M/C/C celebrates excellence in creative advertising with three ADDY award wins

Dallas agency earns coveted gold ADDY and two bronze ADDYs in esteemed advertising competition

DALLAS, Feb. 21, 2012 – The 2012 Dallas ADDY Awards show turned out to be a night full of unexpected wins for integrated marketing agency M/C/C. The agency received praise for excellence in creative advertising from its Dallas peers and took home three ADDY awards, including a coveted gold ADDY award for its work on client FairLease’s interactive media banner.

Out of 450 entries, M/C/C was one of only 16 agencies to win the prestigious gold ADDY award. The agency’s award-winning piece for FairLease, a banner campaign titled, “Snap, Point and Wink,” was deemed to be one of the best creative advertising pieces in its category. The agency also received recognition for its creative design work on FairLease’s “Oaths” posters, which earned a bronze ADDY award.

Both the gold and bronze ADDY awards affirm M/C/C’s creative and marketing work on FairLease’s brand. The Dallas-based auto leasing company’s marketing campaign accurately reflects its mission – to offer car shoppers all the information and the power to make the right choices. The gold banner campaign will advance to the American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 10 regional ADDY competition, where it will compete for a chance to go to the national ADDYs.

“The three ADDY award wins are symbolic of the type of innovative and cutting-edge campaigns we create for our clients,” said Todd Brashear, vice president, creative. “They also validate that our work is not only popular among consumers, but among industry peers.”

The agency also took home a bronze ADDY award for its own holiday video e-card, Snow-motion. The piece was entered in the “Advertising Industry Self Promotion: Interactive” category, which is known as one of the most difficult categories to win. The agency was one of only two in Dallas to take home an ADDY award in this category.

“We went out on a creative limb for the production of our holiday card,” said Mike Crawford, president of M/C/C. “From start to finish, the creative team did an excellent job producing the award winning stop-motion video.”

Of course, there was no shortage of talent at this year’s ADDY awards. The sold-out event spotlighted the personal tales of creative woe that lie behind so many great advertisements. There was also an overall trend that included an increase in non-traditional entries, grass roots initiatives and an emphasis on innovation.

“M/C/C was proud to stand beside advertising industry peers and friends as we received our three ADDYs,” said Brashear.

About M/C/C
Dallas-based M/C/C provides marketing, advertising, public relations, Internet marketing, social marketing, video production and research for companies ranging from growing startups to global leaders. Several of M/C/C’s clients dominate their industries, including Texas Instruments, CapRock Communications, CommScope and Chuck E. Cheese’s. The agency’s mantra, “living the unexpected,” has not only helped clients exceed their marketing goals, but has also consistently made M/C/C one of the top PR, social media and ad agencies in Dallas for 25 years. M/C/C’s website is http://mccom.com.

About FairLease
Dallas-based auto leasing provider FairLease has been a welcome surprise for those looking to lease or buy a vehicle by offering leasing and financing options with complete transparency. By providing educational resources to auto shoppers FairLease helps customers feel at-ease about the car shopping and financing process as well as the experience. For more information, visit the FairLease website at http://fairlease.org.