AAF Memphis Presents 2023 American Advertising Awards Winners

February 21st, 2023

AAF Memphis presented its 56th annual American Advertising Awards for creative excellence on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at new venue 307 Madison Avenue. This year’s theme was Comma Con created by Hemline Tailored Brand Strategies.

The event honored 44 Gold Addy winners, 40 Silver Addy winners, 3 Student Silver Addy winners,  and 8 recipients for “Best of” awards. In addition, our 3 judges each awarded a judges choice award. This year, a Mosaic Award was given to DCA for their work for the Place Where You Stay video project. This award recognizes “companies, agencies and individuals whose commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident through their creative work and organization-wide initiatives”. 

This year’s 398 entries were judged by Jorge Pomareda, Creative Director at Highdive Advertising in Chicago, Rob Tate, Senior Account Manager at Google in New York City, and Russell Toynes, Owner + Creative Director at Studio Dzo in Austin.

“I was excited to see Holtermonter’s Time Warp Drive-In branding and poster series be honored with Best in Print. The crowd erupted in applause! It was great to see the community supporting and cheering for all the wins.”  said AAF Memphis President Richard Fudge, System Senior Artist at Baptist Memorial Health Care.

Following is a complete list of all 2023 AAF Memphis American Advertising Awards winners:

  • Archer Malmo: Judges Special Award (Jorge Pomareda), 2 Gold, 12 Silver
  • Baby Grand:  Best of Interactive, 1 Gold
  • DCA: Best of Show, Best of Video, Best of Logo, Best of Out-of-Home, Judges Special Award (Rob Tate), Mosaic Award, 19 Gold, 10 Silver
  • Farmhouse: 1 Silver
  • Harvest Creative: 3 Gold, 1 Silver
  • Holtermonster: Best of Print, 1 Gold
  • Inferno: 3 Gold, 2 Silver
  • Loaded For Bear: Best of Art Direction, Best of Public Service,  3 Gold, 3 Silver
  • Paradigm Marketing & Creative: 1 Gold, 1 Silver
  • Pretty Useful Co.: Best of Graphic Design, Judges Special Award (Russell Toynes), 6 Gold, 2 Silver
  • Running Pony: 1 Gold, 1 Silver
  • Speak Creative: 5 Gold, 3 Silver
  • Tactical Magic: 3 Silver


See Full Winners Book Here


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