April 29, 1999 |
Marina del Rey-based Ground Zero captured six Belding Awards bowls last week, including the top Sweepstakes Award for a campaign created for ESPN2 Night. The other awards were for work completed for ESPN2, ESPN, ESPNews, Genesee Brewing Co. and Virgin Cola. The "Knowledge" campaign, which won the Sweepstakes Award, showed a rabid fan turning into a fuzzy, round creature as he accumulated sports knowledge.
March 27, 1995 |
L.A.'s Best Ads: The Advertising Club of Los Angeles will honor the best of L.A. advertising on Wednesday at the 29th annual Belding Awards show. Comedian Paula Poundstone will be mistress of ceremonies for the event, to take place at the Century Plaza Hotel. Cocktails and entry viewing begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and the awards show at 8. Tickets are $100 for members and $115 for others. For more information, call the club at (213) 782-1044.
March 25, 1994 |
Small is getting very big in the ad business. So big, in fact, that a string of recent successes by smaller ad agencies could nudge the rest of the industry to return to its roots. Thursday night, one small agency proved--for the second consecutive year--that it ranks among the giants in Southern California. Stein Robaire Helm, a 7-year-old agency, walked off with the West Coast's premiere ad prize at the 28th annual Belding Awards.
March 25, 1994 |
In an industry that calculates its annual billings by the millions, 27-year-old Sakol Mongkolkasetarin, a graphic designer who runs a one-person advertising agency from his Santa Ana apartment, figures that his billings for all of 1994 will probably total $200,000. But Thursday night, he competed with some of the big-money ad firms of Southern California and came away with four of the industry's Belding awards.
April 15, 1993 |
If advertising is geared toward the young, perhaps ad awards should be geared toward young agencies. Such was the case Wednesday night when Stein Robaire Helm, a little-known Brentwood agency that didn't even exist until five years ago--but has since helped turn Ikea into a household name in Southern California--walked off with seven of the West Coast's top ad awards. No other agency won as many.
March 23, 1992 |
It's soul-searching time for Los Angeles ad agencies. For the first time, the Los Angeles ad community has been denied the top prize for the region's best advertising campaign. The newly merged San Diego agency Franklin Stoorza--formerly Franklin & Associates--walked off Saturday with the coveted "sweepstakes" prize at the 26th Annual Belding Awards. The award went to a series of humorous print ads the agency created for the San Diego Union Tribune.