[Atlanta]~ May 7, 2012 – Olympus Media LLC has been named a Gold & Silver winner by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) for the 2012 OBIE Awards, one of the most esteemed prizes in advertising. The OBIE Awards recognize creative excellence in out of home advertising and are the oldest awards program in the advertising industry.
Olympus Media received one of only 12 Gold awards given with 44 agencies competing and hundreds of executions judged by an all-star lineup of industry talent. Olympus was recognized for work in both the Public Service Broadcast and Special Effects category.
“When we were first told we had been nominated in two categories we were overjoyed. Not only was it an absolute honor to win two OBIE's, but to be recognized for the 9-11 Reflect campaign felt even more meaningful,” said Shannon Bromley, Creative Director at Olympus Media LLC. “It was important for us to properly honor the victims and heroes on the 10 year anniversary of the attacks. To be involved in a project that was as moving, heartfelt and collaborative as this, and then to have it recognized by such a talented group of professionals was beyond words.”
“Out of home may be one of the oldest advertising media, but this year’s winners demonstrate its continuing relevance in today’s marketplace,” said Stephen Freitas, OAAA chief marketing officer. “This campaign represents the many ways out of home can connect with consumers on the go each and every day.”
To view the video explaining the inspiration behind the Olympus Media 9-11 campaign, please go to http://www.youtube.com/EngageOlympusMedia
OAAA is the trade association for more than 800 outdoor advertising companies that make up more than 90 percent of the industry’s revenue. For more than 120 years, the association has been dedicated to leading and uniting a responsible outdoor advertising industry that is committed to serving the needs of advertisers, consumers and communities. Outdoor advertising companies generate $6.4 billion annually in ad revenues and donate space to charitable organizations in excess of $400 million each year. For more information please visit www.oaaa.org.
[Atlanta]~ February 21, 2012 – The Atlanta chapter of the American Advertising Federation honored Olympus Media with 8 ADDY Awards at the annual ceremony held the evening of February 16, 2012, receiving more awards than any other Out-Of-Home advertising company.
Olympus Media was recognized for work across numerous categories and took home gold, silver and bronze awards in the Sales Promotion, Out-Of-Home, Public Service Broadcast, Public Service Campaign and Elements of Advertising categories.
“Being honored by the American Advertising Federation for our work across so many categories this year makes me proud to lead such a talented team of creative professionals,” said Shannon Bromley, Creative Director at Olympus Media, LLC. “Our goal is to provide the best creative in the industry for our clients and it is wonderful to be recognized for creative excellence in such a competitive forum.”
The ADDY Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 50,000 entries every year in local ADDY competitions. The mission of the ADDY competition is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising.