The 2001 Andy Awards were held in New York on April 24. Winners in the television category included Cliff Freeman for Fox Sports, both the regional sports campaign and the NBA spots, as well as Goodby Silverstein's E*Trade campaign and Crispin Porter + Bogusky's spot "Bodybag" for the American Legacy Foundation's anti-smoking efforts. In print, Goodby Silverstein & Partners won for its Nike campaign, and Arnold was awarded for the Volkwagen Beetle magazine work. Collaborate/San Francisco's Rock the Vote internet campaign won the interactive category. Leo Burnett/London was awarded in the out-of-home category with "Fishing" for John West. For more show winners, see www.andyawards.com.Goodby, Silverstein & Partners was awarded the Goodyear account, worth $60 million. The account was previously held by J. Walter Thompson/Detroit.
Digitas, Boston has been awarded the online advertising account for BestBuy.com. The agency will also handle the offlien direct marketing work.
Audi's interactive account is in review. The previous agency, MarchFirst, is no longer in business.
Ogilvy & Mather's outdoor campaign for IBM's Linux systems in Chicago was stopped when the city threatened to fine the computer maker for each of about 100 sidewalk paint ads.
Cohn & Wolfe/Chicago is closing its doors after 11 years. Executives cite the economic downturn as the primary cause behind the agency's recent difficulties.
Grey Worldwide, New York has been awarded the Aetna insurance account, estimated to be $25 to $35 million. The account was previously split between McKinney & Silver and Waylon Ad, St. Louis.
Tribal DDB, DDB Worldwide's interactive division, has opened a Milan office with 16 employees.
The O'Toole Awards for agency excellence were announced April 28. Winners were Fallon, Minneapolis in the large agency category; Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis for mid-sized shops, and Mad Dogs & Englishmen in small agencies.