VAB honors Vermont commercial of the year winners

first_imgRutland radio station WDVT and Colchester television station WVNY won top honors in the 2009 Vermont Association of Broadcasters “Commercial of the Year” competition.More than 160 entries were received from radio stations, television stations and advertising agencies around Vermont. The awards were presented earlier this month at the VAB Convention at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier.WDVT won the first-place award in the radio station “Best Commercial” category for a commercial it produced for Farrell Distributing entitled “Bud American Ale.” The commercial also took home the “Best in Show” award for radio.In the television competition, WVNY won first place in the “Best Commercial” category for “Busy Dogs,” a commercial it produced for Small Dog Electronics. The commercial also earned WVNY the overall “Best in Show” award for TV commercials.Burlington advertising agency Shadow Productions won three radio awards and one television award, including the runner-up “Best in Show” awards in both categories.WDVT is part of the Catamount Radio Group in Rutland. Overall, the station group won top honors in five different radio categories, as well as winning the radio “Best in Show” award.WCAX won three first place trophies in the television competition and WPTZ took home top honors in two categories. WFFF, which is owned by the same group that owns WVNY, also won top honors in one category.Other radio station winners included WYKR in Wells River, WIZN in Burlington and WSTJ in St. Johnsbury.Other advertising agencies winning first-place trophies included Marketing Partners of Burlington, Mt. Mansfield Media of Colchester and Verde Group Films of Burlington.The judging was done by a ten-person team assembled by Champlain College communications professor Nancy Kerr.Here is the complete list of winners:BEST PRODUCED RADIO COMMERCIAL, AGENCY-PRODUCED:SHADOW PRODUCTIONSCLIENT: CHAMPLAIN VALLEY FAIR SPOT TITLE: NEW DEFINITION OF FUN WRITER: MATT DUGAN PRODUCER: ROB OSTRANDER TALENT: RUTH WALLMAN, KEN WOLVINGTONBEST PRODUCED RADIO COMMERCIAL, STATION-PRODCUED: WSYBCLIENT: ELEGANT FLOWERS SPOT TITLE: ANSWERING MACHINE WRITER: DAVE RICARD, PRODUCER: THAD MONTEIRO TALENT: DEBBIE GREMBOWICZ, THAD MONTEIROFUNNIEST COMMERCIAL, AGENCY-PRODUCED: SHADOW PRODUCTIONSCLIENT: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATIONSPOT TITLE:  ROBOT DOG WRITER: KAZA ASSOCIATES  PRODUCER: ALEX BALL TALENT: EMILY LYONS, PAUL KAZAFUNNIEST COMMERCIAL, STATION-PRODUCED: WYKR CLIENT: FAIRLEE FEED SPOT TITLE: SNOW SHOVELS WRITER: JOHN DITCHEOS, PATRICIA STEBBINSPRODUCER: JOE LETTER, MERL GRABOWSKI TALENT: JOHN DITCHEOS, PATRICIA STEBBINSBEST COMMERCIAL, AGENCY-PRODUCED: SHADOW PRODUCTIONSCLIENT: PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NNESPOT TITLE: DON’T DO IT WRITER: PLANNED PARENTHOOD NNEPRODUCER: SHADOW PRODUCTIONS TALENT: ALLISON DAVIS, ALEX BALL, GERI ANN HIGGINSBEST COMMERCIAL, STATION-PRODUCED: WDVTCLIENT: FARRELL DISTRIBUTINGSPOT TITLE: BUD AMERICAN ALE WRITTEN BY GLEN NOVAK, PRODUCED BY THAD MONTEIRO TALENT: THAD MONTEIROBEST PRODCUED PROMO, STATION-PRODUCED: WJJRPROMO TITLE: 80’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WRITTEN BY CARRIE ALLEN AND BRIAN COLLAMOREPRODUCED BY JAMES EMMONS TALENT: JAMES EMMONSFUNNIEST PROMO, STATION-PRODUCED: WZRTPROMO TITLE: EAT AND GET GAS WRITTEN BY AMNDA BEGINS AND JD REDMANPRODUCED BY FRANK GONZALES TALENT: SEAN CALDWELLBEST PROMO, STATION-PRODUCED: WIZNPROMO TITLE: METALLICA ROCKS D.C. WRITTEN BY MATT GRASSO, PRODUCED BY PETE POWERS TALENT: VIC CORROLLABEST PRODUCED PSA, STATION-PRODUCED: WJJR PSA TITLE: DRUNK DRIVING WRITTEN BY CAMMY AUDIA, PRODUCED BY CAMMY AUDIA TALENT: CAMMY AUDIABEST PSA, STATION-PRODUCED: WSTJPSA TITLE: CATHOLIC SCHOOL WEEK WRITTEN BY JANET EDMONDSON, PRODUCED BY MIKE COHEN TALENT: GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOLTV AWARDSBEST PRODUCED COMMERCIAL, AGENCY-PRODUCED:  MARKETING PARTNERSCLIENT: VERMONT HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM SPOT TITLE: FORGET SOMETHING? WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY MARKETING PARTNERSTALENT: OLIVER WAITE, LOUGHLIN NEUERT, GERI ANN HIGGINSBEST PRODUCED COMMERCIAL, STATION:  WPTZCLIENT: ECHO SCIENCE CENTERSPOT TITLE: BODY LANGUAGEWRITTEN BY STEVE LEIBMAN, PRODUCED BY DAVE FLEMING TALENT: MARTY MORANFUNNIEST COMMERCIAL, AGENCY-PRODUCED: SHADOW PRODUCTIONSCLIENT: CITY MARKETSPOT TITLE: PINCH WRITTEN BY MATT DUGAN, PRODUCED BY DOUG LANG TALENT: DOUG LANGFUNNIEST COMMERCIAL, STATION-PRODUCED: WFFF CLIENT: SMALL DOG ELECTRONICS SPOT TITLE: BLOOPERS WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY ANDY BRUMBAUGH TALENT: DON MAYERBEST COMMERCIAL, AGENCY-PRODUCED: THE VERDE GROUPCLIENT: THE NATURAL DENTISTSPOT TITLE: AWAKEN WRITTEN BY ARENA PARTNERS, PRODCUED BY DENIS O’BRIEN AND ISELA MARIN O’BRIEN. TALENT: KAREN HUTTONBEST COMMERCIAL, STATION-PRODUCED:WVNYCLIENT: SMALL DOG ELECTRONICSSPOT TITLE: BUSY DOGSWRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY ANDY BRUMBAUGHTALENT: DON MAYERBEST PROMO, STATION-PRODUCED: WCAXPROMO TITLE: DESTINATION RECREATION WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY THEA LEWISEDITED BY DAN BURKEBEST PRODUCED PSA: WCAXPSA TITLE: FESTIVAL OF FOOLS WRITTEN AND PRODCUED BY TARA PEREIRA, EDITED BY DAN BURKE. TALENT: TIM KAVANAGHFUNNIEST PSA: WCAXPSA TITLE: PENGUIN PLUNGE WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY THEA LEWISEDITED BY DAN BURKEBEST PSA, AGENCY-PRODUCED: MT. MANSFIELD MEDIACLIENT: VT DEPT. OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIESPSA TITLE: PROJECT FAMILY WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY MT. MANSFIELD MEDIABEST PSA, STATION-PRODUCED:WPTZCAMPAIGN TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSEPSA TITLE: WALK FOR CHILDREN WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY JUSTIN VANCOURTALENT: GABRIELLE KOMOROWSKIBEST IN SHOW FOR RADIO, RUNNER-UP: SHADOW PRODUCTIONSCLIENT: CHAMPLAIN VALLEY FAIR SPOT TITLE: NEW DEFINITION OF FUN WRITER: MATT DUGAN PRODUCER: ROB OSTRANDER TALENT: RUTH WALLMAN, KEN WOLVINGTONBEST IN SHOW FOR RADIO, FIRST PLACE: WDVTCLIENT: FARRELL DISTRIBUTINGSPOT TITLE: BUD AMERICAN ALE WRITTEN BY GLEN NOVAK, PRODUCED BY THAD MONTEIRO TALENT: THAD MONTEIROBEST IN SHOW FOR TV, RUNNER-UP: SHADOW PRODUCTIONSCLIENT: CITY MARKETSPOT TITLE: PINCHWRITTEN BY MATT DUGAN, PRODUCED BY DOUG LANG TALENT: DOUG LANGBEST IN SHOW FOR TV, FIRST PLACE: WVNYCLIENT: SMALL DOG ELECTRONICSSPOT TITLE: BUSY DOGS WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY ANDY BRUMBAUGHTALENT: DON MAYERlast_img read more

Woman dies trying to save dogs from burning house

first_imgArson investigators ruled the cause of the fire as “electrical.” Firefighters managed to quell the blaze at around 6:47 a.m. They later found Mirasol’s remains inside the bathroom. The victim’s remains were not burned. Firefighters said she died from suffocation in the smoke. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Bureau of Fire Protection-Bacolod fire marshal, Chief Inspector Publio Ploteña, said the fire started at around 6:18 a.m. Authorities identified the fatality as 36-year-old Michelle Grace Mirasol, a resident of #8 Lomboy Street in the said subdivision. It was reported that Mirasol managed to save at least three of their nine dogs were trapped in their cages.center_img The occupants at first managed to get out, however, Mirasol reportedly rushed back inside the burning house to save her pets. She failed to get out. BACOLOD City – A woman perished in a fire yesterday morning while trying to rescue her dogs trapped inside their burning house at Capitol Heights Phase 1, Barangay Villamonte in this city. The estimated property damage reached P80,000./PN Based on a statement given by Mirasol’s father Zacheo, the fire started at the ceiling of the living room.last_img read more