2013 Radio Mercury Awards winners named


2013 Radio Mercury AwardsWinners for the 2013 Radio Mercury Awards were announced 6/5 at the 22nd annual awards reception in NYC. This year’s Best of Show Award was given to Barton F. Graf 9000 LLC for their radio campaign, “A Long Day of Childhood” for Ragu / Unilever.

This year’s Radio Marketer of the Year Award was presented to Target. Melissa Schoenke, Target’s Director of Media Strategy, accepted the award on their behalf. Over the past several years, Target’s media agency – Haworth Marketing + Media – has driven creative new ways to effectively use the medium across multiple platforms. Target and Haworth’s partnership with radio spans local connections to national outreach via broadcast, digital, social media, live events, personality and artist integration, and most recently the launch of Justin Timberlake’s blockbuster 20/20 Experience album release.

The ceremony was hosted by syndicated On-Air personality, Ellen K, co-host of On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, and included presenters Cipha Sounds, Peter Rosenberg and K-Foxx from Emmis Communication’s Hot 97 Morning Show, Ty Bentli, from CBS Radio’s NOW 92.3’s and Madelyn Rodriguez from Univision Radio Network. iHeartRadio artist, DJ Reidiculous served as the guest DJ for the night.

“The work from Barton F. Graf 9000 was the standout radio creative, especially the Ragu campaign, and the Integrated Little Caesars campaign” said Bill Cimino, chief creative officer, Y&R Midwest, and chief judge for this year’s Radio Mercury Awards. “Each of these campaigns told a true and believable story. These were inspired creative executions that deserve every bit of praise they receive.”

“All of tonight’s winners epitomize the level and standard of excellence that we always hope to award at the Radio Mercury Awards,” said Erica Farber, President and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau. “These winning spots and campaigns are true testaments to radio’s ability to engage consumers, build brands and inspire the next generation of creative minds.”

Also attendance were Gerry Graf, Barton F. Graf 9000, LLC; Matt Eastwood, DDB NY; Rob Feakins, Publicis NY; Cecilia Bizon, Starcom; Tracy Shepard-Rashkin, and Phyllis Joseph, Unilever; Natalie Swed-Stone, OMD; Melissa Schoenke, Christy Charbonneau, and Travis Christie, Target; Brittney Ragowski, Haworth Marketing + Media; Final Round Radio Mercury Award Judges, Mike Sullivan, DDB NY and Jim Elliott, Y&R NY. Also in attendance were creative teams from Barton F. Graf 9000 LLC, DDB Chicago, DDB NY, and Y&R New York.

This year’s event was presented by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, and sponsored by Arbitron, Beasley, Bonneville, Buckley Broadcasting, CBS Radio, Cox Radio Group, The Cromwell Group, Curtis Media, Dial Global, Eastlan Ratings, Emmis Communications, Entercom Communications, Greater Media, Inc., Hubbard Radio, Katz Radio Group, Marketron, Qantum Communications, United Stations Radio Network, Univision Radio and WBEB.

The winning spots. To listen, log onto www.radiomercuryawards.com.

2013 Radio Mercury Awards Winners:

$50,000 Prize Best of Show

A Long Day of Childhood

Ragu / Unilever

Barton F. Graf 9000 LLC

$6,000 Prize Agency / Production


Mars – Milky Way

DDB Chicago

$3,000 Prize Agency / Production


Target Grocery


$6,000 Prize Integrated Radio Campaign

Do Not Call

Little Caesars

Barton F. Graf 9000 LLC

$3,000 Prize Public Service Announcement

My Country

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Y&R New York

$6,000 Prize Radio Campaign

I’m Sorry

Mars – Milky Way

DDB Chicago

$3,000 Prize Radio Campaign

Sleep Line

Zzzquil / P&G

Publicis New York

$6,000 Prize Radio Station Produced



Clear Channel Creative Services Group

$6,000 Prize Spanish Language

Feliz Navidad Mas Larga


JWT San Juan

$3,000 Prize Student Produced

Something Different

Botot Toothpaste

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