Leave Cannoli, Take The Addys

Producers of this year’s Addy awards competition in Atlanta took a page from the Don Corleone school of persuasion. The flier inviting practitioners
to participate carried this message: “The following is a list of acceptable excuses for missing this year’s Addy show. No. 1. You’re dead.”
Among those who took the hint and won big at last Saturday night’s ceremony
were Atlanta shops Huey/Paprocki (10 golds), Austin Kelley Advertising (nine golds) and Sawyer Riley Compton (five golds, plus the best of show print kudo).
The city’s two advertising schools–The Portfolio Center and The Creative Circus–each walked off with eight gold awards. Additionally, the former secured the student best of show honor, while the latter received a judges’ award.
EAI of Atlanta also landed a judges’ award.
No best of show prize was presented in the broadcast category.
There is no report on the health, or lack thereof, for those in the local advertising community who opted to skip the show.
–Jim Osterman