Minneapolis Shops Shine At Addys

Chalk it up to the home-court advantage, perhaps, but Minneapolis agencies won a total of 14 Addy awards–second only to New York shops’ haul–when the national awards were presented last week.
Fallon McElligott took home a total of seven Addys for such clients as BMW, Holiday Inn, Miller Lite, Nikon and Time.
Martin/Williams and Hunt Adkins took home three awards each–M/W for the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center and Hunt Adkins for Dublin Productions. Carmichael Lynch won one Addy for its business and trade work for Normark Corp.
The awards were made at the AAF’s national conference in Minneapolis on Saturday. Minneapolis agencies’ total of 14 awards trailed only New York agencies, which tallied a total of 16 awards, including nine for Cliff Freeman and Partners.
Cliff Freeman’s wins included Best of Show in both the print and broadcast categories. The print winner was an ad for Sauza Conmemorativo tequila; the broadcast winner was a TV spot for the Fox Television Network.
Other multiple winners in the Midwest were Leo Burnett, Chicago, which took home three awards for its Altoids campaign; Bozell Worldwide, Southfield, Mich., which won three awards for its Jeep/Eagle and Hush Puppies campaigns; and Glennon in St. Louis, whose Missouri Humane Society work won two awards.
Single award winners in the region were Bill Brokaw Advertising in Cleveland; Bozell Worldwide, Chicago; Core, St. Louis; DDB Needham Chicago; Enlighten in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Hensley Segal Rentschler, Cincinnati; Ketchum Advertising and Marc Advertising, both in Pittsburgh; Lori O’ Projects in Madison, Wis.; and Valentine Radford, Kansas City, Mo.