About the American Advertising Federation
The American Advertising Federation is the oldest advertising trade association in the United States. The American Advertising Federation offers insights, connections and job opportunities if your in the advertising career. Each year, the AAF hosts numerous programs and initiatives, including the Advertising Hall of Fame, the American Advertising Awards, the National Student Advertising Competition, the Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism and summer Ad Camps for high school students. Check out more about this awesome assosication at http://www.aaf.org/
The American Advertising Awards – Madison
This show highlighted in this post is American Advertising Federation American Advertising Awards. This particular event was hosted in Madison, Wisconsin. The show is sponsored by the Advertising Federation and there are several levels of competition. The show in Madison is the first local level round. From there winners, move on to district and national competition. Advertisers, agencies, freelancers, and marketers from all over the Madison and Milwaukee area submit work. Categories include but are not limited to copywriting, art direction, graphic design, photography, website, social media and much more.
About the Silver Medal Reception – Andy Wallam
Prior to the American Advertising Awards show I photographed the Silver Medal Reception. Andy Wallman was the recipient of the Silver Medal Award. The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award Program recognizes men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. (In case you are wondering)
The Photography Shoot: Union South
The American Advertising Awards Committee contacted me to cover this event. It took place at the Union South in Madison, Wisconsin. The first part of the event was the Silver Medal Reception, followed by the awards themselves. My job was to capture and photograph both events. I highlighted the people, the food and the general event as it took place. It was an honor to be around such creative and innovative people!