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AdTEAM DEBUT AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

When Ed Ackerley was President of the Tucson Ad Club in 1985, he established the UA Ad Club. Over the years the club has been known as: UA Ad Club, UofA Ad Club, UA Ad Fed, AdFed, Studio 320, NSAC Team and AAF Arizona.

Beginning May 15, 2017 the club and class will be merged into The University of Arizona AdTEAM
representing both the American Advertising Federation University Chapter and the National Student Advertising Competition Team.

According to Dr. Ed Ackerley, “we are in the advertising business and sometimes branding ourselves is the most difficult thing. We have come a long way in the last three decades, and as we move forward the Eller College of Management Department of Marketing will grant upper division credit for the competition class, we are embarking on a new partnership with Adobe, and the focus will be on careers, job placement and alumni interaction. The effort is to provide students interested in advertising 100% engagement in the industry and the best chance to compete for careers." Dr. Ackerley teaches in the Eller School of Management Department of Marketing as well as the Film & Television School and the Department of Communication, and he also begins his 33rd year as the organization’s faculty advisor.

Dr. Ed Ackerley

In 2009, Ackerley and Dr. Robert Lusch launched AdCATS to give students a ‘real-world’ experience designing on campus campaigns for university clubs, departments and events. The AdCATS remain a strong and vibrant club challenging dozens of students each semester with advertising opportunities to apply what they have learned to the marketplace. Dr. Hope Schau is the AdCATS Faculty Advisor.

According to Dr. Mrinal Ghosh, Chair of the Department of Marketing at the Eller College of
Management, the introduction of AdTEAM is a compliment to the University of Arizona AdCATS
experience, allowing the AAF Club members and the National Student Advertising Competition Team to continue a record of excellence in pursuit of advertising as a career.

For More Information:
Dr. Ed Ackerley
The University of Arizona
Department of Marketing
McClelland Hall 330
(520) 621-7479

National ADDY Award Winners Selected

WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2017—After carefully considering more than 1,300 entries, a panel of top creative talent from around the country has chosen the 2017 national winners in the American Advertising Awards competition. National judging was the last round of the three-tier competition that began with nearly 40,000 entries in 150 local programs.

National winners will be honored with a Silver or Gold ADDY Award at the American Advertising Awards Gala, Saturday, June 10 at the Roosevelt New Orleans.

This awards event concludes the American Advertising Federation's 4-day national conference, ADMERICA, where the advertising community comes together to learn and discuss the latest developments in the industry—from new digital technologies to creative content development.

On-site judges for print, broadcast work and integrated campaigns were:

  • Amy Boe, Group Creative Director, POSSIBLE
  • Tom Cocke, SVP and Group Creative Director, Buntin Group
  • Kevin Drew Davis, Chief Creative Officer, Blast Radius
  • Karen Goodman, Content Director, Under Armour
  • Nina Orezzoli, VP and Group Creative Director, Olson
  • Lee Remias, Group Creative Director, mcgarrybowen
  • Khari Streeter, SVP and Creative Director, Hill Holliday

Judging online and interactive entries were:

  • Lauren Amsterdam, Co-Owner, Executive Creative Director, Amsterland
  • Ryan Beals, Brand Creative, The Richards Group
  • Derek Clarke, Executive Creative Director, VML
  • Ian Cohen, Executive Creative Director, Wexley School for Girls
  • Jose Eslinger, Associate Creative Director, Innocean
  • Suosdey Penn, Creative Director, Chemistry Club
  • Chris Wooster, EVP and Group Creative Director, T3

Judging student entries were:

  • Will Gordon, Associate Creative Director, Edelman
  • Woody Hinkle, Copywriter And Principal, Nasuti + Hinkle Creative Thinking
  • Jim Lansbury, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, RP3

Tickets for the American Advertising Awards Gala and information on ADMERICA 2017 are available at aaf.org/admerica.

For more information, contact:


About the American Advertising Federation

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." Its membership is comprised of nearly 100 corporate members made up of the nation’s leading advertisers, agencies, and media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals; and more than 200 college chapters with 5,000 student members. The AAF operates a host of programs and initiatives, including the Advertising Hall of Fame, the Advertising Hall of Achievement, the American Advertising Awards, the National Student Advertising Competition, the Mosaic Center for Multiculturalism and AdCamps for high school students. 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: AAF Hall of Achievement Awards

Deadline for Nominations: June 5, 2017

Advertising Hall of Fame:
 
The Tucson Advertising Hall of Fame Award was founded in 1986 as Tucson’s Advantage to recognize the meaningful contributions of local professionals to the Tucson advertising community and to preserve the legacy of the past and it’s connection to the future.  The initial inductees were members of the original Tucson Ad Club who represented a wide variety of industry disciplines including the media (broadcasting and sales), public relations, marketing, advertising agencies and business. New inductees are added each year during the annual Hall of Achievement awards ceremony. Advertising Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Next Generation Award:
 

Recognizing advertising professionals age 40 and younger who are making a significant impact on the industry through their leadership, career achievements and personal qualities, which also inspires others to excel. Industries include media, design and advertising. A new inductee will be honored each year during the annual Hall of Achievement awards ceremony. Next Generation Award Nomination Form

AAF Silver Medal: 

The American Advertising Federation's Silver Media Award Program is a nationally recognized award that honors 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 bestowed upon a locally well-known person 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. AAF Silver Medal Award Nomination Form.

Selection criteria is outlined in the nomination forms for each award recognition.

Please send all nominations to info@tafef.org

Save the date and make your reservations now!

The 2017 Advertising Hall of Achievement Awards Ceremony
Thursday, September 7, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 pm. at Hacienda Del Sol