Diet Pepsi tops Commercial Closet awards

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A few weeks ago we wrote about the nominees for Commercial Closet’s 2006 Images in Advertising Awards, which honor outstanding representations of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community in advertising. The votes are in, and DDB’s “Guy Watcher” spot for Diet Pepsi, featuring Carson Kressley, has walked off with the award for Outstanding Commercial. The PFLAG ad with Ben Affleck, which we ran with the earlier post, won for Outstanding Print/Outdoor-Mainstream. As we mentioned before, the turnaround mainstream advertiser of the year award and the “Clean Up Your Act Notice” were kept secret until May 23 event. Those awards went to T-Mobile and Nabisco, respectively. Check out all the award winners here.

—Posted by Tim Nudd