Red Advertising won big at the 2019 American Advertising Federation Angel Awards when it was awarded a Gold and Silver Angel. Red once again emerged as the only Barbados based agency to win Angels, in this the second year of these prestigious awards for excellence in public service advertising. In all, Red has now been awarded two Gold and three Silver Angels.
This year, Red was awarded a Gold Angel for outstanding public service work on the behalf of Sail for Sight, the charity sailing event aiming to raise $500,000 for the Lions Eye Care Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).
The Gold Angel Award was won for Sail for Sight branding and is the third major award won by Red on behalf of the charity this year, following wins including a Judges Choice for Design and a Gold ADDY in the 2019 AAF (ADDY) Awards.
Sail for Sight charity features 75-year-old World Champion sailor Bill Tempro, who on October 13th, this year, is set to become the first legally blind sailor to complete a full circumnavigation of Barbados, sailing solo on board a Beneteau 473 yacht.
Red Advertising received a Silver Angel award for The Salvation Army’s “Helping Hands” campaign. This is the second year in a row that Red has won an Angel for work done in service of The Salvation Army’s fundraising campaigns.
Managing Director of Red Jevan Jutagir said the Angel Awards was a special competition in which there could be no losers.
“Winning an Angel is special. It not only shows that you are at the top of your creative game but, more importantly, that you care! We at Red are honoured to exercise our creative skills in serving our community and to help those that need it most. We encourage our fellow agencies to join in this effort by doing more pro bono work so that as an industry we can contribute fully to the recovery of Barbados and help to ensure that no one gets left behind as our economy grows out of the recession.” (PR)