Produced with a ‘Downton ADDY’ theme and with many attendees donning 1920s dinner-party attire, Baltimore’s community of marketing professionals celebrated creative excellence in advertising last night at the 41st Annual Baltimore American Advertising Awards (formerly ADDY® Awards) Show.

The event was presented by Comcast Spotlight and hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Baltimore (AAFB) at the Sheraton North Baltimore in Towson.

Top honors include:

• 2015 Best In Show presented to MGH for the OLD BAY 75th Campaign

• 2015 Comcast Spotlight Best Integrated Campaign presented to Renegade Communications for the One Love Campaign

• 2015 Special Judges Award / Best Design presented to TBC, Inc. for the Ventev Mobile App

More than 240 entries were submitted this year, resulting in 78 awards presented to local agencies, production houses and in-house marketing teams across 50 categories. See the full list here.

“Over the years the ADDY competition, now the American Advertising Awards, has provided a stage for agencies and advertisers to gain market and industry-wide recognition,” said AAFB president Ariel Deitz, account executive at Millennial Media.

“In particular, the recognition for some of our newer Baltimore firms is invaluable,” Deitz said. “We’ve seen agencies actually born on this stage — it’s an incredible testament to the talent in the market and the importance of this competition.”

Silver Medal Awards were presented to agency veteran Peter Gladstone, now VP, Marketing for the Jacksonville Symphony, and John Dearing, Director of Marketing, PANDORA Jewelry Americas, in recognition of their contributions and commitment to advertising in the Baltimore area.

The Patricia Martin Crystal Prism Award was presented to integrated content producer Sandy Mislang for her contributions to the local AAF chapter, and college students Amelia Berninger, Monique Welch and Jordan Klumpp were announced as scholarship recipients.

[Photo Credit: John Waire, The Waire House]

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