• Schifino Lee Wins Thirteen 2015 American Advertising Federation Tampa Bay Awards Including Two ‘Best of the Bay’ Awards

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    Tampa, FL (March 4, 2015) – Schifino Lee Advertising + Branding, a leading full-service advertising agency in the Tampa Bay Area, was recognized with 13 awards including two “Best of the Bay” awards at the AAF–Tampa Bay Awards Gala on Thursday, February 26.

    The firm’s first “Best of the Bay” award of the evening was received in the Newspaper, Color category for its “Ourganic is Better Organic” campaign for client Sweetwater Organic Farm in Tampa. The campaign features handwritten lines of copy which come together to form the shapes of a carrot, eggplant, and tomato on three separate iterations of the ad. The campaign touts that all organic is not created equal and the benefits of buying local organic vegetables.

    Schifino Lee’s second “Best of the Bay” distinction honored the agency’s “Be the Santa Toy Drive” campaign in the Advertising Industry Self-Promo category. The campaign featured a tear-away poster printed with a cutout Santa beard advertising the toy drive hosted by the agency this past holiday season. The posters were placed in the community and allowed the public to create their own beard and “become their own Santa” when delivering holiday gifts.

    In addition to the two “Best of the Bay” awards, the agency took home 7 Gold and 4 Silver AAF-Tampa Bay awards:

    •Gold, and two Silver awards in Newspaper, Color category for Sweetwater Organic Farm, “Ourganic is Better Organic”
    •Gold award in Advertising Industry Self-Promo category for “Be the Santa Toy Drive”
    •Gold Award for Gerdau Ameristeel “New NY Bridge” print ad
    •Gold Awards in Digital Advertising and Elements of Advertising categories for Ameriflight website and photography
    •Gold Award in Integrated Campaigns category for The Powers Company’s “The Power of Un” campaign
    •Gold Award in Elements of Advertising category for P&S Transportation Photography
    •Silver Award in Radio, Campaign category for Lizard Juice
    •Silver Award in Television category for Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo’s “London Frightmare” TV commercial

    “I am very proud of what was accomplished last year, and I’m confident we will continue to elevate our game and do even better next year,” said Ben Lee, Principal and Co-founder of Schifino Lee Advertising + Branding.
    The winners of the “Best of the Bay” awards will compete at the district competition in Orlando, Florida on May 2 for a chance to move on to the national American Advertising Federation Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 13.

    About Schifino Lee:
    Schifino Lee is a national branding agency with a proven track record for building brands through integrated communications in digital, traditional, experiential and social media. Schifino Lee clients include Westshore Pizza, WellCare Health Plans, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, Gerdau, M.E. Wilson, Vigo Importing/Alessi, and The Bank of Tampa. Information is available at www.schifinolee.com.

    About the American Advertising Awards (formerly known as the ADDY Awards):
    The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. For more information visit: www.americanadvertisingawards.com.
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