Special Awards Single Out T.J. Maxx, Scott, Soundtrack Duo

Ingalls Advertising celebrated its most successful Hatch performance in recent years. The Boston shop not only took home the second-largest cache of creative prizes, it also cheered on an employee and a longtime client as recipients of special awards.
More than 100 Ingalls staffers sat together in a packed John Hancock Hall and responded with loud cheers and applause every time the agency was mentioned.
Recognized as advertiser of the year was Framingham, Mass.-based retailer T.J. Maxx, an Ingalls client for 20 years. The honor is given to a New England-based company with a track record of using creative advertising to achieve its marketing goals.
The L.E. Sissman award was given to a shocked Diana Scott, senior vice president and managing director of Ingalls One to One Marketing. The award is given to an advertising professional who also has a creative career in the arts. Scott, a violinist, formed the New Philharmonia Orchestra in Newton, Mass., where she performs and serves on the board of overseers.
The Bob Stacy Craftsperson award for outstanding behind-the-scenes work was given to Rick Sweetster and Tom Love, recording engineers at Soundtrack in Boston. “Between them, Rick and Tom have worked for practically every agency in New England and wallpapered Soundtrack’s halls with [New England Broadcasting Association], Hatch, Clio and Mercury awards,” said Woody Kay, who headed up the selection committee.