JAY Wins Four Graphis International Advertising Awards

Rochester, NY — November 14, 2022 — JAY Advertising has earned four awards from Graphis, the prestigious journal of visual communication recognized as an “international bastion of excellence in design and visual imagery.”

“To be honored again by Graphis, renowned for publishing the finest examples of design, advertising, and photography around the globe, is very gratifying and a tribute to the hard work, passion, and creativity of our team,” said Gregory Smith, JAY President and CEO. “Even more rewarding is how great work benefits our clients.”

Jay was honored with one Gold and three Silvers for a recruitment campaign on behalf of law firm Harter Secrest & Emery. The agency also picked up an honorable mention for a tourism campaign for longtime partner Greater Rochester Visitors Association (aka Visit Rochester).

Using LinkedIn as the conduit to reach prospective candidates, the visually arresting recruitment campaign for HSE immersed the audience in a prehistoric environment which played as a metaphor for the predacious “Eat what you kill” climate of the Big Law firms.

Fleshing out the concept, JAY coined a new branch of science: Paleonlawlogy, the study of Big Law species. A digital poster and video that expanded on the subject welcomed interested candidates directed from LinkedIn to the HSE website.


The Bordering On campaign for GRVA invited our adventurous Canadian neighbors in the Toronto area to experience all the amazing festivals, cultural events, outdoor activities, and culinary delights that the Greater Rochester region has to offer.

Visit Rochester Bordering On - Chimney Bluffs
Visit Rochester Bordering On - Fringe Fest

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