AAFCLE Celebrates The ADDYS

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Over 330 of Cleveland’s creative class enjoyed a great evening of creative artistry at the 2017-18 AAF-Cleveland ADDY Awards Show at the Music Box Supper Club.  AAFCLE awarded over 75 awards including Judges Choice and Best of Show.  Brokaw took home the most awards with 9 including 4 Gold and a Judges Choice Award. 

Latest AAF Government Affairs Report

Here’s the latest from Clark Rector, EVP, Gov’t Affairs at AAF.

  • Tax Bill Leaves Advertising Alone
  • DTC Advertising Deductibility May be Threatened
  • Ad Tax Introduced in Oklahoma
  • FDA Issues Advertising Guidance
  • FTC Releases Report on Native Advertising
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Trophies, Camaraderie, and a little bit of Rock and Roll: Why You Should Attend the ADDYs

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Why attend the ADDYs?

We know advertising professionals are busy people and might need some convincing to attend yet another event, so we’ve compiled a list of 15 rockin’ reasons to attend this year’s ADDYs:

  1. Cheer on all the hard work that was put into the creative that’s up for an award
  2. Celebrate the competitiveness of the advertising industry
  3. You may show up single, but can leave with a new client
  4. Get together with people that get you and what you do
  5. Have a chance to start a sing-a-long to your favorite classic rock song at the after party
  6. Chat about how in-depth you really know about your clients without anyone getting too creeped out
  7. Bring everyone together to celebrate each other’s work
  8. Nobody will look at you funny if you chat about A/B testing or hitting budget targets
  9. Meet new people in the industry and make new friends
  10. Show off your best big and teased hairdo (Don’t worry, we won’t be measuring)
  11. Have the chance to be in the same room as an ADDYs award winner
  12. Be dazzled by the great creative work that made it into the competition
  13. Party like a rock star and eat some great food
  14. Have a chance to communicate with some of the most innovative people in the advertising industry
  15. Get Inspired by Cleveland’s best marketers

Read more here…

AAFCLE Announces Next Women In Advertising Program


Having it All? Balancing Work & Motherhood in the Professional World. 

In our fast-paced world taking time away from the office to tend to family matters can be difficult.  Balancing time away from the office with client needs in a 24-hour a day industry such as advertising can be tricky.  

Why Entering Your Creative into the ADDYs Makes Your Business a Rockstar

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It’s that time of year again where creative is due for awards shows, and your agency is weighing the pros and cons of entering. Advertising awards are a great opportunity to highlight your company’s successes throughout the year, not to mention, who doesn’t want to see their hard work highlighted in the bright lights?

February 22 Is Our Biggest Event Of The Year

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Remember, February 22nd is our biggest event of the year, The Addy’s!  Below, we’re giving you an inside look into our 2017/2018 Addy Award venue, the Music Box Supper Club.

See the Virtual Supper Club tour here.
See the Virtual Concert Hall tour here.

AAFCLE ADDYS Throwback Thursday

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Throughout the rest of the year we’ll be going back in time to look at winners and photos from past ADDY shows.

Here’s stories from 1989 and 1990 in the AAF-Cleveland News publication.


See the stories here & here.

Here are some photos from past ADDY shows.

AAFCLE Names New Director

Nina Rossi HeadshotsmallThe AAF-Cleveland Board of Directors is happy to announce the addition of Nina Rossi, Production Manager at Goldfarb Weber Creative Media, as a new director.  Nina brings a wealth experience to the board and has already spearheaded our Women In Advertising initiative.