DeVito/Verdi Hauls In Dozens Of Creative Awards For Healthcare, Retail, Financial Services And Pro Bono Clients

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Agency’s Creative Reputation On Display With Top Prizes At 10 Awards Shows

Demonstrating its versatility among a bevy of clients representing various industries, the creatively-driven advertising agency DeVito/Verdi has won 45 top awards at 10 different healthcare and advertising awards shows recently, it was announced today by the New York agency.

The independent firm won precious medals for clients in in the fields of Financial Services (Laurel Road), Retail (Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture and Legal Sea Foods), Healthcare (BayCare Health System, Mount Sinai Medical Center) and Non-Profit (The Partnership For New York City).

The agency announced that it has been awarded 17 gold awards, 12 silver and 5 platinum awards at such competitions as The Obie Awards, The Aster Awards, Telly Awards, MUSE Creative Awards, Hospital Marketing Awards, Graphis, New York Festivals Advertising Awards, Hospital Marketing National, Medical Marketing & Media Awards and The One Show.

Each of these annual awards competitions honors creative excellence in advertising.

For Baycare Health System, the agency won a total of 15 awards for four different campaigns throughout the year, including one popular series that depicted various scenarios when one should go to an urgent care center versus going to the emergency room. The agency garnered nine awards for its “Welcome to Legal” campaign for the famed Boston-based restaurant Legal Sea Foods that playfully tied the brand and its “Legal” name to the recent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts.

DeVito/Verdi also won two MUSE gold awards for its work on behalf of The Partnership for New York City in helping New Yorkers combat the coronavirus. The pro bono spots featured guidance from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and were aired on national news sites throughout the summer. In addition, the agency’s produced podcast on political advertising, “Selling A President 2020,” took home a platinum MUSE in the Audio category.

“There were many obstacles to creating great advertising over the past year, so it’s very rewarding to have been selected among the best in so many different shows for so many different clients,” said Ellis Verdi, president of DeVito/Verdi. “Especially rewarding was being honored for our COVID PSAs for the Partnership For New York City, which we created while the city was undergoing a traumatic spike in cases at the time. It was a message that hopefully changed many people’s behavior.”

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 25 years. Its lengthy list of industry awards includes the top prizes at the Clios, Radio Mercury, Cannes, Andy, Addy and One Show.

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, Five Below, BevMo!, 7-Eleven, New York Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Sony, Canon, Duane Reade Drug Stores, BMW, 84 Lumber, Esquire Magazine, Men’s Wearhouse, TimeOut Magazine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Scripps Health, Grey Goose Vodka, UChicago Medicine, 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.

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