AAFCLE Quick Links – News From Around The Industry

Each week, AAF-Cleveland will post Quick Hits on our Portfolio blog.  Our goal is to give our members a snapshot of the people, shops and brands that are making news in a concise format.  You’ll be able to keep up on your industry without going to multiple places on the web.

Former AAF President Howard Bell Passes Away

It is with tremendous sadness that I inform you of the passing of Howard Bell, who served as President of the American Advertising Federation for 24 years. In passing he follows his beloved wife Chan, known affectionately to many AAFers as “Ma Bell”, to whom Howard was married for 61 glorious years.

5 To 9 – Greg Wereb, Billy Likes Soda

AAF_5to9Feature_v1-page-001AAF-Cleveland exists to shine a light a light on the individuals and organizations that make up the region’s advertising community. And we know that the brilliant, strategic work coming out of Cleveland is just the tip of the iceberg. Our 5 to 9 posts will feature work from members of the Cleveland advertising community that has been created outside of office hours.

Think Media Studios Wins Emmy

The Think Media Studios team attended the 48th Annual Emmy Awards gala this past Saturday night held at the Hilton in downtown Cleveland.  It was a night full of anticipation waiting to see if our work would stand out among the best the television of our region.  

Local Shops Win Silver At National ADDYS

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Congratulations to 4 local shops for winning Silver ADDYs at the recently held American Advertising Awards Gala in New Orleans.  This is the 3rd and final leg of the American Advertising Awards process.

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Flourish – Cleveland, Ohio
Vitamix Corporation – Vitamix Brand Promotion Box

Illustration Series
The Adcom Group – Cleveland, Ohio
The Ridge Tool Company (“RIDGID”) – 2017 RIDGID Calendar Illustrations

Photography Campaign
Keith Berr Productions, Inc.

2017 Advertising Hall of Achievement Inductees Announced

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) to Recognize Top Executives from Beats by Dr. Dre, BBDO SF, JP Morgan Chase, Kimberly-Clark, STORY, Twitter and UM/J3

Marking 25 years of celebrating outstanding achievements in the advertising industry, the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement’s distinguished Council of Judges elected seven new industry superstars for induction into the Advertising Hall of Achievement Class of 2017.

Design 730 Winners

Every 730 days AIGA Cleveland hosts a biennial competition which discovers and celebrates the best of the best in design.  This year, members of AAF-Cleveland were some of the winners including:

Flourish, Inc. – Best In Show, EXL Foil Poster Series
Flourish, Inc.