Hoffman York Receives Another O’Toole Award

Posted by on May 7, 2007

– Recognized as a creative leader for the second time in three years –

CHICAGO (May 2, 2007) – Hoffman York received its second O’Toole Award for creative excellence from the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA). This is also the second time in three years that Hoffman York has been the only Chicago agency of its size to be recognized with what are arguably the most sought after and challenging awards in the advertising industry.

Hoffman York finished behind TAXI, New York, in the small agency category, defined as agencies with offices of fewer than 100 employees. Pyper Paul + Kenney, Tampa, Fla., took third place.

Energy BBDO, the only other Chicago agency to be recognized, finished in third place in the mid-size category, defined as offices with between 100 and 300 employees.

“Receiving two O’Toole Awards in three years helps demonstrate to the public and industry peers what our employees and clients already know; Hoffman York’s body of creative work is one of the best in the nation,” said Tom Jordan, president and chief creative officer of Hoffman York. “Our focus has always been and will continue to be getting results for our clients, but it’s fun to be recognized for our creative abilities along the way.”

O’Toole Awards are given in recognition of an agency’s creative excellence for an entire body of work over a calendar year rather than a single campaign or ad. Winners were announced Friday, April 20, at the 2007 AAAA Management Conference in Naples, Fla.

Hoffman York was recognized for creative excellence in 2005 and 2007 with first runner-up O’Toole Awards. The full-service agency offers a complete array of advertising, public relations and marketing services and is one of the top independent agencies in the country. Hoffman York has offices in Chicago and Milwaukee. The agency’s clients include A&W Restaurants, Advocate Health Care, Arlington Park, Egg Innovations, Focus on Energy, Grainger, Guaranty Bank, Merillat and Quality cabinetry, Milgard Windows & Doors, Norway Bicycles, Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, Orosi Sport Sunglasses, Reico Kitchen & Bath, Sun-Rich International, Weber Grill Restaurant, Wisconsin Lottery and Yamaha Outboards. For more information, visit www.hoffmanyork.com.