- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 21, 2004

Arnold Worldwide cleaned up at the Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington’s Addy awards Saturday.

No other competitor came close to Arnold’s whopping 44 Addy awards for its creative work with such clients as Amtrak, HealthNow and BearingPoint. The McLean ad agency also won the overall Best of Show and the Best of Category-Print award for its work with Colonial Williamsburg.

In addition, Arnold walked away with 36 Citation of Excellence awards. In total, Arnold submitted 93 entries to the competition and went home with 82 awards.

Adworks had the next strongest showing with eight Addys and 30 Citations of Excellence. The District-based agency was recognized for its work with clients such as Hair Cuttery, the Aluminum Can Council and Virginia Hospital Center.

Porter Novelli, based in the District, won six Addys and eight Citations of Excellence for its creative work with clients such as the Washington D.C. Convention & Tourism Corp., the March of Dimes and the American Forest & Paper Association.

The Dan Rosenthal Co. received four Addys and 10 Citations of Excellence, while Fuszion Collaborative won four Addys and eight Citations of Excellence. Davis & Co. won four Addys and seven Citations of Excellence and White & Baldacci won four Addys and six Citations of Excellence.

The Best of Category-Collateral award went to Smarteam Communications Inc. for its work with the Robert R. Nathan Foundation. Smarteam also won another Addy and two Citations of Excellence. The Best of Category-Broadcast award went to the Richards Group for its “Go RVing” campaign. The Richards Group also won four other Addys.

In total, 110 Addys and 218 Citations of Excellence were handed out to 64 winning companies and ad agencies at a ceremony at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel.

The advertising club received 933 entries, compared with 780 entries last year.

The winners will move on to the regional Addy competition, where they will compete against entries from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Those winners then move on to the national competition, and the winners there will be announced at a ceremony in June in Dallas.

In other news …

• The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. is looking for a new ad agency to begin working with the luxury hotel chain at the end of this year. The deadline for proposals is April 2. Account billings are $10 million to $15 million annually. Incumbent Sawyer, Riley, Compton will work on the account through the end of the year.

• Randall Hagner, a D.C. real estate firm, has hired Bethesda-based Walczy Hamilton Tran Meyers to create a brand initiative and provide marketing support for the firm’s 100th-anniversary celebration. The Bethesda ad agency will develop both business-to-business and consumer awareness advertising, which is expected to break in the spring.

• Strategic Communications Group Inc., a public relations agency in Silver Spring, has renewed annual communications agreements with Americom Government Services Inc. and Microspace Communications Corp.

Donna De Marco can be reached at 202/636-4884.Advertising & Marketing runs every other Monday.

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