It’s that time of year again—The Greater Dayton Advertising Association’s Hermes Awards. A time to look back on all the work we’ve done collectively over the past year and a time to go out on the town to socialize with over 300 fellow Dayton area creative, marketing and advertising professionals. This year’s event was held at the Dayton Masonic Center and featured a moving video tribute to one of Dayton’s long-time and best loved designer, teacher and friend, Dan Johnson. In memory of Dan, GDAA and DCS have renamed the Student award as the “Dan Johnson Award”. This year the award was presented to three students: Real Art’s own interactive intern, Tyler Spahr, Anthony Wartinger and Reka Juhasz
2010 turned out to be a special year for Real Art as we were presented with a total of 29 awards. The unprecedented haul included a triple crown of Interactive Media awards for a total of nine Gold Addy’s or coveted “Hermes heads” and two overall “judges awards” which will all automatically move on to the American Advertising Federation’s 5th District competition covering Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The District winners will then move on to the national ADDY Awards in June.
Gold Addy’s were awarded to Real Art for the following categories and pieces:
Project—Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association Recruitment Website
Category—Interactive Media: Business to Business
Project—Real Art Design Group GroBot Website
Category—Advertising Industry Self-Promotion
Project—Real Art Design Group Promo Reel
Category—Elements of Advertising
Project—VTech Electronics Website Redesign
Category—Interactive Media: Business to Consumer
Project—Wunderman/Ford F-150 Raptor Microsite
Category—Interactive Media: Online Advertising
The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Annual Report and Real Art Design Group’s GroBot Website also earned Real Art two Judges Awards.