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Top Agencies and Brands Awarded at 2016 National American Advertising Awards

Ed Ouellette

The AAF awarded National Gold and Silver ADDY Awards, with Leo Burnett Chicago and College for Creative Studies students winning Best of Show.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jun. 15, 2016—Today's caliber of advertising was showcased at last week's annual American Advertising Awards Show and Dinner. Top creatives, brands and advertising agencies were awarded with Leo Burnett Chicago winning Best of Show in the Professional division and Jason Manns and Ellen Wareham, students of the College for Creative Studies, winning Best of Show in the Student division.

This year, the Competition received a record-number of entries for the local competitions at more than 40,000 entries. Leo Burnett Chicago won Best of Show in addition to its 3 Gold ADDY Awards and 2 Silver ADDY Awards for its work for Allstate Insurance Company, Eggo, Esurance and McDonald's. Also winning Best of Show were two students from the College for Creative Studies, Jason Manns and Ellen Wareham, for "Holocaust" in the Mass Transit category, which transformed a city bus into an old-fashioned train - similar to the kind that transported prisoners to Auschwitz - with the chilling text "Imagine not knowing your final stop." on its side.

"Tonight, we celebrate innovation, insight, creativity and technical expertise that is uniquely American," said James Edmund Datri, President & CEO of the American Advertising Federation, during the Show. "These awards acknowledge the achievement of that perfect combination of superlative creative, spectacular technique and stellar execution. We proudly showcase the best of the best, and celebrate a new class of leaders in the advertising industry who inspire us all."

Hosted by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year from local Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. This year was no exception with 135 top agencies and brands represented from across the nation.

View a complete list of winners here.

Student work from across the country was also recognized representing 47 colleges and universities. The 47 schools were collectively awarded 23 Gold ADDY Awards and 46 Silver ADDY Awards. View a complete list of Student Gold and Silver winners.

To learn more about the American Advertising Awards, contact Sara Yoskoski via email or at (202) 898-0089.