Local furniture manufacturer Kisabeth Furniture took home Best of Show for their work on the La Habana Product Launch. At the American Advertising Federation-Fort Worth awards show on Feb. 23.
Alcorn was awarded Best of Print for their Grace & Grit Packaging Design, and Balcom Agency was awarded Best of Interactive for the BUILT campaign and Best of Broadcast for Georgia Grown. Special Judges’ Awards were given to PAVLOV Agency for Best Identity, J&P Cycles for Best Print Ad, and Schaefer Advertising Co. for Best Out-of-Home.
AAF-Fort Worth celebrated their annual American Advertising Awards this year in The Foundry District.
Competition was stiff this year with a total of 29 golds awarded at the professional level. Schaefer Advertising Co. won six golds, PAVLOV Agency and Balcom both won five, Alcorn took home four, Kisabeth Furniture, GCG Marketing and Red Productions each won two, and J&P Cycles, Texas Wesleyan University, and OCG+ all took home one gold. In addition to Special Judges’ Awards and gold awards, awards were given out at the silver and bronze levels. Balcom snagged eight silvers and eight bronzes. CGC Marketing took home two six packs, six silvers and six bronzes. PAVLOV Agency snapped up five silvers and nine bronzes. Schaefer Advertising Co. can decorate their office with five silvers and eight bronzes. Red Productions won three silvers and three bronzes. Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau took home three silvers and one bronze. Kisabeth Furniture won two silvers and one bronze. Fastback and J.O. both took home two silvers. Sheffield Creative took home one silver. Butxon, EZ Creative, and NBC 5 DFW each took home one silver and two bronzes. Alcorn, Buzzbomb Creative, Genius House, The Video Zoo, and Warren Douglas Advertising each took home one silver and one bronze. Brian Pierce Marketing and Xpressdocs each snagged two bronzes. Paige Rodges, Design Works Studio, BrandEra, Inc., and Texas Wesleyan University each took home one bronze.
At the student level, Best of Show was awarded to the Film and Video Students – Art and Art History Department – University of Texas at Arlington for their Sierra Club PSA campaign. Special Judges’ Award for Best Identity went to Michaela Keck, Phong Nguyen, and Allison Ruiz of UTA for their Hoot Loot School Supplies Stationery Campaign, Special Judges’ Award for Best Logo went to Emily Brown of UTA for the Woods Goods Logo, and Special Judges’ Award for Best Design went to Kelley Willoughby of UTA for The Straight Line is a Godless Line in Book Design. Best of Show and Special Judges’ Award winners also took home golds. Golds were also awarded to Cynthia Lama, Jessica Sanchez, Emily Brown, Kelley Willoughby, all of UTA, and Jaclyn Mazzio of Texas Christian University. University of Texas at Arlington took home an additional eight silvers and eight bronzes. Texas Christian University took home two silvers and four bronzes. All winners at both the student and professional level can be viewed at youjudgeyou.com/winners.
The Fort Worth American Advertising Awards is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Around the country, local entrants vie for recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, local winners compete against other winners in one of 15 District competitions. District winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national AAA competition.