Barnes Agency, a Huntington-based advertising, marketing, and public relations firm, won 19 awards including best of show at the American Advertising Federation-West Virginia 56th annual Addy awards Feb. 19 at Mardi Gras Casino in Cross Lanes, according to a news release.
Wins included 12 gold and six silver Addys with the best of show award being for Barnes Agency’s Cabell Huntington HospitalMarshall Sports Medicine Institute integrated marketing campaign titled “The Region’s Game Changer.”
“What an amazing evening it was,” said Jeff Barnes, president and CEO of Barnes Agency. “This proves a small agency based in Huntington can accomplish great things for some amazing clients.”
Barnes Agency’s production for Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center titled “Cancer Doesn’t Have Me” also won several awards.
“We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about the campaigns produced for us by the Barnes Agency,” said Lisa Chamberlin Stump, vice president of strategic marketing, planning and business development for Cabell Huntington Hospital. “We enjoyed working with Barnes Agency to see our vision of the campaigns for the Marshall Sports Medicine Institute and the Edwards Comprehensive Care Center come to life.”
In addition, for the fifth consecutive year, Barnes Agency won an Addy for the Marshall Athletics 2015 football intro video. The agency also won an Addy for the Marshall University Foundation Visual Arts Center brochure.
“Our clients each have an amazing story to tell. We just bring it to life,” Barnes said. “Cabell Huntington Hospital, Marshall University and the community of Huntington were well represented at the awards ceremony. It was especially wonderful knowing the majority of this award-winning work was for clients located in the city our agency calls home.”
Barnes Agency’s best of show and gold Addys will automatically advance to a multi-state district competition scheduled for later this spring in Toledo, Ohio.
Winners at the district level will be eligible to advance to nationals.