Lessing-Flynn Wins 9 Telly Awards for Client Video Creative Work

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 23, 2019) – Out of more than 50,000 total entries submitted in the 40th edition of The Telly Awards, with many coming from the world’s biggest and best-known brands, nine resulted in wins for Lessing-Flynn and six of its client-partners, including four silver awards and five bronze awards for marketing and branding videos produced in 2018. 

The Telly Awards, which announced its latest winners on Tuesday, recognizes excellence in all forms of video production — from traditional broadcast TV commercials to online video content — as well as individual crafts such as directing, cinematography, animation and scriptwriting. Considered to be one of the most prestigious awards programs in the realm of commercial video production, The Telly Awards draws tens of thousands of entries from thousands of brands and organizations each year.  

Lessing-Flynn, Iowa’s longest-standing advertising agency now in its 112th year of business, shares these nine awards with six client-partners: Ag Leader Technology, Bank Iowa, IMT Insurance, Kemin Industries, Sage Oil Vac and Vermeer Corporation. The Des Moines-based full-service advertising agency started its video department in 2016 and today has four team members dedicated to all phases of video production and animation. The team produced 93 client videos in 2018. 

“In a few short years, we have gone from outsourcing all of our video production, to now orchestrating full-scale video productions and animated videos that tell our clients’ stories in creative and impactful ways,” said Lessing-Flynn creative director Joe Winn. “Clearly we’re on to something good and so long as we’re having fun and delivering high-quality content and results for clients, there’s no limit to what the Lessing-Flynn video team can do.”

2019 Silver Telly Winners 

2019 Bronze Telly Winner 

  • Ag Leader Technology “I KNOW: PLANTING”

    • Branded Content General-Promotional

  • Bank Iowa “CHICK-FIL-A TESTIMONIAL

    • Branded Content General-Financial Services/Banking

  • Bank Iowa “CHICK-FIL-A TESTIMONIAL”

    • Branded Content General-Corporate Image

  • Kemin Industries “USA LYSINE: PARTICLE SIZE & SPECIFIC GRAVITY

    • Branded Content-Science & Technology

  • IMT Insurance “REBRAND LAUNCH

    • Branded Content Craft-Motion Graphics/Design


About Lessing-Flynn
Founded in 1907, Lessing-Flynn is one of the longest standing advertising agencies in the U.S. The award-winning agency was named the “Top Ad Agency in Iowa” by Adweek. Current marketing communications efforts can be seen in a broad base of industries, including agriculture, business-to-business, construction, financial, healthcare, and insurance. Lessing-Flynn is a well regarded member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Intermarket Agency Network (IAN). More information about Lessing-Flynn can be found on the company’s website at www.lessingflynn.com or via email at info@lessingflynn.com.