Chernoff Newman Dominates the 2009 ADDY Awards with 28 Advertising Awards

March 16, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – March 16, 2009 – Chernoff Newman, a full-service advertising, public relations and marketing communications firm, received 28 awards at the 2009 ADDY Awards, a three-tier national competition conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation and the industry’s largest competition for creative excellence.  In total, Chernoff Newman won eight Gold ADDY awards, 18 Silver ADDY awards and two special judges’ awards – the most awards received by a single company or organization this year.

“We are thrilled to be honored with the most awards of any company or organization at this year’s ADDY awards,” said Heather Price, creative director at Chernoff Newman.  “Our dedicated staff is focused on achieving positive business results for our clients and we’re excited to have our creative solutions recognized with such enthusiasm at this year’s awards ceremony.

 Chernoff Newman received eight Gold ADDY Awards for creative work for the following clients:

 ·         PalmettoPride

·         Porter Gaud School

·         Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

·         Slate Interiors


Additionally, Chernoff Newman received 18 Silver ADDY Awards for work created on behalf of the following clients:

 ·         Advertising Federation of Charleston

·         Buckwalter Place

·         Leukemia Society

·         Maverick Southern Kitchens

·         Oak Terrace Preserve

·         Palmetto Health

·         Santee Cooper

·         Sisters from Another Mother

·         South Carolina Humane Society

·         South Carolina Department of Agriculture

·         St. Johns Yacht Harbor


 Chernoff Newman was also recognized with two special judges’ awards for:

·         PalmettoPride – Killer Use of Refuse Award– “PalmettoPride” Poster

·         Riverbanks Zoo – Killer TV Award –“Zoo Personals”


About AAF of the Midlands

AAF of the Midlands (formerly the Columbia Ad Club) is a member of the American Advertising Federation, headquartered in Washington, DC.  AAF of the Midlands is also a member of the Third District of the AAF which represents South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.  For more information, visit

About Chernoff Newman

Recognized as one of the top firms in the Southeast, Chernoff Newman is a full-service advertising, public relations and marketing communications firm with offices in Columbia and Charleston, S.C. and Orlando, Fla. Through a client-focused approach, Chernoff Newman consistently develops and implements successful communications efforts for a variety of clients, including leaders in banking, education, energy, food services, health care, technology, tourism and more. For more information, visit