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Flying Hippo Wins ADDYs, “Takes Home the Fridge”

Eric Groves

By Eric Groves

Flying Hippo, a web site design firm based in Des Moines, was recognized with five ADDY awards at the recent ADDYs Awards Show held at the Teachout Building in Des Moines, Iowa.

The ADDYs, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Des Moines, awarded Flying Hippo with the following awards:

  • Silver ADDY – Website, B-to-B HTML, Products – Big Head Joe

DES MOINES, IA – March 1, 2010 – Flying Hippo is the “best of the best” in designing websites for yet another year. The Des Moines-based web site developer received a Best of Class award, a first-place Gold ADDY, and three Silver ADDYs in capturing top honors at this year’s ADDY award ceremony.

Flying Hippo won five awards for their website work, taking home the majority of awards in the Interactive category. The Best in Class award for self-promotion was awarded on the basis of a campaign for PUSH Branding and Design. Flying Hippo’s winning entry now advances to the district level in the nationwide competition.

The ADDYs, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Des Moines, awarded Flying Hippo with a Gold ADDY for the PUSH Branding and Design Website. The PUSH website is unique because as a branding firm, it sought to illustrate their extraordinary creative talent while creating an enjoyable experience for their clients. To achieve this, Flying Hippo used audio, video, Flash and a variety of photos to represent and position their brand in the minds of prospective clients.

In addition, Flying Hippo won Silver ADDYs for its Paradigm Partners website, its Grimes Sweetcorn website, and production for its Big Head Joe web site.

The ADDYs® are the advertising industry’s largest and most prestigious competition recognizing and rewarding creative excellence in the art of advertising. The AAF of Des Moines honors Central Iowa’s best creative work each year at the local ADDY competition where over 500 entries are judged each year.

Flying Hippo Web Technologies is a leading technology firm that helps clients create engaging online experiences for their customers.  Their services include web site and custom software development, e-branding, e-commerce, viral marketing, e-mail marketing, animation, game development, and search engine optimization. They have worked with many of the region’s leading organizations including publicly traded companies, privately held businesses, non-profits, government institutions, and universities. The firm is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information about Flying Hippo, visitwww.flyinghippo.com or call (515) 288-5316.



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