These two creative living legends are co-chairs of Ad Age's first and perhaps annual Small Agency Awards. Agencies with fewer than 75 employees (50 outside the U.S.) can enter to win in two categories Small Agency of the Year and Campaign of the Year. You can go here for the rules and regulations and to upload your entry.
The deadline is end of day on May 27.
Both Bogusky and Goodby had a hand in inspiring the creation of the awards. In conversations with the Ad Age staff, Jeff Goodby, co-chairman of San Francisco-based Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, has been critical of Ad Age's annual Agency A-List, saying it doesn't reflect the great work being done by smaller shops. Alex Bogusky, the Boulder, Colo.-based co-chairman of Crispin Porter & Bogusky, has also been on record saying that much of the best work by smaller shops is overlooked.
Now both will have a chance to help Ad Age right that wrong with an annual showcase for smaller, regional agencies' campaigns. The winners will be showcased in a future issue of Advertising Age.
Messrs. Goodby and Bogusky will co-chair a judging panel that includes many of the bloggers from Ad Age's popular Small Agency Diary. Among them: Marc Brownstein, president, Brownstein Group, Philadelphia; Bart Cleveland, partner-creative director, McKee Wallwork Cleveland, Albuquerque, N.M.; Andy Gould, senior VP-executive creative director, Biggs/Gilmore, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Phil Johnson, CEO, PJA Advertising & Marketing, Cambridge, Mass.; Milan Martin, president, GyroHSR, New York; Tom Martin, president, Zehnder Communications, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La.; Millie Olson, co-founder and president, Amazon Advertising, San Francisco; Eric Webber, managing partner, Webber/McJ Communications, Austin, Texas; Doug Zanger, founder-CEO, Xhang Creative, Portland, Ore. (You can check out the bloggers' bios here.)