Top Agencies and Brands Awarded at 2016 National American Advertising Awards

The AAF awarded National Gold and Silver ADDY Awards, with Leo Burnett Chicago and College for Creative Studies students winning Best of Show.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jun. 15, 2016—Today’s caliber of advertising was showcased at last week’s annual American Advertising Awards Show and Dinner. Top creatives, brands and advertising agencies were awarded with Leo Burnett Chicago winning Best of Show in the Professional division and Jason Manns and Ellen Wareham, students of the College for Creative Studies, winning Best of Show in the Student division.

This year, the Competition received a record-number of entries for the local competitions at more than 40,000 entries. Leo Burnett Chicago won Best of Show in addition to its 3 Gold ADDY Awards and 2 Silver ADDY Awards for its work for Allstate Insurance Company, Eggo, Esurance and McDonald’s. Also winning Best of Show were two students from the College for Creative Studies, Jason Manns and Ellen Wareham, for “Holocaust” in the Mass Transit category, which transformed a city bus into an old-fashioned train – similar to the kind that transported prisoners to Auschwitz – with the chilling text “Imagine not knowing your final stop.” on its side.

“Tonight, we celebrate innovation, insight, creativity and technical expertise that is uniquely American,” said James Edmund Datri, President & CEO of the American Advertising Federation, during the Show. “These awards acknowledge the achievement of that perfect combination of superlative creative, spectacular technique and stellar execution. We proudly showcase the best of the best, and celebrate a new class of leaders in the advertising industry who inspire us all.”

Hosted by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year from local Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. This year was no exception with 135 top agencies and brands represented from across the nation:

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FACTION Pictures

Peter Lik USA

90 Degrees West

Fallon

Possible

Adjective & Co.

Farmhouse

Preston Kelly

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Gelia

Publicis Seattle

Allen & Gerritsen

Focal Point Markeing and Multimedia

Push.

Alma DDB

Garrison Hughes

R&R Partners

Amusement Park

Gelia

RAPP

Arnold Worldwide

Geometry Global

Razorfish

Atria Senior Living

Goodby Silverstein & Partners 

ReedMitchell Agency

Backstage Design Studio

Gorilla

Riley Hayes

Bailey Lauerman

Greatest Common Factory 

Ringling College Design Center

BBDO New York

Grenadier 

Robin Easter Design

Believe Media

GSD&M

Rodgers Townsend

Bernstein-Rein Advertising

gyro

RPA

BOHAN Advertising

Hart

RW2 Productions

Bounce Pictures

Hatchit

Sachs Media Group

Brand Arc

Heat

Saint West

Brand Tango

HLK

Schaefer Advertising Co.

Bravo/Y&R Miami 

Horizon Credit Union

Shepherd

BRUNNER 

Humanut

Skiver Advertising

BRZoom

ii.d.e.a.

Sn8 Designs

Bully Pictures

Insight Marketing Design

Struck

Cactus

Ironclad Media Alliance

Sullivan Hlgdon & Sink

Caravan

Jacaty + Associates

Tamarak Agency

Carmichael Lynch

JWT Atanta

Tether

Cohber, Inc.

Kathy Davis Design

the community

Cohesive Creative & Code

Kitche Sink Studios

The Johnson Group

Colle McVoy

KNOCK, Inc.

The University of Alabama

Copacino+Fujikado

Lanpher Productions

TOKY Branding + Design

Crowley Webb

Leo Burnett Chicago

Traina Design

Cube Services, Inc.

Lewis Communications

Ultra Creative

Curiosity Advertising

Lopez Negrete Communications

University of Central Oklahoma

David&Goliath

Marriott International

Venebles Bell & Partners

DDB

McCullough Creative

Viacom Vellocity

Design Ranch

McGarrah Jessee 

VML

Dieste

McKee Wallwork + Co. 

VOICE

Dixon Schwabi

Melodic Virtue 

WALO

djnr Interactive, LLC

MGH 

We Like Small

DMH

mono

Webster

Doner Advertising

Moroch

Wedge & Lever

Drive Thru

MVNP

Wexley School for Girls 

Dunn&Co., Inc.

Nelia Media Group

Whiskey Design

Edelman

Once Films

White Bicyle

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide

EME Design Studio

Paradise Advertising & Marketing, Inc.

Pavone Marketing Group, Inc. 

Yessian Music

Zubi Advertising

View a complete list of winners here.

Student work from across the country was also recognized representing 47 colleges and universities. The 47 schools were collectively awarded 23 Gold ADDY Awards and 46 Silver ADDY Awards. View a complete list of Student Gold and Silver winners.

To learn more about the American Advertising Awards, contact Sara Yoskoski via email or at (202) 898-0089.

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