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ATL's Creative Elite Gather for American Advertising Awards

Buckhead-based BBDO and Midtown's Van Winkle + Pearce score big at the event formerly known as the ADDY’s.

Brittney Williams of Van Winkle + Pearce takes a picture of award winning ad campaign. Credit: Special
Brittney Williams of Van Winkle + Pearce takes a picture of award winning ad campaign. Credit: Special

Last month, Atlanta’s creative community gathered at Puritan Mill for the Atlanta Ad Club’s American Advertising Awards formerly know as the ADDY’s. 

The event kicked off with a cocktail reception displaying all of the evening’s winning work then moved on to the big show. The city’s creative leaders were here to see what firms are doing the best work in Atlanta. 

At the end of the evening, Buckhead-based BBDO took home the most awards at 30, including Best of Show for their “it’s Not Complicated” campaign for AT&T. 

Other big winners for the evening included Atlanta independent Van Winkle +Pearce with 27 awards, Bruner with 14, Sapient Nitro with 8, 22 Squared with 7 and JWT with 6. Gold and Silver awarded work will move on to district competition then to the nationals.

Alex Van Winkle, president of Midtown's Van Winkle + Pearce, said, “I thought this years work was some of the best I have seen from the market. We are really proud of our results in a show of this caliber.”

The Atlanta Ad Club serves the Greater Atlanta advertising community. With more than 300 members and an affiliation with the American Advertising Federation, the organization provides its members with opportunities to learn, network, and showcase their best work.

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