The annual American Advertising Federation-Greater Frederick American Advertising Awards gala was held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 and, oooohhh, what an incredible night!! It’s always such a treat to spend the evening with so many creative friends and celebrate the blood, sweat, and tears that we pour into the diverse display of work that’s entered each year.

This year was no exception. I was incredibly proud and honored to receive three ADDY Awards for creative work done for Kentucky Hug. One each for Direct Mail Advertising, Logo Design, and Integrated Brand Identity Campaign. A heart-felt thank you goes out to our copywriter, printers, and apparel screen printers for collaborating on these projects and bringing your absolute best to the table.

It was truly an honor to receive this recognition on behalf of such a fantastic client. Cheers to to all of this year’s winners, to Kentucky Hug, and a big thank you to this year’s judges.

The American Advertising Federation’s American Advertising Awards is one of the industry’s largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through local club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in advertising. The AAF-Greater Frederick’s American Advertising Awards is the first step in the three-tiered competition. Winning entries move on to compete at the Regional level—competing against New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington DC agencies, firms, and studios. Winning work from the second tier of the competition then move on to compete at the National level.


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