This January, The Brandon Agency’s Creative Director Pat Harris teamed up with the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Lexington, Ky., to help judge entries for its 2014 American Advertising Awards, an annual event that honors creative excellence in the field of advertising. This year, the AAF of Lexington received a record number of entries and judging took place on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Additional judges for the award event included Jason Wright, the vice president and creative partners at The Buntin Group (Nashville, Tenn.) and Matt Cheuvront, chief executive office of Proof Branding (Nashville, Tenn.)

Winners will be announced on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Lyric Theater in Lexington.

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“Lexington’s submissions included a lot of smart creative work, including strong lateral thinking especially in regard to digital and social media campaigns,” said Harris. “There was a great attention to detail and craft, and it was a pleasure to serve as a judge.”

Earlier this year, The Brandon Agency, received a record 59 ADDY Awards in its regional advertising awards event hosted by the Coastal Carolina branch of the AAF. The 2014 ADDY Awards event represents the 15th consecutive year that The Brandon Agency has received more ADDYs than any other agency located in Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Florence, S.C and Wilmington, N.C.

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About The Brandon Agency

Founded in 1959, The Brandon Agency is a full-service marketing firm operating on the leading edge of change in the advertising industry. Offering an integrated approach to marketing, advertising, public relations, interactive and social media, the agency administers the “Why We Buy” Consumer Research Panel, an ongoing, in-depth consumer study that predicts how buyers interact with communications to the buying cycle.

The Brandon Agency specializes in integrated marketing for categories such as banking, finance, healthcare, real estate and travel, and examples of clients include Glory Foods, Inc., Santee Cooper, Southern Tide, National Golf Management, CBL and Associates, and Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island and Sonesta Gwinnett Place. Following the recent acquisition of Benghiat Marketing & Communications, The Brandon Agency expanded its client roster to include brands such as A.J. Antunes, Athens Foods, DayMark Safety Systems, Flat Technologies (U.S.), Gendron, Inc., Eagle Group, Norman Noble, Inc., and NVISION/North American Corp.

A Certified Google Adwords Partner, and winner of the most Addy’s in its district, The Brandon Agency is headquartered in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with offices in Charleston, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., and Cleveland, Ohio. In 2013, The Brandon Agency also merged with Wilson Lass, a Colorado-based agency known for its creative work for clients in the sports and recreation, hospitality, medical, real estate and resort industries.

For more information about the agency, call (843) 916-2000 or visit or