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FINN Partners Nashville Office Wins Best-In-Show and Most Awards at 54th Annual Nashville Addy Awards

Managing Partner Nelson Eddy Named Copywriter of the Year; Firm’s Client Jack Daniel’s Takes Top Prize for Print

NEW YORK, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — FINN Partners Nashville office, DVL Seigenthaler, took home the most awards at the 54th Annual Nashville Advertising “Addy” Awards, winning a total of 25 prizes – 11 gold and 14 silver commendations – in the city’s preeminent advertising competition on Saturday, March 2. 

The agency’s honors recognized exceptional creative work generated in multiple categories and on behalf of the following clients in 2018: Jack Daniel’s Distillery, the Jamaica Tourist Board, the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Marine Stewardship Council.

“Working together with our clients on breakthrough creative is core to our agency and a huge privilege,” said Beth Seigenthaler Courtney, Managing Partner for FINN Southeast. “We are extremely proud of our Creative and Digital teams, who use their gifts to produce imaginative campaigns that turn heads and prove successful for our clients. We also are delighted for Nelson Eddy, whose distinct flair for expression makes him so deserving of the Copywriter of the Year award. And we thank the Nashville Advertising Federation for fostering such a pioneering creative community through the Addy’s.”

Taking Best-In-Show for Print at the Addy’s were the Jack Daniel’s 30th Annual World Championship Invitational Barbecue posters. Designed by DVL Seigenthaler for decades, the posters have become collectors’ items, generating excitement year-round for the event. This year’s posters encouraged all Americans to come together, as exemplified by the headline, “One Nation Under ‘Cue.” The posters also won golds for overall campaign and print poster, and silver for illustration.

One of a set of three Jack Daniel’s 30th Annual World Championship Invitational Barbecue posters, designed by FINN Partners Nashville office, DVL Seigenthaler, that won ‘Best-in-Show’ at the recent Nashville Addy Awards.

Nelson Eddy, Managing Partner of Creative Services, was named Copywriter of the Year, the second time he has received the honor. Seigenthaler Courtney applauded Eddy’s decades-long tenure with the agency, saying, “Nelson has expertly developed creative concepts and uncommon communication approaches. He focuses on feature writing, and scripting both live performances and videos.”

Eddy added that the agency “was gratified that Jack Daniel’s, its client for more than 30 years, won the Legacy Award for overall excellence in marketing and advertising.”

About Finn Partners, Inc.
Founded in late 2011 on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, Finn Partners has more than quadrupled in size in seven years, becoming one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company’s record-setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world through a common philosophy. With almost 700 professionals, FINN provides its clients with global access and capabilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, in addition to PROI Worldwide. Headquartered in New York, FINN’s other offices are located in: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Orange County, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Washington D.C. Find us at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @finnpartners.