ElectriCities of North Carolina walked off with the most awards in the annual competition sponsored by the Triangle Advertising Federation.
ElectriCities received 10 American Advertising Awards, commonly known as the Addys, at a gala held Friday night at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh. Four of ElectriCities' awards were top-ranked gold awards.
Clean Design of Raleigh was runner-up with nine awards, including three gold awards and a Judge's Choice award.
Raleigh communications agency Capstrat received five awards, including a gold award and a Best in Show award for a campaign conducted for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.
In addition, Capstrat co-founder and CEO Ken Eudy was awarded the Silver Medal for advertising excellence.
In total, more than 60 awards were handed out. In addition to bragging rights, agencies like to tout their awards when pitching prospective clients.
The competition is open to advertising agencies and organizations, such as ElectriCities, that handle their own advertising campaigns. McKinney, the Triangle's largest ad agency, doesn't participate in the awards.