American Telemedicine Association Enlists TDC for Conference Branding Assignment

Association looks to upgrade marketing identity for annual conference and tradeshow

Washington, DC, September 7, 2017—It was announced today by David Franek, president and chief creative officer of The Design Channel, that the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has selected the agency to develop a new brand identity for its annual conference and tradeshow event, the largest telehealth conference in the industry. The new identity will be rolled out for promotion of ATA’s next annual conference, which takes place in Chicago April 29–May 1, 2018.

“This is a great opportunity to support an organization that advances a critically important and rapidly growing segment of healthcare,” says Franek. “We look forward to helping ATA establish a conference brand that enables it to stand out among similar events and helps reinforce the conference’s standing as the premier event in its field.”

The assignment will launch with a basic discovery/interview phase with ATA staff and past conference attendees to gather insights and perceptions of past conference branding and identify opportunities for better engagement moving forward. Information from these discussions will then shape the development of a conference logo mark, conference name, conference theme line, and a sub-brand tagline. Following the approval of a final concept, various configurations and versions will be created for specific applications in conference marketing materials.

A style guide will also be established to ensure consistency and appropriate usage in a wide range of marketing communications.

About American Telemedicine Association

The American Telemedicine Association is a non-profit association based in Washington, D.C. with a membership of more than 10,000 healthcare professionals and allied healthcare systems, companies, and agencies. It seeks to support and advance telehealth processes and technologies to improve the quality, equity, and affordability of health care around the world. Its annual conference and tradeshow is the largest of its kind and will be observing its 25th anniversary at the 2018 event.

About TDC

With offices in Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; and Atlanta, Georgia, The Design Channel ( provides a full range of integrated creative services, including branding, marketing communications and advertising, digital content marketing, and broadcast and interactive media.