Debbie Bates-Schrott, president and founder of Bates Creative, has been named one of Folio’s 2015 Top Women in Media in the Entrepreneur category. She will be recognized at the awards luncheon on June 8 in NYC for successfully spearheading Bates Creative into the digital publishing industry.

“I’m incredibly honored to receive this award from Folio alongside such an accomplished group of women in media,” Bates-Schrott said. “I’m extremely proud of what Bates Creative has achieved, most recently in digital publishing. This award is a true reflection of our dedication to teamwork, creativity and innovation, and the success it has helped bring our agency.”

In 2013, she led Bates Creative to ink an alliance with Adobe to become one of the first agencies in the country using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). During the first year of working together, stated a release, “Debbie’s deep understanding of digital publishing strategies helped acquire a national DPS clientele including top Fortune 100 companies and other notable brands like Thomson Reuters, Heifer International and the National Education Association.”

The release also stated:

“Bates Creative’s rapid growth in the digital publishing industry and work with Adobe DPS helped contribute to a 21% growth in revenue for the agency in 2014. Debbie’s keen insight into how Adobe DPS and digital publishing initiatives can reach business goals, while also bringing client’s stories to life in an engaging way, has led Bates Creative’s collaboration with Adobe to grow to new heights. In 2014, Bates Creative was promoted to one of only four Adobe Business Solution Partners for Digital Publishing Suite in the country.

“A natural entrepreneur and industry trailblazer, Debbie Bates-Schrott has successfully led Bates Creative to break into and become a leader in the digital publishing industry while remaining true to the values and ideals that she founded the design agency on twelve short years ago – the power of design and technology for business, fostering genuine partnerships with clients and continuously pushing forward to what’s ahead.”

Bates Creative, a Capitol Communicator sponsor, is an award-winning, integrated design agency that specializes in storytelling by design. Its team of strategists, designers and industry thought-leaders has an established reputation for excellence and design innovation that helps position and propel clients in their respected markets by bringing their brand stories to life through design. Founded in 2003, Bates Creative is located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, MD, and is a WBENC-Certified Woman Owned Business.

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