Pioneer ad from BBDO captures Grand Clio

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A b&w TV spot showing an undulating Golden Gate Bridge for Pioneer Electronics' car CD stereo systems, created by BBDO Worldwide, Los Angeles, won the Grand Clio for best in category in the 1995 Clio Awards competition. Other top winners included Bassat Ogilvy & Mather, Barcelona, for Levi Strauss & Co. 501 jeans' "trendsetters" print campaign; and DDB Needham Worldwide, Chicago, for a Bud Light radio spot for Anheuser-Busch. New York and Los Angeles area agencies dominated the show with 25 agencies picking up 36 Gold Clios.

cost Birdsall its Obie
The Outdoor Advertising Association of America said Milwaukee agency Birdsall Voss & Kloppenburg apparently will keep its Best of Show Obie Award despite published reports questioning whether the agency was paid to create the winning ad for a lawyer. The agency claimed the ad, featuring an unshackled ball and chain, was paid for; but divorce lawyer Leon Stenz told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel he never paid for the ad. The ad was posted only in a supermarket's free advertising kiosk in Mequon, Wis.

Copyright 1995 Crain Communications Inc.

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