AIVA Honors Key Medium with a 2018 Davey Awards Silver

NEW YORK, NY, Oct 24, 2018: Key Medium Founder Ali Jaffar and Creative Director Erkan Salhi were honored as 2018 Silver Davey Awards winner for developing a standout brand experience – for a nonprofit college that provides vocational programs for High Priority Occupations in North Philadelphia.

The Workforce Institute’s City College sought Jaffar’s expertise in creating successful digital experiences through digital agency Key Medium to radically rethink their website and brand.

Due to its dramatic overhaul in development, design, branding, and messaging, WFI City College received its second award – a Silver in the Websites – School/University category. Since launch, the site has generated an unprecedented amount of traffic, engagement, and buzz.

WFI City College is a recipient of Key Medium’s Coding For Causes program, which offers discounted web and digital strategy services to nonprofit organizations.

Coding For Causes Nonprofit Grantee is a 2018 Silver Davey Awards Winner!

“This season of the Daveys has once again put the outstanding work that comes from small shops across the globe on display. We are proud to showcase those who utilize flawless execution, groundbreaking technology, and a fresh approach to the thought process to generate amazing content” noted Derek Howard, Executive Director of the AIVA. He added “On behalf of the Davey Awards and our Academy, we want to applaud this year’s entrants for their dedication and commitment to their craft. We offer our congratulations once again to those selected as winners on this and future success.”

To be recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for the 5th time this year and with a Davey Award is a true honor to myself and the entire team. It’s a thrill to collaborate with others who are as passionate about creating great experiences as I am, and the fact that this resulted in award-winning work makes it that much more exciting. It validates the tireless efforts we all put in collectively and I especially would like to recognize Erkan Salhi’s art direction and Destiny Simmons’ design contributions. – Ali Jaffar, CEO

If your organization is in need of a digital makeover, apply for a Coding For Causes Grant. Your nonprofit may be eligible to receive a new website created by the award-winning team at Key Medium.

About Key Medium

Founded in 2014, Key Medium is a premiere digital agency that creates beautiful, branded experiences for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. Key Medium has received praise for spearheading the growth of startup companies and lending affordable expertise and services to Philadelphia charter schools and nonprofit organizations.

Our Commitment to Social Good

At Key Medium, giving back is in our company’s DNA. We dedicate a portion of our time and resources to create digital experiences for awesome causes. We’re currently offering a 2019 Key Medium Coding For Causes Grant for nonprofit organizations in the community development and education space.

Applying is easy. Email and tell us your story.

About the Davey Awards

The Davey Awards is an international creative award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small shops worldwide. The 14th Annual Davey Awards received 3,000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms and public relations firms.

David defeated the mighty Goliath with a big idea and a little rock. That is the sort of thing small agencies do every day. The Davey Awards honors the achievement of the “Creative David’s” where strength comes from ideas, intelligence and out -of-the-box thinking, not a “Giant’s” bankroll. Great work is about fresh ideas and exceptional execution, not the biggest budgets. The Davey levels the playing field so entrants compete with only their peers and can win the recognition they deserve.

The Davey is judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). The AIVA is an invitation-only member-based organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Code and Theory, Condé Nast, Disney, GE, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Microsoft, Tinder, MTV, Push., Publicis, Sesame Workshops, The Marketing Store, Worktank and Yahoo!, and many others. Visit for more information.


Ali Jaffar
Key Medium LLC