WWII Most Wanted Art™ Highly Commended by The Drum Awards for Marketing Americas
Chicago, IL — June 9th, 2023 – HoneyWired™ announced today that the Monuments Men and Women Foundation’s WWII Most Wanted Art™ playing cards is Highly Commended by The Drum Awards for Marketing Americas.

HoneyWired™ is a boutique advertising agency based in Chicago, IL. Their work with the Monuments Men and Women Foundation in creating WWII Most Wanted Art™ playing cards will help bring awareness to the general public about artwork still missing since the end of WWII, and help the public join in the hunt to find and return these works of art to their rightful owners.

“This deck of cards, created for the Monuments Men and Women Foundation, serves to bring awareness to the looting and theft during WWII—to help right the wrongs of the past by finding and returning this artwork to the rightful owners—and bring to light the importance of preserving our shared cultural heritage and the ongoing effort to protect it around the world during conflict.”
— Kevin McGlone, Creative Director at HoneyWired

The Drum Awards for Marketing Americas seek to reward brands and marketing teams that truly understand their customer. Focusing on outcomes, not outputs, they are open to teams of any size who can prove their campaigns have had a measurable effect.

The deck of cards are currently available for order online at the Monuments Men and Women Foundation store, in Europe at playingcardshop.eu, and in person at The National WWII Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Pritzker Military Museum in Chicago, Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX, and the prestigious Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, Italy.

HoneyWired is an advertising agency specializing in new technologies and experiential marketing. Based in the heart of Chicago’s advertising industry, HoneyWired provides creative solutions for major brands and boutique projects. HoneyWired has created playing cards to help find missing WWII masterpieces, a livestreaming anti-bullying assembly featuring nearly half a million students across the country, ways to tweet your representative with a font created by their gerrymandered congressional districts, pedestals to inspire young people to become future leaders, a livestreaming artist painting your favorite burgers, and AR and digital solutions for the biggest brands in the world.

The Monuments Men and Women Foundation honors the legacy of the men and women who served in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section, known as the “Monuments Men,” and their unprecedented and heroic work protecting and safeguarding civilization’s most important artistic and cultural treasures from armed conflict. During its first decade of operations, the Foundation successfully raised worldwide awareness about the Monuments Men and Women through film, television, and books, honored their military service through the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal – the highest civilian honor bestowed by the United States, and preserved their legacy through a partnership with the National World War II Museum making the Foundation’s incomparable archives and artifacts accessible to students and scholars around the world. In October 2019, the Museum broke ground on its Liberation Pavilion, which will feature a permanent exhibition about the Monuments Men and Women, the first of its kind.

As the Foundation begins its second decade of operations, its focus will now shift to longer term objectives. In addition to locating and returning works of art and other cultural objects to their rightful owners, the Foundation will put the remarkable legacy of the Monuments Men and Women to work through custom-designed programs that not only educate and inform our youth, but challenge them to become the Monuments Men and Women of tomorrow. With world governments facing ever increasing demands for funding, no nation has the financial resources to fund the preservation of all of its national treasures. Consequently, preserving our shared cultural heritage for future generations depends on informing and inspiring our youth to meet the challenges ahead. It is an ambitious agenda, but one that pales in comparison to the challenge confronting the handful of Monuments Officers who conceived of the concept of cultural preservation officers in the midst of the most destructive war in history, without the use of any tools of technology. What they achieved not only informs the mission of the Foundation, it will serve as an inspiring guide to students, educators, military and world leaders, and the general public.

Learn more at monumentsmenandwomenfnd.org