Tony Chachere’s TV Spot Wins Top Award

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Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Cuisine wins big at the 2014 Telly Awards - recognizing outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials.

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“The crew did an amazing job bringing the flavor and character of Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Cuisine to viewers,” said Benedict’s Richard Brauns.

Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Cuisine has just been honored with the 2014 Telly. The Telly Awards recognize outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials, programs, and video and film productions throughout the world. This one commercial won a total of five Tellys in the award’s 35th annual competition

The Tony Chachere’s spot was honored in the Local and Regional TV categories for Use of Music and Set Design; and Local TV in the Packaged Goods category. The commercial included an original composition from Grammy-nominated zydeco accordionist, band leader and composer, Geno Delafose.

The commercial was produced by Benedict Advertising & Marketing with offices in Lafayette, Louisiana. “The crew did an amazing job bringing the flavor and character of Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Cuisine to viewers,” said Benedict’s Richard Brauns. “Filming in Louisiana using local production and talent gave the spot the authenticity it needed and rightly deserved. It’s terrific to find that independent judges felt the same.”

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards annually showcase the best work of advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, TV cable operators and corporate video departments globally. Receiving more than 12,000 entries annually, the Telly Award represents international recognition for a job well-done.

Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Cuisine was founded in 1972 by Tony Chachere, the “Ole Master” of Creole cooking. Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Cuisine continues to be family owned and operated and is located in Opelousas, Louisiana. Employing over 75 people, the family maintains a tradition of Creole authenticity in their comprehensive line of seasonings, mixes, marinades and sauces for both pantry and table.

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