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May 10, 2001

By Anthony Vagnoni

NEW YORK ( -- Interpublic Group of Cos.' Mullen Advertising was the top U.S. winner at the 30th One Show awards for

A One Show pencil award.
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creative excellence, held Wednesday night in New York.

The One Show is the annual creative competition for advertising and design work conducted by the One Club for Art & Copy, one of the largest trade organizations for advertising agency writers, art directors and creative directors in the country.

The competition is open to work produced around the world.

Newspaper and magazine ads
Mullen, based in Wenham, Mass., won a total of six Pencils (three gold, one silver and two bronze). Mullen won prizes for newspaper ads produced for and, and for two magazine ads created for the American Heritage Dictionary.

Finishing a surprising second among U.S. agencies was the Chicago office of WPP Group's Young & Rubicam. Y&R won five Pencils (two gold, two silver and one bronze). The agency won three medals for its broadcast work for H&R Block, and two for trade ads produced for Checkered Past Records, a used-record store.

WPP Group's Ogilvy & Mather also won six Pencils, but its winners were divided up between offices in Singapore, Frankfurt, London and Buenos Aires. Likewise, Omnicom Group's TBWA won six medals, with two going to TBWA/Chiat/Day in Playa del Ray, Calif., three going to TBWA Hunt Lascaris in South Africa and one to TBWA in London.

Mother London
Mother, a small, creatively driven agency in London, tied Mullen with six Pencils as well, two of which were won in the design category.

The awards were presented at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in a ceremony hosted by comedian and writer Al Franken. A full list of competition winners will be posted on the One Club Web site, .

Copyright May 2001, Crain Communications Inc.

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