The Advertising Club of New York yesterday held its annual International Andy Awards at the Big Apple’s vast Hammerstein Ballroom.

The Grandy Award – as the event’s grand prix prize is affectionately known – was predictably collected by Omnicom’s DDB Worldwide, Chicago, for its all-conquering ‘Whassup’ TV campaign on behalf of Anheuser-Busch's Budweiser brand.

It was definitely Omnicom’s night at the Big Ballroom, with its San Francisco shop Goodby Silverstein & Partners waltzing off with no fewer than twelve awards – seven Andys plus five Awards of Distinction – for its work across a range of clients including Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Pacific Bell and E*Ttrade.

Picking-up the crumbs left by Omicom, only two shops gained more than one Andy: Havas-owned Arnold Worldwide Partners of Boston (for Volkswagen) and Cliff Freeman & Partners, New York (Fox Sports).

News source: Advertising Age - Daily Deadline