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 Campaign
Bill 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 Day
Wetlands (Louisiana Senate), Pivot Group

Best Non-US Campaign (International)
Don’t Divide Our Nation, Majority Designs

Best Villain
Building 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 Candidate
Lifeline, 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.