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March 5, 2019

Creative Energy Brings Home Multiple Wins From 2019 Addy Awards


The 2019 American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Northeast Tennessee’s annual awards—known in the industry as the “Addys,” marked another successful year for the team at Creative Energy and its clients.

The agency led all those competing within Northeast Tennessee with 11 total awards, including Best Of Show and a Judge’s Choice award.

“We’re honored each year to present great work by our team on behalf of our clients,” says Tony Treadway, President and CEO of Creative Energy. “This year we were able to bring home several top awards and share some of the many great stories we’ve produced for our clients. It was a great night to celebrate our hard work, and I’m very proud of our team.”

A panel of advertising experts from across the nation selected work done by the agency for: Texas Pete®, General Shale, Pal’s Sudden Service, the Johnson City Convention and Visitors Bureau and Ski Beech. Earning a Judge’s Choice award was a national radio campaign for Texas Pete® Hot Sauce. Creative Energy earned Best of Show honors for Pal’s One-Handed Bar-B-Dog TV commercial. “I’m happy that our awards included a spectrum of advertising media, from TV and radio commercials, to an exciting new app for General Shale social media, photography and visual effects,” said Tony Treadway.

CE 2019 Addy Best of Show
Creative Energy – 2019 Addy Best of Show

“I’m very pleased for our creative team and our agency,” says Chief Creative Officer, Benji Vega. “Or focus is to continue to bring unique, powerful ideas that build brands and grow business for our clients around the globe from our home in Northeast Tennessee.”

Most of the winning entries from the regional competition will now be judged at the AAF District 7 level encompassing agencies from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

Creative Energy earned 11 awards for its clients, which are listed below:

Beech Mountain Ski Resort

  • Print Campaign – Gold Award

General Shale

  • My Designs Mobile App – Silver Award

Johnson City Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Tourism Photography – Silver Award

Pal’s Sudden Service

  • Gift Certificate Social Media Campaign – Silver Award
  • One-Handed BarBDog Television Campaign – Gold Award
  • One-Handed BarBDog Visual Effects – Gold Award
  • One-Handed BarBDog Television Campaign – Best of Show

Texas Pete

  • 12 Days of Flavor Social Media Campaign – Silver Award
  • Branded Recipe Book Campaign – Silver Award
  • Drama for Your Mouth Radio Campaign – Gold Award
  • Drama for Your Mouth Radio Campaign – Judge’s Choice