New York - May 9, 2014 - 157 radio spots and campaigns have made it to the finals of the 2014 Radio Mercury Awards, which honors outstanding radio created by advertising agencies, production companies, radio stations and students. DDB NY and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment lead this year's entries throughout multiple categories. Publicis Kaplan Thaler and The Richards Group closely follow with multiple nominations. The Radio Marketer of the Year will be awarded to GEICO at the June 4 awards event.
The 2014 finalists incorporate a wide range of small to large advertising agencies and radio stations alike, as well as national and regional advertisers from the automotive, consumer packaged goods, beer, entertainment, fast food, financial services, insurance, telecommunications and retail categories. Entries were judged on their creativity, originality and effective communication of a brand's message.