AAF Silver Medal Award

Nomination Form:  Download AAF Silver Medal Award Nomination Form

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 Recipients

AAF Silver Medal Award

Steven Meckler

2018 Award Recipient

Steven Meckler was born in Brooklyn, New York where his passion for photography began. He attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in photography. His first job was as a medical photographer at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York. In 1980, he moved to Tucson and established Meckler Photography. In addition to his commercial photography business, Steven has taught digital photography at Pima Community College, and workshops for high school photo students throughout the county. He is on the Business and Industry Council for the Pima County Joint Technical Education District.

He has published two photo books, “Steven Meckler Photographs Tucson Artists” and “Vera: The Art and Life of an Icon”, which showcases the artwork of Vera Neumann.

Steven has been a strong advocate for the local advertising market for many years and has been a member of the American Advertising Federation Tucson Board of Directors since 1998. He has given support and mentorship to new generations of marketing professionals with his work on the Education Committee.

Steven was awarded the “Advertising Professional of the Year” in 2006 by the AAFT and inducted into the Tucson Advertising Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2018, Steven was presented the Chic Davis Memorial Award from the American Advertising Federation for over 20 years of support of Tucson’s American Advertising Awards competition.

 

Steven Meckler

Steven Meckler

Steven Meckler Photographer