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Proof Agency Benefits – Go to ACL or stay at office and make charts

Austin-Based Proof Advertising is showing us all how hard it is to be working while your co-workers are enjoying the first day of the ACL music festival – If you are stuck at teh office, you might as well have some fun: (Thanks to Craig Mikes, Proof’s Creative Director, for sending me these extremely important charts.)

Kolar is now Proof

Austin-based Kolar Advertising, which was founded by Rhonda and Mike Kolar in 1989 has been sold to Kolar’s GM Bryan Christian and now has a new name. Proof Advertising. Rhonda plans to act as a consultant to Proof while Mike plans to pursure other interests. Bryan is currently pursuing more new business and was recently quoted as saying “Proof expects to have an announcement in about two weeks about winning a regional piece of business, a new retail client that would add about $8.5 million in billings for the agency.” He is also worried that some blogger is going to spoof the new name by calling the agency Poof. Ok, I made that last part up and they are not going to just disappear. Congrats to the Kolars on their 20 plus years of great work and to Bryan for taking the business into the future.

Austin Ad Agencies and Fed Win Awards

Subject: Incredible night for Austin Ad Fed

Austin Ad Fed won four district club achievement awards tonight!

But wait there’s more!


District 10 ADDY winners:
Gold – Public Service Invitation – Derby Day – First Tee of Greater Austin
Silver – Direct B to B or Consumer – Californians Guide to Austin – Austin Chamber of Commerce
Bronze – Self Promotion Non Traditional – Twitter Birds
Bronze – Stationery Package – Multi Function Clear BC – Risher Fine Homes
Bronze – Public Service Campaign – 2009 Poster – Hill Country Ride for AIDS
Bronze – Public Service Mixed Media Campaign – 2009 Campaign – Hill Country Ride for AIDS

Gold – Online Campaign – Amazing Stories – State Farm
Silver – Online Campaign – Harvey Knows Best – State Farm
Silver – Webisodes – Harvey Knows Best/Post Workout – State Farm
Silver – Webisodes – Harvey Knows Best/Weight Control – State Farm
Silver – Logo – Run for the Water – The Gazelle Foundation
Bronze – Webisodes – Harvey Knows Best/Family Reunions – State Farm

McGarrah Jessee
Special Judges Award – Shiner ACL Campaign – Spoetzel Brewery
Gold – Mixed Media Local Consumer – Shiner ACL Campaign – Spoetzel Brewery
Gold – Self Promotion Interactive – Website – McGarrah Jessee
Bronze – National TV Consumer Products – 100 Bottle Salute – Spoetzel Brewery
Bronze – Packaging Campaign – Shiner Smokehaus – Spoetzel Brewery

Milkshake Media
Gold – Special Event Announcement – Brand Story Launch Announcement – Populous
Silver – Mixed Media Local Consumer – The High Ball Integrated Campaign – Alamo Drafthouse
Bronze – Online Campaign – My Co-Op Rocks Campaign – National Cooperative Grocers Association

The Ampersand Agency
Silver – Non Traditional – Craving Parking Meter Flyer – Gatti’s Pizza
Silver – Micro Site – Gatti’s Jingle – Gatti’s Pizza
Bronze – Poster – Radio Seattle – ESPN

Special Judges Award – Boot Elves – Heritage Boot
Gold – Mixed Media Local- Boot Elves – Heritage Boot
Gold – Non Traditional Campaign – Boot Elves Guerilla – Heritage Boot
Gold – Online Games – Boot Elves – Heritage Boot
Gold – Mixed Media Local – Part Artwork/Part Footwear- Heritage Boot
Silver – Micro Site – Boot Elves – Heritage Boot
Silver – Online Campaign – Boot Elves Online – Heritage Boot
Silver – Illustration Campaign – Boot Elves – Heritage Boot
Bronze – Specialty Adv – Boot Elves T’s- Heritage Boot

GSD&M Idea City
Best Of Show – Z4 Integrated Campaign – BMW
Gold – Consumer/Trade Spread Color – Z4 Teaser – BMW
Gold – Consumer/Trade Spread Color – Z4 Overhead – BMW
Gold – Consumer/Trade Campaign Color – Z4 Expression of Joy Print – BMW
Gold – Cinema In Theater Spots – Z4 Expression of Joy Cinema – BMW
Gold – Consumer/Trade Campaign Color – Pet Doors, Hands, Cars – Southwest Airlines
Gold – National TV Campaign – Miss Dmitra, Cooking Class, Whale – Kohler
Gold- Micro Sites – Switching Seats – US Air Force
Gold- Micro Sites – Echo Zulu – US Air Force
Gold- Micro Sites – Project Supercar – US Air ForceGold- Micro Sites – Basic Military Training – US Air Force
Gold – Mobile Marketing – Z4 Iphone App – BMW
Gold – Mixed Media National Consumer – Z4 Integrated Campaign – BMW
Gold – Mixed Media National Consumer – Project Supercar Integrated Campaign- US Air Force
Silver – Consumer/Trade Full Page Color – Pet Doors – Southwest Airlines
Silver – Banners Pop-ups Screensavers – Cirque Dineer & Dreams – Norwegian Cruise Lines
Silver – Banners Pop-ups Screensavers – Rappeler – Norwegian Cruise Lines
Bronze – Consumer/Trade Spread Color – Mad Men Insert – BMW
Bronze – National TV Consumer Products – Miss Dmitra – Kohler

Latin Works
Gold – National TV Consumer Products – LLama – Mars/Starburst

Sherry Matthews
Silver – Self Promotion Interactive – Grodek Family Holiday Card Sibley/Peteet
Bronze – Poster Campaign – Traffic Safety Posters – TXDOT Arts + Labor
Silver – Online Campaign – Macspeech Internet Campaign – Wright IMC

The Mad House
Gold – Packaging Campaign – Labels – Freetail Brewing

TKO Advertising
Bronze – Non Traditional – Guerilla Guitars – Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau UT Students
Silver – Interactive Website – Redbox
Bronze – Mixed Media Campaign – Ray Ban