Submissions Spotlight: Wisconsin

WisconsinAgency: STIR | Client: United Performing Arts Fund | Agency: Serve (BVK’s non-profit agency)

Advertising Spotlight: Wisconsin Agencies

STIR, an advertising agency founded by Brian Bennett, recently produced a testimonial video for a new client, Dr. Comfort, which featured John Bennett, the silver medalist in long jump in the 1956 Olympics. The coolest part about making the video? John is Brian’s father.

Brian Bennett founded STIR, an advertising and integrated marketing agency based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2000. The agency received Gold awards in the Advertising Annual 2013 for its ‘Dancer‘ and ‘Trumpeter‘ ads for the United Performing Arts Fund.

In addition, STIR won Platinum in the Advertising Annual 2012 for its ad for Lifechurch, titled ‘Lifechurch 2.’ The agency also received Gold awards for the ‘Smile,’ ‘Bowler,’ and ‘Walker‘ ads it created for St. Joseph’s/Candler, which appeared in the Advertising Annual 2013.

Serve, BVK’s non-profit agency, is staffed entirely by volunteers. Gary Mueller, executive creative director at BVK, founded Serve in 2002. The non-profit has donated more than $15 million of services to various organizations since then, working on campaigns to raise awareness and funding for teen homelessness, child sexual abuse and teen pregnancy, to name a few.

Serve received a Gold award for its ‘Milwaukee Health Dept Strong Baby Campaign,’ which appeared in the Advertising Annual 2013. The non-profit agency also won Gold in the 2014 Advertising Annual for ads it created about teen pregnancy for United Way.

To learn more about Serve, visit the company website here.

To see more work from STIR, check out its Facebook page here.

Agency: BVK | Client: The Children’s Hospital at OU Medicine

BVK, one of the the largest 25 independent agencies in the country, has offices in Chicago, Fort Meyers, Tampa and Miami and its headquarters is in Milwaukee.

The agency received a Gold award in the 2013 Advertising Annual for the series of ads it created for The Children’s Hospital at OU Medicine, titled ‘OU Children’s Scary Ad Campaign.’

BVK also won Gold in the 2013 Advertising Annual for the ads it made for The Maine Office of Tourism, titled ‘Maine Insider Ad Campaign.’

To learn more about BVK, visit the company website here.

The advertising competition features the most compelling and influential advertising of the year. Gold and Platinum awards, along with winning entries, will be published in the 2015 Advertising Annual. Submit your work to the Advertising Annual 2015 competition here.

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