31 July 2015 Ad Age Honors The Tombras Group with National Small Agency of the Year

BOSTON, MA (July 31, 2015) – The Tombras Group won the Silver medal for National Agency of the Year for agencies with 76-150 employees at the 2015 Ad Age Small Agency Awards in Boston last night.

Presented by Ad Age, the leading global source of news and intelligence for the marketing and media community, the Small Agency Award is the premier honor saluting outstanding work created by independent shops with 150 or fewer employees. The Small Agency Awards were launched seven years ago to ensure that the groundbreaking campaigns and innovative brand ideas generated by smaller companies receive the recognition they deserve. The August 3 issue of Ad Age will feature a special section on the Small Agency Awards winners. View Ad Age Story.

“This is a big moment for our agency,” said Dooley Tombras, executive vice president of The Tombras Group. “We are incredibly proud that this isn’t an award for one piece of creative, one website or one client. Ad Age looked at our agency’s body of work for the entire year. You don’t win Small Agency of the Year unless you have an incredibly talented team, and this is an award that every single person at the agency helped us win.”

“This year was the toughest year we’ve had in terms of judging,” added Ad Age Editor Ken Wheaton. “We seem to get more entries and stiffer competition each year. This year we saw a noted uptick in international shops, particularly from Latin America. But wherever they’re, located, small and independent shops are obviously capturing the eyes of major marketers — while continuing to do work for smaller businesses as well.”

The Small Agency Awards were presented during the annual Ad Age Small Agency Conference, which brings together hundreds of marketing, advertising, design, media, and brand professionals from around the nation to explore trends and issues impacting the nation’s small advertising agencies.

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The Tombras Group is a 300+ person, full-service advertising agency with a digital mindset. In the brand-building business since 1946, the family-owned agency serves national and global clients. In 2015, Tombras was recognized as Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, and in 2016 it was ranked by Palma Consulting as Independent Agency of the Year. Tombras connects data and creativity for business results. Offices are located in Washington, D.C.; Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville with headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. More information: