Farmington, Conn., Agency Is Honored for Self-Promotion Effort
BOSTON–Keiler & Co. last week emerged as the big winner at the 25th annual Connecticut Art Directors Club Awards.
The Farmington, Conn., agency captured the best of show prize, along with Sean Kernan Studio, Stony Creek, Conn., for “Among Trees,” a collaborative self-promotional piece developed with Allied Printing.
In addition, the Keiler Web site was chosen for the Richard Hess Spirit of Creativity Award, given each year for work showing innovation and excellence in concept.
The site and self-promotional effort also each earned the agency two gold prizes.
The event, held Tuesday at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., drew several hundred attendees.
Forty-five entries were honored in the competition, which recognizes Connecticut’s advertising and design professionals in 52 categories.
Sean Kernan walked away with four gold awards, including two for “Among Trees” in the business-to-business brochure and photography categories; one for photography for its self-promotional piece “The Secret Books”; and one for a brochure developed for the Harvard College Library.
Work for Pratt & Whitney earned Mintz & Hoke, Avon, Conn., two gold prizes. The shop was honored for an individual business-to-business ad called “Grasshopper,” and for a series of three business-to-business spots that included the “Grasshopper” execution.
Happy Dog, Norwalk, Conn., won two golds for an ad called “Millus” created for the New York Foundling Hospital. The shop was honored both for individual institutional/corporate/public service and for outdoor transit advertising.
Lanny Nagler Photography, Hartford, Conn., won a gold prize for photography for a poster developed for TheaterWorks called “The Beauty Queen of Leeanei.” Group C, New Haven, Conn., won a gold for the book “Gnostic Architecture,” for architect Eric Owen Moss.
Judges included designer Nancy Skolos and photographer Tom Wedell, the husband-and-wife team of Skolos Wedell, Canton, Mass.; Mick O’Brien, vice president and co-creative director at Allen & Gerritsen, Watertown, Mass.; and Leslie Evans of Leslie Evans Design in Portland, Maine.
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