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The American Advertising Awards

The American Advertising Awards recognize the area’s best of the best - and it’s a pretty great party, too. The winners of these prestigious trophies go on to compete regionally, and the best vie in the national competition. It may have a fancy new name but it’s still the only place you can win an ADDY.



Puget Sound’s Best Honored at The American Advertising Awards Seattle

Seattle’s best marketing and advertising work was honored in style at this year’s American Advertising Awards Seattle (formerly known as the ADDY Awards.) The event was held March 19 at the Bell Harbor Conference Center, with more than 400 people in attendance. 

Guests were treated to an exciting evening. They were entertained by Show MC Sister Domine Trix from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and music by The Flavr Blue. Also on hand to present winning work was singer Hollis Wong-Wear. 

This year’s Best of Show went to Wongdoody for its “Be Curious” commercial made on behalf of Seattle International Film Festival. The Judges’ Choice Award went to Wexley School for Girls for its Darigold “Better Butter” camapaign. Other big winners included Tether, Creature, Copacino + Fujikado, and Publicis Seattle. There were a record number of entries into the show this year, a sign that Seattle’s advertising and marketing community is diverse and thriving.

In addition, the range of work done by Seattle’s ad community was on full display, as winners included local, regional, and global clients. Marketers including T-Mobile, Microsoft, Red Bull, Frito-Lay, Value Village, The Seattle Mariners, and dozens of others were honored.

Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of the AAF Silver Medal Award, given annually to someone whose impact on the community far surpasses their job. This year’s recipient was John Brown, an industry veteran who had a long career at Cole & Weber before opening his own ad agency, John Brown and Partners. Brown was instrumental in creating some of Nike’s early, breakthrough advertising work.

Winners at the American Advertising Awards Seattle go on to compete at the regional level and then at the national American Advertising Awards, which will be held in May in Boca Raton, Florida.

Winners Lists
Local professional and student.
District XI professional and student.
National to be announced late May!

Our event photos on Facebook.
Usnaps photobooth pics.

See #SeattleADDYs for all the social conversation surrounding the event.
Check out our compilation of the best of the night's tweets, pics and vids.
Winners' 15-second Instagram acceptance speeches.

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The ADDY Awards are now The American Advertising Awards.

The American Advertising Awards sounds big. That’s because it is.

It’s the only advertising awards competition that starts locally and moves on to regional and national competitions. Think of it: Today, Puget Sound. Tomorrow, Long Island Sound!

Plus, it’s not just for what you’d call “traditional advertising” or advertising agencies. We have entry categories for all the ideas you’re working on -- digital, viral, social, experiential. Anyone can enter, no matter how big or small your firm is. We want to see Seattle’s best ideas and show America how innovative we are. It’s that simple.

Don’t worry—we’re still calling the award you might win an ADDY® so people will know what you’re bragging about.