Burnett wins Agency of the Year from AAA

Congratulations to our friends at Leo Burnett and mcgarrybowen. Each agency took home three Gold statues from the American Advertising Awards which were announced April 28 virtually.

Oh, and the agency at 35 West Wacker also took home “Agency of the Year.” Well done.

Both agencies also took home awards in the “Best of” categories. mcgarry for Blue Cross and Blue Shied, Fostermore, and Hershey’s. Burnett for Feeding America and RepresentUs.

Hosted by Edelman’s EVP and President of the Chicago Ad Federation, Richard Roche, the 18th annual awards kicked off with a heartfelt message from Roche who addressed the current COVID-19 situation, while acknowledging great work being done by Chicago agencies and brands. Watch below:

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2020 Agency of the Year 

Leo Burnett

2020 Client of the Year


Best Of Categories

Best of Sales & Marketing: mcgarrybowen for Blue Cross Blue Shield’s “Tots for Shots”

Best of Elements of Advertising: Leo Burnett for Feeding America’s “I Am Hunger in America”

Best of Cross Platform: Weber Shandwick for DOVE Chocolate’s “She’s in Business”

Best of Online Interactive: Leo Burnett for RepresentUs’ “Ugly Gerry”

Best of Out-of-Home & Ambient Media: mcgarrybowen for Fostermore’s “Donate Your Small Talk”

Best of Print Advertising: Digitas for Whirlpool Global Headquarters’ “Sexiest Appliance Alive”

Best of Film, Video & Sound: mcgarrybowen for The Hershey Company’s “Reese’s Take 5 Rock”

Gold Winners

BurrellComcastVisions of King
Leo Burnett ChicagoRepresentUsUgly Gerry
Leo Burnett ChicagoKellogg’sAll Together Cereal
Leo Burnett ChicagoFeeding AmericaI Am Hunger in America
mcgarrybowenThe Hershey CompanyReese’s Take 5 “Rock”
mcgarrybowenFostermoreDonate Your Small Talk
mcgarrybowenUnited States Tennis AssociationUSTA Women Worth Watching
Weber ShandwickDOVE ChocolateShe’s in Business

Silver Winners

Camp+KingPapa John’s“Better Day” Campaign Launch 2019
DigitasAmerican Heart AssociationMissed.Strokes
gyroMake – a – WishMake – a – Wish
mcgarrybowenThe Hershey CompanyHeartwarming the World
The SpecialistsIllinois Holocaust MuseumNotorious RBG

Bronze Winners

DigitasWhirlpool Global HeadquartersSexiest Appliance Alive
Energy BBDOAmerican Egg BoardDinner Eggs
gyroGrant ThorntonPurple Paladin
gyroTransamericaWrite the Next Chapter
mcgarrybowenBlue Cross Blue ShieldTots for Flu Shots
mcgarrybowenKraft Foods NUT-rition: The PayGap Is Nuts
PACO CommunicationsBlue Cross Blue Shield of TexasMyBlue Health
Two by FourTimberTechPrison

SOURCE: Chicago Ad Federation