On Tuesday May 13th a gaggle of advertising, production and generally creative folks collected together at West Side Lofts in New York City for the second annual Creativity Awards ceremony. One of the many complimentary comments floating around was how nice it was to have an awards show without so much pomp, windbaggy speech and other ballyhoo. So in the spirit of consistency here's a summary of the magical night's events: Booze. Laughing. Talking. Booze. Awards. Smiling. Booze. Laughing. Talking. Booze. Fun.
Here is the photographic evidence.
The crowd gathers for pre-show drinks
Creativity editor Teressa Iezzi presents Tracey-Locke strategic integration officer Jim Sexton with an award for the agency's work on the Simpsons movie launch
Smuggler director Henry-Alex Rubin picks up an award for Burger King's 'Whopper Freakout'
Leo Burnett, Chicago art directors Avery Gross and Brian Shembeda pick up their award for the McDonald's 'Fresh Salads' billboard
Teressa Iezzi gives the Vikings, Joakim Reveman, Matthew Branning and Bjoern Ruehmann their award for Epuron 'Wind'
David Droga, chairman, Droga5 accepts his award for the Tap Project
Teressa Iezzi gives T.A.G. copywriter Rick Herrera the award for the Halo 3 'Believe' campaign
The Creativity Awards prize tree was bountiful
Wild(child) editor Geraldine Esquivel with Freedom + Partners CCO Vas Sloutchevsky, senior executive producer Craig Elimeliah, biz dev head Jason Rosenfeltfounder and CEO Mark Ferdman
Thomas Evans, SVP, Marketing Media Distributors,
Creativity's Roberto Guerra and Bandpro's Jim Hegadorn
The awards await their new home
Chloe Matthews, business development (creative & media) British Consulate-General, Richard Powell, vice-consul (creative & media) and Sonya Knox, VP of business development at North of England IIA
Andy Bloch, composer/partner, Human, Veronica Beach, freelance agency producer; Pamala Buzick, director of marketing, Human
Foreground: Lisa Petroni, Senior Producer, BBDO NY; Nana Ashong, Executive Producer, Sleeping Tree Films; Kelly Flint, Representative, Sleeping Tree Films; Background: Robert Markopoulos, Director, Sleeping Tree Films; Peter Odiorne, Director, Sleeping Tree Films; Charlie Mason, Producer, Perfect Weekend Films
Stephanie Berman, Ironworks; Dave Carlson, Ironworks; Carlos, Ironworks
Ann-Christine Diaz, Creativity; David Droga, Droga5 ECD Ted Royer and Teressa Iezzi
Lauren Bleiweiss, executive producer, Human; Morgan Visconti, composer/partner, Human, Marc Altshuler, managing partner, Human
Sleeping Tree Films EP Nana Ashong and Lisa Petroni, senior producer, BBDO, New York.
Animated Storyboards president/EP Ezra Krausz, Dan Pack, director of sales, Erik Maniscalco, cd, and marketing and production director Keren Shulman
Firstborn producers Avery Holden and Lesley Florie, EVP Kevin Arthur and EP Dan LaCivita
Motiongrapher.com's Justin Cone and Maria Diaz
Crossroads' Samantha Tuttlebee, Union editor Geordie Anderson and Siblings' Evan Eneman
Andrew Michaeloff, east coast sales, Partizan; Jamie Dumaine, director of business development, BOND; Randee Bowman of Click 3x; Natalie Warkenthien of BOND and Dan Pack, director of sales, Animated Storyboards.
Navigating's Roe Bressan and Veronica Beach, freelance agency producer
Epoch Films rep Stephanie Hodge and Vice's director of business development
Stephanie Hodge, Sarah Amiel, Reprizent; Vice's John Martin, and Martin Agency producer Chad Garber
The Barbarian Group CEO Benjamin Palmer, Creativity's Teressa Iezzi, Jeff Beer and Ann-Christine Diaz and Nicole Sciarrillo of Station Film
director of marketing at, Human and Rick Herrera
, The Barbarian Group's PR head Eva McCloskey and Paul Woolmington, co-founder of Naked Communications
Naked Communications' Nancy King and Faris Yakob
Framestore senior producer Satoko Iinuma and Betsy Blakemore, head of production at Rabbit
Core Industries founder Corey Szopinki, Matt Factor, Furlined partner, John Hobbs, Furlined director, Wieden + Kennedy executive integrated producer Marcelino Alvarez and Creativity's Nick Parish
Ben Dietz, Cornerstone's online marketing department head Erik Dane, VBS.tv account executive Mary Ghan and Benjamin Palmer