Out of more than 12,000 total entries submitted for the 41st edition of the Telly Awards, with many coming from the world’s biggest and best-known brands in video production, seven resulted in wins for Lessing-Flynn and our client-partners, including four silver awards and three bronze awards for marketing and branding videos produced in 2019.

Celebrated stories made for every screen

The Telly Awards 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.

Four client-partners

Lessing-Flynn, Iowa’s longest-standing advertising agency now in its 113th year of business, shares these seven awards with four client-partners: Vermeer Corporation, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health — North America, National Pork Board and Apache Sprayers. The Des Moines-based full-service advertising agency started its video department in 2016 and today has a dedicated and growing team specializing in all phases of video production and animation. The team produced nearly 100 client videos in 2019.

All thanks to teamwork

“Congratulations to everyone who helped bring these projects to life — it takes immense teamwork and creativity to plan, shoot, script, edit, animate and complete a video from concept to its final deployment,” said Lessing-Flynn Creative Director Joe Winn. “It’s such a pleasure to tell our clients’ stories in creative and impactful ways.”


2020 Silver Telly Winners

2020 Bronze Telly Winners

  • Branding/branded content, Vermeer Corporation “Buck the Trend”
  • Documentary for branded content, Vermeer Corporation “After the Storm: We Make Mulch
  • Branded content for science and technology, Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health — North America “Gut Health Triple Check