Regional Competitions Honor Creative Work

Zero Base Advertising took home Best of Show honors from the Addy Awards in Columbus, Ohio, one of several recent regional advertising competitions.
In addition to the top honor–garnered for its work for Bite Golf shoes–Dublin, Ohio-based Zero Base won 21 Addys and a Judge’s Choice award (for WWCD-FM), giving the 8-year-old shop the most awards for the evening. HMS Partners ranked second with 12 Addys, plus the Documented Success award (for Nationwide insurance work) and a Judge’s Choice award (given for a campaign for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield).
In Kansas City, Mo., Barkley Evergreen & Partners, Bernstein-Rein and Kuhn & Wittenborn Advertising each won nine Omni awards at the Advertising Club of Kansas City’s recent ceremony. Barkley Evergreen won Best of Show for its work for the Kansas City Downtown Bike Patrol. K&W won Best of Newspaper for its work for Kansas City’s B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ.
Two agencies shared the Best of Show award at the 1998 Nebraska Addys. Bailey Lauerman & Associates’ poster for the 1997 Lincoln Marathon and a TV spot from T-Bone Films for Beatrice National Bank were the co-winners.
Winning Silver Medal awards recognizing their contributions to the advertising profession were Timothy Sickinger, who recently retired as general manager of Bozell’s Omaha office, and Steve Armbruster, partner at Lincoln agency On the Spot Creative.
In Chicago, Target Stores’ spring and fall fashion campaigns, created by Peterson Milla Hooks, Minneapolis, were judged Best of Show at the Retail Advertising Conference. Milwaukee-based Laughlin/Constable’s work for Carson Pirie Scott & Co. won the Television Bureau of Advertising’s Innovative Television Retailer award, while William Eisner Associates of Hales Corner, Wis., won the Peter Glen Public Service Award for a campaign against domestic violence.