Honoring the best political and public affairs work of 2011.
Campaigns & Elections magazine recognized the year's best political and public affairs work at its fourth annual Reed Awards dinner Friday.
Named for C&E founder Stanley Foster Reed, the award recognizes outstanding campaign work in direct mail, online and print advertising, live and automated phones, radio, TV, political technology, and signage and collateral material.
The full list of 2012 winners:
Best Automated Phone Call Thanks Guvnah, Zata|3 Consulting
County, Local or Judicial Candidate Free After 30 Years, Zata|3 Consulting
Independent Expenditure or Public Affairs Advocacy Connecticut Democratic Party – Negative Call on Mayor, Winning Connections
Statewide or State Legislative Candidate In Granny’s Words, Zata|3 Consulting
Best Live Phone Call No on 26 – Make a Plan to Vote, Zata|3 Consulting
Best Overall Use of a Telephone Townhall Wisconsin AFT Tele-Town Hall, Winning Connections
County, Local or Judicial Candidate Bill John Baker for Chief, Winning Connections
Independent Expenditure or Public Affairs Advocacy The ONE Campaign’s Voice for the Voiceless, Stones’ Phones
Special Election CampaignBill John Baker for Chief, Winning Connections
Statewide and State Legislative Candidate Steve Doyle for State Assemblyman WI, Winning Connections
Ballot Initiative Campaign Thrown Away, axiom strategies Boots, The Campaign Workshop Highway 82 “Bus”, Murphy Turner Associates
Best Direct Mail Piece of 2011 Adam’s Story, The Beytin Agency
Best Mail that Never Saw the Light of DayWetlands (Louisiana Senate), Pivot Group
Best Non-US Campaign (International) Don’t Divide Our Nation, Majority Designs
Best VillainBuilding a Better Georgia – Sleeping with the Enemy, Mad Dog Mail
Democratic County, Local or Judicial Candidate Sandi’s Vision, The Beytin Agency Too Extreme, Kennedy Communications Ed Lee Campaign, San Francisco Association of REALTORS
Democratic State Legislative CandidateLifeline, Kennedy Communications
Independent Expenditure and Issue Advocacy CWA: If Jane Corwin has her way, Medicare won’t be there for us when we need it, BerlinRosen Victory Fund – San Francisco, Mad Dog Mail Ed Lee Campaign, San Francisco Association of REALTORS
Republican County, Local or Judicial Candidate Battaglia – Unemployment, Cold Spark Media Weed, Chris Russell Consulting Mountains and Molehills, Majority Designs
Republican State Legislative Candidate Flag, Chris Russell Consulting Josh Harkins “Endorsements”, Murphy Turner Associates
Special Election Campaign Don’t Be Silent, Imprenta Communications Group
Toughest Direct Mail Piece Richard Mitchell – Issues, Argo Strategies Extremist Dick Black, The Chadderdon Group Wolcott for Mayor Newspaper, HighGround, Inc.