The top award in Local TV category was awarded to Odney and First Western Bank and Trust for the promotion “Here TV”. The black and white television ad features smiling North Dakota faces and the slogan, “we aren’t just here for you, we are you.” The ad for “Here TV” can be viewed here.
A second-place finish was also awarded to Odney and the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) Traffic Safety division in the regional TV category. This campaign focused on the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol. The ad, and the tragic story behind it can be viewed here.
“We are excited for and appreciate the recognition these awards bring to our client’s and their campaigns,” explains Odney president Pat Finken. “While awards are gratifying, our team is committed to producing results for our clients with campaigns that work to build their business. That’s what counts.”
The Telly awards were established in 1979 and receive 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. The awards are judged by a council of more than 200 leading experts in the field of advertising.
Founded in 1985, Odney is a full-service agency offering marketing, advertising, public relations and government relations services, creative design, research, interactive services, media placement, social media and digital strategy services. The agency has offices in Bismarck and Minot, North Dakota.