Carolinas and Virginia American Advertising Federation Clubs Recognized for National Excellence
(LAS VEGAS, NV June, 2015) – Several individuals and clubs from the Carolinas and Virginia were recognized for stepping into national and regional leadership roles and garnering a host of awards during Admerica, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) national conference.
“Despite being one of the smallest districts in the AAF, our District 3 clubs – those in the Carolinas and Virginia – continue to shine bright by having strong representation on the AAF’s national board of directors and earning multiple National Clubs of the Year honors over the past several years,” says AAF District 3 Governor for 2015 Andrew Evans.
National, Regional and Local Leadership
These District 3 (D3) leaders will serve on the AAF National Board during the 2015-2016 season, beginning July 1, 2015:
- David Campbell D3 Governor, Division 3 Club Representative
- Shelley Magee, Vice Chair, AAF Council of Governors
- Margaret Gregory, Vice Chair, AAF Eastern Region
Campbell, Magee and Gregory are all members of AAF of the Midlands in Columbia, SC.
Additionally, David Campbell will serve as D3 N3AC Representative and D3 Representative on the AAF Council of Governors.
The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern.
This year’s District 3 Silver Medalists are:
- David Campbell, AAF of the Midlands (Columbia, SC)
- Ellen McBride, AAF Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads, VA)
- Tim Neal, AAF Greenville (Greenville, SC)
- Jay Fields, AAF Asheville (Asheville, NC)
- Ken Eudy, Triangle AdFed (Raleigh, NC)
- Todd Marcum, AAF Roanoke (Roanoke, VA)
- Dirk Moore, AAF Southwest Virginia (Abingdon, VA)
American Advertising Awards
The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year.
The National American Advertising Award winners from AAF D3 are (entries included):
- Todd Turner, a member of AAF Coastal Carolina (Myrtle Beach, SC) – Gold award for Adams Outdoor Advertising’s Sonic Straws
- Peggy Underwood, a member of AAF Roanoke (Roanoke, VA) – Silver award for Corrugated Container Corporation’s CCC Christmas Card – Rail Car
- Rachel Reagan, a member of AAF Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads, VA) – Gold award (and People’s Choice nominee) for Grow / Heat / Creative Partnerships’ EA Sports Madden Giferator
- Rachel Reagan, a member of AAF Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads, VA) – Silver award for Grow / Wieden + Kennedy / Mindshare / Google Creative Partnerships’ Nike Phenomenal Shot: A Google Art, Copy & Code Project
Emily Hoover from Liberty University earned a Silver award in the student division for her piece: Royalty.
Additionally, the following clubs were nationally recognized for achieving an exceptional level of success with their local American Advertising Awards competitions:
- AAF Roanoke (Roanoke, VA)
- AAF Southwest Virginia (Abingdon, VA)
Club Achievement Awards
Each year, the AAF recognizes top clubs for their performance in key operational areas. Two D3 clubs earned National Club of the Year honors:
- AAF Roanoke (Division 3 – clubs with 100-249 members
- Triangle AdFed (Division 4 – clubs with less than 100 members)
District 3 was well represented throughout the awards with finalists appearing in all areas of club operations:
- AAF Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): 2nd place Communications
- AAF Greenville (Greenville, SC): 2nd place Government Relations, 3rd place Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives
- AAF of the Midlands (Columbia, SC): 3rd place Advertising Education, 2nd place Programs, 2nd place Club Operations
- AAF Southwest Virginia (Abingdon, VA): 3rd place Communications
- Triangle AdFed (Raleigh-Durham, NC): 1st place Advertising Education, 1st place Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives, 2nd place Membership, 3rd place Public Service
- AAF Roanoke (Roanoke, VA): 1st place Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives, 1st place Membership, 1st place Public Server, 2nd Place Advertising Education, 2nd place Communications, 3rd place Club Operations