Wray Ward top winner in Charlotte ad competition

02/21/2014 2:58 PM

02/21/2014 8:22 PM

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

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