Cosma was selected based on an excellent sales performance despite the sagging post-9/11 economy, says Gambit Advertising Director Sandy Stein. "Gisele increased sales by more than 10 percent from 2001-2002," Stein says. "She is a powerful resource for the company and an excellent mentor for the newer staff members."
Gambit Weekly also won two ADDY Silver Citations: one to Production Director Dora Sison in the category of Special Event Material Invitation and one to former Graphic Designer Jill Rochon for Newspaper Self-Promotion Campaign.
Other winners in the "Ad Persons of the Year" categories were: Silver Medal Winner, Dee Smith of Peter Mayer Advertising; Communications Support Person, Heidi Decker of the New Orleans Publishing Group; Marketing Director, Jim Pittman of Ochsner Health Plan; Most Promising Person, Michelle Cox of the New Orleans Publishing Group; Top Executive, Mark Romig of Peter A. Mayer Advertising; Radio Sales Person, Jim Berry of WKZN-FM; Production Coordinator, Debra Parkey of Trumpet Advertising; Promotions Coordinator, Aleis Tusa of Zehnder Communications; Agency Media Person, Holly McCollum of Keating Magee Advertising; Agency Account Executive, Jennifer Bollinger of Keating Magee Advertising; TV Account Executive (tie), Lee Sucherman of WDSU-TV and Leslie Clark of WWL-TV; Director/Producer/Creative Technical, William Gilbert of Zehnder Communications; Creative Services-Art Director, Henry Chassaignac of Zehnder Communications; and Service Supplier Sales Person, Kevin Alker of Harvey Press.