Graphis magazine, it was announced today, will be honoring D/C’s healthy feet campaign, created for agency-of-record client Birkenstock, with a gold award in its highly competitive 2009 advertising annual. Founded in Zurich in 1944, Graphis is one of the world’s most respected, influential and long-running publications devoted to graphic arts. Founded in Germany in 1774, Birkenstock is one of the world’s most respected, influential and long-running makers of footwear. Founded in San Francisco in 1990, Duncan/Channon is long-running.
“It’s huge,” one senior member of the 4A’s told ECD Parker Channon at the organization’s recent annual conference. “You guys are one of the three best small agencies in the whole country.”
Well, when you put it like that, aw shucks.
And while we’ve talked here about Duncan/Channon being a finalist for the prestigious O’Toole Awards for Creative Excellence, presented by the American Association of Advertising Agencies for a body of work over a year, we just received the statue. And it’s cool. And so is the honor.
Thanks again to the good clients who are essential to any good work — in this case, they were Hard Rock, Birkenstock, ZoneAlarm and Vertigo. And congrats to our fellow finalists, Taxi (who took top prize) and the Arnold Worldwide office in Washington, DC.