AAF Dallas Award Winners to be Honored March 7,2019

Dallas American Advertising Awards Winner Announcement

For Immediate Release
Date: 2/5/2019
Contact: Allison Farris, [email protected]
AAF Dallas Award Winners to be Honored March 7,2019

DALLAS – The Dallas market’s best in advertising will be honored Thursday, March 7 at The Bomb Factory at the 57th 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 6:30 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 Kevin Fullerton, Candace Queen, David Alvarez, and Stacy Milrany chose winners from 687 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 March 7.

3 Headed Monster
Ad 2 Dallas
Agency Creative
Alpha Business Images LLC
Augustine Agency*
Banowetz + Company
Belmont Icehouse
Blieux & Co.
Caliber Creative
Citrus Advertising
Commerce House
Firehouse Agency
Four Man Furnace
Globe Runner*
Johnson & Sekin*
Launch Agency*
O&H Brand Design
Omni Hotel & Resorts
Propac Agency
Saatchi & Saatchi
SC Pictures
SEE Pictures
Spire Agency
Tadd Myers Photography
Tamarack Agency
Teladoc Health
Temerlin Advertising Institute*
Texas A&M Commerce
9th Wonder*
The Collective part of The Integer Group
The Integer Group
The Loomis Agency
The Richards Group*
The Shop*
The University of Texas at Arlington
TM Advertising*
Whiskey Bacon Club*
*denotes an AAF Dallas Corporate Member

Underwriting opportunities and table reservations can be made here or by contacting Allison Farris at [email protected]

Thank you to the Gala's Sponsors: 

Mosaic Award Sponsor: Blacks In Advertising

Blacks in Advertising, Mosaic Sponsor

Drink Sponsor: The Goodway Group

The Goodway Group Annual Sponsor of AAF Dallas

Drink Sponsor: StudioTribe

StudioTribe Drink Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor: The Creative Group

The Creative Group

Bronze Sponsor: Temerlin Advertising Institute

Temerlin Advertising Institute

Dessert Sponsor: Captivate

Captivate Dessert Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor: Workbook

Workbook Logo

Program Sponsor: Blanks

Blanks, Long Time AAF Dallas Program Sponsor

Creative Partners: Richards/Lerma & Equilateral Films

Richards/Lerma AAF Dallas ADDY Creative Partner

equilateral films

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 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 Digital Summit Dallas 2019 Partnership

We’re proud to support the this year’s Digital Summit Dallas, coming back to the Irving Convention Center this December 4 - 5. Join us and 1600+ of your peers — and dig deep into the latest digital marketing trends and practices from leading brands.

Here’s what’s in store for you this year:

  • Confirmed keynotes from Netflix Co-Founder, Mitch Lowe, Founder of The Onion, Scott Dikkers, and Airbnb content lead, Liza Dunning
  • 65+ in-depth sessions from the likes of Uber, Twitter, WWE, Pinterest, Sephora, IBMAvocados from Mexico, Southwest, MGM, and many more
  • New this year – Full Day in-depth Masterclasses in Advanced Social Media, Conversion Optimization, or Advanced Google Analytics training on December 3 — making this year’s DS Dallas a 3-day soiree
  • 1600+ seasoned digital marketers like you onsite. Think of all the networking and deal-making possibilities
  • Fun extras like parties, swag, free wifi, and more

See the full program and speaker list at and use our special promo code AAF50 and get $50 off your pass. Only a limited number of seats available.


Tim Hudson, Founding Partner and General Manager at Belmont Icehouse Awarded 2018 AAF Dallas Member of the Year

We are thrilled to announce our 2018 AAF Dallas Member of the Year, Tim Hudson, Founding Partner and General Manager at Belmont Icehouse. The announcement was made at the 2019 ADDYs Kick Off Party on October 24. Over the past two years Tim has volunteered his time and his agency to transform the Marketing and Communications team at AAF Dallas.

Tim’s efforts have been crucial to the evolution of the MarComm team, creating a more streamlined process and consistent look and feel across collateral and channels.  His agency, Belmont Icehouse has volunteered their time and talents by taking on AAF Dallas as a pro bono client providing graphic design support, social media assets and promotion, and most recently the rebranding of AAF Dallas. We are so happy to honor Tim for his dedication and service to AAF Dallas.

Thank you to Tim and Team for all you have done to make AAF a great organization!

Tim Hudson, 2018 AAF Dallas Member of the Year

Ad 2 Dallas Announces 2018 Class of 32 Under 32

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’ 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.

Congratulations to the 2018 Class of 32 Under 32:

  • Angelica Ocampo, Strategar
  • Armando Perez, MonkeyTag
  • Ashley Mora, The Richards Group
  • Cesar Jasso, Richards/Lerma
  • Chris Petrawski, University of Dallas
  • Cody Pickett, Publicis Hawkeye
  • Colton Canava, The Integer Group
  • Crystal Demott, Pandora Radio
  • Dana Magnuson, Quadratic
  • Derek Diaz de Leon, Richards/Lerma
  • Hilary Watson, Color Dynamics
  • Jeremy Bermender, Atomic Design & Consulting
  • Josh DuMond, TracyLocke
  • Justin Wenokur, Belo + Co
  • Katarina Sipan, BBDO
  • Kevin Forister, TracyLocke
  • Kevin Green, RAPP
  • Kristian Bottini, 270B
  • Mariana Galvao Viana, Gameness
  • Matthew Line, 31,000 FT
  • McKenzie Teng, Citrus Advertising
  • Molly Grummun, MonkeyTag
  • Nadia Ciccotelli, PMG
  • Nancy Coblenz, Rebel Role Model
  • Natalie Miranda, The Marketing Arm
  • Nina Bressau, The Integer Group
  • Parnia Tahamzedeh, Publicis Hawkeye
  • Rachel Ramsey, Citrus
  • Roger Ricardo, Kernel
  • Taylor Franke, The Integer Group
  • Whitney Holden, Mary Kay
  • William Floyd, The Integer Group

Please join us in celebrating this accomplishment at a cocktail reception on Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 at Canton Hall. General admission ticket sales will open on October 11. 

For information on underwriting this event in 2019 please reach out to Allison Farris at [email protected] 

Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Temerlin Advertising Institute for supporting this event!

 SMU Title Sponsor 32 Under 32

Thank you to our Drink Sponsors, Citrus Advertising, Integer Group, and PMG for Supporting this event!

Citrus, Ad 2 32 Under 32 Drink Sponsor

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PMG Proud Drink Sponsor

Thank you to our Photobooth Sponsor, Pandora Radio for supporting this event!

pandora, proud sponsor of 32 under 32

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor, Captivate for supporting this event! 

captivate, a proud sponsor of 32 under 32

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor, RAPP for supporting this event!

RAPP, Silver Sponsor of 32 Under 32

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors, ColorDynamics, MonkeyTag, Quadratic Insights, Richards/Lerma, Strategar, and WealthyMind for supporting this event!

ColorDynamics, proud sponsor of 32 Under 32!

monkeytag, proud sponsor of 32 under 32

Quadratic, Proud Sponsor of 32 under 32

richards/lerma, proud 32 under 32 sponsor

Strategar, Bronze Sponsor

wealthymind 32 under 32 sponsor

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.