Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Media Winners Include: MediaCom, Colle+McVoy, Hill Holliday, Grupo Gallegos; Creative Winners Include: BBDO, BBH New York, mono

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- (Marketwire) -- Winners of the 2013 4A's O'Toole Awards for Creative and Media Excellence were announced at the association's annual conference, Transformation 2013: The Idea Effect at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency.

In the first year that the O'Toole Awards are recognizing media excellence, Lisa Donohue, CEO, Starcom USA, helped the 4A's announce the Media Award winners on Tuesday, March 12:

Large Media Agency: MediaCom
Mid-Sized Media Agency: Colle+McVoy and Hill Holliday (tie)
Small Media Agency: Grupo Gallegos

Chuck Porter, Chairman, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, and Susan Credle, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett, announced the creative agency winners Monday, March 11:

O'TooleBox: BBDO New York
Large Creative Agency: BBDO New York
Mid-Sized Media Agency: BBH New York
Small Media Agency: mono

In another O'Toole Awards first, Collective is a founding sponsor of the Media Awards and will donate $30,000 to the 4A's Foundation, which uses funds to underwrite scholarships for multi-cultural students. And, each winner will receive $10,000 for a charity of their choice.

"The O'Toole Awards are extremely competitive, and a best-in-class representation of an agency's entire catalogue of work," said 4A's President-CEO Nancy Hill. "Not only are the media and creative winners setting the bar for our industry, they are helping fuel future talent with the donated proceeds. That money will help pay it forward by funding scholarships for multicultural students pursuing careers in advertising." Since 1991, the O'Toole Awards have recognized the highest level of excellence for an agency's body of work on behalf of multiple clients, with entries open to creative agencies of all sizes, including international agencies. In 2013, the 4A's added a category for media planning and buying excellence.

A complete list of 2013 finalists can be found here.

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