PP+K Is Best of the Bay

ATLANTA Pyper Paul + Kenney won 127 Addy awards in the Tampa Bay Advertising Federation competition last week, the shop said.

PP+K’s honors included 63 gold, 55 silver and seven of the 13 Best of the Bay awards, the judges’ prize for copywriting and overall best of show. The work represented 14 different clients.

“What we’re most proud of is the fact that we won awards for fourteen different clients,” said Tom Kenney, executive creative director of the independent Tampa, Fla., shop. “Many times an agency will have a showcase client that they win awards with. We work hard to ensure that every client is a showcase client.”

Paul Daigle, president and director of client strategy at the shop, said the 127 awards was a record for the Tampa Bay Addys. A representative of the TBAF could not be reached for comment.

“As an agency in our infancy, we see the Addys as a stepping stone to larger international competitions,” Daigle said.

PP+K opened two years ago and currently employs 20 people and claims annual billings of more than $30 million. The shop’s clients include Circle K, Sweetbay Supermarket, Outback Steakhouse, the Florida Aquarium, Kash n’ Karry, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the American Heart Association.