Cronin Rules CADC Ceremony

For the second time in less than a month, Cronin & Co. has scored top honors at a regional show.

The Glastonbury, Conn., agency took home best of show at the Connecticut Art Directors Club Awards for its “Iron Workers” film trailer produced for The Jimmy Fund. The two-minute piece, which depicts the friendship between cancer patients and iron workers building a research center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, also took top honors at the Advertising Club of Connecticut’s awards in May.

“Iron Workers” also won a single gold at the CADC in the TV Commercial/Individual Spot category.

The awards were held last Thursday at Fairfield University. About 800 entries were submitted, and eight gold and 40 silver awards in 30 categories were awarded. Several special awards were also given.

Single golds went to Cronin; Hanson Carlson; Keiler & Co.; Scot Lefavor; Madrigal; Mintz & Hoke; Tom Fowler Inc.; and Wyant Simboli Group.

The Richard Hess Spirit of Creativity Award went to Keiler for anti-smoking work created for UMass Medical Center. The Judges Award was given to Mintz & Hoke for a Hamilton Sundstrand campaign. Alvin Eisenman, who helped build the design program at Yale University, was inducted into the CADC Hall of Fame.