AAF Silver Medal Award

The American Advertising Federation's Silver Media Award Program is a nationally
recognized award that AAF Silver Medalhonors men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and have been active in furthering the industry's standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern. The award is presented to a local person in advertising for their life-long contributions to advertising and the community. A new inductee with be honored each year during the annual Hall of Achievement awards ceremony. 

Net proceeds from the AAFT Advertising Hall of Achievement event benefits the Tucson Advertising Federation Educational Foundation, a 501(C)3 charitable organization.

AAF Silver Medal Award

Lisa Hilton & Doug Myers

2017 Award Recipients

Lisa Hilton was born in Los Angeles, California.  Her family moved to Douglas, Arizona when she was 13 and she quickly became a hometown sensation. Talented yearbook artist, cheerleader, and Miss Douglas runner-up, she landed a small scholarship at the University of Arizona and worked her way into the art program, graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration. After a small agency stint in Phoenix, she was offered a part-time art position at Taylor Advertising, which was the largest agency in the state. After two weeks, she convinced them to hire her and within a year became Assistant Art Director.

Doug Myers grew up in Tucson, worked his way through high school and college in the restaurant industry and graduated from the U of A Business school. After a stint as an international flight attendant, he returned to Tucson and began his advertising career at Film Creations as an account executive, left a year later to help open Geo & Associates with Georgia Lacy, then broke out on his own. He was later hired at Taylor Advertising as Broadcast Producer, and worked under Al Guyro on some of the largest accounts in the state.

Doug and Lisa met at Taylor Advertising.  They started dating and fell in love. Lisa left Taylor Advertising after a few years and began working as a freelance artist. Doug left Taylor to become a writer/producer at Duval Advertising. A year later, Lisa proposed they open their own agency and just go for it. No clients. No billings. No money! Hilton & Myers Advertising was born that day out of their living room. A few month’s later, they married. (Small unkept secret: Lisa’s legal name is Lisa Myers). Within a year, they had landed their first major account: Royal Buick! Today, the agency continues to work with Royal Automotive Group, including Buick, GMC Cadillac, Kia, Mini of Tucson, Lexus of Tucson, Royal Jaguar and Land Rover. Just one example of their long commitment to building successful brands. Lisa and Doug’s dedication and hard work (not to mention Lisa’s radiant smile!) resulted in success for their clients and ultimately success for the agency. Hilton & Myers became one of the largest in the state, with offices in Phoenix and Tucson. Under their leadership, the agency has garnered over 75 Addy Awards and helped brand some of the largest and most successful corporations in Southern Arizona. Clients have included Tucson Medical Center, Royal Automotive Group & Lexus of Tucson, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Electric Power, Casino of the Sun, HealthPartners Health Plans, University of Phoenix, Arizona Daily Star, Cox Communications, Old Tucson Studios, Tucson Conquistadores Classic, Beyond Bread, Illuminations, Goodwill Industries, and (as they say in advertising) many more! In addition they have contributed their time, efforts and money to many local charities & non-profit organizations. Lisa’s logos and the agency’s brand identities have been seen and heard all over Tucson for the past 30 years and are part of the fabric of the community.

Doug and Lisa have been long-time members and supporters of the Tucson Advertising Federation and in 2000, AAFT awarded Doug the “Ad Person Of The Year Award”.

Lisa was an amazing artist, fantastic dancer, world traveler, animal lover and a dedicated, loving parent to two daughters. Beautiful inside and out, she touched many lives, forwarded many careers and was always positive, loving and kind. Lisa passed away in February 2017 after an 18-month battle with cancer.

 

Lisa Hilton & Doug Myers

Lisa Hilton & Doug Myers

Hilton & Myers Advertising