GSD&M, Stone Ward Lead Region in National Addy Awards

DALLAS GSD&M and Stone Ward are the Southwest region’s top winners of the American Advertising Federation’s national Addy awards.

Omnicom Group’s GSD&M, in Austin, Texas, has won eight golds and 13 silvers. Independent Stone Ward, in Little Rock, Ark., has won one gold and three silvers.

GSD&M won golds for three 7-Eleven TV commercials, “Fingers,” “Gulp Envy” and “Blue Numb”; two Southwest Airlines TV spots, “Fast Food” and “Portrait Studios”; two Air Force print ads, “Jim Crow” and “Civil Rights”; and a Kinko’s collateral poster, “Tree Hugger.”

Stone Ward picked up one gold and two silvers for a print campaign it created for the Arkansas Nature Conservancy. The effort was titled, “Coming Soon, Future Home and Pine Ridge Mall.” The ads featured photos of three protected nature sanctuaries in Arkansas. Another silver recognized a termite and pest poster for Terminix.

Other Southwest agencies that received golds were Dallas’ Square One; Austin’s Makos Advertising, Marketing and Design and Sibley/Peteet Design; New Orleans’ Zehnder Communications; Albuquerque, N.M.-based Rick Johnson and Co.; and El Paso, Texas-based Two Ton Creativity.

Silvers have been awarded to Austin’s SWG&M and Action Figure; Houston’s Limb Design and Six Foot Studios; New Orleans’ Trumpet; Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Funnel Design Group; and Garden Valley, Texas-based Teen Mania Ministries.

The AAF will present the awards on Saturday in Los Angeles. With more than 60,000 entries, the Addy Awards is the nation’s largest advertising competition.