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We Saw Stars

By Jennifer Levin, account executive, Orange County
 
It was a starry Tuesday night with comets flying overhead The Observatory in Santa Ana for the 2013 Orange County ADDY Awards. This was the first time that Draftfcb Orange County had entered the ADDY Awards in 10 years. We entered 12 strong submissions and showed up to the awards hopeful that our hard work would pay off.
 

The night began with a cocktail hour which allowed for some much needed unwinding and mingling. The live band pelted some great tunes as guests perused the work entered display. Our team had some fun with the photo booth - always the life of a party.
 
The show began by acknowledging and presenting awards to all of the student winners. They then moved on to the professional category. The room was filled with laughter and excitement as the hosts prepared to read the winners of the Gold ADDY awards.
 
Then it happened.
 
Our first award of the night! Our group roared as a few members of our team skipped to the stage to collect our first award. By the end of the night, we had collected 4 Gold, 5 Silver, and 3 Bronze ADDY awards for our work. We were ecstatic to celebrate our agency's accomplishments.We were 12 for 12!
 

 
Our team put everything into the work produced and it was a great feeling for everyone to be honored. This was definitely an inspiring way to begin award show season and we are excited to see how our work stacks up in shows the rest of the year!