Texas shops were among the stars at the recent national Addy Awards presented by the American Advertising Federation.
GSD&M in Austin, Texas, won the most awards locally, with ads for the Peace Council (public services/electronic media), SBC Communications (consumer services/television) and Zilker Park (arts advertising/collateral) being cited.
DDB Dallas won two consumer product awards for television and magazine ads for McIlhenny Co., maker of Tabasco hot sauce.
Other winners were: The Center for the Persuasive Arts, San Antonio, for a local TV campaign for Sylvania Alamo Bowl; Human Code, Austin, for its own online advertising; McCann-Erickson Southwest, Houston, for Texas Tourism (public service/electronic media); Stan & Lou Advertising, Houston, for a public service campaign on neurofibromatosis; and The MAD House, Austin, for a Cook's Sure Shot point-of-sale promotion.
Texans were also represented on the judging panel by Heberto Gutierrez, chairman and CEO of Inventiva, San Antonio, and Lewis Glaser, owner and creative director of Wet Paper Bag, Fort Worth. Stephen Rogers, president of Bates Southwest, Houston, served as committee chairman.