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Jackalope Wins Two 2015 National American Advertising Awards

In Agency News on June 17, 2015 at 8:34 am

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Rapid City-based marketing and communications firm Jackalope won two national American Advertising Awards for work created on behalf of Black Hills Ammunition.

Fewer than 450 total awards were granted at the American Advertising Awards competition (formerly the National ADDY® Awards) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 13, 2015. The wins mark the 5th national American Advertising Award in six years for the firm. Jackalope also won South Dakota’s first National Gold ADDY® in 2013.

With over 60,000 entries annually, The American Advertising Awards are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, recognizing creative excellence and the very best advertising. The American Advertising Awards are unique among all advertising competitions as it’s the only one that includes three rigorous levels of judging.

• Entries are first judged at the local level through competitions organized by AAF member clubs

• Local winners then advance to 15 district competitions

• Finally, district winners advance to the national finals

Winning advertisers featured in the 2015 National American Advertising competition included BBDO NYC, McGarrah Jessee, Leo Burnett Chicago, Venables Bell & Partners, and Goodby Silverstein & Partners.

Jackalope National American Advertising Awards Winning Entries:

SILVER, Elements of Advertising-Visual, Cinematography
Black Hills Ammunition- Black Hills Ammunition Brand Video Cinematography



SILVER, Elements of Advertising-Visual, Photography Campaign
Black Hills Ammunition- Black Hills Ammunition Brand Photography

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A full list of 2015 AAF-National American Advertising Award winners can be found here.

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Jackalope is an advertising agency. It is also a mythical animal that rewired the laws of nature to create something the world never even knew it needed. The truth lies somewhere in between. We’re an ad agency that doesn’t look, act or think like an ad agency. We work with people whose companies we believe in. And our job is to gather up whatever weird and wonderful tools we can find and convince the world to believe in those companies like we do. Jackalope. Evolve or Die.

To get in touch, call (605) 430-5407 or drop us a line at alleyjas@gmail.com
Jackalope is located at The Garage, 402 St. Joe, East of 5th, Rap City | SD | USA | Planet Earth

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Message Wins South Dakota’s First National Gold ADDY® Award

In Agency News on June 13, 2013 at 9:58 am

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Rapid City-based marketing and communications firm Message won a National Gold ADDY® award for a video created on behalf of Black Hills Ammunition. Fewer than 75 gold ADDYs were awarded at the American Advertising Awards competition (formerly the National ADDY® Awards) held in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 8, 2013. This was the first National Gold ADDY® awarded to not only a Rapid City advertising agency, but also the first ever awarded to a South Dakota advertiser.

In addition, Message was awarded a Silver ADDY® in the Sales Promotion-Sales Kit category for the 4 Year Survival Kit also created on behalf of Black Hills Ammunition.

With over 60,000 entries annually, The American Advertising Awards are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, recognizing creative excellence and the very best advertising. The American Advertising Awards are unique among all advertising competitions. It is the only one that includes three rigorous levels of judging.

• Entries are first judged at the local level through competitions organized by AAF
member clubs

• Local winners then advance to 15 district competitions

• Finally, district winners advance to the national finals

Winning advertisers featured in the 2013 National ADDY competition included BBDO NYC, Ogilvy & Mather Atlanta, Leo Burnett Chicago, Draftcb, and Goodby Silverstein & Partners.

Message National ADDY® Winning Entries:

GOLD, Elements of Advertising-Visual
Black Hills Ammunition “It Started With Our Hands” Video

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SILVER, Sales Promotion- Sales Kit
Black Hills Ammunition, 4 Year Survival Kit

Black Hills Ammunition 4 Year Survival Kit

A full list of AAF-National ADDY® winners can be found here

Message Wins 7 Awards at AAF District 8 Regional ADDYs Competition

In Agency News on April 15, 2013 at 12:13 am

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Rapid City-based marketing and communications firm Message earned seven silver Addy awards at the AAF-District 8 Regional competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for work created on behalf of Black Hills Ammunition and Slim Buttes Country & Western Vinyl Variety Hour. Message’s seven wins were the most among all winning advertisers representing Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This is also the fourth consecutive year that Message has represented AAF-Black Hills and the greater Black Hills advertising community at the regional competition.

With over 60,000 entries annual, the ADDY Awards are the world’s largest and arguably toughest advertising competition. Each year the competition begins at the local level with 210 AAF clubs across the country. Entries must first be submitted in a local competition to be eligible for regional and national competitions. Local winners advance to one of 14 regional district competitions and District winners advance to the national finals. The National ADDYS® are held in conjunction with the AAF National Conference; June 5-8, 2013, in Phoenix, AZ.

Winning advertisers featured in the 2013 AAF District 8 ADDYs competition included Mono, Fresh Produce, Appleton Coated, Hunt Adkins, Colle McVoy, Olson, and Gaslight Creative.

A full list of AAF District 8 winners can be found here.

Message Wins 15 Gold and Silver ADDYs, People’s Choice, Judge’s Choice and The Tommy Award at AAF-Black Hills ADDYs

In Agency News on March 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm

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Rapid City marketing and communications firm Message won 8 gold and 7 silver ADDY awards for work entered in print, integrated campaign and design categories at this year’s Black Hills  American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards. The agency also won a prestigious Judge’s Choice award for the Lakota Voice Project integrated campaign. The People’s Choice and Best of Show awards were given to the Black Hills Ammunition integrated campaign.

Winning agency clients included Black Hills Ammunition, Lakota Voice Project, Pennington County Emergency Management, and Rapid City YMCA.

Ross Johnson was presented with the Silver Medal Award, which recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and have been active in furthering industry standards.

Notable firms/agencies participating at this year’s AAF-Black Hills ADDYs included TDG Communications, Robert Sharp & Associates, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Black Hills State University and Black Hills Power.

The 2012/2013 ADDYs were judged by nationally recognized creative directors from Denver firms such as Philosophy Communication and Jay Roth Creative.

View all AAF-Black Hills ADDYs Winners

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Judge’s Choice Award- Lakota Voice Project

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People’s Choice + Tommy Award/Best of Show- Black Hills Ammunition Integrated Campaign

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Black Hills Ammunition Ballistics Video

In Video Production on February 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Message, a Rapid City-based marketing and communications firm, was pleased to work with Black Hills Ammunition on a web video showcasing the grit, zeal and quirky nature of their employees. Because of these people and their connection to the ammo – Black Hills is counted among the finest in the world.

Message Selected As Winner In The American Graphic Design Awards

In Print on September 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm

For nearly five decades, Graphic Design USA has presented national design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. The American Graphic Design Awards is the original and flagship, open to everyone in the design community: advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporations, institutions, publishers and more. It honors outstanding work across all media: print and collateral, advertising and sales promotion, corporate identity and logos, internet and interactive design, packaging and p-o-p, broadcast and motion graphics.

The 2011 American Graphic Design Awards attracted a remarkable 8,000+ entries; a very select 15 percent were recognized with an Awards Certificate of Excellence. Rapid City-based marketing and communications firm Message will be featured for their work on the  2011 Black Hills Ammunition product catalog. The 20-page catalog showcased the entire Black Hills Ammunition product line while also shedding light on a handful of Black Hills Ammo’s trusted employees. The resulting piece is a testament to the dedicated souls who clock in every day to produce the world’s finest ammunition, right here, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Message’s work will be published in the 300-page American Graphic Awards Design Annual — which serves as a combined November/December edition of Graphic Design USA.

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