2009 Club Achievement Awards


Advertising Education | Club Operations | Communications | Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives Government Relations | Membership Development | Programs | Public Service

The AAF Club Achievement Competition recognizes local advertising clubs for their initiatives in advertising education, communications, club management, diversity and multicultural initiatives, government relations, membership, programs and public service. The competition was established to honor the significant contributions of the AAF network of professional advertising clubs and to encourage excellence in areas of club operations that contribute to the strength of AAF member clubs.

Advertising Education

Awards for advertising education are given to the AAF member clubs whose programs improve the skills of professionalism and standards of advertising practitioners. Education programs also provide an understanding of and confidence in advertising and its contributions to the community and economy.

The Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Education Awards are presented annually to signify Saatchi & Saatchi’s commitment to advancing the professionalism and high standards of the industry.

Saatchi & Saatchi provides a grant for all advertising education winners. In addition Advertising Federation of Louisville and Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge have both won a grant for overall excellence in advertising.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd Place — AAF - Cleveland
3rd Place — AAF - Kansas City

Division II
1st Place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
2nd Place — AAF – Houston
3rd Place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln

Division III
1st Place — Greater Dayton Advertising Association
2nd Place — South Dakota Advertising Federation
3rd Place — AAF – East Central Indiana

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – Fargo - Moorhead
2nd Place — AAF - North Central Indiana
3rd Place — AAF - Montgomery

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Tampa
2nd Place — Ad 2 Orlando
3rd Place — Ad 2 Madison

Club Operations

Awards for club operations are given to the clubs whose policies, procedures and leadership development excel and contribute to the overall operations of the organization.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd Place — AAF – Cleveland
3rd Place — Dallas Ad League

Division II
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
2nd Place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
3rd Place — AAF – Houston

Division III
1st Place — AAF – East Central Indiana
2nd Place — South Dakota Advertising Federation
3rd Place — AAF – Birmingham

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – Montgomery
2nd Place — AAF – North Central Indiana
3rd Place — Tuscaloosa

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Honolulu
2nd Place — Ad 2 Madison
3rd Place — Ad 2 Orlando

Communications

Awards for communications are given to the clubs with the most effective and creative communications materials.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Lousiville
2nd Place — Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington
3rd Place — AAF – Cleveland

Division II
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
2nd Place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
3rd Place — Austin Advertising Federation

Division III
1st Place — AAF – South Dakota
2nd Place — AAF – Des Moines
3rd Place — AAF – East Central Indiana

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – Raleigh - Durham
2nd Place —AAF – North Central Indiana
3rd Place — AAF – Coastal Carolinas

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Tampa Bay
2nd Place — Ad 2 Orlando
3rd Place — Ad 2 San Diego

Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives

Awards for cultural diversity are given to the AAF member clubs whose programs increase the minority representation in an individual community to more closely mirror the mix of minorities in the market.

Crain Diversity Awards Recognizing the importance of diversity programs at the local club level, Crain Communications honors overall excellence in this category by providing a grant to all first-place winners.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd Place — Dallas Ad League
3rd Place — AAF – Cleveland

Division II
1st Place — AAF – Houston
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
3rd Place — Advertising Club of Cincinnati

Division III
1st Place — AAF – Memphis
2nd Place — AAF – Cedar Rapids – Iowa City
3rd Place — AAF – East Central Indiana

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – Coastal Carolinas
2nd Place — AAF – North Central Indiana
3rd Place — AAF – Greenville
3rd Place — AAF – Montgomery

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Tampa Bay
2nd Place — Ad 2 Madison
3rd Place — Ad 2 Orlando

Government Relations

Awards for government relations are given to the clubs whose projects best build effective relationships with local, state and national governments.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd Place — AAF – Cleveland

Division II
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
2nd Place — ADCLUB Cincinnati
3rd Place — AAF – Houston

Division III
1st Place — AAF – East Central Indiana
2nd Place — AAF – Des Moines
3rd Place — AAF – Memphis

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – Montgomery
2nd Place — AAF – North Central Indiana
3rd Place — AAF – Tuscaloosa

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Orlando
2nd Place — Ad 2 Tampa Bay
3rd Place — Ad 2 Honolulu

Membership Development

Awards for membership are given to clubs whose programs and activities best enhance local membership recruitment, retention and involvement.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd Place — AAF – Cleveland
3rd Place — Advertising Women of New York

Division II
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
2nd Place — AAF – Houston
3rd Place — Advertising Club of Cincinnati

Division III
1st Place — AAF – Birmingham
2nd Place — AAF – Des Moines
3rd Place — AAF – South Dakota

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – North Central Indiana
2nd Place — AAF – Coastal Carolinas
2nd Place — AAF – Montgomery 3rd Place — AAF – Tuscaloosa

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Tampa Bay
2nd Place — Ad 2 Honolulu
3rd Place — Ad 2 Orlando

Programs

Awards for programs are given to the clubs whose programming efforts foster actively interested membership, well-attended meetings and membership growth.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington
2nd Place — Dallas Ad League
3rd Place — AAF – Kansas City

Division II
1st Place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
2nd Place — AAF – Tucson
3rd Place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln

Division III
1st Place — Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts
2nd Place — AAF – Memphis
2nd Place — AAF – South Dakota
3rd Place — Ad Club Seattle

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – North Central Indiana
2nd Place —AAF – Raleigh - Durham
3rd Place — AAF – Coastal Carolinas
3rd Place — AAF – Tuscaloosa

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Honolulu
2nd Place — Ad 2 Madison
3rd Place — Ad 2 Tampa Bay

Public Service

Awards for public service are given to the clubs whose projects most effectively use advertising techniques to support local, regional or national programs on behalf of the public interest.

G.D. Crain Jr. Memorial Awards for Public Service To honor the chairman and founder of Crain Communications, Inc., the G.D. Crain Jr. Memorial Award for Public Service was designed to encourage and stimulate high professional standards for public service advertising by AAF member clubs.

The G.D. Crain Foundation provides a grant to each first-place winner in the public service category and to the winners of the Ad 2 Public Service Competition.

Division I
1st Place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd Place — AAF – Cleveland
3rd Place — AAF – St. Louis

Division II
1st Place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
2nd Place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
3rd Place — Austin Advertising Federation

Division III
1st Place — AAF – East Central Indiana
2nd Place — AAF – Des Moines
3rd Place — AAF – Dubuque

Division IV
1st Place — AAF – Raleigh Durham
2nd Place — AAF – Coastal Carolinas
3rd Place — Springfield Ad Club

Division V
1st Place — Ad 2 Reno
2nd Place — Ad 2 Honolulu
3rd Place — Ad 2 Denver