“Biggest ad award” finalist third year in a row

“This is the toughest award in advertising, because it recognizes an agency’s overall creative excellence,” said Chuck Porter, chairman of Crispin Porter + Bogusky. “To win an O’Toole, one hot idea won’t cut it, an agency has got to be the best over and over and over again.”

Duncan/Channon was this year one of only five finalists for the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ O’Toole Award in the Small Agency category, the third consecutive year the agency has been so honored. (See 2009, 2008.) And because, as Chuck said, this so-called “biggest award in advertising” is not just for one client or one piece of work, congratulations are due once more to the entire D/C staff, the best creative, account, media, planning and production team in the business. Or at least top five. And congratulations as well to Mono, who took top honor.

D/C’s 2010 submission included Esurance “Dedicated,” Hard Rock’s Booth Interactive and this spot for WhyHunger.

4As deems D/C top 3

For the second year in a row, Duncan/Channon was honored as one of three finalists in the small agency category for the O’Toole Award, “the biggest award in advertising,” given out by the American Association of Advertising Agencies, advertising’s biggest trade group.

And that ain’t chopped liver.

In fact, according to insiders: “The O’Toole Awards program is known as one of the toughest industry competitions because entry requires that an agency submits a body of work representing different brands.” D/C’s submissions included the Hard Rock memorabilia website and work for Rex Goliath, Sanita and a pro bono campaign for the Western Railway Museum.

In spite of this year’s rare repeat honor, D/C has vowed to rob, steal and murder to get the Number One designation and the prize itself next year. So, congrats to this year’s winner and our fellow honorees. And look out.