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Marjorie Porter of Publicis Kaplan Thaler Honored as AWNY Trailblazing Mother

AWNY Working MothersNEW YORK CITY, NY (February 27, 2014) – Publicis Kaplan Thaler EVP, Brand Agency Leader, Marjorie Porter, was honored by the Advertising Women of New York and Working Mother Magazine as one of this year’s Trailblazer Moms at their 10th Annual Advertising Working Mothers of the Year Luncheon. The event highlighted advertising’s best and brightest, as well their secrets to making it work.

Marjorie_PorterThe awards honor mothers in advertising, media and communications who succeed in balancing work and family, serve as positive role models and mentors, and distinguish themselves in their communities.

Marjorie Porter is EVP, Brand Agency Leader of P&G’s Home Care division at Publicis Kaplan Thaler, and oversees all agency work for global brands Cascade, Dawn, and Swiffer, and has helped grow these brands significantly.

A list of all Advertising Working Mothers of the Year Award winners can be found here.

About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
kaplanPublicis Kaplan Thaler is a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. With over 650 employees, it is the flagship of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American operating unit of Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within Publicis Groupe. The Agency’s blue-chip client roster includes: Procter & Gamble, CITI, Nestlé, Merck, Pfizer, TriHonda, Wendy’s, L’Oréal, AFLAC, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others. To learn more about Publicis Kaplan Thaler, follow @PKTtweets, like on Facebook or visit pkt.com.

About AWNY
AWNY LogoFounded in 1912, Advertising Women of New York’s (AWNY) mission is to empower women in our industry to achieve personal and professional fulfillment at each stage of their careers. Membership now stands at nearly 1,700 and ranges from senior level executives to those just beginning their career.

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Publicis Kaplan Thaler & Citi Win Big at Midas Awards

Silver Midas AwardsNEW YORK CITY, NY (December 18, 2013) – Publicis Kaplan Thaler and their client, Citi received four silver Midas Awards at this year’s only international competition to recognize excellence in financial marketing and advertising on a global scale.

Publicis Kaplan Thaler was recognized for their Citi work in every category in which they were nominated.

Specifically, Publicis Kaplan Thaler was award the following:
· Citibank Snow GlobeSilver Midas — Corporate Image PRODUCTS & SERVICES
· Citibank Snow GlobeSilver Midas — Events USE OF DISCIPLINE
· Citibank Snow GlobeSilver Midas — Outdoor/Transit/Out-of-Home USE OF MEDIUM
· Citibank  CitiBike App Silver Midas — Interactive USE OF DISCIPLINE
· Citibank Kindle Holiday HelperMidas Certificate — Interactive USE OF DISCIPLINE
· Citibank Private PassMidas Certificate — Advertising: TV & Cinema USE OF MEDIUM

17038Midas Awards honors the World’s Best Financial Marketing & Advertising™. The competition extends over regional, national and continental boundaries to provide a true worldview of advertising and corporate communications in the international financial community. Honoring advertising in banking, brokerage, insurance, mutual fund, credit card, real estate, accounting and consulting, Midas Awards® focuses on four distinct areas: Products & Services, Craft, Use of Medium and Use of Discipline. Founded in 2001, the Midas Awards panel of judges includes client and agency leaders from the creative and marketing disciplines, as well as internationally recognized experts in financial policy and communications. These judges offer their perspectives not only on how well a message is delivered, but how it is received.

A list of all the Midas Award nominees can be found here.

About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
kaplanPublicis Kaplan Thaler is a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. With over 650 employees, it is the flagship of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American operating unit of Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within Publicis Groupe. The Agency’s blue-chip client roster includes: Procter & Gamble, CITI, Nestlé, Merck, Pfizer, TriHonda, Wendy’s, L’Oréal, AFLAC, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others. To learn more about Publicis Kaplan Thaler, follow @PKTtweets, like on Facebook or visit pkt.com.

About New York Festivals
f52f4697ce7dbd329b1caca795bbba28New York Festivals organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands:
AME Awards World’s Most Effective Advertising™
Midas Awards World’s Best Work in Financial Marketing & Advertising™
The Global Awards World’s Best Healthcare Advertising™
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising™
New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs™
New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films™
Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com.

About Citi
Citi-Logo-JPEGCiti, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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Publicis North America Debuts as New Mega Region

Move Brings Together Two Strong Regions and Two Top Talents to Lead Combined Entity: Susan Gianinno Named Chairman & Andrew Bruce Named CEO of North America

NEW YORK, NY (December 10, 2013) – Publicis Worldwide, the largest agency brand of the Paris-based Publicis Groupe, today announced the creation of a new mega region, Publicis North America, combining two of the best performing regions in Publicis Worldwide and bringing together two top talents to lead the region. Publicis North America — comprised of Publicis USA and Publicis Canada — represents the largest Publicis region outside of France.

Andrew Bruce and Susan GianinnoSusan Gianinno has been named Chairman of the newly expanded region, and will concentrate on key global and regional clients. She will also concentrate on priority global initiatives, working in partnership with Arthur Sadoun, recently named CEO for Publicis Worldwide.

Andrew Bruce has been named CEO of Publicis North America, which includes all Publicis offices across the USA and Canada. Bruce will also take on executive responsibilities for Publicis’ largest North America operation in New York, Publicis Kaplan Thaler. Bruce will relocate to New York in January.

Sadoun stated, “Both Susan and Andrew share and embody the founding values of Publicis: passion for innovation, an unwavering commitment to our clients and true entrepreneurial spirit.  Under their respective leadership, Publicis USA and Canada have always been top performers for the network.  The new mega region will allow us to accelerate, and provide even better opportunities for our clients and people.  We see an even brighter future.”

Harvard-LogoIn addition to these focused responsibilities, Gianinno will also be spending a portion of her time this next year at Harvard University, where she has been named a 2014 Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow, a one-year Fellowship. Gianinno will do this in addition to her Chairman role and will reassume her full responsibilities at Publicis at the end of the Fellowship. She will continue to work out of the Publicis New York offices throughout 2014.

Maurice Levy, CEO, Publicis Groupe, stated, “This is a wonderful and very prestigious appointment for Susan and for us. I am personally very proud of her and expect that she will bring even more to our people and clients during, and after, this experience. I am sure that under this new team leadership, Susan and Andrew, this new mega region will generate great work for our clients and formidable growth.”

Gianinno joined Publicis in 2002 as Chairman and CEO of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, a position she has held since that time. She has also been a member of the PWW Comex and the Publicis Groupe Strategic Leadership Team.

Gianinno stated, “I’ve known Andrew since I joined Publicis USA and am thrilled to work with him in taking the regional network to new heights. This is a very exciting time for Publicis Worldwide in North America, as we continue to expand our resources and reach for our clients, while fostering new opportunities for our people.”

Publicis North America OfficesBruce has been with Publicis since 1999, most recently as President and CEO of Publicis Worldwide in Canada. In Canada, Duncan Bruce is being elevated to the position of President. Duncan Bruce will lead Publicis Canada’s thriving Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Windsor offices, reporting in to the new North America Regional leadership. Duncan Bruce was most recently Creative Director for Publicis Canada.

Bruce stated, “I am very honored to work closely with Susan as we debut this new region, and to partner with the USA and Canada leadership teams.  Publicis USA and Canada are truly impressive entities, and now as a mega region, a formidable powerhouse.  It is very exciting to bring together our resources, talent and tools for greater shared learning.  I am confident our clients and employees will feel the positive effect right away.”

About Publicis Worldwide, North America
LION_clearBackgroundPublicis North America is the regional operating unit of Paris-based Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within holding company Publicis Groupe S.A. Publicis North America is comprised of Publicis USA and Publicis Canada. Publicis USA offices include New York-based Publicis Kaplan Thaler, San Francisco-based Riney, Publicis Dallas and Publicis Seattle. Publicis Canada has offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary and Windsor. The Publicis Worldwide mission is ‘To Lead The Change’ to help our clients leap ahead.

About Publicis Worldwide
Present in over 80 countries with 11,000 employees, Publicis Worldwide’s counts amongst some of its major clients Axa, BNP Paribas, Carrefour, Cartier, Citi, Coca-Cola, Haier, Hilton Honors, HP, l’Oréal, LG, Luxottica, Nestlé, Orange, P&G, Paypal, Pernod Ricard, RATP, Renault, Sanofi, Seb, Siemens, Telefonica, Total, and UBS.

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Publicis Kaplan Thaler & Citi Top Finalists at 2013 Midas Awards

17038NEW YORK CITY, NY (December 9, 2013) – Publicis Kaplan Thaler and their client, Citi received four nominations at this year’s annual Midas Awards.

Specifically, Publicis Kaplan Thaler has been recognized for the following:
· Citibank Snow Globe – Outdoor/Transit/OOH – Events – Corporate Image
· Citibank – CitiBike App – Interactive
· Citibank – Citibank Kindle Holiday Helper – Interactive
· Citibank – Private Pass – Advertising: TV & Cinema

Midas AwardMidas Awards is the only international competition to recognize excellence in financial marketing & advertising on a global scale. Midas Awards honors the World’s Best Financial Marketing & Advertising™. The competition extends over regional, national and continental boundaries to provide a true worldview of advertising and corporate communications in the international financial community. Honoring advertising in banking, brokerage, insurance, mutual fund, credit card, real estate, accounting and consulting, Midas Awards® focuses on four distinct areas: Products & Services, Craft, Use of Medium and Use of Discipline. Founded in 2001, the Midas Awards panel of judges includes client and agency leaders from the creative and marketing disciplines, as well as internationally recognized experts in financial policy and communications. These judges offer their perspectives not only on how well a message is delivered, but how it is received.

Rob Feakins“While industry recognition is important in award shows, I always like to dominate our client’s industry shows,” added Rob Feakins, Publicis Kaplan Thaler Chief Creative Officer. “Doing the best work in our client’s category, is always our number one priority. The Midas Awards recognizes the best financial services work in the world. What I’m most proud of, is how many finalists Citi had in a tough, international show. In fact we had more finalists than Goodby, The Martin agency and RGA NY. Both Citi and the Publicis One Team should feel extremely proud.”

CREDITS

CitiSnowGlobe

Citibank Snow Globe
Agency – Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Directors – Tom Drymalski/Perry Essig
Creative Director – Jim Kotulka
Copywriter – Brian Bellanca
Art Director –  Christopher Smith/Jennifer Stopka
User Experience – Rob Philbert
Agency Producers – Joanne Silberg/Joseph Murphy

CitiBikeApp

CitiBike App
Agency – Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Director – Jim Kotulka
ACD/Art Director – Chris Smith
ACD/Copywriter – Brian Bellanca
Art Director – Nadia Kamran/Rodrigo Romariz
User Experience – Rob Philbert
Executive Producer – Ann Neilsen
Associate Tech Director – Robert Christ
Developers – Carlos Dunn/Ralph Tavarez

Citi Holiday Helper

Citibank Kindle Holiday Helper
Agency – Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Directors – Tom Drymalski/Perry Essig
Creative Director – Jim Kotulka
Art Director
– JP Cannucciari
Copywriter – Neisha Tweed
User Experience – Rob Philbert

CitiPrivatePass

Citibank Private Pass
Agency – Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Directors – Tom Drymalski/Perry Essig
Creative Directors – Dennis Greeley/Julian Newman
Art Director – Chris Smith
Agency Producers – Jon Rosenberg/Kayla Graffam

A list of all the Midas Award nominees can be found here. Final award winners will be announced on December 18, 2013.

About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
kaplanPublicis Kaplan Thaler is a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. With over 650 employees, it is the flagship of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American operating unit of Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within Publicis Groupe. The Agency’s blue-chip client roster includes: Procter & Gamble, CITI, Nestlé, Merck, Pfizer, TriHonda, Wendy’s, L’Oréal, AFLAC, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others. To learn more about Publicis Kaplan Thaler, follow @PKTtweets, like on Facebook or visit pkt.com.

About New York Festivals
f52f4697ce7dbd329b1caca795bbba28New York Festivals organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands:
AME Awards World’s Most Effective Advertising™
Midas Awards World’s Best Work in Financial Marketing & Advertising™
The Global Awards World’s Best Healthcare Advertising™
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising™
New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs™
New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films™
Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com.

About Citi
Citi-Logo-JPEGCiti, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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Publicis Worldwide Top 5 Networks at 2013 Epica Awards

Publicis Kaplan Thaler wins Silver Epica for ZZZQuil Campaign

NEW YORK CITY, NY (December 1, 2013) –  Publicis Worldwide ranked the 5th Network at the 2013 Epica Awards, winning 22 awards overall.

EpicaIndividually, Publicis Kaplan Thaler received a silver award for their 1-855-ZZZ-QUIL campaign.

The Epica awards were created in 1987. Having originally focused on the Europe, Middle East and Africa region exclusively, the awards became global in 2012. Epica’s aim is to reward outstanding creativity and help communication agencies, film production companies, media consultancies, photographers and design studios to develop their reputations beyond their national borders. The awards are judged by journalists representing the trade press; 41 specialist titles and websites from 34 countries will be represented on the jury this year. This unique jury guarantees objectivity and widespread coverage of the results. The best work is also published in the annual Epica Book.

The awards encompass all main communications disciplines: TV, Press, Outdoor, Radio, Direct, Media, Business-to-Business, Medical, Corporate Image, Mobile, Interactive, Public Relations, Film Craft, Print Craft, Branded Entertainment, Social Networks, Design, Packaging, Photography, Promotions and Integrated Campaigns.

Joe JohnsonJoe Johnson, Executive Creative Director on the campaign added, “Epica is one of those shows that we have always followed from afar and we couldn’t be happier to finally be a part of it. The whole team is incredibly honored by this award, and in our technology obsessed times, its oddly gratifying to win an award using a telephone.”

CREDITS

ZZZQuil Call Line1-855-ZZZ-QUIL
Agency – Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Directors – Joe Johnson
Copywriter – Liz Rosenthal
Agency Producer – Lauren Schneidmuller
Production Company – Phantom Audio, NY
Production Company Producer – Mary Ruth

A list of all 2013 Epica Award winners can be found here.

About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
kaplanPublicis Kaplan Thaler is a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. With over 650 employees, it is the flagship of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American operating unit of Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within Publicis Groupe. The Agency’s blue-chip client roster includes: Procter & Gamble, CITI, Nestlé, Merck, Pfizer, TriHonda, Wendy’s, L’Oréal, AFLAC, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others. To learn more about Publicis Kaplan Thaler, follow @PKTtweets, like on Facebook or visit pkt.com.

About The Epica International Creative Awards
Epica_awards_logoHaving Originally created in 1987 focusing on the Europe, Middle East and Africa region exclusively, The Epica awards became global in 2012. Epica’s aim is to reward outstanding creativity and help communication agencies, film production companies, media consultancies, photographers and design studios to develop their reputations beyond their national borders. The best work is also published in the annual Epica Book. The awards encompass all main communications disciplines: TV, Press, Outdoor, Radio, Direct, Media, Business-to-Business, Medical, Corporate Image, Mobile, Interactive, Public Relations, Film Craft, Print Craft, Branded Entertainment, Social Networks, Design, Packaging, Photography, Promotions and Integrated Campaigns.

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Publicis Kaplan Thaler Nabs 2 Mashies Awards for Citi Bike App

NEW YORK CITY, NY (October 11, 2013) – Advertising executives, brand marketers and press recently gathered at New York’s Altman building to celebrate the winners of Mashable’s inaugural Mashies awards, honoring the best and most creative work in digital marketing. Publicis Kaplan Thaler received two Mashies, Best Branded App and Best New Brand for their work with Citi Bike, New York City’s bike share program.

Mashies4Todd Wasserman, Mashable’s business editor noted in a recent post, “The rising prominence of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and others has led to a more complex array of media choices, but has also rebooted our traditional view of marketing. This is no longer a one-way conversation with consumers. It is a real-time dialogue in which brands can be upended by an ill-conceived tweet or a rogue YouTube posting. In such an environment, we think marketers deserve kudos for making the right calls and applying creative solutions. That’s why we’ve created The Mashies, which are designed to recognize the very best marketing in social media. The Mashies will highlight thought leadership in such categories as Best Real-Time Marketing, Best Use of Twitter, Best Branded Vine and Best Use of Facebook, among others.”

Mashies Award WinnersGuest judges combed through hundreds of submissions to select the best. Winners were selected by Mashable’s editorial team and an outside panel of industry leaders.

“The fact that Publicis Kaplan Thaler won in the best branded app category against some of the best digital agencies in the country says everything about how far this agency has come and our emerging digital expertise,” said Rob Feakins, Publicis Kaplan Thaler’s Chief Creative Officer and President.

CitiBikeAppNew York City fundamentally changed when over 300 stations and 5,000 bikes were introduced. Since New Yorkers don’t always react well to change, the entire program had to be easy to use, or Citi Bike would never truly be embraced. Publicis Kaplan Thaler created a simple way for riders to locate available bikes wherever they were in the city — The Citi Bike mobile app. At a glance, riders are able to locate nearby stations and the ratio of bikes to empty docks. The app also offers full station details, riding tips, turn-by-turn directions to anywhere in the city and a timer to help riders avoid late fees. The app also utilized a partnership with The New York Times to help riders unlock the city and discover parts of the city they’ve never seen before. Riders can also notify friends where they are headed on Citi Bike.

The highly successful app has reached over 130,000 downloads, garnered positive attention from media outlets like The Huffington Post, The New York Times and Daily News and has allowed riders to travel over 5 million miles.

Credits:
Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Officer – Jim Kotulka
ACD/Art Director – Chris Smith
ACD/Copywriter – Brian Bellanca
Art Director – Nadia Kamran
Art Director – Rodrigo Romariz
User Experience – Rob Philibert
Strategy – Mike Taylor
Project Management – Ann Neilsen
Project Management – Jeff Lipson
Project Management – Joseph Murphey

A list of all Mashies Award winners can be found here.

About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
kaplanPublicis Kaplan Thaler is a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. With over 650 employees, it is the flagship of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American operating unit of Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within Publicis Groupe. The Agency’s blue-chip client roster includes: Procter & Gamble, CITI, Nestlé, Merck, Pfizer, TriHonda, Wendy’s, L’Oréal, AFLAC, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others. To learn more about Publicis Kaplan Thaler, follow @PKTtweets, like on Facebook or visit pkt.com.

About Mashable
MashiesMashable is a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 20 million monthly unique visitors and 6 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged online news communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

About Citi Bike
unnamedCiti Bike is New York City’s bike sharing system. Intended to provide New Yorkers and visitors with an additional transportation option for getting around the city, bike sharing is fun, efficient and convenient. A bike sharing system consists of a fleet of specially designed, sturdy, very durable bikes that are locked into a network of docking stations sited at regular intervals around a city. The bikes can be rented from and then returned to any station in the system, creating an efficient network with many possible points and combinations of departure and arrival. With thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations, Citi Bike will be available for use 24 hours a day, all year ’round. The station network will provide twice as many docking points as bicycles, assuring that an available dock to return your bike is always nearby. Citi Bike will be operated by NYC Bike Share LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alta Bicycle Share. Alta is a unique company focused solely on operating large-scale bike share systems. System equipment is provided by Public Bike System Company (PBSC), which created the first solar-powered bike share system in the world, and has close to 20,000 bikes on the street globally. Bike systems in the Alta/PBSC family include London, Washington, D.C./Arlington, VA; Boston, MA; Minneapolis, MN; Melbourne, Australia; Chattanooga, Tennessee, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, Canada with Chicago and San Francisco geared to launch.

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Publicis Kaplan Thaler Receives Several Communication Arts Advertising Annual Awards

NEW YORK CITY, NY (September 9, 2013) – Publicis Kaplan Thaler received three Communications Arts’ Advertising Annual Awards. The Communication Arts Awards honor the best in visual communications from around the world and recognize the finest talent in the industry.

The following PKT creative was recognized:

Bounty “Dry Spills”

2e6ba290c98cced2958dade22a4a29436607b290ec233b340d8c9f7ef1d1235acfc2345601e0ab73f1f922b3335ca3a1Credits:
Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Director – David Corr
Copywriter – Larissa Kirschner
Art Director – James Rothwell

Bounty “Monster Spills”

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Credits:
Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Director – David Corr
Copywriter – Dennis Greeley
Art Director – Julian Newman

Scope “Good Breath Is A Good Move” campaign

To hear the Scope Radio work, click here.

Credits:
Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Director – David Corr
Creative Director – Carlos Figueiredo
Copywriters– Alexis Garber and Kat Saoyen
Producer – Marissa Schaeffer

The Communication Arts Advertising Competition is the most prestigious competition for creativity in advertising. Any advertising project printed, published or aired for the first time from May 2013 through May 2014 is eligible. Selected by leading creative directors, art directors and writers, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Advertising Annual, in print and on the iPad, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places recipients in the highest ranks of your profession.

CA_AwardOfExcellence_Web-300x300Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

The CA jurors work in multiple screening teams. Each category is divided between the screening teams so each group screens a portion of the entries. Each juror views the entries independently. Any juror can put an entry into the final voting by selecting it.

For finals, all jurors work as a single team. After the judges make their selections, their votes are tallied. A simple majority is usually required for a finalist to be selected a winner.

The work listed above will be featured in the November/December 2013 issue of Communication Arts. A list of all Communication Arts’ Annual Advertising Award winners can be found here.

About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
kaplanPublicis Kaplan Thaler is a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. With over 650 employees, it is the flagship of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American operating unit of Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within Publicis Groupe. The Agency’s blue-chip client roster includes: Procter & Gamble, CITI, Nestlé, Merck, Pfizer, TriHonda, Wendy’s, L’Oréal, AFLAC, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others. To learn more about Publicis Kaplan Thaler, follow @PKTtweets, like on Facebook or visit pkt.com.

About Communication Arts
2013Comm ArtsFounded in 1959, Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication. Whether in print or online, CA’s editorials, feature articles and the annual competitions it sponsors provide new ideas and information, while promoting the highest professional standards for the field. Now in its 53rd year, CA continues to showcase the current best—from industry veterans to tomorrow’s innovators—in design, advertising, illustration, photography, interactive media and typography. Communication Arts and http://www.commarts.com are owned and operated by Coyne & Blanchard, Inc.

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Publicis Kaplan Thaler Wins 2 National Silver ADDYs

NEW YORK CITY, NY (June 8, 2013) – Publicis Kaplan Thaler received two Silver National ADDYs at the 2013 American Advertising Federation National ADDY Awards — For Street Soccer USA in the Public Service – Integrated Campaign category and for Bounty in the Television – Regional/National – Single Spot category. The ADDY Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world.

Street Soccer USA — I PLAY FOR Patches

SoccerAddyHow do you help get homeless people off the streets? Turns out one way is to put them on a soccer pitch. Street Soccer USA organizes homeless people into soccer teams that compete in rec leagues around the country, as well as the Homeless World Cup. Playing provides structure, support and a chance to be a part of something positive, which is why 75% of participants are off the streets within a year.

IPlayForPublicis Kaplan Thaler was tasked with creating a single patch Street Soccer could sell as a fundraiser. In order to create an emotional connection, they realized they needed to go deeper and wider than just one patch. They ended up designing an entire league identity from scratch — from naming the teams to designing team crests and kits. The crests themselves were based on classic soccer iconography, creative a sense of pride in the teams sporting them. The I PLAY FOR brand, created by Publicis Kaplan Thaler, draws attention to the emotional reasons for playing. It was featured on the NBC Nightly News and seen by thousands of spectators at the events. IPLAYFOR.org became a hub for players and fans everywhere. Players could connect with other homeless athletes across the nation, and communities could show their support for the teams. Within a week, IPLAYFOR.org reached 68,000 people across seven countries.

IPlayFor2For Street Soccer’s biggest event to date, the Street Soccer National Cup in New York City, IPLAYFOR hit the streets. We flooded the city with wild postings, interactive chalk art, benches, and even a Times Square billboard. As a result, over 72,000 people stopped by to show their support. IPLAYFOR made headlines around the world. And, when word of the campaign spread, Kappa donated team jerseys and Slate gave us a free homepage takeover.

The entire run of jerseys featuring the team patches sold out, creative a healthy revenue stream for the cash-strapped charity. But, most importantly, IPLAYFOR helped Street Soccer get 75% of its players off the street this year.

Credits:
Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative OfficerRob Feakins
Executive Creative Officer – Tom Drymalski
Executive Creative Officer – Perry Essig
Executive Creative Officer – Jim Kotulka
Copywriter – Jennifer Stopka
Copywriter – Alexis Garber
Copywriter – Brad Mislow
Copywriter – Brian Bellanca
Art Director – Christopher C. Smith
Art Director – Julie Eyerman-Allard
Art Director – Kay Saoyen
Project Manager – Sharon Malcolm
Photographer – Ian Young

P&G — Bounty

BountyAddyKids who love sports rarely check their enthusiasm at the front door. Especially when excited by events such as the Olympics, inspired kids end up transforming their homes into athletic training grounds. They sprint, leap, dive or throw — on sofas, down hallways, in kitchens and all around the house. It takes brave parents to allow that behavior (given all the messes that could result) — and Bounty paper towels wanted to acknowledge those parents that don’t let the fear of a little mess stand in the way of their children’s big dreams. After all, that’s Bounty’s role in life: To help people live uninhibited by fear of messes.

The story of the Bounty Olympics “Anthem” is one of perseverance by every member of the team. Every P&G brand is afforded the opportunity to submit work to be produced for the Olympics. While the Bounty clients loved the idea for a spot pitched by Publicis Kaplan Thaler’s Bertrand Garbassi and Kat Keeley, it was not within their budget. So, while on a shoot for another initiative, the team captured extra footage of the kids performing “stunts.” They cut the footage together and shared it with the Bounty team, who loved both the spot and their initiative. The President of Family Care cited this as another example of how the agency “brings us what we need, not what we ask for.”

It was then shown to CMO of P&G, Marc Pritchard, and he loved it so much he reallocated one of the two TV slots for the opening ceremonies to Bounty (a slot that would have been reserved for the P&G Mom’s campaign). It’s an amazing tale of the courage, stamina and passion on the part of both the agency and the client family care team.

Credits:
P&G — BOUNTY
Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer
– Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Officer – David Corr
Creative Director – Bertrand Garbassi
Creative Director – Kat Keeley
Agency Producer – Alisa Cohen
Production Company – 2Films
Director – Bram Van Riet
Producer – Marc Stemmer
Editing House – Cosmo Street
Editor – Steve Bell

A list of all AAF 2013 ADDY Award winners can be found here.

About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
kaplanPublicis Kaplan Thaler is a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. With over 650 employees, it is the flagship of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American operating unit of Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within Publicis Groupe. The Agency’s blue-chip client roster includes: Procter & Gamble, CITI, Nestlé, Merck, Pfizer, TriHonda, Wendy’s, L’Oréal, AFLAC, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others. To learn more about Publicis Kaplan Thaler, follow @PKTtweets, like on Facebook or visit pkt.com.

About Street Soccer USA
Street Soccer USA logoStreet Soccer USA (SSUSA) (www.streetsoccerusa.org) is sport for development program of HELP USA, which believes ending homelessness is a team sport. Through a systematic approach, SSUSA Builds community and trust through sport with participants and volunteers, transforming the context within which they live from one of isolation, abuse, and marginalization, to one of community, purpose, and achievement, requires participants to set 3, 6, and 12-month life goals, and empowers participants by providing access to services and educational/employment opportunities through our Jobs Academy. The Lady Salamander women’s initiative has formed women’s only teams at shelters across the U.S. as well.  The program in San Francisco is operated in partnership with the St. Vincent de Paul MSC shelter and the SF Conservation Corps.

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide. Please visit P&G for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

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Publicis Kaplan Thaler Wins Big At Radio Mercury Awards — zzzQuil Sleep Line Wakes Judges

NEW YORK CITY, NY (June 5, 2013) – Publicis Kaplan Thaler received the prestigious Radio Mercury Prize for the zzzQuil “Sleep Line” radio campaign at the 22nd annual awards at New York City’s Highline Ballroom. Years ago, many media experts predicted the death of radio broadcasting. They claimed the MP3 and CD player would far surpass talk radio and top-40 stations in a matter of years. They were wrong.

Radio Mercury AwardToday, radio is still one of the most expensive mediums to advertise on in some major urban markets.  Droves of commuting listeners are still glued to their car radios during rush hour and several radio-only award shows still recognize the best in audio advertising.

The Radio Mercury Awards were established in 1992 to recognize and reward the radio commercials and PSA’s that embody the essence of what radio does best – connect with listeners.  Today, the Radio Mercury Awards is the premiere creative competition for radio.

RadioMercuryAwardPublicis Kaplan Thaler flexed some muscle at this year’s show. Three campaigns, including Vick’s zzzQuil “Sleep Line,” Scope mouthwash “Good Breath is a Good Move” and the non-profit Boostup.org “Pomp and Circumstance,” all made the final cut. zzzQuil’s “Sleep Line” took home an award for its highly entertaining call-in service, which provided curious customers with a variety of boring content to put them to sleep. The awards were enthusiastically accepted by Liz Rosenthal and Lauren Schneidmuller.

Congratulations to all of the PKT teams who worked diligently on these innovative campaigns, but as is normally the case in advertising: on to the next one.

A list of all Radio Mercury Award finalists can be found here and winners can be found here.

About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
kaplanPublicis Kaplan Thaler is a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. With over 650 employees, it is the flagship of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American operating unit of Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within Publicis Groupe. The Agency’s blue-chip client roster includes: Procter & Gamble, CITI, Nestlé, Merck, Pfizer, TriHonda, Wendy’s, L’Oréal, AFLAC, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others. To learn more about Publicis Kaplan Thaler, follow @PKTtweets, like on Facebook or visit pkt.com.

About the Radio Mercury Awards
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The Radio Mercury Awards, the only competition exclusively devoted to radio, was established in 1992 to encourage and reward the development of effective and creative radio commercials. The annual Radio Mercury Awards competition draws entries from advertising agencies, production houses, radio stations, and educational institutions across the country. Approximately 17,500 commercials have competed for over $3 million in prizes. The Radio Creative Fund (RCF), a non-profit corporation funded by the radio industry, governs the Radio Mercury Awards. The Radio Advertising Bureau produces the Radio Mercury Awards.

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Birds Campaign from Publicis Dallas Takes Flight to Battle Histoplasmosis

First-Ever Advertising Campaign to Increase Awareness of One of America’s Least Known and Most Misdiagnosed Diseases

DALLAS, TX (May 29, 2013) – Publicis Dallas today launches ‘Birds’ the first-ever advertising campaign to increase awareness of Histoplasmosis, a disease where bird droppings lead to a fungal infection that gets into the lungs, bloodstream and eyes. The obscure disease is one of America’s least known and most misdiagnosed. At the centerpiece of the awareness campaign is an arresting series of print ads, coupled with the first-ever website (www.histodisease.org), completely devoted to Histoplasmosis detection, treatment and support. Here are the print ads:

Histoplasmosis Print Campaign Hi Res-1

Histoplasmosis Print Campaign Hi Res-2

Histoplasmosis Print Campaign Hi Res-3

leader_shon“A few years back, this disease nearly killed, Julia Melle, one of our most talented creative directors, “ said Shon Rathbone, Executive Creative Director, Publicis Dallas. “Her passion for raising awareness of Histoplasmosis inspired the entire team to build a campaign that was both creatively arresting, and truly worthy of the cause.”

Histoplasmosis affects thousands and kills over 800 people a year, yet awareness among the general public and most physicians is very low.

0364aae“There are very few moments in this business where you feel like you can put your talents to use for the good of others,” said Julia Melle, Group Creative Director, Publicis Dallas. “This is a moment, where my experience with this terrible disease that took half my right lung can be leveraged to educate patients and doctors everywhere.”

Creative Overview: The Publicis Dallas creative team realized the morphology of organs affected by Histoplasmosis resembles the place birds most love to congregate – tree branches.

This led to a campaign approach that tells a very complex story with very few words. The overall mood of the advertising, with its hauntingly beautiful India ink and watercolor illustrations, is appropriately chilling for a disease this dangerous. The three print ads each feature a different organ-tree, (lungs, heart and eye), with the simple headline: Birds Infest More Than Trees. At the bottom of the ad is the organ-appropriate version of the copyline: Bird droppings can lead to a fungal infection that gets in the lungs and kills more than 800 people a year. Now you
know more than most doctors.

Survivors of Histoplasmosis have formed a strong and active social media community, found on Facebook, and Twitter, among others. The campaign will use those organic social-driven
channels to pass along the message beyond traditional paid media, and turn survivors into evangelists.

Creative Credits
Client:   Histo.org
Creative Credits: Birds
Agency: Publicis Dallas
Agency Location: Dallas, TX
Executive Creative Director: Shon Rathbone
Group Creative Directors: Julia Melle/Eric Moncaleano
Copywriter: Julia Melle
Art Directors: Eric Moncaleano/Julius Prilianto
Producer:  Holli Burlison
Web Developer: Jeff Stachowski
Account Director: Allison Cox
Media
Planner:  Rita Shroff
Illustrator: Narda Lebo

About Publicis Dallas
Publicis Dallas, an integrated marketing communications agency, is a part of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American regional operating unit of Paris-based Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within holding company, Publicis Groupe S.A. The Publicis Worldwide mission is ‘To Lead The Change’ to help our clients leap ahead. Publicis Dallas clients include: CiCi’s Pizza; Nestlé brands Nestlé Pure Life, Nestea, and Juicy Juice; Simon Property Group; and ServiceMaster brands TruGreen and Terminix; among others.

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