(Lafayette, La.) – BBR is the winner of eight American Advertising Awards, including six Gold awards and two Silver awards, presented by Lafayette’s American Advertising Federation chapter, AAF Acadiana. Additionally, three individual achievements were awarded to BBR employees: a Special Judges Award, Electronic Producer of the Year and the competition’s top honor, the Silver Medal Award. The award ceremony was held at Warehouse 535 on Saturday, March 4.
The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest competition. Each year, over 40,000 pieces of work from advertising agencies are entered into local AdFed chapter competitions across the country. Winners, chosen by a panel of judges, are recognized for their creative excellence in advertising.
The Acadiana ceremony’s highest honor was bestowed upon Monica Hebert, BBR’s Director of Media Services and 23-year veteran of the marketing industry. This award recognizes a leader in the community who has made outstanding contributions to advertising as well as areas of social concern. A past president of AdFed Acadiana, Hebert also sits on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana, helps run the UL Foundaton’s Cajun Cooking Club and is a member of the Ragin’ Cajun Athletic Foundation’s Cultivation Committee. In a speech given by chapter president, Blake Lagneaux, Hebert was recognized for her fearless negotiating, commitment to her community and dedication to helping others.
Partner and Chief Creative Officer Cathi Pavy said, “As we celebrate 20 years in business, I couldn’t be more proud of the extraordinary team we’ve assembled and the work they’ve created.”
BBR received six Gold awards for the following work:
- Poster – Single Unit: Latte Art Throwdown, created for Rêve Coffee Roasters
- Card, Invitation or Announcement Campaign: Viola-Gott Wedding Invitation
- Invitation or Announcement: C. Wolf Barber Flyer, created for C. Wolf Barber
- Business-to-Business Website: Trapolin-Peer Architects Website, created for Trapolin-Peer Architects
- Social Media, Campaign: Cajun Country Rice Social Media, created for Cajun Country Rice
- Logo Design: Saint Luc Logo, created for Saint Luc French Immersion and Cultural Campus
The agency also took home two silver awards for its work on the Honeybaked Ham Catalog and BBR’s holiday card landing page. A Special Judges Award for illustration was presented to Senior Art Director Burton Durand for his work on Rêve’s Latte Art Throwdown poster. Finally, Digital Marketing Director Daniel Kedinger was recognized as Electronic Producer of the Year for his work in digital production and strategy.
BBR is an award-winning brand communications agency providing organizations and businesses with creative solutions that help increase brand awareness and grow business. In 2016, the agency ranked #1,647 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies. More information is available at BBRCreative.com.