Local agency wins awards


Special to the Plaindealer

GrahamSpencer, a full-service strategic communications, design and content development firm with offices in Ridgway; Rockford, Ill.; Hoboken, N.J.; and, a newly opened office in Nashville, Tenn., received nine awards for creative excellence in the annual American Advertising Federation ADDY competition.
GrahamSpencer’s critically-acclaimed work on "Rick’s Picks: A Lifelong Affair with Guitars and Music," a multi-media exhibit telling the story of enigmatic rocker Rick Nielsen, took Best of Show. Over the past 25 years, GrahamSpencer has been a frequent Best of Show recipient in the competition.
GS also took a Judge’s Choice Award for its work in the tourism sector for the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau current visitors’ guide.
Jay Graham, co-founder and co-creative director joked, “We took home awards in nine of the 10 categories we entered. I guess we have some work to do next year. Seriously though, each year we are so pleased that our peers recognize the work we do—and that our clients value it not just because we win awards, but because our work drives results.”
Brian Scranton, GrahamSpencer managing director, expressed his gratitude in saying, “What matters most is growing our clients’ businesses—though, I have to say, it sure does feel great to win!”