2023 American Advertising Award WInners

March 5, 2023

PHOTO: DALE DONG PHOTOGRAPHY

The Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF-Akron) held Adchella, it’s 78th annual American Advertising Awards celebration, on Friday, February 24 at The Akron Civic Theatre. The celebration was emceed by AAF-Akron Web Chair/Vice President Garrick R. Black, II and featured a variety of tasting stations sponsored by local restaurants, a gallery of entries, Akron RubberDucks mascot Orbit and a pizza after-party on stage. 250 professionals and students from the Greater Akron, Canton, Kent, Massillon, and Youngstown advertising communities attended.

Of the 282 professional entries submitted for this year’s event, 28 gold and 41 silver ADDYs were awarded to agencies, organizations and individuals, which included the Best of Show, three Judge’s Choice awards, one Mosaic ADDY and one Best Agency Project. There were also 32 student entries which resulted in 7 gold and 11 silver ADDYs, including a Student Best of Show.


Voted by attendees as having the best tasting station, Hibachi Xpress Dino Style won a First Place AdverTaster Award.

Pritt Entertainment Group took home the Best of Show award for its “2022 Open” done for the Seattle Kraken. Giganto won two Judge’s Choice awards for “Missing Chairs” and “Mediocre Golf Sponsorship” done for Royal Docks Brewing Co. One Judge’s Choice was also awarded to Secret Creative Org. for “BurkleHagen Self Promo Zines done for BurkleHagen. A Mosaic ADDY – awarded to the work that exemplifies a spirit of diversity and inclusion – went to Pritt Entertainment Group for “Summit Lake Honoring Commitment” done for Akron Civic Commons. Best Agency Project went to Giganto for “Furry Sandwich” done for Primanti Bros. Sophia Fugate, a student at The University of Akron Myers School of Art, won the Student Best of Show for her “Civic Theatre Brand Identity” entry. 

Best of Show (Professional)
Entrant: Pritt Entertainment Group
Client: Seattle Kraken
Title: 2022 Open
Credits:
Craig DiRienzo, Animator
Emily Richmond, Account Manager
Jeffrey Pritt, Creative Director/Animator
Ryan Pritt, Executive Producer


Best of Show (Student)
Entrant: Sophia Fugate
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Civic Theatre Brand Identity
Credits: Sophia Fugate, Graphic Designer


Judge’s Choice
Entrant: Giganto
Client: Royal Docks Brewing Co.
Title: Mediocre Golf Sponsorship
Credits:
Mark Szczepanik, Creative Director
Chris Oldham, Creative Director


Judge’s Choice
Entrant: Giganto
Client: Royal Docks Brewing Co.
Title: Missing Chairs
Credits:
Mark Szczepanik, Creative Director
Chris Oldham, Creative Director


Judge’s Choice
Entrant: Secret Creative Org.
Client: BurkleHagen
Title: BurkleHagen Self Promo Zines
Credits:
Alexander Sprungle, Creative Director
Nike Adewumi, Designer
Laura DiSanto, BurkleHagen, Producer
Josiah Hull, BurkleHagen, Photographer
Jocelyn Petruccio, BurkleHagen, Digital Retouching
Claire Vredevoogd, Food Styling
Jenny Buck, Copywriting


Mosaic ADDY
Entrant: Pritt Entertainment Group
Client: Akron Civic Commons
Title: Summit Lake: Honoring Commitment
Credits:
James Miller, Director/Editor
David Stephenson, Camera Operator/Drone Pilot
Josh Kuss, Camera Operator
Rachel Kubick, Key Grip
Marty Roth, Grip
Emily Richmond, Account Manager
Jeffrey Pritt, Creative Director
Ryan Pritt, Executive Producer


Best Agency Project
Entrant: Giganto
Client: Primanti Bros.
Title: Furry Sandwich
Credits:
Mark Szczepanik, Creative Director
@ultrapancake, Plush sandwich maker
@HoundsUSA, Photography

Professional Winner’s List

SALES PROMOTION

01B | Sales Kit
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: 6 Brothers Creative
Client: bit-x-bit, LLC
Title: Revealing the Truth in Data
Credits: 6 Brothers Creative Team
Tom Boylan, Creative Director
Donna DeFranco, Copywriter

002 | Packaging
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Triple Play Design Company
Client: Triple Play Design Company
Title: Nolan Ryan Baseball Cards
Credits: Eric Kittelberger, Designer/Illustrator

002B | Packaging—Campaign
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Array Creative
Client: W Home Products, LLC
Title: Odyn Packaging Design
Credits: Sarah Parsons, Graphic Designer
Kim Rospotynski, Art Director

COLLATERAL MATERIAL

9A | Card, Invitation, Announcement
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: TRIAD
Client: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Title: CVSR North Pole Adventure Ticket
Credits: TRIAD Creative Team

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Minx Design
Client: Brass Band of the Western Reserve
Title: BBWR: A Celebration of Christmas
Credits: Cecilia Sveda, Graphic Designer
Jay Wardeska, Music Director
Michael Skotko, Board President

09B | Card, Invitation, Announcement—Campaign
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Kent State University DPAE
Client: Kent State University DPAE
Title: Renaissance Scholars Mailer & Video
Credits:
Kent State University
Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

DIRECT MARKETING

010 | Direct Mail
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: 6 Brothers Creative
Client: Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas
Title: Think Automation
Credits: 6 Brothers Creative Team
Tom Boylan, Creative Director
Donna DeFranco, Copywriter

PRINT ADVERTISING

NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING

013 | Newspaper Advertising
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Clever
Client: Alta Care Group
Title: Alta Suicide Prevention Ad
Credits:
Whitney Burd, Graphic Design
Tony Marr, Copywriter, Project Management
Adrienne Sabo, Copywriter

OUT-OF-HOME & AMBIENT MEDIA

AMBIENT MEDIA

016 | Installations
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Puzzle Creative Solutions
Client: Vitamix Corporation
Title: Vitamix Employee Appreciation
Credits: Leaf Home and Blooms
Vincent Lighting Solutions

Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: The University of Akron
Client: UNKNWN
Title: UNKNWN Akron
Credits:
Bob Kelemen, Faculty Advisor
Tony Samangy, Faculty Advisor
Trent Boatner, Lead Designer
Kara Devol, Designer
Emma Fischer, Designer
Isabella Troutman, Designer
Rachel Wilson, Designer

ONLINE/INTERACTIVE

WEBSITES

021 | Websites—Consumer
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Clever
Client: Beresford’s Butchers
Title: Beresford’s Butchers
Credits:
Whitney Burd, Website Design
Tony Marr, Project Management
Adrienne Sabo, Copywriting

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: SKYCATCHFIRE
Client: Ideon
Title: Ideon
Credits: 100 Yards to Go

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: SKYCATCHFIRE
Client: Kona Craft Kitchen
Title: Kona Craft Kitchen
Credits: Megan Romano

SOCIAL MEDIA

022A | Social Media—Single
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: PALO Creative
Client: Bruce Aerospace Inc.
Title: Bruce Aerospace SpektraLite
Credits:
Steve Plummer, Creative Director
Steve Criado, Creative Director
Kayla Statema, Account Executive

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: MONSTERS Unlimited
Client: Akron Children’s Hospital
Title: Safety & Suicide Prevention
Credits:
Patrick Jebber, Creative Director
Robert Kline, Project Manager

022B | Social Media—Campaign
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Clever
Client: Alta Care Group
Title: Alta Black History Month
Credits:
Whitney Burd, Graphic Design
Tony Marr, Social Media
Adrienne Sabo, Creative Direction

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Giganto
Client: Primanti Bros.
Title: Furry Sandwich
Credits:
Mark Szczepanik, Creative Director
@ultrapancake, Plush Sandwich Maker
@HoundsUSA, Photography

FILM, VIDEO, & SOUND

AUDIO/RADIO ADVERTISING

30A | Audio/Radio Advertising—Single Spot
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: AfterMath
Client: The Ohio Lottery
Title: Ohio Bonus Cash Radio
Credits:
Scott Ferguson, Creative Director
Christopher George, Creative Director
Jennifer Park, Senior Account Manager
Lisa Kefalos, Senior Project Manager

ONLINE FILM, VIDEO, & SOUND

033A | Internet Commercial—Single Spot
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: 898 Marketing
Client: Core Home Fitness
Title: Core Home Fitness – North Swole
Credits: 898 Marketing Team

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: PALO Creative
Client: Garden Kettle
Title: Garden Kettle Teaser Video
Credits:
Steve Plummer, Creative Director
Jackie Klanica, Lead Designer
Kayla Statema, Account Executive
Scott Lendak, Copywriter
Dave Woods, Video Editor

BRANDED CONTENT & ENTERTAINMENT

036A | Single entry :60 seconds or less
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Innis Maggiore
Client: Babcock & Wilcox
Title: Babcock & Wilcox – Reflections
Credits:
Mark Vandegrift, Principal & COO
Alicia Jordan, Art & Video Director
Scott Edwards, Executive Creative Director
Janice Becker, Media Director

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Kent State University
Client: Kent State University
Title: Easy To Apply – Football Spot
Credits: UCM Team

036B | Single entry—more than :60 seconds
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: National Inventors Hall of Fame
Client: National Inventors Hall of Fame
Title: Inventor Hall of Fame – Marian Croak
Credits:
Amy McDonald, Creative Director
Andrew Blike, Senior Editor
Rini Piva, Producer
Fifth Color Films, Production Company

038 | Non-Broadcast
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: National Inventors Hall of Fame
Client: National Inventors Hall of Fame
Title: Inventor Hall of Fame – Lonnie Johnson
Credits:
Amy McDonald, Creative Director
Ben Hendricks, Senior Editor
Rini Piva, Producer
Inertia Films, Production Company

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Pritt Entertainment Group
Client: The University of Akron Athletics
Title: Logo Reveal Video
Credits:
James Miller, Editor
Josh Kuss, Editor
Marty Roth, Editor
Craig DiRienzo, Editor
David Stephenson, Editor
Brianna Kelly, Graphic Designer
Tara Hewit, Copywriter
Jeffrey Pritt, Creative Director/Editor
Ryan Pritt, Executive Producer

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Pritt Entertainment Group
Client: Akron Civic Commons
Title: Summit Lake: Honoring Commitment
Credits:
James Miller, Director/Editor
David Stephenson, Camera Operator/Drone Pilot
Josh Kuss, Camera Operator
Rachel Kubick, Key Grip
Marty Roth, Grip
Emily Richmond, Account Manager
Jeffrey Pritt, Creative Director
Ryan Pritt, Executive Producer

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Kent State University DPAE
Client: Kent State University DPAE
Title: Renaissance Scholars Video
Credits:
Kent State University
Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

039 | Branded Content—Campaign
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Secret Creative Org.
Client: Indiana Adoption Program
Title: Our Adoption Story
Credits:
Alexander Sprungle, Creative Director
Hannah Allozi, Creative Director
Stephen Hill, Director, Videographer, Photographer
Matt Rudolph, Assistant
Matt Richardson, Assistant
Ryan Girard, Video Editor

SALES PROMOTION

042 | Audio/Visual Sales Presentation
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Red Point Digital
Client: iPort by Sonance
Title: iPort – Show Me Your Moves
Credits:
Christian Serge, Director
Eric Vaughan, Director of Photography, Producer, Colorist
Dave Hayward, VFX Supervisor, Animator
Lauren Moore, VFX Artist, Animator
Jacob Keeton, VFX Artist, Animator
Josh Booth, VFX Artist, Animator
Ryan Galbraith, VFX Artist, Animator

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Kent State University
Client: Kent State University
Title: You’re Admitted!
Credits: UCM Team

CROSS PLATFORM

INTEGRATED CAMPAIGNS

044B | B-to-B Campaign-Regional/National
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: PALO Creative
Client: Schneller LLC
Title: Schneller Lucent Campaign
Credits:
Steve Plummer, Creative Director
Steve Criado, Creative Director
Scott Lendak, Copywriter
Kayla Statema, Account Executive
Brent Ransom, Web Director
Kyle Murray, Web Developer

044C | Consumer Campaign—Local
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Giganto
Client: Royal Docks Brewing Co.
Title: Missing Chairs
Credits:
Mark Szczepanik, Creative Director
Chris Oldham, Creative Director

Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Giganto
Client: Royal Docks Brewing Co.
Title: Mediocre Golf Sponsorship
Credits:
Mark Szczepanik, Creative Director
Chris Oldham, Creative Director

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Giganto
Client: Royal Docks Brewing Co.
Title: Backyard Crusher Campaign
Credits:
Mark Szczepanik, Creative Director
Chris Oldham, Creative Director
Bronson Allison – @LiveMoreTV, Influencer
@OneBigPikey, Influencer

044D | Consumer Campaign—Regional/National
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: AfterMath
Client: The Ohio Lottery
Title: Battleship Games
Credits:
Scott Ferguson, Creative Director
Christopher George, Creative Director
Allison Baldi, Animation & Special Effects
Kevin DeOliveira, Faction Pictures
Beau Miller, Faction Pictures
Phoebe Kaufmann, Content Writer
Amanda Watkins, Manager, Digital and Print Production
Jennifer Park, Senior Account Manager
Lisa Kefalos, Senior Project Manager

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Westfield
Client: Westfield
Title: Westfield 2022 CoBranded Ads
Credits:
Tom Fihe, Design and Media Services Leader
Evan Kelly, Graphic Design & Media Specialist
Jeff Stoepfel, Senior Graphic Designer & Media Specialist
Jenny Buck, Copywriter
Mike Hudock, Copywriter
Kim Stein, Design

045 | Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: 6 Brothers Creative
Client: ARI
Title: Brand Elements
Credits:
6 Brothers Creative
Tom Boylan, Creative Director
Donna DeFranco, Copywriter

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: PALO Creative
Client: Garden Kettle
Title: Garden Kettle Brand
Credits:
Steve Plummer, Creative Director
Jackie Klanica, Lead Designer
Kayla Statema, Account Executive
Scott Lendak, Copywriter
Dave Woods, Photographer and Video Editor

046 | Integrated Branded Content Campaign
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Kent State University
Client: Kent State University Communications and Marketing
Title: Destination Kent State
Credits:
UCM Creative Team
Evann Reid and Ramone Hardy, Student Video Editors

ELEMENTS OF ADVERTISING

VISUAL

049 | Logo Design
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: United Way of Summit & Medina
Client: United Way of Summit & Medina
Title: Brunited Way
Credits:
United Way of Summit & Medina
MAD Brewing Company, Brewery
Foundry Social, Event Venue Location
Victory Marketing Group LLC, Vendor

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Design X 9
Client: Veterans Aerospace
Title: Veterans Aerospace
Credits:
John Morrison, Creative Director
Trent Boatner, Designer

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Clever
Client: Take That Step
Title: Take That Step
Credits:
Whitney Burd, Graphic Design
Tony Marr, Creative Direction
Adrienne Sabo, Creative Direction

051B | Illustration—Series
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Triple Play Design Company
Client: Stance
Title: Stance Socks NBA Stars
Credits: Eric Kittelberger, Designer/Illustrator

052 | Still Photography—Black & White
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Kent State University
Client: Kent State University
Title: Cafe
Credits: Bob Christy, Photographer

052B | Still Photography—Color
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Kent State University
Client: Kent State University
Title: Flashes of Pride
Credits: Rami Daud, Photographer

Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Kent State University
Client: Kent State University
Title: Siena Church
Credits: Bob Christy, Photographer

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Kent State University
Client: Kent State University
Title: Ponte Vechhio
Credits: Bob Christy, Photographer

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Kent State University
Client: Kent State University
Title: Ilha Do Mel
Credits: Noall Reid, Photographer

052D | Black & White/Color/ Digitally Enhanced—Campaign
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Kent State University
Client: Kent State University
Title: Drowning in Serenity
Credits: Greta Bell, Photographer

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Clever
Client: Beresford’s Butchers
Title: Beresford’s Butchers
Credits:
Whitney Burd, Art Direction
Tony Marr, Photography
Adrienne Sabo, Art Direction

053A | Art Direction—Single
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Pritt Entertainment Group
Client: Seattle Kraken
Title: 2022 Open
Credits:
Craig DiRienzo, Animator
Emily Richmond, Account Manager
Jeffrey Pritt, Creative Director/Animator
Ryan Pritt, Executive Producer

FILM & VIDEO

054A | Cinematography
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Pritt Entertainment Group
Client: Coachella Valley Firebirds
Title: 2022-23 Intro Video
Credits:
James Miller, Director/Editor
David Stephenson, Key Grip/Drone Pilot
Kaylin Henry, Graphic Designer/Prop Designer
D.J. Nivens, Account Manager
Jeffrey Pritt, Director of Photography/Creative Director
Ryan Pritt, Executive Director

Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Todd Biss Productions
Client: Todd Biss Productions
Title: Drone Reel
Credits:
Todd Biss, Director
Michael Grimes, Director of Photography | Editor
Chris DiPuccio, Drone Pilot | Editor

055A | Animation, Special Effects or Motion Graphics
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Pritt Entertainment Group
Client: Coachella Valley Firebirds
Title: Primary Logo Animation
Credits:
Jeffrey Pritt, Animator/Creative Director
Kaylin Henry, Graphic Designer
D.J. Nivens, Account Manager
Ryan Pritt, Executive Producer

Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Pritt Entertainment Group
Client: Seattle Kraken
Title: 2022 Open
Credits:
Craig DiRienzo, Animator
Emily Richmond, Account Manager
Jeffrey Pritt, Creative Director/Animator
Ryan Pritt, Executive Producer

Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Red Point Digital
Client: iPort by Sonance
Title: iPort: Show Me Your Moves
Credits:
Christian Serge, Director
Eric Vaughan, Director of Photography, Producer, Colorist
Dave Hayward, VFX Supervisor, Animator
Lauren Moore, VFX Artist, Animator
Jacob Keeton, VFX Artist, Animator
Josh Booth, VFX Artist, Animator
Ryan Galbraith, VFX Artist, Animator

055B | Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Red Point Digital
Client: Sonance
Title: Sonance: Mega Yacht
Credits:
Christian Serge, Director
Dave Hayward, Modeling and Animation

056 | Video Editing
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Pritt Entertainment Group
Client: Coachella Valley Firebirds
Title: 2022-23 Intro Video
Credits:
James Miller, Director/Editor
David Stephenson, Key Grip/Drone Pilot
Kaylin Henry, Graphic Designer/Prop Designer
D.J. Nivens, Account Manager
Jeffrey Pritt, Director of Photography/Creative Director
Ryan Pritt, Executive Director

Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Todd Biss Productions
Client: Todd Biss Productions
Title: Drone Reel
Credits:
Todd Biss, Director
Michael Grimes, Director of Photography/Editor
Chris DiPuccio, Drone Pilot/Editor

SOUND

059A | Sound Design
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Pritt Entertainment Group
Client: Coachella Valley Firebirds
Title: 2022-23 Intro Video
Credits:
James Miller, Director/Editor
David Stephenson, Key Grip/Drone Pilot
Kaylin Henry, Graphic Designer/Prop Designer
D.J. Nivens, Account Manager
Jeffrey Pritt, Director of Photography/Creative Director
Ryan Pritt, Executive Director

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Pritt Entertainment Group
Client: Akron-Canton Airport
Title: Your CAK Experience POV Video
Credits:
James Miller, Director/Editor
Josh Kuss, Director of Photography
Marty Roth, Key Grip
Emily Richmond, Account Manager
Jeffrey Pritt, Creative Director
Ryan Pritt, Executive Producer

PUBLIC SERVICE

FILM, VIDEO & SOUND

087 | Non-Broadcast Audio/Visual
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: United Way of Summit & Medina
Client: United Way of Summit & Medina
Title: In, With, For Our Community
Credits:
United Way of Summit & Medina
Pritt Entertainment Group

ADVERTISING INDUSTRY SELF-PROMOTION

COLLATERAL

091 | Direct Marketing & Specialty Advertising
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Secret Creative Org.
Client: BurkleHagen
Title: BurkleHagen Self Promo Zines
Credits:
Alexander Sprungle, Creative Director
Nike Adewumi, Designer
Laura DiSanto, BurkleHagen, Producer
Josiah Hull, BurkleHagen, Photographer
Jocelyn Petruccio, BurkleHagen, Digital Retouching
Claire Vredevoogd, Food Styling
Jenny Buck, Copywriting

Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Kleidon & Associates
Client: Kleidon & Associates
Title: AmperSanta Ale Beer Label
Credits:
Jillian VanDyke, Graphic Designer
Kleidon Team, Brew Masters

FILM, VIDEO & SOUND

102 | Film, Video & Sound
Award: Gold ADDY
Entrant: Todd Biss Productions
Client: Todd Biss Productions
Title: Drone Reel
Credits:
Todd Biss, Director
Michael Grimes, Director of Photography/Editor
Chris DiPuccio, Drone Pilot/Editor

AD CHAPTER

103 | Ad Chapter or Marketing Chapter
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: MONSTERS Unlimited
Client: AAF-Akron
Title: 2022 Penny Award
Credits:
Patrick Jebber, Creative Director
Robert Kline, Creative Assistant
Christopher Tasich, Video & Audio Specialist
Todd Biss Productions, Additional Footage

CAMPAIGNS

104B | Integrated Media Campaign
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Innis Maggiore
Client: Innis Maggiore
Title: Island of Misfit Toys
Credits:
Scott Edwards, Executive Creative Director
Tony Bell, Executive Director of Client Services
Patrick Snyder, Production & Project Manager
Lee-Ann DeMeo, Creative Director
Alicia Jordan, Art & Video Director
Cheryl Henderson, Creative Director
Emily Mays, Associate Creative Director
Justin Allen, Creative Director/Web
Drew Dailey, PHP Web Developer
Janice Becker, Media Director
Alyssa Laubacher, Digital Marketing Specialist
Ashley Johnson, Senior Project Manager

OUT-OF-HOME

96 | Out-Of-Home
Award: Silver ADDY
Entrant: Clever
Client: Clever
Title: Clever is Better Outdoor
Credits:
Adrienne Sabo, Copywriter
Tony Marr, Copywriter, Project Management
Whitney Burd, Graphic Design

STUDENT SECTION

SALES & MARKETING

SALES PROMOTION

S01A | Packaging
Entrant: Shonna Faust
Award: Gold ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Rilassri Packaging
Credits: Shonna Faust, Graphic Designer

Entrant: Shonna Faust
Award: Silver ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Tear&Plant Packing
Credits: Shonna Faust, Graphic Designer

Entrant: Adam Walko
Award: Silver ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Ravenwood Dice Box
Credits: Adam Walko, Designer

COLLATERAL

S05A | Publication Design—Cover
Entrant: Anna Yantek
Award: Silver ADDY
School: Kent State Student Media/Kent State University
Title: Taking Flight
Credits:
Anna Yantek, Art Director
Katie Herring, Designer

PRINT ADVERTISING

MAGAZINE ADVERTISING

S07B | Magazine Advertising—Campaign
Entrant: Kayleigh Heavilin
Award: Silver ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: A Separate Reality Records Campaign
Credits: Kayleigh Heavilin, Designer

ONLINE / INTERACTIVE

WEBSITES

S12 | Website (Desktop or Mobile)
Entrant: Samuel Pullen
Award: Silver ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: BOLD Senior Show Website
Credits:
Samuel Pullen, Web Team
Kohl Spieker, Creative Director
Adam Walko, Web Team
Chris Dowling, Web Team
Emily Osselborn, Web Team

SOCIAL MEDIA

S13B | Social Media—Campaign
Entrant: Shonna Faust
Award: Silver ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: BOLD Senior Exhibition Social Media
Credits:
Shonna Faust, Social Media Team Leader
Kohl Spieker, Art Director
Natalie Metzgar, Graphic Designer
Halle Newman, Graphic Designer
Mariam Saadani, Graphic Designer

APPS

S14 | App (Mobile or Web-Based)
Entrant: Samuel Pullen
Award: Gold ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: GetnGo
Credits: Samuel Pullen, Graphic Designer

CROSS PLATFORM

INTEGRATED CAMPAIGNS

S21 | Consumer Campaign
Entrant: Gabrielle Siegfried
Award: Gold ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Deforestation Restoration
Credits: Gabrielle Siegfried, Graphic Designer

S22B | Integrated Brand Identity—Campaign
Entrant: Nina Schultz
Award: Gold ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Buckeye Book Fair
Credits: Nina Schultz, Graphic Designer

Entrant: Sophia Fugate
Award: Silver ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Civic Theatre Brand Identity
Credits: Sophia Fugate, Graphic Designer

Entrant: Brianna Kean
Award: Silver ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Falls Wheel and Wrench
Credits: Brianna Kean, Graphic Designer

ELEMENTS OF ADVERTISING

VISUAL

S24A | Logo Design
Entrant: Shonna Faust
Award: Gold ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Rilassri Logo
Credits: Shonna Faust, Graphic Designer

Entrant: Sophia Fugate
Award: Gold ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Civic Theatre Logo Design
Credits: Sophia Fugate, Graphic Designer

Entrant: Nina Schultz
Award: Silver ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Buckeye Book Fair
Credits: Nina Schultz, Graphic Designer

Entrant: Katie Haynes
Award: Silver ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Mack Industries
Credits: Katie Haynes, Graphic Designer

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY

S26D | Campaign
Entrant: Greta Bell
Award: Silver ADDY
School: Kent State University
Title: Skateboard Series
Credits: Greta Bell, Photographer

DIGITAL CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY

S31 | Digital Creative Technology
Entrant: Samuel Pullen
Award: Gold ADDY
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: FitForward
Credits: Samuel Pullen, Graphic Designer

Akron earns National Awards at admerica

Akron earns National Awards at admerica

AAF-Akron 2024-2026 Board of Directors (l-r): Janae Droder, Rachel Wilson, JD Dumire, Brianna Kelly, Kaylie Yaceczko, Sam Pullen, Jacob Scott (Matt Hogan not pictured) AAF-Akron is pleased to announce that it received national awards at ADMERICA –...

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Congrats to our 2024 District 5 Winners!

Congrats to our 2024 District 5 Winners!

Gabrielle Seigfried from The University of Akron won Student Best of Show for Wildwood Packaging. Two Professionals and Five Students Win District ADDYs! AAF-Akron is pleased to announce that Akron American Advertising Award entrants won ADDYs at...

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2024-2025 Member Benefits

2024-2025 Member Benefits

Take advantage of your membership benefits! You have both local (ADvantage Card) and national benefits. THE AAF-AKRON ADVANTAGE CARD You can take it everywhere you go. It’s packed full of valuable discounts from area businesses and it’s valid...

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