Business Briefs

February 23, 2013 

SARASOTA -- More than 100 ADDY Awards were presented this week to businesses and agencies from Bradenton to Naples.

Given by the American Advertising Federation, ADDYs honor creative excellence in advertising.

Ringling College Design Center won 14 Gold and 3 Silver ADDY Awards, along with 2 AMY Awards and a Judges' Choice honor, in two categories: Advertising for Arts & Sciences and Elements of Advertising.

Miles Media won a total of 5 Gold and 7 Silver ADDY Awards, along with a Judges' Choice honor in Collateral Materials and Digital Advertising for clients ranging from Pinellas County to Delaware and Arizona.

The Best of Show ADDY was presented to Sherri Morrison Creative Design for Collateral Materials promoting the Community School of Naples' Angel Ball - Year of the Dragon. In addition to two Gold ADDY Awards and an AMY Award for that campaign, the agency won a Silver ADDY for an Elements of Advertising entry.

NOISE won 6 Gold and 17 Silver ADDY Awards, and an AMY Award, for entries in Advertising for Arts & Sciences and several other categories.

Clarke Advertising and Public Relations won one Gold and 6 Silver ADDY Awards in various categories, and their marketing materials for Diamond Vault won the People's Choice Award.

Nickel Communications won 7 awards, and Grapevine Communications and Michael Saunders & Co. each won 6 awards.

Other multiple award winners include: Boost Studio, Coldwell Banker, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Bealls Department Stores Inc., DerigoDesign, Knight Marketing, Mark Palmer Photography, and Milestone Marketing Associates. Additional ADDY awards were won by AAF-Suncoast, Alex Stafford Photography, Digital Image Business Solutions, FCCI Insurance Group, Grand Incentives Inc., SOURCE Theatre and Video Productions, The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and The Out-of-Door Academy.

Couture comes to South Florida Museum

BRADENTON -- The South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, is hosting "Couture in the Courtyard" presented by Hancock Bank.

The fourth annual luncheon and fashion show will be held March 4 in the Museum's outdoor Spanish Courtyard. The event begins at 11 a.m. and will include a champagne reception and luncheon catered by Michael's on East. Saks Fifth Avenue will put on the fashion show. The event also offers a raffle with packages worth hundreds of dollars.

Couture in the Courtyard sponsors and underwriters include Hancock Bank as Presenting Sponsor, Gold Sponsor Saks Fifth Avenue, and Silver Sponsors, Jeanie & Sandy Kirkpatrick and Mosaic.

Table sponsors include Kim Boyd, C1 Bank, Center

Montessori School, Fawley-Bryant, Florida Power and Light, Sabal Trust, Jeannie Slater, SunTrust Bank, Susan Wilcox and Elaine Steinfurth & Mary Bea Collins. Underwriters and media sponsors include Boost Studio, Betsy Johnston, Michael's On East, Dr. Peter Mattina, Pittsburgh Pirates/Bradenton Marauders, Lester Rice, Signature Sotheby's International Realty, Snead Island Boat Works, Yellow Strawberry Hair and Makeup Salon, Bradenton Herald and METV.

Couture in the Courtyard has a few single seats remaining. For information or reservations contact Brynne Anne Besio at 941-746-4131, ext. 18 or

­-- Herald staff reports

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