Best of the Atlanta Addy Awards

Sawyer Compton Riley got the golds, but Huey/Paprocki and WestWayne had the big numbers.

At last Sunday’s Atlanta Addy presentation ceremony, held at the Apparel Mart’s Fashion Theater, Sawyer counted 13 golds among its 18 awards. Executions for CNN and the Atlanta Ballet were big winners.

Ron Huey and Joe Paprocki, principals of Huey/Paprocki in Atlanta, continued their winning ways of last year. They grabbed 37 Addys, including eight golds.

WestWayne, under the guidance of creative director Luke Sullivan, received 27 Addys. The collection included seven golds. The bad news was that three of those golds were for American Cyanamid, a company that no longer exists.

This year’s Addy ceremony also included the Silver Medal Award, which was presented to Larry Smith, chief executive officer of Larry Smith and Associates.

Ad industry veteran Mike Turner, founder and chairman of Turner Fernandez Turner, was honored with the Austin P.Kelley Lifetime A-chievement Award, after an impassioned appeal delivered to the judges by Rudy Fernandez.

A few generations removed, Debra Searcy, director of client services at Cole Henderson Drake, was named the winner of the Young Advertising Professional Award.

Among the bigger shops, BBDO South won three golds, J. Walter Thompson earned one silver, and Fitzgerald and Ogilvy & Mather received one citation apiece.