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#winning: NDP Duo Collects Top Industry Honor.

Dubuque, Neathawk take home the cannonball

Two veterans of the local ad scene were among those honored at this year’s Richmond Show, the annual awards show of the Richmond Ad Club.

Susan Dubuque and Roger Neathawk, founders of the agency ND&P, now known as ndp, were awarded the Mike Hughes Ad Person of the Year award, presented annually to recognize achievement in the industry.


Neathawk and Dubuque accept their award. Photo courtesy ndp.

Dubuque and Neathawk were recognized for the recently rebranded ndp’s three decades’ worth of campaigns, including last year’s pro bono multimedia campaign for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibit, “Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art and Tradition.” The campaign culminated with the agency’s building at 1 E. Cary St. being “tattooed” with a Japanese art-inspired mural.

The pair founded the agency in 1984, later acquiring the Roanoke-based Packett Group in 2004 to create Neathawk, Dubuque and Packett, or ND&P. Just a week before the show, the agency dropped the ampersand, adopted a new logo and renamed itself ndp. 

“Their contributions to the advertising industry and our community are so important,” Dick said in a release. “Roger and Susan have dedicated their lives and the resources of their firm to improving the lives and well-being of others, especially those in the nonprofit sector.” 

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