Murfreesboro resident receives top honor

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Murfreesboro resident, Nelson Eddy, partner and creative director at DVL Public Relations & Advertising, today was named Silver Medalist for 2012 by the Nashville chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Eddy, who joined the DVL agency as a writer in 1985 and rose through the ranks to lead the DVL creative team as well as become a shareholder in the agency, was honored at AAF Nashville’s annual awards luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel.

“Nelson is a strong standard-bearer for creative excellence and we are pleased to provide this well-deserved recognition,” said Lillian Turman, president of the local AAF chapter. “He is a tremendous asset to DVL clients, to the community initiatives he supports, and to the Nashville creative community at large.”

AAF’s Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Annually, AAF member clubs bestow this honor upon outstanding members of the local advertising community.

Eddy’s work has been awarded numerous times throughout his career, including an American Advertising Federation Gold Addy Award, Advertising Club of New York’s Andy Award of Excellence, and a One Show Bronze Pencil. His client work has earned hundreds of local and regional Addy award recognitions, and he was named the Nashville Advertising Federation’s Copywriter of the Year in 2001.

Before joining DVL, Eddy was an English teacher. His undergraduate degree is from Lipscomb University, and he also holds a Master’s degree in English from Middle Tennessee State University.

DVL was founded in 1980 in Nashville and has become one of the largest and best-known public relations and advertising agencies in the Southeast. The company serves local, regional and national clients. DVL is also a founding member of the Public Relations Global Network ( For more information, please visit

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