BBDO, Burnett tie for Obie Best in Show

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Recapping outdoor ad excellence in the past year, Leo Burnett Toronto and BBDO New York won top honors at the Outdoor Advertising Association of America's Obie Awards.

The James Ready "Share our Billboard" campaign from Leo Burnett, Toronto and BBDO, New York outdoor for The Economist both took home best in show. This is the third consecutive best in show for BBDO New York, which won for both HBO Voyeurand BBC Cables last year.

Including the nine Obie awards, best in show and international honors (see below for a gallery of winners), Leo Burnett and BBDO were the only two networks to receive multiple awards, with 5 and 4 respectively. Mark Tutssel, chief creative officer for Leo Burnett Worldwide, was the awards' chief judge.

TBWA/Chiat/Day's body of outdoor work for Absolut was inducted into the Obie Hall of Fame, while international honors went to Leo Burnett GmbH for Tide "Clothesline."

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