Fourth Annual Reed Award Winners

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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:

Automated Phones

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

 

Live Phones

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

 

Direct Mail

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.


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