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C & D Advertising ​announced today it’s ​Drug Prevention TV Commercial for their client Center for Family Life & Recovery (C.F.L.R.) in Utica has been named Best General Not-for-profit Silver Award Winner in Local TV ​in the 39th Annual Telly Awards.​ The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and it is judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed.


”C & D Advertising is pushing the boundaries for video and television innovation and creativity at a time when the industry is rapidly changing” said Sabrina Dridje, Managing Director of the Telly Awards. “This award is a tribute to the talent and vision of its creators.”


“The vision for this TV commercial began during creative development meetings with our advertising agency and our marketing people, and was nearly a year in development” said Casandra Sheets, Executive Director of C.F.L.R. “It has been very well received. Our goal is to make a difference in the communities we serve, and we believe this drug prevention message will help.”


“It is gratifying when our hard work gets results for our clients. When that work is recognized with an award of this scale it is a validation of the dedication of our team” said George Carpenter, President and Founder of C & D Advertising.


Today’s winner’s announcement caps a year-long initiative by the Telly Awards to rebuild the honors for the multi-screen era. Throughout 2017-2018 the Tellys refashioned their categories to honor the type of work being made by leading producers, including branded content, social video and animation, as well as working with industry experts to identify important industry categories where technology was playing an impactful role in the ways stories are now being told: Virtual Reality, Interactive and 360 Video. To judge all this new and innovative work, the Tellys recruited over 200 new judges, from companies such as Vimeo, Duplass Productions’ Donut, ustwo, Discovery Networks, VaynerMedia and Framestore.


The full list of the 39th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at​.

Please contact Jennifer Brillante, V.P. of Business Development at C & D Advertising ​for inquiries: or call 315-734-1720.

Find The Telly Awards Online:  Website: ​  Facebook: ​/TellyAwards Twitter: ​@TellyAwards Instagram: ​@TellyAwards  YouTube: ​/TellyAwards

About The Telly Awards

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, StudioDaily, Stash Magazine, and Digiday.

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