Lopez Negrete Wins Big at American Advertising Federation - Houston Chapter Awards

Feb 22, 2016, 16:26 ET from Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc.

HOUSTON, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc., the nation's largest independent, Hispanic owned and operated, full-service agency specializing in Hispanic marketing, earned 34 American Advertising Federation – Houston Chapter awards, including a "Best in Show" in the Broadcast category for their "De lo ordinario a lo extraordinario" campaign for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 2015 Chrysler 200. This marks the thirteenth consecutive year that the agency has earned "Best in Show" honors.

The winning campaign featured acclaimed actor Gael García Bernal in four national television spots that aired across U.S. Hispanic media – one :60 and three :30 commercials. The series focuses on Gael, in his 2015 Chrysler 200, interacting with a young boy, Paquito, claiming to be him from the past. When Paquito catches a glimpse of his "real" future self, he's inspired to leave ordinary behind and go someplace new with Gael. The commercials use humor, cultural cues and a spirit of individuality to convey a unified message: "Why choose ordinary when you can have extraordinary?"

Other landmark awards given to the agency include the Brett Elliott Award for Excellence in Copywriting and the Special Judges' Award for Excellence in Art Direction, both for "Salt of the Earth," another campaign for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. "Salt of the Earth" encompassed three anthemic TV commercials that worked to align the sweat Latino workers put into building a life for themselves and their families with Fiat Chrysler Automobile's RAM truck division.

"This is a very proud moment for us as an agency. We've had a fantastic run earning Best in Show nods in different categories throughout our 30 years, and to receive our thirteenth consecutive Best in Show – to set that new personal record – is very rewarding. And to top that off with the recognition of receiving the Brett Elliott and Special Judges' awards was an even bigger honor. Our continued success couldn't be possible without our clients, our suppliers and everyone who made the work – and the wins – possible, and we're very grateful for each and every one. Most importantly, the winning work performed extremely well in the marketplace, and that is what it's all about," says Lopez Negrete Communications President and CEO Alex López Negrete about his agency's recognitions.

In addition to its Best of Show – Broadcast award, Lopez Negrete Communications also received the following honors:

  • Brett Elliott Award for Excellence in Copywriting for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles campaign, "Salt of the Earth"
  • Special Judges' Award for Excellence in Art Direction for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles campaign, "Salt of the Earth"
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
    • Four Gold and one Silver award, and seven Citations of Excellence
  • Walmart
    • Three Gold and four Silver awards, and three Citations of Excellence
  • Lopez Negrete Communications
    • Two Gold and one Silver award, and two Citations of Excellence
  • Verizon Wireless
    • One Gold and one Silver award
  • Converse
    • Two Silver awards
  • Feld Entertainment
    • One Silver award

About Lopez Negrete Communications
Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc. specializes in providing full-service marketing services to corporations wishing to reach and engage with the Hispanic marketplace in America, and stands as the largest Hispanic, independently owned and operated, full-service agency in the United States. Founded in 1985 by Alex and Cathy López Negrete, the agency offers thought leadership and a full range of marketing, advertising and communications services, including strategic planning, research and consumer insights, media planning and buying, creative, brand strategy, digital/social/mobile marketing services, public relations, and promotions. Award winning throughout a rich, 30-year history, Lopez Negrete counts as clients some of the nation's largest corporations and their prestigious brands, including Verizon Communications Inc. (Wireless and Telecom), Bank of America, Walmart Stores, Inc., SAMSUNG Telecommunications America, NBC Universal Motion Pictures Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Feld Entertainment, the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, MassMutual Financial Group, Phillips 66, and Southern California Edison. With national headquarters in Houston, Texas and offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Mexico City, Lopez Negrete employs more than 200 employees who keep clients at the forefront of a burgeoning Hispanic market.

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