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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.

Gold Sponsor

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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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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

Must love ads

 

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.

 

Chris and KEnt

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