It's Addy season in the Midwest, and shops in six markets received accolades for their work.
For the second year, Bates USA Midwest in Indianapolis won best of show for two Indianapolis Colts TV spots at that city's Addys.
It also marks the fourth time in five years Bates has won in that category, said Marcia Stone, Bates' executive creative director. The agency won a total of 12 Addys.
Young & Laramore grabbed the most Addys—79—breaking its previous year's record of 39. Also, the shop won two judges awards.
Other top Indianapolis winners were Caldwell VanRiper/MARC with 13 Addys and Publicis Indianapolis with 11.
Loren/Allen/Odioso in Cincinnati won best of show for its "Angel" TV and print campaign for the Hamilton County Department of Human Services.
It's the first best of show win for the eight-year-old shop. The campaign promotes foster care, said Maurine Vogele, Loren/Allen/-Odioso's president.
Other top winners in Cincinnati were HSR Business to Business, with 15 Addys, Northlich garnered nine, and The Creative Department grabbed seven.
In Kansas City, Mo.'s Omni awards, John Q. Harrington's freelance agency, Black Box, took home best of show for a public service print ad for KC Dial-a-Prayer. Sullivan Higdon & Sink took home 57 awards, followed by Barkley Evergreen & Partners, which received 40.
In St. Louis, Simmons Durham won best of show in TV for overseas spots on behalf of Jack Daniels, one of the agency's 21 Addys. Best of show in print went to Fuse Advertising for a campaign behind the federal Operation Ceasefire program. Fuse won an additional 18 Addys. Rogers Townsend for the second year took home the most Addys with 28. D'Arcy grabbed 17 awards and Waylon Ad, 16.
Bill Brokaw Advertising in Cleveland dominated the awards show in that city with two of its entries tying for best of show. The winners were a calendar for MACTac and outdoor and radio for the Crooked River Brewery. Brokaw has won best of show four years in a row and this year also took home the most awards with 33. Second was Marcus Thomas with 24 Addys, then Nesnadny & Schwartz with 18.
Steam Advertising and Design swept the show at the Ann Arbor Ad Club Addy awards, with 37 wins, including best of show for its Continental Basketball Association work.
Other winners include Fitch, with 10 awards, and Fry Multimedia, with four awards.