Judy Stiles, media buyer for DL Media, was honored with the Anita J. Ludwig Award at AAF of the Ozarks 36th Annual American Advertising Awards (formerly known as the ADDYs) banquet on March 14, 2015. Originally recruited by Bob Noble in the 1970s, Ludwig was known for her southern drawl, quick wit, and an ability to get straight to the point. She was highly creative, not just in her work, but in her dress as well. The Anita Ludwig award recognizes the advertising agency professional who demonstrates honesty, creativity, and most of all a great passion for great advertising.
“I was very honored to receive the Anita Ludwig Award this year. I have been in the advertising industry for over twenty years, so it’s nice to know the media vendors and clients I work with think so highly of me,” said Stiles.
Known for her fierce negotiating skills, Stiles is the consummate agency professional. “She is passionate about her clients and performs with a high level of integrity and accountability, demanding the same from the media vendors she deals with. There isn’t a media person in the area who doesn’t respect and admire Judy for the job she does for DL Media’s clients,” said Dianne Davis, DL Media president and owner.
“Because of the standard and quality Judy held me to I got better at my own job. She taught me what it looks like to truly take care of my clients. I will always be grateful for the unintentional training Judy gave me early in my career,” said Ruth Mushynski, account executive from the Springfield News-Leader.
Judy has been a media buyer with DL Media for nearly ten years, but her media career spans nearly three decades. Prior to DL Media, Judy was a national buyer for two different mega agencies in St. Louis and traffic manager at KDEB-TV in Springfield.
Founded in 1997, DL Media is a full-service digital marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Nixa, Mo. The agency works to advance clients’ businesses by helping solve marketing challenges through relevant, engaging and compelling communications. For more information about DL Media visit dlmedia.com.