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Local 2017 AAF District 12 American Advertising Awards Winners Announced

American Advertising Federation District 12 has completed judging of the 2017 American Advertising Awards competition this past weekend, hosted in Colorado Springs, CO with a distinguished judging panel of advertising creative professionals from across the United States. The District competition included a total of 317 entries from advertising federation clubs throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and El Paso.

American Advertising Federation Tucson forwarded 64 Gold and Silver ADDY award winning entries from the local awards event held on March 11, 2017.  Of those entries, three professional entries received District ADDY Award® recognition.

Steven Meckler Photographer won a District Gold ADDY Award for School Lunch Trays” done for Edible Baja Magazine in Color Photography.

Crown Chimp Productions earned a District Silver ADDY Award for In Between done for St. Mary’s Press in the Video Editing category. 

Gordley Group also received a District Silver ADDY Award for Gordley Group Holiday Card 2016 done in the Industry Self-Promotion category.

Gold and Silver ADDY Award winning entries from the District 12 competition are eligible to compete in the AAF National American Advertising Awards competition, which will be judged in May. The final tier of awards will be announced during the national awards gala event on Saturday, June 10th at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana as part of the 2017 AAF National Conference, ADMERICA!

12th Annual Simpleview Summit kicks off in lead-up to Global Meetings Industry Day

TUCSON, Ariz. (April 4, 2017) - As the travel and tourism industry gears up to celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day on April 6, Tucson-based Simpleview, the world leader in digital destination marketing, kicks off its own signature meeting: the 12th annual Simpleview Summit, with 650+ customers traveling to Tucson for this year's largest-ever event.


Meetings are big business in travel. Meeting Professionals International, the leading industry association for the segment, reports that exhibitions, conferences and like events contribute more to the US GDP than the film or recording industries or spectator sports: some $393 billion through direct spending as well as indirect and induced impacts. That sum translates into nearly $15 billion federal tax revenue, $13.2 billion state and local tax revenue, 1.8 million jobs and $66.8 billion in labor income.

Simpleview Summit has contributed its share to those numbers since its launch in 2006 -- tens of thousands of room nights and millions in combined economic impact over 12 years -- but more important are the less measurable outcomes, says the company's president and CEO Ryan George.

"Once a year we bring our customers together from around the world for training, speakers, networking -- all to build knowledge that they can then take back to their cities and countries to make this industry even stronger," George said. "Our business is completely built on the digital space, but I'm the first to tell you that for many things in business, there's no substitute for face-to-face connections."

Roughly 900 people representing eight countries will attend this year's Simpleview Summit: most of the company's 200 employees plus 57 sponsors and strategic partners from 19 organizations in addition to more than 650 guests from across Simpleview's 530+ customers. The event runs April 3 - 6 at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa. Speakers include destination marketing professionals from around the world as well as conservationist Jeff Corwin, marketing expert Scott Stratten and David Rendall, author of The Freak Factor. More information is at http://www.simpleviewsummit.com/.

About Simpleview
Simpleview is the travel and tourism industry's leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing, revenue generation, and mobile technologies for destination marketing organizations (DMOs). Simpleview employs 200 staff and works with over 530 customers in North America and around the world, from meeting and vacation destinations the size of Paducah, KY (population 25,018), to 16 of the top-20 meeting destinations in the U.S., to the country of Norway. www.simpleviewinc.com.

Summer & Fall Paid Internship Opportunities With The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep, the nation’s leading mobile and online media source for college students, is offering both summer and fall internships where students can learn advertising, marketing, and leadership skills!

We're currently looking for a Chief Campus Editor, Guerrilla Marketing Managers, Staff Writers, Business Development Managers, Social Media Managers and Campus Influencers. More details can be found on our website and anyone who is interested in these paid opportunities can apply here: http://theblacksheeponline.com/jobs  

AAF Tucson 2017 ADDY Awards Winners Announced

AAF Tucson honored its 2017 ADDY Awards® competition winners at a black-tie gala, “Luck Be An ADDY Tonight” on March 11, 2017 at Casino Del Sol Resort. A total of 326 entries competed in 102 categories, with 96 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards presented. 

In addition, Judges Choice awards went to The Caliber Group for Accelerate Diagnostics Website in the Business-to-Business Website category, Crown Chimp Productions for In Between done for St. Mary’s Press in the Cinematography category, and to Gordley Group for their Holiday Card 2016 in the Industry Self-Promo Direct Marketing & Specialty category.

The professionals Best of Show award in was presented to Madden Media for Stowe: A Land of Winter Wonders done for Stowe Area Association in the Microsite category.

The Best of Show Student award went to Emiko Higman from The Art Institute of Tucson for Harmony Vegan Ice Cream Brand in the Integrated Brand Identity Campaign category.

All Gold and Silver ADDY Award® winners of the local competition are eligible to compete in the second level of a three-tiered ADDY® Awards competition, the AAF District 12 ADDY® Awards which will be hosted in Salt Lake City, Utah the weekend of April 1st. AAF District 12 is comprised of AAF and Ad2 chapters in Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. District winners will be eligible for the ultimate competition, the AAF American Advertising Awards. National awards will be presented June 10th at The Roosevelt New Orleans during Admerica 2017, the American Advertising Federation’s National Conference.

The local ADDY Awards® Competition is conducted by AAF Tucson.  Proceeds from help support the Federation’s educational programs, public service projects and proactive government relations efforts. 

AAF Tucson and Ad2 Tucson are comprised of over 300 local advertising and media professionals. Both clubs work to enhance the professional development of club members, while increasing recognition for the advertising industry and giving back to the local community.  They are local affiliates of the American Advertising Federation, a national organization that represents the advertising industry in its entirety.  For information on upcoming events or becoming a member, visit www.aaftucson.org.

AAF Tucson 2017 Industry Achievement Award Winners Announced

March 12, 2017 – AAF Tucson has announced winners of five annual special industry recognition award honors. The awards were presented during the 36th Annual ADDY Awards® gala event at the Casino Del Sol Resort on Saturday, March 11, 2017. 

Media Sales Professional of the Year 
This award honors collaboration and partnership with the creative professionals in the market. The 2017 award recipient is Tara Hungate, Senior Account Executive for KLPX / KFMA / KCMT / KTKT at Arizona Lotus Corp. Finalists included Suzi Nomiyama, Senior Marketing Representative for Tucson Lifestyle Magazine and Patty Ruiz, General Sales Manager of KUDF TV-14 Azteca America-LM Media

Marketing Executive of the Year
This award honors excellence, professionalism and outstanding achievement in marketing. The 2017 award was presented to Cara Frank, Vice President of Marketing for Simpleview.

Creative Professional of the Year
Awarded to the most creative, the most influential, the most driven and prominent individual in the creative space. Mike McPherson, Art Director for The DesertLeaf, was the winner of this year’s award. Finalists included Robyn Frey,Creative Director of Bolchalk FReY Marketing and Chris Westin, Group Art Director at Tucson Lifestyle Magazine

Social Media Marketing Campaign of the Year
This new award recognition honors outstanding achievement and success of a social media marketing campaign. The 2017 winner was Casino Del Sol for their KISS Campaign

Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year
This new award recognition honors outstanding achievement in the digital marketing space through the successful execution of a digitally focused campaign. The 2017 winner was Madden Media for Even Jedi Need a Kissimmee Vacation. Finalists for this award were The Caliber Group for the Accelerate Diagnostics Website and Madden Media’s Stowe: A Land of Winter Wonders microsite.

AAF Tucson and Ad2 Tucson are comprised of over 300 local advertising and media professionals. Both clubs work to enhance the professional development of club members, while increasing recognition for the advertising industry and giving back to the local community.  They are local affiliates of the American Advertising Federation, a national organization that represents the advertising industry in its entirety.  For information on upcoming events or becoming a member, visit www.aaftucson.org

AAF Tucson Special Awards Finalists Announced

February 17, 2017 - AAF Tucson has announced finalists selected for five special recognition honors which will be presented during its 36th Annual ADDY Awards® gala event at the Casino Del Sol Resort on Saturday, March 11, 2017. These awards are being presented annually by AAF Tucson:



 


Media Sales Professional of the Year
This award honors collaboration and partnership with the creative professionals in the market. Finalists for this award include:

- Tara Hungate, Sr. Account Executive for KLPX / KFMA / KCMT / KTKT at Arizona Lotus Corp.
- Suzi  Nomiyama, Senior Marketing Representative of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine
- Patty Ruiz, General Sales Manager at KUDF TV-14 Azteca America-LM Media

Marketing Executive of the Year
This award honors excellence, professionalism and outstanding achievement in marketing. Finalists include: 

- Cara Frank, Vice President of Marketing at Simpleview

Creative Professional of the Year
Awarded to the most creative, the most influential, the most driven and prominent individual in the creative space. Finalists selected in this award category are: 

- Robyn Frey, Creative Director of Bolchalk FReY Marketing
- Mike McPherson, Art Director at The DesertLeaf
- Chris Westin, Art Director for Tucson Lifestyle Magazine

Social Media Marketing Campaign of the Year
This award honors outstanding achievement and success of a social media marketing campaign. Finalists include:

- Kiss Campaign by The Casino Del Sol Resort

Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year
This award honors outstanding achievement in the digital marketing space through the successful execution of a digitally focused campaign. Finalists include:

- Accelerate Diagnostics WebsiteThe Caliber Group
- Even Jedi Need a Kissimmee VacationMadden Media
- Stowe: A Land of Winter WondersMadden Media

AAF Tucson and Ad2 Tucson are comprised of over 300 local advertising and media professionals. Both clubs work to enhance the professional development of club members, while increasing recognition for the advertising industry and giving back to the local community.  They are local affiliates of the American Advertising Federation, a national organization that represents the advertising industry in its entirety.  For information on upcoming events or becoming a member, visit www.aaftucson.org.

Arizona State DECA Conference Judges Needed





We need volunteers to judge for
Arizona DECA’s State Conference!!


What is it? Judges will help judge role plays for students.

Role plays include a case study in which a student
is presented with a real world business issue to solve.

Various students will present their solution to the issue
and you will judge them using a rubric.

Where? JW. Marriott Starr Pass Resort
(3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745)


When? Either of these two dates and times or both:

Monday, February 27, 2017 (8:00AM-4:00AM with 1 hour catered lunch)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (8:00AM-12:00PM with catered lunch)

There will be a coffee/tea/water and snacks provided.

Register to Judge at www.azdeca.org


1:Homepage click Sign Up Here for State Judges
2: Select Register for 2017 State Conference
3: Fill out your information
4: Select your event and time slot

AAF Tucson Award Winners to be honored March 11, 2017

AAF Tucson will honor the local market’s best in creative advertising on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Casino Del Sol Resort during its themed ADDY Awards® celebration, Luck Be An ADDY Tonight

Winners notifications and invitations are out for the event, which recognizes and showcase the area’s outstanding advertising creative work for the previous year. The event begins at 5 pm with cocktails and a Creative Showcase Gallery display of entries submitted in this year’s competition, followed by dinner and the presentation of awards.

Judges have chosen winners from 326 interactive, digital, broadcast and print entries submitted by local agencies, businesses and individuals from throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona, including university and college students. 

Reservation rates for the gala event are currently $85 for AAF Tucson members, $100 for non-members and $70 for Ad2 Tucson members, Emeritus members and students. Tables of 10 are also available for $850 Reservations may be completed and paid for in advance online at aaftucson.org.

The Tucson competition is sponsored by AAF Tucson and Ad2 Tucson, joint member trade associations comprised of local advertising, marketing, public relations and media professionals. Proceeds from the ADDY Awards competition and event help support educational programs, public service projects and proactive government relations efforts of both chapters.



American Advertising Federation Tucson and Ad2 Tucson are comprised of more than 300 local advertising professional members. These non-profit trade associations work to enhance the professional development of club members and recognition for the advertising industry while raising funds to support advertising education initiatives and the local community. Both groups are local affiliates of the American Advertising Federation, a national organization that represents all aspects of the advertising industry.  For information on upcoming events or on joining one of these groups, visit aaftucson.org.

The American Advertising Federation is the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association, and the only association representing all facets of the advertising industry: advertisers, agencies, media and suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AAF acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." Its membership includes corporate members comprising some of the nation’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies; a national network of more than 170 local federations, representing 40,000 advertising professionals, located in ad communities across the country; and more than 200 AAF college chapters, with over 6,500 student members. 

The American Advertising Awards (AKA ADDY Awards®) is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence. The three-tier national competition is conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation, advertising’s largest industry association and the only one to represent the interests of all facets of advertising: advertisers, agencies, suppliers and media. The AAF is based in Washington, D.C. and has more than 40,000 members through 200 local advertising clubs. More information at AAF.org.

Tucson Advertising Hall of Fame Announces 3 new inductees & 2016 Next Generation Award Winner

The Tucson Advertising Federation Education Foundation (TAFEF), in conjunction with American Advertising Federation Tucson (AAFT) has announced that Mary Rowley, Jackson Boelts and Rick Rose will be inducted into the Tucson Advertising Hall of Fame.  Additionally, James Patrick has been selected to receive the Next Generation Award.

The Hall of Fame and Next Generation Awards will be presented on Wednesday, September 14, at Vivace Restaurant. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the TAFEF Scholarship Fund, which awards annual scholarships to college students in advertising related fields.

The Hall of Fame seeks to recognize the very best among Southern Arizona marketing and advertising professionals who have led, mentored and inspired others to succeed in this industry, while preserving the legacy of our past and promise of our future through the next generation. 

The Next Generation Award, founded in 2014, recognizes those outstanding advertising individuals, age 40 and younger, who are making a significant impact on the industry through their leadership, career achievements, community contributions and inspiration to others to excel.

The American Advertising Federation Tucson (AAFT) serves as a collaborative hub for a full spectrum of industry experts and brings together today’s leaders and tomorrow’s stars from the fields of advertising, marketing, communications, interactive and media.

The Hall of Fame Awards/Next Generation event will take place on September 14th at Vivace Restaurant, 6440 N. Campbell Avenue, from 5:30 to 7:30, and is open to the public.  For additional information on this year’s inductees and tickets, visit aaftucson.org.