Awards & Honors

Madison Avenue Marketing Group creative team members have been recognized more than 300 times with local, regional, national and international awards. In addition to earning many Best of Show and Judge's Choice awards, our work has helped to differentiate our clients and make unique impressions on their audiences.

Enjoy some of our recent award-winning work in the videos below.

We created this online video for Toledo’s Old Newsboys to attract new members to the organization. It was named the Best Non-Profit Online Video at the 2015 Internet Advertising Competition. Read more here. old-newsboys-video
This On Hold Marketing we created for Binkelman Corporation won a 2014 5th District Silver ADDY Award, a Judge's Choice ADDY and Silver ADDY Award at the local level, and a 2013 Platinum MarCom Award. Madison Avenue Marketing Group / WebArt Wins ADDY for Binkelman Corp
The website, Facebook page, and radio spots we created for Spirit Services won a 2013 Silver ADDY Award in the Mixed Media category. Both the website and Facebook page earned 2012 Gold MarCom Awards. Madison Avenue Marketing Group / WebArt Wins ADDY for Spirit Services
We created this humorous On Hold Marketing production for Binkelman Corporation. It won the top MARCE award
at the 2013 On Hold Messaging Conference, as well as a 2013 Silver ADDY Award.
Binkelman Video - OHMA's Choice for Best On Hold Messaging of 2012 (Created by BusinessVoice)
In these humorous online videos for Parker Steel, we answer a few of their customers' common questions, while paying tribute to Parker's 1955 founding date. The videos won a 2012 Platinum MarCom Award.
Madison Avenue Marketing Group / WebArt Wins MarCom Award for Parker Steel
This On Hold Marketing production used humor to entertain and inform callers to Walter's Goodyear in Mission Viejo, California. It also won a Silver MARCE Award at the 2012 On Hold Messaging Association Conference.
Funny On Hold Messaging from BusinessVoice - 2012 Silver MARCE Winner (Walter's Goodyear)
This On Hold Marketing production for Amazing Space captured the Best of Show Award at the 2009 5th District ADDY Awards. That competition included work from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. Funny On Hold Messaging from BusinessVoice / Madison Avenue Marketing Group
2017

The On Hold Messaging Association - Best of Show
The On Hold Messaging Association - Best Branding
American Advertising Federation - Silver ADDY - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Bronze ADDY - Read more

2016

The On Hold Messaging Association - Judge's Choice Award - Read more
Communicator Awards - Gold - Read more

Judge's Comments - 2016 MARCE Awards

"Really well written, and the voice actors were spot on. I laughed several times. Very funny!"

Andy Hedberg

"I really had to put some thought into finding something to criticize. There's nothing perfect and there's always something that could be better, but in this case, it's a challenge to find."

Emmett Andrews

"Great voice acting by the men, creative writing, and great use of sound effects."

Rachel McGrath

American Advertising Federation - Bronze ADDY - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Platinum Award - Read more 
MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award - Read more 
MarCom Creative Awards - Honorable Mention - Read more

2015

The On Hold Messaging Association - Judge's Choice Award - Read more
Communicator Awards - Award of Distinction (2) - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Bronze ADDY - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award (2) - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Honorable Mention - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Bronze ADDY - Read more
Toledo Newsboys Online Non-Profit Video - Read more
Internet Advertising Competition Award - Best Non-Profit Online Video
Spirit Services Blog - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Honorable Mention

2014

American Advertising Federation (5th District) - Silver ADDY - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Judge's Choice Award - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Silver ADDY - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Honorable Mention - Read more

Judge's Comments - 2014 ADDY Awards

"I selected Binkelman's On Hold Marketing because of the unexpected comedy, quirkiness and edge! You actually want to stay on hold and hear what is said next. The script's humor is dry and sharp. The music and voices are catchy. I think it's very fun and creative. It paints Binkelman's personality as being comedic, but humble. I also like to see creative pushing boundaries and not too afraid to be a little on edge." 

Shaun Culbertson, Interactive Art Director / The Adcom Group

Scent Marketing Institute - Scent Marketer of the Year - Read more

Spirit Services Facebook Page - Read more
Internet Advertising Competition Award - Best Other Social Media

BusinessVoice Website - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award

2013

The On Hold Messaging Association - Gold MARCE Award - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Silver ADDY - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Platinum Award - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award - Read more

Judges' Comments - 2013 MARCE Awards

"Actually made me laugh. Funny and well written."

Kurt Kleidon, Director of Online Marketing / Kleidon & Associates

"Nice delivery of the humor! The little lines like 'office nudity' thrown into the mix would keep an on-hold caller waiting to hear what comes next."

Ricky Roo, VP of Creative / TM Studios

"Terrific!"

Andy West, Creative Services Dir. / Sports Radio 92.9 - Atlanta

Spirit Services Mixed Media (Website, Facebook & Radio) - Read more
American Advertising Federation (Toledo) - Silver ADDY Award

"First and foremost, I think the radio spots sound amazing. The jingle is catchy. I have no doubt that it will bounce between our audience's ears like a beachball does at a Nickelback concert. People will get angry at us because they can't get the jingle out of their heads, which is exactly what we want! Kudos on creating it." 

Mike Crotty, President
Spirit Services

2012

The On Hold Messaging Association - Silver MARCE Award - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Brown Wins Silver Medal - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Silver ADDY 
American Advertising Federation - Bronze ADDY

Judges' Comments - 2012 MARCE Awards

"Different and witty. Comforting voice. Funny and out of left field (in a good way)."

Adam Schneider, Creative & Imaging Director and Voice Talent

"This is not at all what I would expect! And that's a good thing. Being entertained while being on hold is better than being bored. This also provided information that I would most likely retain after getting off the call. I would definitely want to check out this place..."

Kelly Mercer, Multimedia Specialist / Hafenbrack Marketing

Parker Steel - Metric Metals & You (Online Videos) - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Platinum Award

Spirit Services Website (B-to-B) - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award

Spirit Services Facebook Page - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award

Buckeye Telesystem Website (B-to-B) - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Honorable Mention

2011

The On Hold Messaging Association - Judge's Choice Award - Read more
The On Hold Messaging Association - Silver MARCE Award (2) - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Judge's Choice Award - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Gold ADDY (2) - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award - Read more

Judges' Comments - 2011 MARCE Awards

"Good strategy. Useful and entertaining content."

Tony Calcao, VP Group Creative Director / Crispin Porter + Bogusky

"Well written, funny, irreverent and slipped the info in. Could listen all day to these."

Chuck Matthews, Director of Creative Services / Rubber City Radio Group

"Seriously, very well done. An interesting approach. Kept me listening and the time passed quickly, while still featuring the client's product lines well."

John Rabius, Owner / Audio-Rabius

Mountain View Tire (Website) - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award

WebArt (Self-Promotional Online Video)
American Advertising Federation - District 5 ADDY Award

WebArt (Self-Promotional Online Video) - Read more
American Advertising Federation (Toledo) - Silver ADDY Award

"You worked tirelessly at giving us exactly what our vision for our website was. I know building a tire selector is not an easy thing to do. Thank you again for all your hard work."

Chris Mitsos, Vice President
Mountain View Tire

2010

The On Hold Messaging Association - Judge's Choice Award (2) - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Bronze ADDY
Business of Communications - Crystal Awards (2) - Read more
Business of Communications - Merit Award - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Honorable Mention - Read more

"We would like to pass along our appreciation for an excellent job in producing our On Hold Messaging. We had asked for something very clever, unique and fun, and your team came through with flying colors on the first shot. Daily, we get compliments on the production from customers calling in, and it definitely contributes to our brand development."

Dave Parrish, President
Amazing Space

EMB Designs (Website) - Read more
The Association for Women in Communications - Merit Award

WebArt (Website) - Read more
The Association for Women in Communications - Merit Award

WebArt (Identity Package) - Read more
The Association for Women in Communications - Merit Award

WebArt (Self-Promotional Online Video) - Read more
The Association for Women in Communications - Merit Award

2009

Women in Communication - Crystal Award - Read more
Women in Communication - Merit Awards (2) - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award - Read more
American Advertising Federation (5th District) - Best of Show
American Advertising Federation (5th District) - Gold ADDY
American Advertising Federation – Silver ADDY
The On Hold Messaging Association - Judge's Choice Award
The On Hold Messaging Association - Silver MARCE Award

Judges' Comments - 2009 MARCE Awards

"Superbly written copy and extremely dry humor that was a perfect match for what could've been a dull subject. I laughed out loud at points, and if a caller starts with that reaction, it's a great way to start a conversation." 

"Very clever writing and some funny moments. Mocks some conventional cliches, and I believe that would endear the client to the caller who's heard many a phone message..."

"That's the way to do it. Keep the messages short, fun and to the point."

American Warming and Ventilation (Website)
The Association for Women in Communications - Crystal Award

Catholic Diocese of Toledo (Website)
The Association for Women in Communications - Merit Award

Toledo Blade - Runway Rivalry (Website)
The Association for Women in Communications - Merit Award

St. Joseph Cathedral - New Hampshire (Website)
The Association for Women in Communications - Merit Award

"Early returns on the site are positive: 'Looks great'...'Easy to navigate'...'User friendly'...'Beautiful'...'I can tell you took a lot of time to make it easy'...'Wow, great look!'"

Sally Oberski, Director of Communications
Catholic Diocese of Toledo

2008

MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award - Read more
MarCom Creative Awards - Honorable Mention - Read more
Women in Communication - Crystal Awards (2) - Read more
The On Hold Messaging Association - HOLDIE Runner-Up
American Advertising Federation - Gold ADDY - Read more
Amercian Advertising Federation - Silver ADDY (2) - Read more

Toledo Public Schools (Website)
The Association for Women in Communications - Crystal Award

Toledo Public Schools (Website)
WantToTeach.com - Golden Apple Award

Tuffy Automotive Service Centers (Website)
American Advertising Federation - Honorable Mention

2007

MarCom Creative Awards - Gold Award - Read more
Women in Communication - Crystal Award - Read more
Women in Communication - Merit Award - Read more

"We absolutely love the work you do for us, and, more importantly, so do our customers. We have even had customers ask to be put back on hold to finish hearing the message. Great job."

Jill Kegler, President
The Kellermeyer Company

Tuffy Automotive Service Centers (Website)
The Association for Women in Communications - Crystal Award

Office of Vocations / Catholic Diocese of Toledo (Website)
The Association for Women in Communications - Crystal Award

"We are excited by your fresh and creative ideas, and look forward to the increased traffic that is certain to mark our vocation site. You have helped to design a site that is at the very top of vocation efforts throughout the country - one others would do well to model and imitate."

Reverend David W. Nuss, Director - Office of Vocations
Diocese of Toledo

2006

Silver Microphone - National Winner
Silver Microphone - National Finalist (2)
Women in Communication - Crystal Award
The Riverside Terrace (Website)
The Association for Women in Communications - Merit Award

2005

The On Hold Messaging Association - Int'l HOLDIE Award - Read more
The On Hold Messaging Association - HOLDIE Runner-Up - Read more
Silver Microphone - National Winner
Silver Microphone - National Finalist
American Advertising Federation - Judge's Choice Award - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Gold ADDY - Read more

2004

Communicator Awards - National Award of Excellence - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Judge's Choice Award - Read more
American Advertising Federation - ADDY - Read more
Silver Microphone - National Winner - Read more
Silver Microphone - National Finalist - Read more
Women in Communication - Crystal Award

2003

Silver Microphone - National Winner
Communicator Awards - Award of Distinction - Read more
One Show Awards - Merit Award - Read more

"We have received many, many compliments on our On Hold Messaging. Thanks for being so creative."

Rebecca Conrad, Customer Service Manager
Binkelman Corporation

2002

American Advertising Federation - Citation of Excellence
Communicator Awards - Honorable Mention

2001

Silver Microphone - National Finalist - Read more
Communicator Awards – National Award of Distinction 
American Advertising Federation - Citation of Excellence
Women in Communication - Crystal Award

2000

Communicator Awards - National Award of Excellence - Read more
American Advertising Federation (Fifth District) - ADDY - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Best of Show - Read more
American Advertising Federation - ADDY - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Citation of Excellence - Read more

1999

Silver Microphone - National Winner - Read more
Silver Microphone - National Finalist (2) - Read more
Communicator Awards - National Award of Distinction
Women In Communication - Crystal Award - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Citation of Excellence

1998

Silver Microphone - National Winner
Silver Microphone - National Finalist
Communicator Awards - National Award of Distinction - Read more
American Advertising Federation - Best of Show, Electronic
American Advertising Federation - ADDY
Women In Communication - Award of Merit - Read more

1997

American Advertising Federation - Citation of Excellence

1996

American Advertising Federation - Citation of Excellence

1995

American Advertising Federation - Judge's Choice Award, Electronic
American Advertising Federation - ADDY
American Advertising Federation - Citation of Excellence

1994

American Advertising Federation - Citation of Excellence