Stan Levy Honored as Telly Award Judge

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is devoted to discovering excellence in video and television across all screens. The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from advertising agencies, television stations, production companies, and publishers from all 50 states and 5 continents each year.

Entries are judged by the Telly Awards Judging Council, an industry body of select leaders across advertising, media, tech, and video. SASSO Agency’s Stan Levy will join this group of industry professionals to review videos submitted for the 43rd Annual Telly Awards from around the world.

A Little About Our Founder & CEO

A Louisiana native, Stan Levy graduated from Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication. He kicked off his career in Los Angeles working in marketing and promotions at Ticketmaster headquarters and later in the marketing and publicity department at DreamWorks Movie Studio. From there, he spent over a decade as one of the leading sales and marketing executives at iHeart Media. Stan founded SASSO in Baton Rouge in 2011 and has since grown the company into an award-winning agency known for creative and strategic problem-solving. A forward-thinking, full-service agency, SASSO helps brands communicate their messaging, appeal to their target audiences, and accomplish their business goals across every marketing touchpoint.

“I am honored to serve on this year’s Telly Awards Judging Council alongside such an impressive array of advertising and creative industry leaders,” said Stan Levy, Founder and CEO of SASSO Agency. “Having participated in the Telly’s before and taken home numerous awards at SASSO, I’m excited for the opportunity to take part in the judging experience and review a variety of stunning creative work.”

Telly Award Wins

Established in 1979, previous Telly Award Winners include big brand names like Disney, NBC, ESPN, Condé Nast, DC Entertainment, HBO, Microsoft, and more. Over the past two years alone, SASSO Agency has taken home over 16 Telly Awards, including a coveted People’s Telly, for memorable work we’ve created for clients spanning a variety of industries and mediums including digital marketing, social media, branded content, and TV.

This year’s Telly Award Winners will be announced on May 24, 2022. Until then, take a look at some of SASSO Agency's top Telly Award wins from the past few years.


POWERADE® Power Your School

People's Telly Silver Winner, Social Video
Silver Telly Winner in Social Video: Education & Discovery
Silver Telly Winner in Branded Content: Use of Humor

A message from a quirky gym coach to inspire student athletes to participate in the POWERADE® Power Your School giveaway to win money to support their schools.


Dr Pepper

Share the Love #BeckyFosNOLA

Silver Telly Winner in Branded Content: Corporate Image

A story that brought together Dr Pepper, Becky Fos, and New Orleans in celebration of the 2020 College Football National Championship.


Louisiana Department of Health

LDH Flu Roll Up Your Sleeves

Silver Telly Winner, Branded Content General: Social Image
Silver Telly Winner, Online Commercials General: Social Responsibility

The largest flu campaign ever executed in the state of Louisiana, bringing public education about flu vaccinations to a new height.



Drew Brees vs. Porch Pirates

Silver Telly Winner in Online Commercials: Social Responsibility
Bronze Telly Winner in Online Commercials: Use of Humor

NFL quarterback Drew Brees + the new CleverMade LockBox = a product launch video that really hits home.

Superior Seafood

The Original Frozen French 75

Bronze Telly Winner in Non-Broadcast: Public Relations

A story and brand created to tempt your taste buds supporting our national launch campaign for Superior Seafood’s Original Frozen French 75.

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