Your everyday heroics—going the extra mile to make your project great—are what you need to win an ADDY Award. Don’t hide your light under a bushel! Instead, shine bright in front of your peers by entering AAF DC’s ADDY competition. That’s how you officially join the Heroes of Advertising.
A hero meets deadlines, and the one for ADDY entries is this Monday, January 21. So take a break from chasing your supervillain nemesis, get inspired by seeing last year’s winners, and look at the 98 sub-categories. You’ll find the sweet spot for your best work of 2018.
We need heroes. In our industry, these role models are flexible, self-starting risk-takers. And many are in a league of their own: 50% of the workforce will be freelancers by 2027.
Our judges are Advertising Heroes who know how to nurture talent but they are wildly different:
- Chris Lee, Creative Director at The Boston Group, calls himself a sun-worshiping, shellfish-shucking, philosophy-reading, picture-taking creative guy.
- Jeremy Kinder, Executive Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson, works with dream clients such as Coca-Cola and Citibank. His favorite accomplishment: writing, producing and art directing FutureMe, a career makeover show on MTV Europe that attracted a younger audience for client Adecco Staffing. After the show ran, Adecco saw a 500% increase in recruiting.
- Linda Saffioti, Creative Director and Art Director at BluePrint NYC, has vast experience and is strategically minded with a focus on brand growth. When she offers multifaceted creative, she’s telling the truth: Her background includes years of studying comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade.
- Marcos Piccinini, Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson, has brilliant ideas that he brings to life through copy and visuals.
They’re eager to see your entries… if you get them in by Monday!
Once you’ve entered, savor the moment. Then share stories of heroic ad work on social media. Spread the joy!
AAF DC’s ADDY competition adores our sponsors:
- Matthew Rakola Photography
- Salta With Us and Eastward Films, who collaborated on the heroic series of videos
Zohar Rom edits this blog and is a writer and project manager. He drives brand success for clients and adores new challenges. Zohar is also a filmmaker who earned the first-ever Best in Show at the Cable Advertising Awards. Right now he is directing and editing Entitlement, a short film set in a future where sexual choices have new limits.