2008 Club Achievement Awards


Advertising Education | Club Management | Communications | Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives Government Relations | Membership Development | Programs | Public Service

The AAF Club Achievement Competition recognizes local advertising clubs for their initiatives in advertising education, communications, club management, diversity and multicultural initiatives, government relations, membership, programs and public service. The competition was established to honor the significant contributions of the AAF network of professional advertising clubs and to encourage excellence in areas of club operations that contribute to the strength of AAF member clubs.

Advertising Education

Awards for advertising education are given to the AAF member clubs whose programs improve the skills of professionalism and standards of advertising practitioners. Education programs also provide an understanding of and confidence in advertising and its contributions to the community and economy.

The Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Education Awards are presented annually to signify Saatchi & Saatchi’s commitment to advancing the professionalism and high standards of the industry.

Saatchi & Saatchi provides a grant for all advertising education winners. In addition Advertising Federation of Louisville and Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge have both won a grant for overall excellence in advertising.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd Place — Advertising Woman of New York
3rd Place — Advertising Club of Kansas City

Division II
1st Place — Advertising Club of Cincinnati
2nd Place — AAF – Houston
3rd Place — AAF – Des Moines

Division III
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
3rd Place — AAF – Cedar Rapids – Iowa City

Division IV
1st Place — North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
2nd Place — AAF – Greenville
3rd Place — AAF – Jackson

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Tampa
2nd Place — Ad 2 Orlando
3rd Place — Ad 2 Honolulu

Club Management

Awards for club management are given to the clubs whose policies, procedures and leadership development excel and contribute to the overall operations of the organization.

Division I
1st Place — AAF – Cleveland
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
3rd Place — Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington

Division II
1st Place — AAF – Des Moines
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
3rd Place — AAF – Orlando

Division III
1st Place — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
2nd Place — Birmingham Advertising Federation
3rd Place — AAF – Coastal Carolinas

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – Fort Worth
2nd Place — AAF – Jackson
3rd Place — Fox River Ad Club

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Cincinnati
2nd Place — Ad 2 Madison
3rd Place — Ad 2 Tampa Bay

Communications

Awards for communications are given to the clubs with the most effective and creative communications materials.

Division I
1st Place — Philly Ad Club
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of Minnesota
3rd Place — AAF – Cleveland

Division II
1st Place — AAF – Des Moines
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
3rd Place — Omaha Advertising Federation

Division III
1st Place — South Dakota Advertising Federation
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
3rd Place — AAF – Coastal Carolinas

Division IV
1st Place — Tennessee Valley Advertising Federation
2nd Place — North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
3rd Place — AAF – Greenville

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 San Diego
2nd Place — Ad 2 Tampa Bay
3rd Place — Ad 2 Cincinnati

Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives

Awards for cultural diversity are given to the AAF member clubs whose programs increase the minority representation in an individual community to more closely mirror the mix of minorities in the market.

Crain Diversity Awards Recognizing the importance of diversity programs at the local club level, Crain Communications honors overall excellence in this category by providing a grant to all first-place winners.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd Place — AAF – Cleveland
3rd Place — Advertising Club of Kansas City

Division II
1st Place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
2nd Place — AAF – Houston
3rd Place — AAF Cincinnati

Division III
1st Place — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
2nd Place — Greater Dayton Advertising Association
3rd Place — AAF – Cedar Rapids – Iowa City

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – Greenville
2nd Place — North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
3rd Place — AAF – Jackson

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Honolulu
2nd Place — Ad 2 Tampa Bay
3rd Place — Ad 2 Madison

Government Relations

Awards for government relations are given to the clubs whose projects best build effective relationships with local, state and national governments.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd Place — AAF – Cleveland
3rd Place — Advertising Club of Kansas City

Division II
1st Place — AAF – Orlando
2nd Place — AAF – Des Moines
3rd Place — AAF Houston

Division III
1st Place — AAF Coastal Carolinas
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge
3rd Place — AAF – Cedar Rapids- Iowa City

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – Jackson
2nd Place — AAF – Tuscaloosa
3rd Place — North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Orlando
2nd Place — Ad 2 Madison
3rd Place — Ad 2 Tampa Bay

Membership Development

Awards for membership are given to clubs whose programs and activities best enhance local membership recruitment, retention and involvement.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd Place — Advertising Club of Kansas City
3rd Place — AAF – Cleveland

Division II
1st Place — AAF – Des Moines
2nd Place — AAF – Orlando
3rd Place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln

Division III
1st Place — AAF – Coastal Carolinas
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
3rd Place — Birmingham Advertising Federation

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – Jackson
2nd Place — Tennessee Valley Advertising Federation
3rd Place — AAF – Southwest Florida

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Cincinnati
2nd Place — Ad 2 Tampa Bay
3rd Place — Ad 2 Orlando

Programs

Awards for programs are given to the clubs whose programming efforts foster actively interested membership, well-attended meetings and membership growth.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
3rd Place — AAF – Cleveland

Division II
1st Place — Tucson Advertising Federation
2nd Place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
3rd Place — AAF – Houston

Division III
1st Place — Austin Advertising Federation
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
3rd Place — AAF – Cedar Rapids – Iowa City

Division IV
1st Place — North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
2nd Place — AAF – Greenville
3rd Place — AAF – Fort Worth

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Cincinnati
2nd Place — Ad 2 San Diego
3rd Place — Ad 2 Honolulu (tie)
3rd Place — Ad 2 Orlando (tie)

Public Service

Awards for public service are given to the clubs whose projects most effectively use advertising techniques to support local, regional or national programs on behalf of the public interest.

G.D. Crain Jr. Memorial Awards for Public Service To honor the chairman and founder of Crain Communications, Inc., the G.D. Crain Jr. Memorial Award for Public Service was designed to encourage and stimulate high professional standards for public service advertising by AAF member clubs.

The G.D. Crain Foundation provides a grant to each first-place winner in the public service category and to the winners of the Ad 2 Public Service Competition.

Jim Fish National Public Service Award Jim Fish, an AAF founder and former marketing head of General Mills, was a proponent of local advertising clubs playing an active role in public service advertising. As a fitting tribute to Jim Fish, a grant is awarded to all first-place winners in this category.

Division I
1st Place — AAF – Cleveland
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
3rd Place — Advertising Federation of Minnesota

Division II
1st Place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
3rd Place — AAF – Orlando

Division III
1st Place — Austin Advertising Federation
2nd Place — AAF – Coastal Carolinas
3rd Place — South Dakota Advertising Federation

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – of the Midlands
2nd Place — AAF – Raleigh Durham
3rd Place — North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Reno
2nd Place — Ad 2 Madison
3rd Place — Ad 2 Honolulu