KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tombras Group followed up its big night at the 2012 Knoxville ADDY Awards by winning more awards than any other agency in the competition's next tier, the five-state American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 7. Overall, Tombras received six Gold and 13 Silver District ADDY Awards, more than any other company in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Tombras won Gold District ADDY Awards for the "A Helping Hand" print campaign produced for the Smoky Mountain Convention & Visitors Bureau, the "Why, Daddy?" TV commercial produced for Farm Bureau Insurance and the "Invisible Cops" TV commercial produced for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency also scored Gold for the "With These Hands" TV commercial produced for McDonald's.
Additionally, Tombras won Silver District ADDY Awards for the following clients: Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Regal Cinemas, Tennessee Department of Transportation and The University of Tennessee Athletic Department.
Those Gold and Silver District winners are now eligible for the national tier of the competition, which takes place in June.
"To be recognized by our industry peers with the most District awards of any company in our five-state region is a huge accomplishment, and I'm so proud of our agency team," said Charlie Tombras, president and CEO. "I'm grateful to our clients for their vision and their trust."
The ADDY Awards is the biggest creative competition in the United States, comprised of 60,000 entries from nearly 200 local federations, representing 40,000 advertising professionals in local advertising communities across the country.
With annual billings of $85 million, The Tombras Group is one of the nation's largest independent, digital-centric creative advertising agencies. Tombras is the oldest advertising agency in Tennessee and has branch offices in Nashville and Johnson City, Tenn., Washington, D.C., and Charleston, S.C.
The ADDY Awards are sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, which is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 advertising professionals through a national network of 200 local chapters.