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Giotto Advertising Takes Home Best in Show at The 50th Annual Jersey Awards

Giovatto Advertising received The Best in Show Award at the NJ Ad Club’s Jersey Awards at Cedar Grove in Kearney, New Jersey on June 6.

Giotto Advertising is a Paramus based advertising agency that offers complete start-to-finish advertising strategies including digital marketing, audio & video production and PR among other services. They won for their Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo commercial. In addition, they also received Best Television/Video honors as well as seven more awards.

For the past 50 years, the awards honor the best advertising, marketing and public relations work from agencies across the state. A total of 350 guests joined in celebrating the year’s best projects and campaigns. Overall, the NJ Ad Club presents 289 awards in consumer, trade, traditional, online and social media categories.

The evening started with a cocktail hour where the guests could also view the entries from the finalist agencies. During dinner, Herb Barry, of Interstate Outdoor, and cohost Terrie Carr of the Beasley Media Group announced the winning entries.

Among the evening’s biggest winners were: the Gruskin Group of Springfield with 19 total awards, MarketSmith of Cedar Knolls with 14 and Boonton based S3 Agency with 13. The CI-Group of Whitehouse, won eight awards, including Best Collateral. Mahwah based DSM Group took home six Jersey Awards, including Best of Social Media. A full list of the winners can be found here!

The NJ Ad Club fosters and strengthens the interests of the advertising business in the State. It represents its membership on a national level providing a cohesive group network for all industry professionals. Additionally, it promotes professional development and supports the study and industry of advertising, marketing, design and communications.

NJ Ad Club Announces Inductees for Advertising Hall of Fame of New Jersey

#HipNJ spoke with NJ Ad Club President Franco Zito about the 2016 inductees for the Advertising Hall of Fame of New Jersey. Inductees will be honored at a gala awards ceremony at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange.

This honor is bestowed annually on professionals who have made significant, lasting contributions to the advertising industry in New Jersey. Criteria used to evaluate if an individual qualifies for the Hall of Fame include the extent to which they have demonstrated creativity and professional integrity.

“Once we get all the nominations in, there is a committee that reviews the submissions,” Zito says. This committee is made up of board members, as well as previous Hall of Fame inductees. The nominees are scored according to a specific criteria, and those with the highest scores across the committee are then chosen to be inducted.

Inductees include Sally Glick, Sobel & Co., LLC; Ed Kessel, Sound Imagination, Inc; Jessica Levin, Seven Degrees Communications, LLC; Tom Marguccio, SCG Advertising & Public Relations and Monica Smith, Marketsmith, Inc..

“I am so excited about this year’s Advertising Hall of Fame Nominees,” Zito says. “The tremendous achievement of these individuals is indicative of the type of talent available in New Jersey and the NJ Ad Club. I congratulate this year’s winners and am humbled by their awesome achievements.”

The NJ Ad Club promotes industry resources, creates a dialogue on issues of importance to the advertising community, helps members develope new skills, and provides opportunities for business relationships with New Jersey-based companies.

“Our goal is to make sure we are recognizing advertising industry in New Jersey for all of its accomplishments, and making sure we have a place where we can network as an industry within the state,” Zito says. “We want to share accomplishments, network, and let people know who we are and what we can do for the industry.”

For more information about the NJ Ad Club, visit their website.