34th Annual ADDY Awards® Competition Call for Entries / 12/01/2014 12:21 pm

2015 ADDY Awards

December 1, 2014, Tucson, AZ – American Advertising Federation Tucson (AAF Tucson) has issued its Call for Entries for the 34th annual ADDY Awards Competition. This competition recognizes exceptional advertising created in the Tucson metropolitan and Southern Arizona market. The local component of AAF’s American Advertising Awards, the Tucson ADDY Awards honor advertising creative excellence in all media including print, broadcast, interactive, out-of-home and public service advertising, with professional and student categories of competition.

The entry deadline is Friday, January 9, 2015 with physical entries accepted between 9am and 5pm at Steven Meckler Photography, located in downtown Tucson at 121 S. 4th Ave. The competition is open to both members and non-members of AAF Tucson & Ad2 Tucson. For details and entry instructions, visit the local ADDY® Awards competition page:

A distinguished judging panel of advertising creative executives from markets across the country will gather in Tucson the weekend of January 24, 2015 to select winners from an anticipated 500+ entries. To be eligible for consideration of an ADDY Award®, all work must have been published or aired in the calendar year of 2014.

The Tucson ADDY Awards winners will be honored during a special awards celebration event on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at The Rialto Theatre.  Gold and Silver winners of the Tucson ADDY Awards will be eligible to compete in the second level of the three-tiered American Advertising Awards Competition, the AAF District 12 ADDY Awards, which will be conducted in April 2015 in El Paso, Texas. District Gold and Silver winners will then be eligible in the ultimate competition, the national American Advertising Awards. National winners will be announced on June 13, 2015 by the American Advertising Federation at their annual national conference, Admerica! in Las Vegas, Nevada.

American Advertising Federation Tucson and Ad2 Tucson have more than 300 local advertising professional members. These non-profit 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  For a complete list of the 2014 AAF National ADDY® Awards winners, visit

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. 

Kristen Oaxaca Promoted to Senior Graphic Designer at Bolchalk Frey / 12/01/2014 12:00 am

KristenDecember 10, 2014 -- Kristen Oaxaca has been promoted to the position of Senior Graphic Designer at Bolchalk Frey Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations. The announcement was made by Robyn Frey, president and creative director.

Oaxaca, a Tucson native, joined Bolchalk Frey Marketing in 2010 in the position of graphic designer.

Oaxaca is an honors graduate of The Art Center Design College (now known as Southwest University of Visual Arts). She won a gold student ADDY from the American Advertising Federation, Tucson Chapter. In addition to a bachelor of arts in graphic design, she has an associate of business degree from Pima Community College. Oaxaca is a member of Ad2, a section of the Tucson chapter of the American Advertising Federation for young industry professionals.

Bolchalk Frey Marketing is a full service marketing, advertising and public relations agency doing business in Tucson since 1964. The agency has won more than 350 national, regional and local creative awards.