ADDY Awards Recognize totes>>ISOTONER Creative by Empower MediaMarketing

Creative advances to national competition after local and regional wins

CINCINNATI, April 18, 2011—An online campaign and video for a totes>>ISOTONER new product launch has won Empower MediaMarketing a total of three awards in the District Five and in the Cincinnati 2011 ADDY Award competitions. The winning entries included the smarTouch “Give the Gift of Touch” online campaign and a supporting video, “Introducing smarTouch.”

Regionally the entries earned a gold Interactive Media award, competing against District Five ADDY entries submitted from American Advertising Federation (AAF) chapters across Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. In the local, Cincinnati-based competition the entry was recognized with two silver Interactive Media awards.

The work highlights one of totes>>ISOTONER’s newest products, smarTouch™ gloves. The touch screen compatible gloves were introduced before the holidays and quickly sold out of many stores due to higher than expected demand.

Empower MediaMarketing’s campaign to help raise awareness and generate demand for the gloves included public relations and word of mouth marketing support, as well as a sweepstakes allowing consumers to “Give the Gift of Touch.” By inviting their friends to participate via Facebook or e-mail, the consumers and their friends were entered for a chance to win a pair of Isotoner smarTouch gloves and an Apple iPad. The supporting video was used to highlight the benefits of smarTouch gloves through a humorous story about the perils of not having touch-screen friendly gloves.

To view creative from the campaign, visit: Empower MediaMarketing’s Web site.


The ADDY competition is part of The American Advertising Federation’s ADDY® Awards — the world’s largest advertising competition. The ADDY Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world. ADDY winners from the Greater Cincinnati market are entered in the district ADDYs and, ultimately, the national ADDYs.

About totes»ISOTONER
totes»ISOTONER Corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, is the world’s largest marketer of umbrellas, gloves, slippers, and other weather-related accessories. totes»ISOTONER has more than 1,000 employees and has offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Manila. Visit for more information.

About Empower MediaMarketing
Empower MediaMarketing specializes in communicating to and with its clients’ customers through an integrated combination of media. For more information, visit us at the Empower website, or join the conversation on our blog, on Facebook or via Twitter.


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