MGH Wins Best in Show Award for OLD BAY Work for Second Consecut

03.11.16 / MGH Press Release

The agency also received the most awards of any agency – eight Gold and two Silver awards – at the 42nd annual ADDY Awards hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Baltimore

BALTIMORE (March 11, 2016) – MGH, a full-service marketing communications agency, today announced it won 10 awards – the most of any agency in Baltimore – in addition to taking home the coveted Best in Show award for the second year in a row for its OLD BAY HOT launch newspaper ad at last night's ADDY awards, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation of Baltimore (AAFB). This marks the fifth time in eight years the agency has won the evening’s top prize.

The agency received eight Gold and two Silver awards for creative excellence on advertising campaigns conducted on behalf of clients OLD BAY and The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille. Gold awards will move on to the District II ADDYs competition, which features work from agencies throughout the region, including New York and Washington, D.C. Last year, MGH received Gold ADDYs at both the regional and national levels for a two-page print ad it created for OLD BAY's 75th anniversary, which featured an image of crabs atop a newspaper full of fake, OLD BAY-infused news.

"We are thrilled to have received Best in Show for the second year in a row for our work on behalf of OLD BAY, and to have received the Best in Show prize five times out of the last eight years," said Jane Goldstrom, president and chief operating officer of MGH. "This recognition is a testament to our talented team’s ability to consistently produce and execute out-of-the-box ideas that get noticed and drive results for our clients, who allow us to do amazing work."

The 2016 MGH ADDY Award winners are as follows:

  • Newspaper Full Page – Single Unit: OLD BAY HOT Launch Print (Gold/Best in Show)
  • Magazine Full Page – Single Unit: OLD BAY HOT Launch Print (Gold)
  • Single Installation: OLD BAY Flight Info Display Build-out (Gold)
  • Multiple – Installations: OLD BAY Airport Signage (Gold)
  • Out-Of-Home Campaign: Greene Turtle Train Station Signage (Gold)
  • Out-Of-Home Campaign: Greene Turtle Football Campaign (Gold)
  • Consumer Campaign – Local: OLD BAY Can-vert Integrated Campaign (Gold)
  • Consumer Campaign – Local: OLD BAY HOT Launch Campaign (Gold)
  • Online/Interactive Campaign: OLD BAY HOT Launch Banner Campaign (Silver)
  • Guerilla Marketing – Single Occurrence: OLD BAY Jetway (Silver)

The ADDY competition is the industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year in local ADDY competitions. Gold winners from the show will automatically move on to the regional District II competition, competing with agencies from Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. A win at the District level guarantees moving on to the National ADDY competition.

About MGH

Based in Baltimore, MGH is an integrated marketing and communications agency offering advertising, public relations, media planning/buying, creative design and production, interactive (design, strategy, development and marketing), market research, direct response, relationship marketing and social media marketing.

MGH maintains a diverse client base spanning multiple industries. Current clients include MASN, McCormick/OLD BAY, M&T Bank, Bray & Scarff, The Greene Turtle Franchising Corporation, Ocean City, Md., Department of Tourism, Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., Great American Cookies, Marble Slab Creamery, Pretzelmaker, ZIPS Dry Cleaners and University of Maryland Medical System.

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