2015 ADDY Awards

First of all, I can't believe it's taken me over a month to share this exciting news. I've been in babyland for 5 weeks now and am just now coming up for air. That being said, it's weird typing on a keyboard again and trying to come up with words that make sense. My brain is mush, so please bare with me. I had to miss the ADDY Awards ceremony this year because I was literally giving birth to our son when the event took place. I know that's a terrible excuse, but it's all I got.

That being said, I am so excited to be included in the 2015 ADDY Winner's Reel. View the video below.

What an honor it was to receive two American Advertising Awards this year: A Gold ADDY for the Local Goodness Farm-to-Table campaign for USA Children's and Women's Hospital and a Silver ADDY for the "Mind, Body, Spirit Campaign" for UMS-Wright Preparatory School. What a treat it was just to work with these wonderful clients. I poured my heart and soul into both of these projects, and am so proud of how they turned out.

Click here for more details on the Local Goodness Farm-to-Table campaign for USA Children's and Women's Hospital.

Read my previous post about this project here.

And I'm thrilled that we received a Silver ADDY for the "Mind, Body, Spirit Campaign" for UMS-Wright Preparatory School. View the videos below or on the UMS-Wright website. A huge thanks to the AMAZING and TALENTED Cari Searcy with All Good Creatives. Without her, none of this would have been possible. We tried our best to capture the heart, soul and spirit of this wonderful school (which is not an easy task to do in 60 seconds), and I'm so proud of how it turned out. We absolutely LOVED working with the fabulous team at UMS. Seriously one of the most fun projects I've ever been a part of...belly laughs every day.

Read more details from my previous post.(Can you tell I want you to read my previous posts when I had more of a brain?!)

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And finally, here is my post from last year's ADDY Awards. This is one of my favorite posts on this blog so far because I focused on what really matters when it comes to my career, what awards like this really mean to me, and what it took for me to get here in the first place. I wish I had time to reflect more on this, but since my feelings really haven't changed since last year, this post is still so true and real today.

I'm loving this time with my babies right now (kissing those chubby cheeks never gets old), but I'm also looking forward to returning back to work in May. Adjusting to TWO kiddos is pretty much what I expected (and much more!) — definitely double the work and double the fun. And I repeat, double the work. I'm trying to soak in every moment because they really grow up too fast. I could cry (and do often) just thinking about it. I'm grateful to work with such wonderful people and that I love what I do. So much to be grateful for...God is so good.

Online Video Campaign: UMS-Wright

http://vimeo.com/93490553 It was such an honor to produce this video for UMS-Wright Preparatory School. The entire school says this prayer every day, and we thought it would be the perfect script for the video. We tried our best to capture the heart, soul and spirit of this wonderful school. We spent 2 1/2 days shooting this, and we'll use the rest of the footage for the upcoming series so stay tuned.

Of course, this wouldn't have been possible without the help of many people:

A huge thanks to the AMAZING and TALENTED Cari Searcy with All Good Creatives. Cari did all of the video production and she has the patience of Job. We've worked together for over a year now (and have completed over 15 videos thus far!) She's become a dear friend and is such a joy to work with — not to mention that she's unbelievably good at what she does. Also, thank you to Cari's assistant and sound control expert, Adam Anderson (far left). Adam puts up with our endless ideas and crazy schedules so well. Here we all are with football phenom and UMS grad Jay Prosch.


Thank you to UMS's amazing duo - Julie Otts and Meridy Jones - for ALL of your planning and support. I ADORE these two ladies, and they make our job so much easier and FUN! Thanks to Matt Damico at Day 6 Entertainment for recording over a dozen UMS students in the sound booth for their "voice recording field trip." They loved this!


Thank you to the UMS-Wright teachers, students, parents and alumni for participating in this video campaign. YOU are what makes this school so special, and we loved meeting and getting to know so many of you! Stay tuned. This is just the beginning ...

And finally, I had to share Meridy's sweet comments below. There's nothing better than receiving emails like these from happy clients:

Hadley, From the trustees to the parents to the students to the Public - ALL are in awe of our new school video. The positive feedback and compliments to you and your team have been endless. You truly captured the heart and soul of UMS-Wright. You and Cari are so gifted, and we can't wait until our next adventure. Congratulations on winning the state championship of video land — you hit this one out of the park!