2007 Club Achievement Awards


This year, 296 entries were submitted to the Club Achievement Competition. The AAF salutes all of our clubs for their dedication and contributions to the industry.

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 has won a grant for overall excellence in advertising.

Division I
1st place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd place — Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington
3rd place — American Advertising Federation – Cleveland

Division II
1st place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
2nd place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
3rd place — Advertising Club of Cincinnati

Division III
1st place — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
2nd place — Greater Dayton Advertising Association
3rd place — Advertising Federation of Cedar Rapids

Division IV
1st place — North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
2nd place — Jackson Advertising Federation
3rd place — Tuscaloosa Advertising Federation

Division V
1st place — Ad 2 Honolulu
2nd place — Ad 2 Miami
3rd place — Ad 2 Madison

Club Management
Awards for club management 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 — American Advertising Federation – Cleveland
2nd place — Houston Advertising Federation
3rd place — Advertising Women of New York

Division II
1st place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
2nd place — Tucson Advertising Federation
3rd place — Advertising Club of Cincinnati

Division III
1st place — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
2nd place — Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge
3rd place — Advertising Federation of Central Oregon

Division IV
1st place — North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
2nd place — Tuscaloosa Advertising Federation
3rd place — Jackson Advertising Federation

Division V
1st place — Ad 2 Madison
2nd place — Ad 2 Honolulu
3rd place (tie) — Ad 2 Orlando
3rd place (tie) — Ad 2 Miami

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

Sid Bernstein Communications Awards
In honor of Sidney Bernstein, president, publisher and columnist for Advertising Age, this award recognizes the most effective communications programs among AAF clubs.

The annual Sid Bernstein Communications Awards, sponsored by Crain Communications, furnishes grants to all first-place winners.

Division I
1st place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd place (tie) — Houston Advertising Federation
2nd place (tie) — Advertising Women of New York
3rd place — American Advertising Federation – Cleveland

Division II
1st place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
2nd place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
3rd place — Orlando Advertising Federation

Division III
1st place — Austin Advertising Federation
2nd place — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
3rd place — Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge

Division IV
1st place — Greenville Advertising Club
2nd place — Coastal Advertising and Marketing Professionals
3rd place — Victoria Advertising Federation

Division V
1st place — Ad 2 Honolulu
2nd place — Ad 2 Tampa Bay
3rd place — Ad 2 Cincinnati

Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives
Awards for diversity and multicultural initiatives 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 — American Advertising Federation – Cleveland
3rd place — Houston Advertising Federation

Division II
1st place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
2nd place — Advertising Club of Cincinnati
3rd place — Omaha Federation of Advertising

Division III
1st place — Birmingham Advertising Federation
2nd place — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
3rd place — Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge

Division IV
1st place — Jackson Advertising Federation
2nd place — Coastal Advertising and Marketing Professionals
3rd place — Tuscaloosa Advertising Federation

Division V
1st place — Ad 2 Madison
2nd place — Ad 2 Miami
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 — American Advertising Federation – Cleveland
2nd place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
3rd place — Houston Advertising Federation

Division II
1st place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
2nd place — Advertising Club of Cincinnati
3rd place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln

Division III
1st place — Birmingham Advertising Federation
2nd place — Advertising Federation of Cedar Rapids
3rd place — Greater Dayton Advertising Association

Division IV
1st place — Jackson Advertising Federation
2nd place — Tuscaloosa Advertising Federation
3rd place — North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana

Division V
1st place — Ad 2 Madison
2nd place — Ad 2 Miami
3rd place — Ad 2 Orlando

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

Division I
1st place — Advertising Women of New York
2nd place — American Advertising Federation – Cleveland
3rd place — Advertising Federation of Minnesota

Division II
1st place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
2nd place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
3rd place — Tucson Advertising Federation

Division III
1st place — Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge
2nd place — Advertising Federation of Central Oregon
3rd place — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana

Division IV
1st place — North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
2nd place — Emerald Coast Advertising Federation
3rd place — Acadiana Advertising Federation

Division V
1st place — Ad 2 Honolulu
2nd place — Ad 2 Orlando
3rd place — Ad 2 Cincinnati

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 — American Advertising Federation – Cleveland
2nd place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
3rd place (tie) — Houston Advertising Federation
3rd place (tie) — Advertising Federation of Minnesota

Division II
1st place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
2nd place — Tucson Advertising Federation
3rd place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln

Division III
1st place — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
2nd place — South Dakota Advertising Federation
3rd place — Greater Dayton Advertising Association

Division IV
1st place — North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
2nd place — Coastal Advertising and Marketing Professionals
3rd place — Jackson Advertising Federation

Division V
1st place — Ad 2 Honolulu
2nd place — Ad 2 Milwaukee
3rd place — Ad 2 Orlando

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.

Jim Fish National Public Service Award
Jim Fish, an AAF founder and former marketing head of General Mills, was a proponent of local advertising clubs playing an active role in public service advertising. As a fitting tribute to Jim Fish, a grant is awarded to all first-place winners in this category.

Division I
1st place — Advertising Federation of Louisville
2nd place — American Advertising Federation – Cleveland
3rd place — Advertising Federation of Minnesota

Division II
1st place — Omaha Federation of Advertising
2nd place — Tucson Advertising Federation
3rd place — Advertising Federation of Lincoln

Division III
1st place — Lake Superior Advertising Federation
2nd place — Austin Advertising Federation
3rd place — Greater Dayton Advertising Association

Division IV
1st place — Jackson Advertising Federation
2nd place — Emerald Coast Advertising Federation
3rd place — North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana

Division V
1st place — Ad 2 Honolulu
2nd place — Ad 2 West Michigan
3rd place — Ad 2 Madison