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2020 GOVERNOR’S AWARD ANNOUNCED

2020 Governor’s Award Announced

The Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame is proud to announce that the recipient of this year’s “Governor’s Award” is the independent idea shop called WALO Creative Inc. WALO is based in Dallas Texas.

The Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Tenth District of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), encompassing Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The “Governor’s Award” will be presented at the ceremonial Hall of Fame induction dinner to be held in Austin on Friday, May 8, 2020.

WALO was founded in August 2014 by Walter Barraza and Lalo Durán. They believe “concept is king and develop every idea with the highest production value in mind, so your brand stands above your competitor’s.” Some of their clients include Jarritos, 7-Eleven, MCFA and Mineragua.

Fleeing a civil-war-torn country in Central America brought Barraza, WALO’s Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director, and his family to Dallas.  Living in the U.S. enabled him to become a sponge for all cultures. Speaking Spanish at home and English in school with friends that were Latino, American, African-American and Asian allowed him to develop a unique perspective on Life.  That perspective has molded his work and keeps it evolving.

Raised on one of the busiest USA-Mexican borders, Durán, WALO’s Co-Founder and Managing Partner, grew up living in two worlds, which allowed him to witness how the convergence of cultures is shaping this country. That has given him a unique perspective that he truly enjoys showcasing in his work, and this has also broadened his perspective when tackling his clients’ marketing challenges.

The AAF Tenth District’s Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame “Governor’s Award” is presented to the advertising agency who, during its years of service, has distinguished itself through work produced on behalf of clients, who has contributed to the betterment of advertising and its reputation, and who has made volunteer efforts outside the workplace. Previous winners include GSD&M, Lopez Negrete Communications, Moroch and the Balcom Agency.

The honoree’s record of service reflects accomplishments made in the advertising industry in the United States and who is located in the four-state area of the Tenth District (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas).

 

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AAF Dallas Foundation to give SIX (6) $2,000 scholarships

The 2020 AAF Dallas Foundation scholarship information is now live on https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cftexasscholarship. The application deadline is Sunday, March 1, 2020. 
The AAF Dallas Foundation Scholarship provides one-year scholarships for up to $2,000 to current college students with average academic achievement and financial need working towards a bachelors or master's degree in the field of advertising or marketing communications, including advertising, marketing, radio/ tv/film, journalism, graphic design and communications or related fields. 
 
Eligibility Criteria: 
  • Sophomores, juniors in college, or working towards a masters degree.
  • Min 3.0 GPA
  • Attend a collegiate institution in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant counties. 
  • Applicants must be a United States or documented legal residents of the United States.
Selection Criteria:
  • Career ambitions in advertising.
  • Contributions to the collegiate advertising community.
  • Financial need
  • School and community participation, demonstrated leadership potential, essay response, letters of recommendation will also be taken into consideration. 

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

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