AAF Memphis Presents 2019 American Advertising Awards Winners

February 24th, 2019

Sullivan Branding wins Best of Show at 2019 American Advertising Awards


MEMPHIS, TN—AAF Memphis presented its 52nd annual American Advertising Awards for creative excellence on Saturday, February 23 at the Tower Room in Clark Tower in East Memphis.

Attended by over 300 professionals from local advertising, marketing, graphic design, and media companies, the event honored 54 Gold ADDY winners, 55 Silver ADDY winners, and 7 recipients of “Best Of” awards.

A total of 473 entries were judged by creative directors from Denver, Atlanta and San Francisco.

“I had a great time in Memphis. Really. Completely honored you had me.  The club should be very proud of the level of work that was in the show,” said Atlanta judge, Silver Cuellar, Associate Creative Director, Brunner. “I’m still quite impressed with the strength in design overall.”

“I am always amazed at the talent and creativity we have in Memphis and this year did not disappoint.  The level of commitment our advertising community has to excellence is unmatched for our local chapter of the American Advertising Federation,” said AAF Memphis President Amy Hughes, Director of Sales at Entercom.

Following is a complete list of all 2019 AAF Memphis American Advertising Awards winners:

Archer Malmo: Best of Video, 7 Gold, 10 Silver

DCA: Best of Out of Home, 6 Gold, 12 Silver

Loaded for Bear: Judges’ Special Award for Apparel, 9 Gold, 4 Silver

Red Deluxe: Best of Copywriting, 4 Gold, 6 Silver

Inferno: 1 Silver

Running Pony Productions: 2 Silver

Harvest: Best of Art Direction, 3 Gold, 5 Silver

Hemline:  1 Gold

Sullivan Branding: Best of Show, 12 Gold, 5 Silver

Paradigm Marketing & Creative: 2 Gold, 2 Silver

VMLY&R:  Best of Interactive, 6 Gold, 2 Silver

Perpetual Motion:  2 Gold

Churchill Studios:  1 Gold

Taropop:  1 Silver

Baby Grand:  2 Silver

ALSAC/St. JUDE:  1 Silver

The OAM Network:  1 Silver

Student entries resulted in recognition from the Memphis College of Art.

Justin Wells: 1 Gold, 1 Silver

You can see a copy of the winners book here.

Following the Memphis chapter awards, local winners will compete in the AAF District 7 level of the American Advertising Awards, a three-tiered national competition. District winners will proceed to compete on the national level, which represents the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence.

Media Contact:

Amy Hughes, AAF Memphis President




ABOUT AAF MEMPHIS. The mission of AAF Memphis, the Memphis chapter of the American Advertising Federation, is to inspire, empower and applaud the professional growth of marketing communications specialists. For more information, visit aafmemphis.org.

AAF District 7 is composed of 23 local advertising clubs located in Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. AAF District 7 works to enhance professional development of club members while increasing recognition for the advertising industry and giving back to the local community. For more information, visit aafdistrict7.com.

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