Akron Wins National Awards

July 9, 2023

L-R: Emily Richmond, Brianna Kelly, Ryan Pritt

Pritt Entertainment Group Wins National ADDY

AAF-Akron is proud to announce that Pritt Entertainment Group won a National Silver ADDY for the 2022 Open Video done for the Seattle Kraken! They attended the American Advertising Awards Reception & Gala on June 2 at the annual AAF National ADMERICA conference in St. Louis, MO. They competed against 20,682 professional entries nationwide. Out of those, 144 entries won National ADDYs.

Congrats to the PEG team!
Craig DiRienzo, Animator
Emily Richmond, Account Manager
Jeffrey Pritt, Creative Director/Animator
Ryan Pritt, Executive Producer


L-R: Programs Chair Dave Flynn, Communications Chair Matt Hogan, President Brianna Kelly, VP and Awards Chair JD Dumire, Communications Co-Chair Kaylie Yaceczko 

AAF-Akron Sparkles

In Division 4, AAF-Akron received the following Club Achievement Awards:

  • First place in Club Operations
  • Second place in Membership Development & Communications
  • Third place in Programs

AAF-Akron President Brianna Kelly accepted the award at the Salute to Achievers Breakfast on June 3 at the ADMERICA conference in St. Louis, MO. This is the eighth consecutive year that AAF-Akron has placed in the competition*. 

Thanks to our board, as well as our teams, members and partners, for making these achievements possible! Congratulations, everyone!

*AAF National’s Club Achievement competition was established to honor the significant contributions of the AAF network of professional advertising clubs and to encourage excellence in areas of club management that contribute to the strength of the AAF as an organization.

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