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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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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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Temerlin Advertising Institute

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Blanks, Long Time AAF Dallas Program Sponsor

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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 Announces the 2020 American Advertising Awards Winners!

For Immediate Release
Date: 1/28/2020
Contact: Allison Farris, [email protected]
AAF Dallas American Advertising Awards Winners to be Honored February 27, 2020

DALLAS – The Dallas market’s best in advertising will be honored Thursday, February 27 at The Bomb Factory at the 58th Annual AAF Dallas American Advertising Awards Gala. 

Invitations are out for the black-tie dinner gala, which recognizes and showcase the area’s outstanding advertising creative work for the previous year. The event begins at 6:00 pm with cocktails followed by dinner and presentation of awards. The 2019 competition was a record breaking year for AAF Dallas with the largest amount of entries in recorded history. Judges chose winners from more than 700 online, broadcast and print entries from agencies, businesses and individuals doing business in the Dallas market as well as college students. 

The Dallas competition is sponsored by the AAF Dallas, a member association comprised of advertising and media professionals. Proceeds from the American Advertising Awards help support the AAF Dallas’s educational programs, public service projects and proactive government relations efforts.

AAF Dallas will honor the following agencies, firms, and media companies at the Gala on February 27.

3 Headed Monster*
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Agency Creative
ATK PLN
Banowetz + Company
Belmont Icehouse*
Blieux & Co.
Caliber Creative
Citrus Advertising
Commerce House
Eighty Three Creative
Equilateral
Funimation
GoDo Discovery Co.
Groove Jones
Inspire*
Johnson & Sekin*
Kickstand*
Launch Agency*
Lucky21
masonbaronet
Mindhandle*
Moroch*
Mr. Cooper
Nametag Films
O&H Brand Design
Omni Hotel & Resorts
Publicis Hawkeye
Push
RAPP
RBMM*
Recreation Dallas
Richards/Lerma*
Saatchi & Saatchi*
SEE Pictures
Slingshot*
Spire Agency
StudioTribe
Teladoc Health
Temerlin Advertising Institute*
Texas A&M Commerce
The Barbershop Agency*
The Infinite Agency
The Integer Group*
The Richards Group*
The Shop*
The University of North Texas
Topgolf
Tractorbeam
TracyLocke*
WALO*
Whiskey Bacon Club
*denotes an AAF Dallas Corporate Member

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].

Creative Partners

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

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Drink Sponsor

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

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

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83 Creative is A proud sponsor of the American Advertising Awards

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3 Headed Monster is a proud sponsor of the American Advertising Awards


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Saatchi and Saatchi proud sponsor of AAF Dallas

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2020 American Advertising Awards Entry Information

What are the American Advertising Awards?

The American Advertising Awards are the largest advertising awards program in the United States that celebrates creativity and excellence in advertising. Entry into the American Advertising Awards begins with your local AAF chapter like AAF Dallas. A jury of advertising peers from around the nation will judge the local competion which will determine who will receive the honor of Gold, Silver and Bronze ADDY Awards. Only the best work will then move on to the district then national level for the opportunity to elevate your agency as one of the best in the industry.

How To Enter Video      Enter the 2020 Dallas Addys

Professional Rules      Student Rules

2020 American Advertising Awards

Please read the official rules and please note: There has been an update in the rules for any physical entries you enter. Be advised that it must fit in the provided plastic bag and include this year's edition of the ADDYs poster. You can obtain both the clear plastic bag and poster for each of your entries at StudioTribe (1210 E Levee St, Dallas, TX 75207) starting December 9 or please contact Allison Farris at [email protected] to arrange pick up elsewhere.

Additionally, printed materials CANNOT be mounted and their size CANNOT exceed 13x19". Failure to adhere to these guidlines may result in entry disqualification. For more information about entering the Dallas American Advertising Awards please see our new guidelines posters where these guidelines are clearly defined.

AAF Dallas American Advertising Awards Deadlines & Fees

Regular Deadline is January 10, 2020
Non-Member Fee per Entry - $200
Member Fee per Entry - $170
Corporate Member per Entry - $155*
*Ask for your corporate member coupon code
Student Fee per Entry - $50

Late Deadline is January 15, 2020
Non-Member Late Fee per Entry - +$50
Member Late Fee per Entry - +$30

Late Deadline for CORPORATE MEMBERS* is January 17, 2020
Corporate Member Late Fee per Entry - +$30
*Not sure if you’re a corporate member, email [email protected]

Late Deadline for STUDENTS is January 24, 2020
Student Late Fee per Entry - +$15 

Entry Drop Off Information

*Please note: that you do not need to drop off any physical entries for work in:
ALL Online/Interactive categories (#31 - #40 & 98-99)
ALL Film, Video & Sound categories (#41–59, 100-109)  
Integrated Campaigns categories, if applicable, (#60-65)
Select Elements of Advertising categories (#74A-87)

Drop Off Location:

StudioTribe
1210 E Levee St, Dallas, TX 75207

Drop off Dates:

Professional and Student Regular Deadline: January 6-10, 2020 | 1pm - 5pm
Late Deadline: January  14-15, 2020 | 1pm - 5pm 
EXTENDED Late Deadline for CORPORATE MEMBER Entries: January  17, 2020 | 1pm - 5pm 
Students Late Deadline: January 24, 2020 | 1pm - 5pm

New local only categories for 2020

  • L1: The Dallas Foodie - The best of food/restaurant category advertising in Dallas. This can be in any media format.
  • L2: Corporate Creative - The CC award is for the best of advertising created in-house in Dallas. This can be in any media format.
  • L3:The Dallas Holly - The best of holiday-specific advertising created in Dallas. This can be in any media format.
  • L4: The Extreme Makeover Award - The best of rebranding created in Dallas. This can be in any media format.
  • L5: The Brand Activist Award - The best of CSR advertising created in Dallas.  This can be in any media format.
  • L6: The Graveyard - The best of ideas that the client didn't buy created in Dallas.  This can be in any media format.

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

The Gala: February 27th at 6:00 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].

Bronze Sponsor

Temerlin Advertising Institute

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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AAF DALLAS ANNOUNCES JOHNSON & SEKIN AS ITS 2020 ADDYS CREATIVE PARTNER

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AAF Dallas is officially kicking off ADDY season with an exciting announcement about this year’s theme and our creative partner, Johnson & Sekin.Last year, Johnson & Sekin brought home multiple ADDYs and won 2019 Best in Show for their work with Local Hive Honey

We are thrilled to collaborate with them on this year’s ADDY theme, Must Love Ads, celebrating Dallas’ love affair with our industry and our best-in-class advertising talent.  The first event of the season will be the Kickoff Party on 11/13. More details here. The 2020 Gala will be held on February 27 at The Bomb Factory.  For more information on the 2020 American Advertising Award please go to www.mustloveads.com.

What are the American Advertising Awards? The American Advertising Awards is the largest advertising awards program in the United States that celebrates creativity and excellence in advertising. Entry into the American Advertising Awards begins with your local AAF chapter like AAF Dallas. A jury of advertising peers from around the nation will judge the local competion which will determine who will receive the honor of Gold, Silver and Bronze ADDY Awards. Only the best work will then move on to the district then national level for the opportunity to elevate your agency as one of the best in the industry.

Please reach out to Allison Farris at [email protected] if you would like to sponsor the American Advertising Awards Season or Gala.

 

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