2018 American Advertising Award Winners

The Michiana advertising industry celebrated its achievements in 2017 with more than 40 awards at the American Advertising Awards Gala at The History Museum in downtown South Bend on March 8, 2018. The event was sponsored by AAF Michiana, the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

 
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Best of Show OVerall - Notre Dame Football Tickets and PAckaging

University of Notre Dame MArketing Communications | Print

This piece received a near perfect score. It was an absolute treasure trove of top-rated design and the small touches give the overall piece a luxurious feel. Our judges pointed out that the piece is “very premium,” “well designed,” “clean,” “contemporary” and “most impressive!” The piece went on to receive a Gold Award at the Regional judging and will be judged Nationally.

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Best of Show Digital - Notre Dame Then and Now

Notre Dame Strategic Content

From the copy to the images, this social media campaign was vibrant, fun and engaging. This piece received a Silver Award at Regional judging and will be judged Nationally.

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Best of Show Ambient Media - Over the River

Burkhart Extra Credit Projects

With comments of “So funny!,” “Love the concept and execution!,” and “This is guerrilla self-promotion at its finest!”

GOLD AWARDS

Career and Calling "Sydney Sheltz" (Link)

Chuck Fry

Film, Video & Sound > Online Film, Video, & Sound > 55 - Internet Commercial > 55A - Single Spot - Any Length

Proud African Safaris (OneTwoThreeFour)

Naissance, Inc.

Elements of Advertising > Visual > 83 - Still Photography > 83D > Campaign

DPAC Website (Link)

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Online/Interactive > Websites > 37 - Websites > 37A - Consumer

The Pearls of Africa (Link)

University of Notre Dame Strategic Content

Online/Interactive > Branded Content & Entertainment > 45 - Branded Content & Entertainment for Online/Interactive

 

SILVER AWARDS

Jessica Lang Dance Photography (OneTwoThreeFour)

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Elements of Advertising > Visual > 83 - Still Photography > 83D - Campaign

Notre Dame Family Wine Collection (Link)

University of Notre Dame Marketing Communications | Print

Sales & Marketing > Sales Promotion > 02 - Packaging > 02B - Packaging Campaign

Notre Dame Christmas Study Break (OneTwoThree)

University of Notre Dame Alumni Association

Out-Of-Home & Ambient Media > Out-of-Home > 27 - Poster > 27B - Poster - Campaign

Chapels of Notre Dame (Advent) (Link)

University of Notre Dame Alumni Association

Cross Platform > Integrated Campaigns > 74 - Integrated Branded Content Campaign – Local or Regional/National

BBBS of SJC | Myhca's Story (Link)

TJ21 Media Group

Film, Video, & Sound > Public Service (Film, Video, & Sound) > 69 - Public Service Non-Broadcast Audio/Visual

Career and Calling "Zachary Nelson" (Link)

Chuck Fry

Film, Video, & Sound > Online Film, Video, & Sound > 55 - Internet Commercial > 55A - Single Spot – Any Length

 

BRONZE AWARDS

Carrabba's Original Website (Link)

Naissance, Inc.

Online/Interactive > Websites > 37 - Websites > 37A - Consumer

Site Enhancement Services Website (Link)

Naissance, Inc.

Online/Interactive > Websites > 37 - Websites > 37B - B-to-B

175th Anniversary (Link)

University of Notre Dame Marketing Communications | Multimedia

Film, Video, & Sound > Public Service (Film, Video, & Sound) > 66 - Public Service Television

Giving.nd.edu (Link)

University of Notre Dame Marketing Communications | Web

Online/Interactive > Websites > 37 - Websites > 37A - Consumer

ND Family Wines Installation (Link)

University of Notre Dame Alumni Association

Out-Of-Home & Ambient Media > Ambient Media > 25 - Installations > 25A - Single Installation

Football Fridays Event Covers (Link)

University of Notre Dame Alumni Association

Online/Interactive > Social Media > 38 - Social Media > 38A - Single Execution