DDB's comic and serious sides won over Windy Awards judges who gave the shop a clutch of Best of Show trophies.
DDB took Best of Show in the television and radio categories with its Anheuser-Busch work. It also captured the Best of Show in print for ads on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association. In all, DDB grabbed 24 awards, 11 of them Addys, the most of any agency.
"The Budweiser work was really outstanding," said judge Brian Murphy, an art director at Fallon McElligott, New York. "The 'Whassup True' campaign really just stood out."
Leo Burnett also made a strong showing at the first-ever Windys, sponsored by the Chicago Advertising Federation. The shop took home 19 awards, 10 of them Addys. The Special Judges' award went to No Stinking Badges for a print ad for Chicago's National Public Radio station.
Other judges in the competition were John Schofield, WongDoody, Seattle; Bob Thacker, BBDO Minneapolis; Walt Burns, Cole & Weber, and Bob Moore, Wieden & Kennedy, both Portland, Ore.; Mike Connell, CGN Marketing and Creative Services, Boston; Yvonne Durant, a New York-based consultant; and Robert Giamio, Grey Advertising, Los Angeles. K