Wray Ward won 23 Addy awards, the advertising community’s equivalent of an Oscar, Thursday night from the American Advertising Federation/Charlotte.
Other large winners included HMH with nine Addys, MODE and BooneOakley with seven each and Jack Henry & Associates with five.
Agility Recovery won the best of show for its four-color piece “Disaster Recovery Reminder” during the gala held at Centerstage@Noda. In all, there were about 400 entries this year from Charlotte-area agencies. About a third of the winners will move on to regional competition, said awards director Beth Hernandez. MARK WASHBURN