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DeVito/Verdi Strikes Gold (And Silver And Bronze) At 14th Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards Show

NEW YORK, March 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New York advertising agency DeVito/Verdi was awarded "Best In Show" in the Television Advertising-Series category for its campaign for Legal Sea Foods, and won a dozen additional awards at the recent 14th annual Service Industry Advertising Awards.

In total, DeVito/Verdi won six gold, two silver, two bronze and three merit awards at the Atlanta ceremony that recognizes creative achievement for clients and brands in the service industry.

The agency showed its creative diversity by winning gold medals in the Newspaper, Magazine and Television advertising categories, as well as for a Social Media campaign.

To view the award-winning work on behalf of the iconic Legal Sea Foods restaurant group, click here: http://view.vzaar.com/9500854/video. The agency also garnered a second gold for Legal Sea Foods in the Newspaper Advertising-Series category. 

DeVito/Verdi also won two gold awards for the New York hospital Mount Sinai Medical Center (TV Advertising-Series and Magazine Advertising-Series), and one each for New England furniture retailer Bernie & Phyl's, (Magazine Advertising-Series) and the Midwest department store chain Gordmans (Social Media). 

The agency also took home one bronze and one merit award for its print and TV work on behalf of University of Chicago Medicine.

More than 600 advertising agencies and 800 institutions competed in the SIAA show this year, with more than 1,900 entries judged by the awards committee.  The national panel of judges reviewed entries for execution, creativity, quality, consumer appeal and overall breakthrough advertising content.

"It's always great to win 'Best of Show,' but we're especially pleased that our work in so many different categories was viewed so highly by the judges," said Ellis Verdi, president of DeVito/Verdi.  "We also take great pride in being recognized for creativity on behalf of such wide-ranging clients - from hospitals to restaurants to furniture stores.  It's a testament to the strength and depth of our creative teams."   

ABOUT THE SIAA AWARDS

SIAAwards is the only advertising awards to specifically recognize the advertising achievements in the service industry. Many other advertising awards are dominated by consumer goods, packaged goods and other tangible products. The service industry is adding a significant contribution to marketing and advertising.

SIAAwards recognizes the creativity and communication accomplishments of the service industry, recognizing the best service industry advertisement, print communications, websites, TV Radio and electronic communications, and social media.

ABOUT DEVITO/VERDI

DeVito/Verdi, a privately held company, has been recognized as one of the most exceptional creative agencies in the industry.  It has been voted "Best Agency" six times by the advertising industry group, the AAAA, and has created some of the most memorable ad campaigns of the past 20 years.  Its lengthy list of industry awards includes the top prizes at the Clios, Radio Mercury, Cannes, Andy, Addy and One Show award ceremonies.  The agency has had a rich history of success with radio advertising, including its campaign for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, one of the most acclaimed radio campaigns in history.  The agency has also worked for the radio industry to create a number of campaigns designed to bolster the image and offerings of the medium to consumers.

DeVito/Verdi strives for excellence and maintains a unique level of prestige within the advertising industry, as evidenced by its work for such clients as Kohl's, The National Association of Broadcasters, 7-Eleven, New York Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Sony, Canon, Duane Reade Drug Stores, BMW, Esquire Magazine, Men's Wearhouse, TimeOut Magazine, Grey Goose Vodka, U. of Chicago Medical Center, eCampus, Reebok, Legal Sea Foods, Office Depot, Appleton Rums, Pepsi/SOBE, Fallon Community Health Plan, Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Empire Kosher Chicken, Acura, CarMax, Sports Authority, Campaign for Freedom Post 9/11, Pro-Choice Education Project, Hillary Clinton for Senate, and others.  For more information on DeVito/Verdi, visit www.devitoverdi.com.

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