Passey's branding campaign used local landmarks and events in a multi-media campaign that included print, broadcast and online materials.

Award winners were recognized in mid-March at a conference in Las Vegas.

The 30-year-old west Medford firm's seven employees handle a wide range of accounts including financial, tourism and retail companies.

"Pacific Crest has given us the ability to flex our creative muscle and we appreciate that," said Passey Advertising Chief Executive Officer Randy Passey. "It proves what I've said for years that our agency in Medford can compete creatively with the big city advertising firms."

— Greg Stiles