Eisner Wins 4A’s O’Toole Award

ATLANTA Eisner Communications won the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ 2005 O’Toole Award for midsize shops at the organization’s annual Management Conference in Bermuda last week.

The independent Baltimore shop beat DDB Los Angeles and DDB Chicago for the award. DDB Los Angeles was named the runner-up.

The award recognizes creative excellence in a broad range of categories, including print, broadcast, outdoor, interactive and direct mail. Shops competing for the award are divided into three categories: large, midsize and small. MDC Partners’ Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Miami won in the large agency category and Minneapolis independent Clarity Coverdale Fury won the small shop award.

“For an agency our size, this is a remarkable achievement,” said Stephen Etzine, executive creative director at Eisner. “We’ve been steadily improving our work and ensuring a consistent level of quality for our clients. It’s great to be recognized by our peers.”

The work Eisner submitted for the award included campaigns for the Maryland State Lottery, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Lenox and Freedom Point.