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2020 Suits Awards Announced by AAF Dallas

For Immediate Release
Date: 1/31/2020
Contact: Allison Farris, [email protected]
AAF Dallas Announces 2020 The Suits Awards Recipients


DALLAS – AAF Dallas is excited to announce the 2020 Suits Awards Recipients. The Suits Awards is an award program designed to recognize and honor individuals across various advertising disciplines who support the creation, execution, and delivery of great creative work from the Dallas advertising industry. Each year, AAF Dallas selects one individual from each of the nine categories to honor. AAF Dallas will be recognizing these recipients and others on Thursday, February 27 at The Bomb Factory at the 58th Annual AAF Dallas American Advertising Awards Gala. The gala is one of the largest advertising events of the year in Dallas. 

Client of the Year - TOYOTA, Josh Hoffmann
Agency Media Strategist/Planner of The Year - Nicole Cappellino, Publicis Media
Agency Media Buyer/Investor of The Year - Katie Brown, Goodway Group
Media Sales Rep of The Year - Laura Garcia, Viant
Agency Account Executive of The Year - Samer Salfiti, The Integer Group
Creative Production Partner of The Year - Courtney Love, Shoptology
Agency Support of The Year - Jonathan Ogle, The Infinite Agency
Educator of the Year - Douglas May, UNT
Young Professional of the Year - Kyla Jones, RAPP

Do you love ads in Dallas? Show your love for the work by supporting the 2020 American Advertising Award season in Dallas. Buy tables or underwrite the 2020 season by emailing Allison Farris at [email protected].

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Gold Sponsor

Shoptology is a proud gold sponsor of the american advertising awards.

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Saatchi and Saatchi proud sponsor of AAF Dallas

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Bronze Sponsor

Temerlin Advertising Institute

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Mosaic Sponsor

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StudioTribe Drink Sponsor

Program Sponsor

Blanks, Long Time AAF Dallas Program Sponsor

Creative Partners

Johnson & Sekin is the official American Advertising Awards Creative Partner for AAF Dallas

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For media credentials to cover the AAF Dallas American Advertising Awards, contact Allison Farris at [email protected]

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence. The three-tier national competition is conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation, advertising’s largest industry association and the only one to represent the interests of all facets of advertising: advertisers, agencies, suppliers and media. The AAF is based in Washington, D.C. and has more than 40,000 members through 200 local advertising clubs. More information at AAF.org

AAF Dallas is the oldest civic organization in the Big D and has been the trusted business partner by connecting our corporate members and sponsors since 1908. We are one of the largest AAF chapters in the national network of 200 AAF chapters with our 2,400 (and counting) members. Our working board of volunteers is dedicated to our mission to protect and promote the wellbeing of the advertising industry through our government relationships, to provide thought leadership to our members through innovative programming, to attract top talent by supporting and growing future industry leaders via our Educational Foundation, to foster diversity in advertising, and to honor advertising excellence. AAF Dallas is proud to be the 2018 AAF Large Club of the Year.

AAF Dallas Suits Awards Nominations are Open for 2020

The Suits Awards

AAF Dallas is excited to present the 2020 Suits Awards, selecting and honoring ambassadors of creative work who, in the past, have gone unrecognized during the Creative Awards Season. They put in the work behind the great work in the advertising industry. These unsung heroes and heroines have toiled behind the scenes. We think it's time we recognize those who support great creative. If you know a professional who deserves to be recognized for the contributions they are making in the advertising and marketing industry in Dallas, nominate them today! Finalists for each category will be notified sometime after the week of January 27th, 2020, and winners will be announced and will receive their award at our ADDYs Gala on February 27th.

Nominate for the Suits Award

There are 9 categories we're recognizing for the 2020 Award Season:

- Client of the Year: Without a client putting their money and reputation on the line, advertising wouldn't exist. Without a client to green light it, our work is creativity hovering in search of a place to land. You can honor those clients who have believed in you, your work, your agency and put their checkbook and reputation on the line to prove it.

- Creative Production Partner of the Year: Anyone involved in the behind-the-scenes work who has gone above and beyond to help create great advertising but would not be recognized by winning a traditional ADDY Award is now eligible.

- Agency Media Strategist/Planner of the Year: No matter how great the creative may be, if it's not seen, it can't be successful. These individuals are the delivery drivers who make sure that the creative product gets seen.

- Agency Media Buyer/Investor of the Year: The enormous ecosystem of data has turned a media buyer's role into a sophisticated and analytical one informed by real time statistics about behavior and consumption. The person who can keep up with the ever-changing industry should be nominated.

- Agency Account Executive of The Year: Know an AE-MVP? They can be any account executive at ANY level from Jr. AE to Head of Account Management who has taken a project or projects to a higher level. Someone has put him or herself in the direct line of fire to protect, preserve or propel any ad, campaign or project.

- Media Sales Rep of the Year: They bring marketplace knowledge, insight and ideas as well as collaborate with an advertiser and their agency to ensure the message is in front of the right people at a fair price. As a partner and a resource for the agency and client, media sales reps have been silent contributors to the creative process.

- Agency Support of the Year: That person you can't live without. The assistant, the receptionist, the intern, the generous benefactor, the wise sage who consults and gets you through the murky times. The silent MVP.

-NEW! Educator of the Year: This person is molding the the future of this industry through their countless hours in and out of the classroom and inspiring their students to be prepared for our crazy and beloved industry.

-NEW! Young Professional of the Year: This person is a young professional (32 and under) who is an outstanding advertising professional. They are moving the industry forward with their bright ideas and passionate energy. In other words, this person is the one that is most likely to be your boss in 10 years.


If you know a professional who deserves to be recognized for the contributions they are making in the advertising and marketing industry in Dallas, nominate them today!

Finalists for each category will be notified sometime after the week of January 27th, 2020 and winners will be announced and will receive their award at our ADDYs Gala on February 27th.

The Gala: February 27th at 6:30 PM at the Bomb Factory

For more information about table reservations or underwriting this event please reach out to Allison Farris at [email protected]

The Sponsors

Do you love ads in Dallas? Show your love for the work by supporting the 2020 American Advertising Award season in Dallas. Underwrite the 2020 season by emailing Allison Farris at [email protected].

Gold Sponsor

Shoptology is a proud gold sponsor of the american advertising awards.

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Bronze Sponsor

Temerlin Advertising Institute

Mosaic Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

StudioTribe Drink Sponsor

Program Sponsor

Blanks, Long Time AAF Dallas Program Sponsor

Creative Partners

Johnson & Sekin is the official American Advertising Awards Creative Partner for AAF Dallas

 


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AD 2 DALLAS ANNOUNCES 2019 CLASS OF 32 UNDER 32

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Ad 2 Dallas, the young professional division of AAF Dallas, is proud to present our 32 Under 32 Awards program.

Ad 2 Dallas aims to shine a spotlight on the rising stars who are continuously making a difference in our advertising community here in Dallas. With this goal in mind, we’re kicking off Dallas’ 3rd annual 32 Under 32 award program. Similar to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, the 32 Under 32 program recognizes 32 local professionals under the age of 32 for their extraordinary accomplishments. This is a night for celebration as we raise our glass to these passionate, forward-thinking, and motivated professionals, and applaud them for the work they’ve accomplished so early on in their careers. See last year's group here

The Ad 2 Dallas 32 Under 32 Reception presented by Temerlin Advertising Institute will be held at House of Blues on October 23, 2019. Dress code is semi-formal. Table reservations will begin today for recipients and their companies and underwriters. This event has consistently sold out so there are no individual ticket sales at this time. Please register for our mailing list if you would like to be notified if individual tickets go on sale. For information about tables reservations and to underwrite this event reach out to Allison Farris at [email protected]

We’re thrilled to announce the third class of Ad 2 Dallas' 32 Under 32. These are the young professionals who will take our industry into the future and putting the Dallas advertising and marketing community community to heights we have never seen before! Congratulations!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 CLASS OF 32 UNDER 32:

Alyssa Mohammed - Team Lead, Client Success Manager at ReachLocal

Amanda Lisak - Account Director  at PMG

Amanda Long - CRM Manager at Michaels 

Anna Mertz - Brand Manager at RBMM

Annabel Doke - Manager, Relationship Marketing at Quadratic Insights

Carissa Kelley Conteh - Account Supervisor at Saatchi & Saatchi

Carter Skeen - Copywriter at TracyLocke

Chris Beesley - Director, Strategy at Hearts & Science

Chris Collins - Video Editor at ATK PLN

David Taylor - Copywriter at Slingshot

Eric Garza - Director, Commerce at VMLY&R

Erika Long - Account Manager at BELO + Co.

Gina Zincone - Marketing Specialist, Consumer Activation at CEC Entertainment

Iqra Hameed - Graphic Designer at Perennials and Sutherland Inc. 

Jamie Soileau - Brand Media Planner at The Richards Group

Jason Pugh - Senior Associate Communications Planning at Blue 449

Jazmin Hall - Sr. Analyst, Sports Marketing at Pizza Hut

Jeremy Ekes - Brand Management at The Richards Group

Jimmy Asa - Director of Ad Review at BBB | NCTX

Joanna Tang - Senior Designer at Johnson & Sekin

Jordan Tatman - Brand Media Manager, North America at Hotels.com

Kate Dunlap - Account Manager at Pandora

Kendall Mason - Vice President of Marketing at New Benefits

Laurel McEuen - Director of Marketing at Tandy Leather and President of AAF Fort Worth

Macy Barbee - Account Supervisor at Launch Agency

Nick Kidd - Art Director at TracyLocke

Olivia von Plonski - Associate Director, Business Development at Publicis Hawkeye

Paolo Linares Jr. - Content Producer at Richards/Lerma

Peyton Fish - Field Marketing Specialist at Spectrum Reach

Rachel Symone Gilliam - Manager, Relationship Marketing at Quadratic Insights

Raul E. Machuca Jr. - Media Director at Texans Can Academies - Cars for Kids

Stephanie Turner - Manager, Customer Relationship Management at Michaels

THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS! 

Title Underwriter: The Temerlin Advertising Institute

Temerlin Advertising Institute, A proud sponsor of AAF Dallas

Printing Underwriter: Blanks Printing

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Drinks Underwriter: PMG

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Gold Underwriter: Data Center Systems

DCS is a proud sponsor of 32 under 32 dallas

Gold Underwriter: Saatchi & Saatchi

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Gold Underwriter: VMLY&R

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Music Underwriter: Pandora
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Silver Underwriter: ATK PLN

ATK PLN proud sponsor 2019 Ad 2 32 Under 32

Silver Underwriter: Launch Agency

Launch Agency is a proud supporter of 32 under 32 dallas

Silver Underwriter: Publicis Hawkeye

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Silver Underwriter: RBMM

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Silver Underwriter: Texans Can Academy

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Silver Underwriter:  TracyLocke

TracyLocke is a proud supporter of Ad 2 32 Under 32 Dallas

Bronze Underwriter: BBB North Central Texas

BBB is a proud sponsor of 32 under 32

Bronze Underwriter: Belo + Co. 

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Bronze Underwriter: Johnson & Sekin

Bronze Underwriter: Ogury

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Bronze Underwriter: Perennials and Sutherland

Perennial Sutherland is a proud supporter of 32 under 32 Dallas

Bronze Underwriter: Quadratic Insights

Quadratic, Proud Sponsor of 32 under 32

Bronze Underwriter: ReachLocal

ReachLocal Is a proud sponsor of 32 under 32

Bronze Underwriter: Richards/Lerma

Richards/Lerma AAF Dallas ADDY Creative Partner

About Ad 2 Dallas: Ad 2 is not just another networking group, it’s the key to launching a successful career in all advertising industry segments—agencies, media companies, clients and suppliers.  Ad 2 is a collaborative community of passionate, forward-thinking and motivated professionals that are making a difference in their local communities and their industry. Together with the American Advertising Federation, Ad 2 fosters the professional development for advertising professionals 32 and under through public service and education in order to promote and protect the well-being of advertising. Ad 2 Dallas was established in 2014 and is currently the largest Ad 2 chapter in the nation. Ad 2 Dallas is an affiliate of AAF Dallas, the oldest civic organization in the Big D and has been the trusted business partner by connecting our corporate members and underwriters since 1908.

Nominations are Open for the Ad 2 Dallas 2019 32 Under 32 Presented by Temerlin Advertising Institute

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Ad 2 Dallas is proud to present its 32 Under 32 Awards program. Ad 2 Dallas aims to shine a spotlight on the rising stars who are continuously making a difference in our advertising community here in Dallas. With this goal in mind, we’re kicking off Dallas’ 2nd annual “32 Under 32”. Similar to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, the “32 Under 32” event recognizes 32 local professionals under the age of 32 for their extraordinary accomplishments. This is a night for celebration as we raise our glass to these passionate, forward-thinking, and motivated professionals, and applaud them for the work they’ve accomplished so early on in their careers. Over the past few years, we've honored some of the top talent from companies like The Richards Group, Richards/Lerma, Bedford Advertising, MonkeyTag, Johnson & Sekin, Dallas Animal Services, Pandora, Dieste, TM Advertising, BBDO, Hearts & Sciences, Social Revolt Agency, Resolution Media, Publicis Hawkeye, Team One, 31,000 FT, Coding Dojo, Atomic Design and Consulting, 270B, The Integer Group, PMG Advertising Agency, TracyLocke, RAPP, Mary Kay, The Marketing Arm, Strategar, University of Dallas, Citrus Advertising, Kernel, Syneos Health, and Belo+Co. 

32 Under 32 presented by Temerlin Advertising Institute will be held at House of Blues on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. 

Do you know an advertising professional under the age of 32, that's taking the industry by storm? If so, nominate them! They may have a chance to be recognized and honored for their hard work.  These young professionals can be from any discipline in advertising – account service, creative, strategy, media, production and more. Nominate for this honor by September 6th via our nomination form.

For more information about this award and to see the full list of 2018 32 Under 32: https://aafdallas.org/articles/32Under322018

6:30pm - Registration Begins
8 pm - Program Begins

Tables & ticket sales will be on sale soon. This event is expected to sell-out.

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire

Thank you to this year's sponsors! For more information on how to sponsor this program, please reach out to Allison Farris at [email protected] 

Title Sponsor: SMU Advertising

Temerlin Advertising Institute, A proud sponsor of AAF Dallas