CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

The American Advertising Awards honors advertising creative work produced in Southern Arizona in 2020. Twenty six professional ADDY Awards were awarded to the 85 entries competing for the awards.



Firm Entry Category/Client
Bohnsack Design Sideline Edge Website
Bohnsack Design ESI Recruitment Campaign for Educational Services, Inc.
BRINK Better Local (Mortgage) Campaign for Vantage West Credit Union
BRINK Everyday Essentials Internet Campaign for Vantage West Credit Union
BRINK Connect Tucson Website for City of Tucson
Casino del Sol Heart & Sol Wine Label Merchandise
Creative Slice Tricon Residential Website
Desert Leaf An American Living in China Editorial Feature
Desert Leaf Semana Santa of Seville Editorial Feature
Gordley Group 2020 Gordley Group Holiday Card Specialty Advertising
Gordley Group JobPath Social Media Social Campaign
Hilton & Myers Advertising Ready for You Campaign for Pima County
Hilton & Myers Advertising Welcome Back Campaign for Downtown Tucson Partnership
Madden Media Don’t Come Here Video for Florida’s Treasure Coast
Madden Media Paranormal Path Online Campaign for Visit Independence
Madden Media Fall for Idaho Social Campaign for Visit Idaho/Idaho Department of Commerce
Madden Media DiscoverAtlanta.com Website for Atlanta CVB
Sandoval Creative Credit Titan :30 TV for Premier Auto Center
Sandoval Creative Credit Titan Poster for Premier Auto Center
Sandoval Creative Lucky Buck :30 TV for Premier Auto Center
Sandoval Creative Philanthropy :30 TV for Casino del Sol
Sonder Perry Luxe Integrated Campaign
The University of Arizona Wonder Makes Me Serve Video
Tucson Lifestyle Made in Tucson Awards 2020 Editorial Feature
Tucson Lifestyle Last Run for the Rillito? Editorial Feature

All 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 virtually the weekend of March 19. 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 in June during Admerica 2021, the American Advertising Federation’s National Conference.


 2021 JUDGES

LEILA SINGLETON
Principal/Art Director – L.S. Boldsmith
Vancouver, British Columbia

Leila Singleton is a hands-on art and creative director in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her work has made appearances in more than 30 books and magazines, and in places such as Times Square, New York City, and Kharkov, Ukraine. She has amassed nearly 60 honors, the vast majority for her independent work, from organizations including Creative Quarterly, GD USA Magazine, Hiiibrand, and Graphis; the latter recently awarded Leila her third Advertising Annual Silver Award. In 2016, she was interviewed by Career Contessa, a Forbes Top 5 career website, for a feature on her work as an independent creative.

Judging has become something of a hobby for Leila: she has lent her eye to just short of a dozen competitions, including several AAF local and district competitions. She had a terrific time perusing all the work from the Tucson advertising community this year, and extends her warmest congratulations to all the winners!

MARK ALAN CARLSON
Creative Director – Athene USA
Des Moines, Iowa

Mr. Carlson has served as a graphic designer, copywriter, producer, director, and Creative Director, working for such advertisers as NAPA Auto Parts, Chevrolet, Firestone, and McDonald’s. During his tenure there, he produced or managed award-winning creative recognized by the industry’s top organizations like Clio, ADDY, Obie, Andy, and Effie to name a few.

Mark’s next career chapter began with returning home to Des Moines. As Director of Creative Services at Athene, he leads the in-house agency team of designers and writers, and contributes concept, copy and design on the Brand Marketing team for a young, fast-growing financial services company. He remains active in local chapter activities of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), serving 25+ years as an American Advertising Awards judge and keynote speaker. Mark and his wife Victoria live with three daughters and an ark full of animals.

JESSE TAYLOR
Art Director – Marketing for Change Co.
Colorado Springs, CO

Jesse is an award-winning Art Director and designer with a diverse portfolio ranging from national campaigns and brands to local non-profit passion projects. He was the founding VP of AIGA Tallahassee before moving to Colorado with his wife and greyhound pup. This and his other affiliates are a testament to his love for people and seeing communities come together. He’s been a speaker, lecturer, guest artist and can always tell a dad joke if needed.

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The American Advertising Awards

It’s the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting a combined total of 80,000 entries in local competitions each year. The mission is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. In 2020, AAFTucson took a local approach by honoring the Top 50 best pieces of creative produced for Tucson and Southern Arizona. 

Conducted annually by AAF, our local American Advertising Awards is the first of a three-tiered, national competition. Concurrently, across the country, entrants vie for recognition as the very best in their markets. At the 2nd tier, winners compete against others in one of 15 District competitions. District winners then forward to the 3rd tier, the National competition. Entry in our local ADDY competition is your 1st step toward winning a National ADDY Award.

Entering the American Advertising Awards competition supports our entire industry because AAF and its local and district affiliates use proceeds to enhance advertising through programs including public service, internships, advocacy, education and consumer awareness.

The Student Division is also a three-tiered national competition, sponsored by AAF and Ad 2. Occurring in conjunction with the professional competition, the Student American Advertising Awards recognizes and rewards creative excellence by students.

Professional winners include:

Winning Firm Winning Entry Category
Abbott Animation Husky Energy Superior Refinery CGI
Arizona Theatre Company Cabaret Integrated Campaign
Boojum Bros. Inc Barrio Brewing Hipsterville IPA Logo Design
Boojum Bros. Inc Barrio Brewing Hipsterville 12-pack Packaging
BRINK Banks Own You. You Own Us. Integrated Campaign
BRINK HotelCongress.com Website
Bustos Media Tucson Forgot to Shop Market Local Radio
Caliber Group Film Fest Tucson 2019 Integrated Campaign
Caliber Group Tech Parks Arizona 25th Anniversary Integrated Campaign
Caliber Group Film Fest Tucson 2019 Multiple Events
Caliber Group Alumni Association Animated Video Internet Commercial
Caliber Group Sun Corridor Airport Video Internet Commercial
Casino Del Sol Día De Los Muertos Invitation
Casino Del Sol Hiapsi Spa Brochure
Casino Del Sol Nourish Your Soul Local TV
Creative Slice Bourn Companies Website
Desert Leaf Seeing the Goodness Editorial Spread
Frey Creative Marketing Reid Park Zoo – Transit Campaign Outdoor Campaign
Frey Creative Marketing Reid Park Zoo Digital Campaign
Frey Creative Marketing Reid Park Zoo – Bus Campaign Outdoor Campaign
Gordley Group MHC Website
Gordley Group Brush and Bulky Plus Integrated Campaign
Gordley Group Gordley Group Holiday Card Specialty Advertising
Gordley Group Sustainable Landscape Expo Integrated Campaign
Gordley Group Trico Integrated Campaign
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Mission Vision Local TV
Hilton & Myers Advertising Royal Automotive Customer Video Branded Content
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Foundation Gala Invitation Campaign
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Cardiac Local TV
Hilton & Myers Advertising H&M Stickers Specialty Advertising
Hilton & Myers Advertising Tucson Rodeo NFR Video Presentation
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Tailwinds Ad Magazine Advertising
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Follow the Logo Local TV
iHeart Media – Tucson Subaru Share the Love Concert Entertainment Campaign
Madden Media Tahoe South Travel Guide 2019-2020 Magazine Magazine Design
Madden Media Lighthouses: A Journey Microsite
Madden Media Tucson Guide Fall/Winter 2019 Magazine Magazine Design
McFadden/Gavender Advertising Don’t Tell Sugar Magazine Campaign
McFadden/Gavender Advertising Today’s Dietician Magazine Advertising
McFadden/Gavender Advertising Regatta Packaging
Sandoval Creative Nova Home Loans Refinance Local TV
Sandoval Creative Premier Auto Low, Low Low Local TV
Sonder Agency Le Pragma Integrated Campaign
Sonder Agency INDE Motorsports Ranch Integrated Campaign
Sonder Agency Eclipse Integrated Campaign
Sonder Agency Durazo Construction Integrated Campaign
Steven Meckler The Goods Photography
Steven Meckler Desert Jazz Photography
Steven Meckler El Tiradito Photography
Tucson Lifestyle TL Essential Insider’s Guide 2020 Magazine Design

Professional winners include:

Winning Firm Winning Entry Category
Abbott Animation Husky Energy Superior Refinery CGI
Arizona Theatre Company Cabaret Integrated Campaign
Boojum Bros. Inc Barrio Brewing Hipsterville IPA Logo Design
Boojum Bros. Inc Barrio Brewing Hipsterville 12-pack Packaging
BRINK Banks Own You. You Own Us. Integrated Campaign
BRINK HotelCongress.com Website
Bustos Media Tucson Forgot to Shop Market Local Radio
Caliber Group Film Fest Tucson 2019 Integrated Campaign
Caliber Group Tech Parks Arizona 25th Anniversary Integrated Campaign
Caliber Group Film Fest Tucson 2019 Multiple Events
Caliber Group Alumni Association Animated Video Internet Commercial
Caliber Group Sun Corridor Airport Video Internet Commercial
Casino Del Sol Día De Los Muertos Invitation
Casino Del Sol Hiapsi Spa Brochure
Casino Del Sol Nourish Your Soul Local TV
Creative Slice Bourn Companies Website
Desert Leaf Seeing the Goodness Editorial Spread
Frey Creative Marketing Reid Park Zoo – Transit Campaign Outdoor Campaign
Frey Creative Marketing Reid Park Zoo Digital Campaign
Frey Creative Marketing Reid Park Zoo – Bus Campaign Outdoor Campaign
Gordley Group MHC Website
Gordley Group Brush and Bulky Plus Integrated Campaign
Gordley Group Gordley Group Holiday Card Specialty Advertising
Gordley Group Sustainable Landscape Expo Integrated Campaign
Gordley Group Trico Integrated Campaign
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Mission Vision Local TV
Hilton & Myers Advertising Royal Automotive Customer Video Branded Content
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Foundation Gala Invitation Campaign
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Cardiac Local TV
Hilton & Myers Advertising H&M Stickers Specialty Advertising
Hilton & Myers Advertising Tucson Rodeo NFR Video Presentation
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Tailwinds Ad Magazine Advertising
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Follow the Logo Local TV
iHeart Media – Tucson Subaru Share the Love Concert Entertainment Campaign
Madden Media Tahoe South Travel Guide 2019-2020 Magazine Magazine Design
Madden Media Lighthouses: A Journey Microsite
Madden Media Tucson Guide Fall/Winter 2019 Magazine Magazine Design
McFadden/Gavender Advertising Don’t Tell Sugar Magazine Campaign
McFadden/Gavender Advertising Today’s Dietician Magazine Advertising
McFadden/Gavender Advertising Regatta Packaging
Sandoval Creative Nova Home Loans Refinance Local TV
Sandoval Creative Premier Auto Low, Low Low Local TV
Sonder Agency Le Pragma Integrated Campaign
Sonder Agency INDE Motorsports Ranch Integrated Campaign
Sonder Agency Eclipse Integrated Campaign
Sonder Agency Durazo Construction Integrated Campaign
Steven Meckler The Goods Photography
Steven Meckler Desert Jazz Photography
Steven Meckler El Tiradito Photography
Tucson Lifestyle TL Essential Insider’s Guide 2020 Magazine Design

Professional winners include:

Winning Firm Winning Entry Category
Abbott Animation Husky Energy Superior Refinery CGI
Arizona Theatre Company Cabaret Integrated Campaign
Boojum Bros. Inc Barrio Brewing Hipsterville IPA Logo Design
Boojum Bros. Inc Barrio Brewing Hipsterville 12-pack Packaging
BRINK Banks Own You. You Own Us. Integrated Campaign
BRINK HotelCongress.com Website
Bustos Media Tucson Forgot to Shop Market Local Radio
Caliber Group Film Fest Tucson 2019 Integrated Campaign
Caliber Group Tech Parks Arizona 25th Anniversary Integrated Campaign
Caliber Group Film Fest Tucson 2019 Multiple Events
Caliber Group Alumni Association Animated Video Internet Commercial
Caliber Group Sun Corridor Airport Video Internet Commercial
Casino Del Sol Día De Los Muertos Invitation
Casino Del Sol Hiapsi Spa Brochure
Casino Del Sol Nourish Your Soul Local TV
Creative Slice Bourn Companies Website
Desert Leaf Seeing the Goodness Editorial Spread
Frey Creative Marketing Reid Park Zoo – Transit Campaign Outdoor Campaign
Frey Creative Marketing Reid Park Zoo Digital Campaign
Frey Creative Marketing Reid Park Zoo – Bus Campaign Outdoor Campaign
Gordley Group MHC Website
Gordley Group Brush and Bulky Plus Integrated Campaign
Gordley Group Gordley Group Holiday Card Specialty Advertising
Gordley Group Sustainable Landscape Expo Integrated Campaign
Gordley Group Trico Integrated Campaign
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Mission Vision Local TV
Hilton & Myers Advertising Royal Automotive Customer Video Branded Content
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Foundation Gala Invitation Campaign
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Cardiac Local TV
Hilton & Myers Advertising H&M Stickers Specialty Advertising
Hilton & Myers Advertising Tucson Rodeo NFR Video Presentation
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Tailwinds Ad Magazine Advertising
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Follow the Logo Local TV
iHeart Media – Tucson Subaru Share the Love Concert Entertainment Campaign
Madden Media Tahoe South Travel Guide 2019-2020 Magazine Magazine Design
Madden Media Lighthouses: A Journey Microsite
Madden Media Tucson Guide Fall/Winter 2019 Magazine Magazine Design
McFadden/Gavender Advertising Don’t Tell Sugar Magazine Campaign
McFadden/Gavender Advertising Today’s Dietician Magazine Advertising
McFadden/Gavender Advertising Regatta Packaging
Sandoval Creative Nova Home Loans Refinance Local TV
Sandoval Creative Premier Auto Low, Low Low Local TV
Sonder Agency Le Pragma Integrated Campaign
Sonder Agency INDE Motorsports Ranch Integrated Campaign
Sonder Agency Eclipse Integrated Campaign
Sonder Agency Durazo Construction Integrated Campaign
Steven Meckler The Goods Photography
Steven Meckler Desert Jazz Photography
Steven Meckler El Tiradito Photography
Tucson Lifestyle TL Essential Insider’s Guide 2020 Magazine Design

Professional winners include:

Winning Firm Winning Entry Category
Abbott Animation Husky Energy Superior Refinery CGI
Arizona Theatre Company Cabaret Integrated Campaign
Boojum Bros. Inc Barrio Brewing Hipsterville IPA Logo Design
Boojum Bros. Inc Barrio Brewing Hipsterville 12-pack Packaging
BRINK Banks Own You. You Own Us. Integrated Campaign
BRINK HotelCongress.com Website
Bustos Media Tucson Forgot to Shop Market Local Radio
Caliber Group Film Fest Tucson 2019 Integrated Campaign
Caliber Group Tech Parks Arizona 25th Anniversary Integrated Campaign
Caliber Group Film Fest Tucson 2019 Multiple Events
Caliber Group Alumni Association Animated Video Internet Commercial
Caliber Group Sun Corridor Airport Video Internet Commercial
Casino Del Sol Día De Los Muertos Invitation
Casino Del Sol Hiapsi Spa Brochure
Casino Del Sol Nourish Your Soul Local TV
Creative Slice Bourn Companies Website
Desert Leaf Seeing the Goodness Editorial Spread
Frey Creative Marketing Reid Park Zoo – Transit Campaign Outdoor Campaign
Frey Creative Marketing Reid Park Zoo Digital Campaign
Frey Creative Marketing Reid Park Zoo – Bus Campaign Outdoor Campaign
Gordley Group MHC Website
Gordley Group Brush and Bulky Plus Integrated Campaign
Gordley Group Gordley Group Holiday Card Specialty Advertising
Gordley Group Sustainable Landscape Expo Integrated Campaign
Gordley Group Trico Integrated Campaign
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Mission Vision Local TV
Hilton & Myers Advertising Royal Automotive Customer Video Branded Content
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Foundation Gala Invitation Campaign
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Cardiac Local TV
Hilton & Myers Advertising H&M Stickers Specialty Advertising
Hilton & Myers Advertising Tucson Rodeo NFR Video Presentation
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Tailwinds Ad Magazine Advertising
Hilton & Myers Advertising TMC Follow the Logo Local TV
iHeart Media – Tucson Subaru Share the Love Concert Entertainment Campaign
Madden Media Tahoe South Travel Guide 2019-2020 Magazine Magazine Design
Madden Media Lighthouses: A Journey Microsite
Madden Media Tucson Guide Fall/Winter 2019 Magazine Magazine Design
McFadden/Gavender Advertising Don’t Tell Sugar Magazine Campaign
McFadden/Gavender Advertising Today’s Dietician Magazine Advertising
McFadden/Gavender Advertising Regatta Packaging
Sandoval Creative Nova Home Loans Refinance Local TV
Sandoval Creative Premier Auto Low, Low Low Local TV
Sonder Agency Le Pragma Integrated Campaign
Sonder Agency INDE Motorsports Ranch Integrated Campaign
Sonder Agency Eclipse Integrated Campaign
Sonder Agency Durazo Construction Integrated Campaign
Steven Meckler The Goods Photography
Steven Meckler Desert Jazz Photography
Steven Meckler El Tiradito Photography
Tucson Lifestyle TL Essential Insider’s Guide 2020 Magazine Design


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