Press Release: ADDY Winners Celebrated at Gala

Elisa Rode
Past President AAF-Fort Worth, Current Board Member
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FORT WORTH, TX. (February 26, 2019)–– Fort Worth’s advertising elite gathered at The Masonic Temple on Friday, February 22, 2019, for a gala to celebrate the 2018 American Advertising Awards (AAA) and show. The 2019 competition had over 400 entries from 33 different agencies, firms and individuals, as well as over 80 student entries from UTA and TCU. Judges for this year’s competition were Cooper Olson, a Creative Director / Copywriter with BBDO Los Angeles, Alan Spindle, also Creative Director / Copywriter from Chicago, and Megan Stephens, Managing Principal & Owner of Willoughby Design in Kansas City.

Best of Show: 

Visit Fort Worth, Inc., in partnership with Warren and Jules Cook and Make Something Beautiful won Best of Show as well as a Mosaic Award for their Branded Content & Entertainment Campaign Videos, Fort Worth Stories.

Additional Professionals Awards:

Best of Print - Kisabeth Furniture with their agency of record, Robeegraffix Advertising Design, for Carl by Kisabeth Product Launch

Best of Film/Video/Sound - Texas Wesleyan University for TXWES Smaller. Smarter. Campaign

Best of Interactive - Warren Douglas for 2018 Website Re-skin done for Texas Ballet Theater

Special Judges' Award for Package Design - GCG Marketing for BLK EYE Vodka Label "Golden Girl" done for BlackEyed Distilling Co.

Special Judges' Award for Direct Mail - PAVLOV for Lady-Like Season Ticket Renewal done for TCU Athletics

In addition to Best Ofs and Special Judges’ Awards, which also won golds, 30 golds were awarded at the professional level. Visit Fort Worth in partnership with Make Something Beautiful won six, Kisabeth Furniture and their AOR Robeegraffix Advertising Design won five, Alcorn and Schaefer Advertising Co. both won three, GCG Marketing, NBC 5 DFW, PAVLOV, and Texas Wesleyan University all won two, and Balcom Agency, Dixie Dixon Inc., Jarrett Johnston, J.O., and Warren Douglas all took home one.

Awards were also given out at the Silver and Bronze levels. GCG Marketing snagged nine Silvers and seven Bronzes. PAVLOV won seven Silvers and eight Bronzes. Balcom Agency snapped up six Silvers and eighteen Bronzes. Schaefer Advertising Co. also won six Silvers and nine Bronzes. Alcorn can decorate their shelves with five Silvers and three Bronzes. Kisabeth Furniture with Robeegraffix Advertising Design also won five Silvers and two Bronzes. Jarrett Johnston, Visit Fort Worth, and Warren Douglas all won one Silver and two Bronzes. Texas Wesleyan University won one Silver. Red Productions won four Bronzes, LB Productions won three Bronzes, and Design Works Studio, Inc., EZ Creative, Glass Lake Production Group, J.O., and PMG each took home one Bronze.


Student Awards:

Student Best of Show - Jessica Dawson, Texas Christian University

Student Special Judges' Award - Summer Campbell, University of Texas at Arlington

Student Special Judges' Award - Maria Nino, University of Texas at Arlington

Best of Show and Special Judges’ Award winners also took home Golds. Golds were also awarded to Brittany McNeil, Ernestina Mendez, Jessica Mendez, and Tiffani Torrez, all of UTA, and Emma Heinz of Texas Christian University.

University of Texas at Arlington took home an additional eight Silvers and eight Bronzes. Texas Christian University took home three Silvers and four Bronzes.


A complete list of winners can be found here:

View visuals of winning work on the Facebook 2019 ADDY Award Winners Album


About the ADDY Award Competition and the American Advertising Awards (AAA)

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year in local AAA competitions. The mission of the AAA competition is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. The Fort Worth competition is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards—recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, local ADDY winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. Entry in the local competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.

About the American Advertising Federation-Fort Worth

AAF-Fort Worth is a 110-year-strong organization and is the city’s oldest civic group. The purpose of the organization is to provide a forum for advertising professionals — elevating standards and practices in advertising through peer review programs and through continuing training and education initiatives. The group is also dedicated to serving the Fort Worth community, and participates in numerous civic activities. Additional information at


The club hosts lunch meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at Joe T. Garcia's.



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