Advertising Savants Wins 2013 Ogilvy Gold Award in Health and Personal Care

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 24, 2013

Advertising Savants, Inc., a strategic marketing agency based in St. Louis, Missouri, won a 2013 Ogilvy Gold Award in the Health and Personal Care category for the Good Health Starts Here advertising campaign it developed for Delta Dental of Missouri. The awards ceremony took place Tuesday night, March 19th, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, NY. The Ogilvy Awards for Excellence in Advertising Research annually honor extraordinary and/or creative use of research in the advertising development process to create powerful, profitable campaigns.

The “Good Health Starts Here” campaign was built around the research finding that the link between good oral health and good overall health was a powerful idea but not well understood by the publicdespite mounting evidence that cues to possible, serious, physical illness could be uncovered during dental examinations.

The multi-platform campaign features two :30 and four :10 TV spots: one :60 radio spot, trade advertisements, a campaign microsite, plus a series of PSAs and a social media initiative. The centerpiece of the campaign is a green toothbrush; a symbol for the trust consumers place in Delta Dental of Missouri for their dental insurance. The :30 television spots, entitled Track and Fence, feature slice-of-life vignettes of people with green toothbrushes in-hand; a metaphor for the role good oral health plays in good overall health. The campaign is running throughout the state of Missouri.

The campaign was a collaborative effort of teams from Advertising Savants, Brand Keys, Inc. of New York, who spearheaded the research and Delta Dental of Missouri. The collaboration among the research, creative and the brand marketing teams has been second to none; the collective dedication to excellence, from consumer insight to strategy, creative execution and production, has resulted in an innovative campaign that is achieving great results for Delta Dental of Missouri, said Monica Green, Manager of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Delta Dental of Missouri.

Advertising Savants, Inc., based in St. Louis, Missouri, was founded in 1991 by Kevin Reardon. Since its inception, the agency has built a roster of clients in consumer products and services, including household goods, healthcare and financial services. Advertising Savants has received national and international recognition for its creative work. The Ogilvy Gold Award caps off a string of awards for the agency in the past six months, including an Emmy Award for the best television creative concept for its Saint Louis University Cancer Center spots and the 2012 Brass Ring Award, the top creative award by the International Association of Amusement Awards and Attractions (IAPPA) for its television creative work for the Saint Louis Zoo.

Delta Dental is the leading dental benefits provider in the nation. For over 50 years, the organization has been providing access to quality care, comprehensive benefits, oral health information and excellent service. Delta Dental of Missouri offers dental and vision benefits in the states of Missouri and South Carolina, providing coverage to more 1.4 million members through 1800 companies.

Brand Keys, Inc. a New York-based brand research consultancy specializing in predictive consumer behavioral brand equity, loyalty and engagement metrics, spearheaded the research, which included extensive quantitative and qualitative research studies, as well as pre- and post-wave studies and analytics.

Named after advertising legend, David Ogilvy, The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) David Ogilvy Awards for Excellence in Advertising Research annually celebrate his spirited advocacy of research in making good advertising better, recognizing the role of consumer research in creating successful advertising.

Pictured above: From left to Right: Robert Passikoff, President, Brand Keys, Inc.; Tia Liston, Associate Creative Director, Advertising Savants, Inc.; Kevin Reardon, President, Advertising Savants, Inc.; Amy Shea, EVP Global Director of Brand Keys Brand Development, Brand Keys, Inc.; Monica Green, Manager of Corporate Communications and Marketing Delta Dental of Missouri; David Haynes, President of Delta Dental of Missouri; Richard Klassen, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Delta Dental of Missouri; Leigh Benatar, EVP Brand Loyalty & Consumer Insights, Brand Keys, Inc. and Marilyn Davis, also of Brand Keys, Inc.

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