Orange County, Calif., has found a home for those ads that didn't quite cut it with the client.
In an effort to help agencies laugh at their misses, the Orange County Ad Club will host the 1st Annual Golden Swirly Awards Gala on Oct. 9 at Peter Samuels Studio in Santa Ana, Calif.
The program will be hosted by partner and creative director Jon Gothold and associate creative director Felipe Bascope from Irvine, Calif.-based dGWB, and co-creative directors Bruce Mayo and Linda Lawrence from Newport Beach, Calif.-based Lawrence & Mayo.
"The purpose of the awards is to clean out all those closets and give everyone in advertising a chance to win," Lawrence said. "Let's face it, not everyone can win a (One Show) Pencil, but anyone in advertising has a shot at a Swirly."
Tickets are $20 for AdClub members and $25 for non-members. Food and beverages will be provided, but be sure to check your pride at the door. --Teresa Buyikian