MGH Press Release

MGH Wins Seven ADDYs and Takes Home Special Judges Award

The agency won four Gold and three Silver awards at the 40th annual ADDY Awards hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Baltimore

BALTIMORE (March 21, 2014) – MGH, a full-service marketing communications agency, today announced it has won seven ADDYs from the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Baltimore, as well as a Special Judges Award for its Smyth Jewelers "Equality” print ad, and a Best of Category award for its OLD BAY "Under This Boat” seaboard. The agency took home four Gold and three Silver awards for creative excellence on a variety of advertising campaigns conducted on behalf of clients, including Bailey Banks & Biddle, OLD BAY, Smyth Jewelers and ZIPS Dry Cleaners. Gold awards will move on to the District II ADDY's competition, which features work from agencies throughout the region, including New York and Washington, D.C.

"We're honored to have the creative work and campaigns we created on behalf of our clients recognized by the AAF Baltimore, and to have four campaigns move on to the highly competitive District II competition," said Andy Malis, president of MGH. "Additionally, we are thrilled that our work for OLD BAY was awarded the Best of Category honor, and that the ad we developed for Smyth Jewelers – supporting marriage equality – took home a Special Judges Award."

The 2014 MGH ADDY Awards winners are as follows:


  • OLD BAY – "Under This Boat" Seaboard – Out-of-Home Outdoor Board, Digital or Animated
  • OLD BAY – "OLD BAY Plane" – Non-traditional Advertising, Single
  • Bailey, Banks & Biddle – "Engagement Trivia Coasters" – Non-traditional Advertising, Campaign
  • Smyth Jewelers – "Equality" Print Ad – Newspaper, Full Page Color

Silver ADDYS

  • ZIPS Dry Cleaners – "ZIPS Cocktail Dress" – Out-of-Home Outdoor Board, Flat
  • OLD BAY – "Baycation Cover Image App" – Digital Advertising Apps, Web-based
  • Smyth Jewelers – "Smyth Man Up Campaign" – Radio Campaign

The ADDY competition is the industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 50,000 entries every year in local ADDY competitions. Gold winners from the show will automatically move on to the regional District II competition, competing with agencies from Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. A win at the District level guarantees moving on to the National ADDY competition.

About MGH

Based in Baltimore, MGH is an integrated marketing and communications agency offering advertising, public relations, media planning/buying, creative design and production, interactive (design, development and marketing), mobile, market research, direct response, relationship marketing and social media marketing.

MGH maintains a diverse client base spanning multiple industries. Current clients include MASN, McCormick, OLD BAY, Towson University, American Psychological Association, Ocean City, Md., Department of Tourism, Smyth Jewelers, Anthony & Sylvan Pools, Marco’s Pizza, Common Ground Alliance, ZIPS Dry Cleaners and Wockenfuss Candies.

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