The Top 50 AAFTucson Awards Night! Come Celebrate!

American Advertising Federation Tucson & AD2



It’s time to celebrate the best!

The Top 50 AAFT Awards Night 2019

Celebrating the best creative in Southern Arizona.

Tuesday, February 12th, 5-9pm


Whistle Stop Depot, 127 W 5th St, Tucson, AZ 85705

Attention! Our Liquor License at the Rail Yard has unfortunately come down with a bad case of the flu and won't be able to make it to the Rail Yard.   Don't worry, the party is still on, now at the Whistle Stop Depot. Sorry for any inconvenience. The Whistle Stop Depot is an amazing venue with a great atmosphere. We’re sure we’ll all have a fun and eventful evening.



The Addy Awards are now the Top 50 AAFT Awards!  Come out to see the best creative Southern Arizona has to offer and see who will be in the Top 50, then join the fun as event attendees select the Best in Show Award!Come one, come all for a fun evening celebrating our industry!

Winner notifications will not be sent out this year. Winners will be announced at the awards event.

Pre-paid Admission: $35 per person, or $300 for 10 people

Online registration closes 2/11/19
At the Event: $40 per person


Your ticket includes: Entry into The Top 50 Awards, networking, appetizers and 1 drink ticket. Cash bar available.

Let’s celebrate our best, at the Top 50 AAFT Awards!


BE MORE Creative! BE MORE Involved!






Please join the American Advertising Federation Tucson as we celebrate our industry and honor those who advocate for our industry.

Date: May 17th, 2019
Time: Time: 6p-7p Cocktails, 7p-9p Program, 9p-11p music
Place: Casino Del Sol
Ticket Price: $85 each, $800 for a table of 10


Proceeds benefiting the Tucson Advertising Federation Education Foundation (TAFEF)

Coaches For Charity Kickoff Classic Meet and Greet with Randy Robbins and Ricky Hunley

Friday, August 10, 2018 7-10 pm at Union Public House/Reforma $20

This event helps raise money for High School Football Scholar/Athletes at Southern Arizona Schools. We will be giving away 8 scholarships at four high school games in two weeks.

Please share with the community, as we would like supporters to come meet Randy Robbins and Ricky Hunley. 

Foord, Drink, August and Autographs. Hope to see you there. Buy tickets at the door or in advance at

See News Release here.

Randy Robbins Poster

Coaches for Charity
P.O. Box 41021
Tucson, AZ 85717-1021
(520) 850-7058

AAF 2018 Chic Davis Memorial Award Goes to Steven Meckler, Photographer

TUCSON, Ariz. (May 2, 2018) – The American Advertising Federation (AAF) has selected AAF Tucson Board Member, Steven Meckler as the recipient of its 2018 Chic Davis Memorial Award. The national recognition will be officially presented at the AAF annual national conference ADMERICA, during the Salute to Achievers luncheon ceremony on Friday, June 8, 2018 at The Hilton Chicago in Illinois.

The Chic Davis Memorial Award was developed to honor Chic Davis, a long-time member of the AAF, whose years of service were committed to the success of the American Advertising Awards. The award is presented annually to one AAF member from a local market who has championed the American Advertising Awards and helped elevate the program’s image, financial success and awareness among entrants and members. The award recognizes their outstanding service to this important American Advertising Awards program.

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 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” by the AAFT in 2006. He was inducted into the Tucson Advertising Hall of Fame in 2014.

American Advertising Federation 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

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.