AAFCLE To Induct Three To Advertising Hall Of Fame

The AAF-Cleveland Past President/Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the AAFCLE Advertising Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

Chris Connor Sherwin Williams
Chris Connor, Chariman
Sherwin-Williams

Christopher M. Connor is the executive chairman of the Sherwin-Williams Company.  He joined the company in 1983, became the CEO in October 1999 and the chairman in April 2000, and was the president from July 2005 to October 2006.  

Garage Creative Studios Wins Award in Best Shorts Film Competition

GARAGE_LogoMark Andrew Hamer and Robert Ruggeri, of Garage Creative Studios, have won a prestigious Award of Excellence from The Best Shorts Film Competition. The award was given for Mark and Robert’s insightful documentary, “Healing a Community”, which chronicles the history of the University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland.

New Member Benefit – WMC Fest 8

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AAF-Cleveland members can save 10% on tickets to the 2017 Weapons of Mass Creation Fest coming this August.  WMC 8 is Cleveland’s only design conference bringing creatives from all over the country to our great city.  Go to www.wmcfest.com and use code “AAF” when checking out.

LeBron’s Soldier 10 FlyEase Launched Around The World

Purple Films has launched a project with Nike Basketball and LeBron James entitled LeBron’s Soldier 10 FlyEase.

Nike’s Global Communications Director came to Purple Films with the idea, and a week later the video, still photos, and LeBron’s Soldier 10 FlyEase launched around the world.

Student Connection Scholarship Winners

25 college juniors and seniors applied for the 2016-17 AAFCLE Student Connection Scholarship Program and we are proud to announce the 5 winners.

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAlbAAAAJDg5ZmM3ZmQyLWUzMTgtNDA4YS1iOTNhLWZkOWQwOWYyNzNhMQAlexis McArthur – John Carroll University, HFA Scholarship for $2,000

 

 

 

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAfYAAAAJDk4YmI4M2NkLTY3MGQtNDRlNi04NGZiLWM0N2MyMjQyNDBkYgSierra Swigert – Cleveland State University, Rob Spademan and AAFCLE Scholarship for $1500

 

 

 

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAevAAAAJGQzMGFkMmJlLWMxYWQtNDJmYS1hZjU3LTQxMDU2NGQ5OTI1NAEllie Schering – Kent State University, Marc Wyse Memorial Scholarship for $1500

 

 

 

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAesAAAAJDA5OGQ0YTFhLTM5OGEtNDNiNS05OTcwLWE5OWQxYWYyNzY3OQChristine Bolton – University of Akron, Marcus Thomas LLC Scholarship for $1000

 

 

 

3389e09Ashley Cosher – University of Akron, Advance Ohio/KP Photo Group Scholarship for $750

 

 

 

All of our winners will be honored at our AAFCLE Awards Program in June at Windows on the River.  

Cleveland Shops Win Big At District ADDY Competition

Addys_Showbook_Cover-page-001Cleveland-area creative services companies won big at the recently-held AAF District 5 American Advertising Awards (ADDY) Competition in Columbus.  Area shops won 22 awards in all including 6 gold and 16 silver along with a Judge’s Choice Award.  All gold winners at the district level are automatically forwarded to the national competition that culminates at the AAF National Conference in New Orleans in June.  

Honorees Announced for the 68th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame

Elected by the Advertising Hall of Fame’s distinguished Executive Committee and Council of Judges, the American Advertising Federation announced this year’s “magnificent seven”, the Class of 2017, to be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame.

The Advertising Hall of Fame recognizes the most accomplished and legendary figures in advertising, bringing together the industry to celebrate the Biggest Night in Advertising™.