Top prizes to two diverse agencies

PENCILS? DDB and Leo Burnett, high-ranking winners in every competition they enter, were the only Chicago agencies to win prestigious Pencil Awards from New York’s One Show honoring creative excellence in advertising.

DDB won a gold and silver for Anheuser-Busch and Burnett took home a silver and bronze for the U.S. Army. The two Michigan Avenue biggies won out of a field of 12,900 tough competitors from 54 countries.

AND POLLIES. Three Pollie awards from the American Assn. of Political Consultants for political/public affairs advertising went to Adelstein & Associates’ producer/director Carey Lundin and Eric Adelstein.

They won top prize for an Illinois judicial race; third for the Illinois Secretary of State Organ Donor Program, and honorable mention for an Illinois Environmental Protection agency. Winners were chosen from 80-plus categories.

And for icing on the cake: A Lundin/Edelstein spot, “Lessons,” was one of the 150 “Bush in 30 Seconds”?spots selected out of 1,500 in a MoveOn.org competition. See it on www.bushin30seconds.org.

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