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About the American Advertising Awards

The American Advertising Awards (AAA) is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local competitions where the coveted ADDY® AWARD is handed out. Entry in your local AAA competition is the first step toward winning a National ADDY. Following is your guide to the 2018 AAA ADDY® season.

The mission of the AAA competition is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local ADDY® Awards is the first of a three-tiered, national competition. Concurrently, all across 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 American Advertising Awards competition.

Contact The Addy Chair

Chris McDonald
Designworks Advertising

AAF Silver Medal

The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award was established in 1959 to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to advertising, have been active in furthering the industry’s standards and creative excellence, and have supported local community interests.

Since 2004, AAF-Greater Flint has bestowed this national honor upon an outstanding member of the local advertising community. The Silver Medal is the highest award that given by the AAF Greater Flint to a member of ad club. Each year past AAF Silver Medal winners gather to nominate and select a new recipient. The presentation is made during the American Advertising Awards ceremony in February.

Hall of Fame

Induction into the American Advertising Federation of Greater Flint’s Hall of Fame is reserved for men and women from Genesee County whose record of advertising and service significantly enhanced the advertising industry and who have had exceptionally distinguished and extraordinary careers, have completed their primary careers or have had careers spanning at least 35 years, and who, through and in their professional lives and community involvement, have made outstanding and notable contributions to the profession of advertising and its reputation, yet are not necessarily an active member of the advertising industry itself. They have consistently practiced the highest advertising ethical standards, and have contributed substantially to their communities. And in doing so they inspire the next generation of business and community professionals by providing the standards of which great leaders and accomplishments are measured.

Annually, the Council of Judges gathers to nominate and elect one or more members into the AAF Greater Flint Hall of Fame based on the criteria as detailed. The Council is comprised of several members, typically no more than five, all of whom have had significant roles in the AAF Greater Flint, the AAF District Six, or the AAF national organization. These members are past governors, past presidents, past AAF Silver Medal recipients, past chairs of signature events and all are members of the AAF Greater Flint and the Greater Flint community.

The AAF Greater Flint Hall of Fame Induction honoring the newly elected candidates will be held during the annual American Advertising Awards (ADDY’s) held in mid-February.


  • Contribution to His/Her Company – The recipient must have achieved success in one of the following areas of work: advertising agency, advertiser, media, or advertising service.
  • Creative Ability – The recipient must have shown a consistent, high degree of original thinking in their field.
  • Contributions to the General Advancement of Advertising – The recipient should be someone who is (or has been) active in their local ad club, and must have worked to increase the stature and raise the standards of the advertising profession in the market they work.
  • Contributions to the Community – The recipient should be someone who is active in civic, religious, and/or other groups dedicated to human or social welfare.

Past Recipients

2018 Jim Baade
2017 John Tracy
2016 Stephanie K. Confer
2015 Dave Perry
2014 Laurie Prochazka
2013 Karl Olmsted
2011 Chris McDonald

2010 Zoe Burdine-Fly
2009 Jack LeSage
2008 J. Patrick
2007 Tom Reynolds
2006 Lueida Grady
2005 Larry Daly
2004 Stan Blood