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. 

AAFCLE Adds New Director

Turner Headshot Sept 2017 1The board of AAF-Cleveland is proud to announce that Rick Turner has joined as a new director.  Rick has extensive background in marketing and event planning and will be a valuable asset to the board.  Rick is an account executive with Extraordinary Events out of Los Angeles. 

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.

4 Under 40 Class of 2017

The Stashower family in conjunction with AAF-Cleveland is proud to announce the 2017 David Stashower/Rising Star 4 Under 40 honorees.  These four young professionals have shown a dedication to their craft, the community and our club.  Our 4 Under 40 winners will be honored at the AAFCLE Awards Program on Wednesday, June 28 at Windows on the River.  

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.

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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.