New Hope Natural Media's NEXT Accelerator Online Community for the Natural Products Industry Wins Two Prestigious Awards

Jul 15, 2014, 09:00 ET from New Hope Natural Media

BOULDER, Colo., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Hope Natural Media today announced NEXT Accelerator  (, an exclusive online community that connects entrepreneurs with the information, expertise, advisors, service providers, partners and education they need to ensure product success, has won two prestigious awards for its promotional video.

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NEXT Accelerator won an Award of Excellence in the "Video Media" category in the APEX 2014 awards, the 26th annual awards program recognizing excellence in publications work by professional communicators.  APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence.

NEXT Accelerator also won a Gold award in the AVA Digital awards in the "Video Production/Corporate/Sales Motivation" category. The AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design, and production of digital communications. The awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP).

NEXT Accelerator offers entrepreneurial manufacturers:

  • Content and video vignettes that provide business-building insights from experts and respected resources. Entrepreneurs can that develop critical business capabilities by accessing best in class tools, templates and business intelligence solutions.
  • A Service Provider Directory that enables entrepreneurs to find highly proven and trusted industry service providers.
  • A Community Forum that offers year-round mentoring. Entrepreneurs can receive reliable answers to critical business.
  • The NEXT Accelerator Entrepreneur Bootcamp fosters valuable education and in-person networking opportunities.
  • The NEXT Accelerator Pitch-Slam is a fun, fast-paced event that lets entrepreneurs pitch their natural product idea to a panel of four leading natural products investors and brand builders, and receive immediate feedback and expert suggestions for improving and refining their idea. Three finalists compete for a $25,000 prize.

"Our unique online tool is helping entrepreneurial manufacturers in the natural products industry take their businesses to the next level and, in doing so, bring more health to more people," said Carlotta Mast, Senior Director of Content and Insights, New Hope Natural Media and the mastermind of NEXT Accelerator.  "We are delighted to have received recognition in both of these award programs for our promotional video. These awards are an acknowledgement of our talented team's hard work and of the dynamic, innovative products New Hope is bringing to the natural products community."

To learn more about NEXT Accelerator and to watch the video, click here.

To join the NEXT Accelerator community, click here.        

About New Hope Natural Media
New Hope Natural Media is the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry, with print, in-person/event, and e-business products and services.

Heather Smith
New Hope Natural Media
Phone: (303) 998-9232

SOURCE New Hope Natural Media