Pittsburgh Advertising Federation Announces

National American Advertising Award Winners

Pittsburgh, Pa. – May 11, 2018The Pittsburgh Advertising Federation (PAF)is proud to announce the recipients of National Addy® Awards from the American Advertising Awards.

“The representation and winning campaigns from the Pittsburgh advertising community was the highest it has been in recent years, which continues to illustrate the immense talent in our region,” said Gordon Robertson, President, Pittsburgh Advertising Federation. “We are proud that three Pittsburgh agencies have won Addys on a national level, showcasing the diversity and talent of our community’s creative minds.”

The Pittsburgh winners included:

  • BRUNNER: The Journey Campaign
  • BRUNNER: The Journey
  • BRUNNER: The Journey
  • Garrison Hughes: Typewriter Guns
  • Garrison Hughes: Tagged
  • Garrison Hughes: Likes
  • Garrison Hughes: Pixburgh
  • Garrison Hughes: Corona
  • MARC USA, Pittsburgh Opera: The Summer King

The winning work will be recognized at the national American Advertising Awards competition on Friday, June 8, 2018 in Chicago.

The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

About The Pittsburgh Advertising Federation

The Pittsburgh Advertising Federation is a long-standing member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), a national organization of 50,000 professionals in 220 professional advertising clubs, 220 college chapters and 110 corporations. Since its founding in 1923, the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation has developed into an extraordinarily diverse and active club with active representation from virtually every major local agency, advertiser, media and production entity in the greater Pittsburgh area. Among the Ad Fed’s marquee annual events are the Pittsburgh Addy Awards, Celebrate with the Chiefs, and the Pittsburgh Media Auction. For more information, please visit www.pghadfed.org.

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Pittsburgh Advertising Federation Announces 2018 – 2019

Executive Committee and Board Members

Pittsburgh, PA – April 11, 2018- The Pittsburgh Advertising Federation (PAF), the region’s premier membership organization for marketing and advertising professionals, has announced its 2018-19 board members and executive leadership.

The PAF board has elected its executive committee to include President Gordon Robertson, (Hullabaloo), Vice President Chuck Barkey (Chemistry), and Co-Secretaries Mike Giunta (Garrison Hughes) and Rebecca Senneway (Big Science).

PAF board members will include Dawn Butler (UPMC), Mike Cercone (RR Donnelley), Kim Chestney (CREATE Festival, Pittsburgh Technology Council), Brad Cook (Brunner), Chris Cox (Pittsburgh Opera), Zakk Heaps (321 Blink), Matt Hildebrand (InnerWorkings), Rich Lewis (Eat’n Park), Darice Nagy (Green Dot Public Relations), Kathy Oldaker (Gatesman), Maureen Rooney (MarketSpace Communications), Steve Smith (MARC USA) and Ted Walzl (The Verb Agency).

Executive Director Evie DeSarno will continue to oversee business operations for both organizations and serve as Treasurer.

The new board will be charged with advancing the mission of the PAF through innovative programming, educational opportunities, and networking events for both established and new advertising and marketing professionals.

For more information on Ad Fed, please visit www.pghadfed.org 

About Pittsburgh Advertising Federation

The Pittsburgh Advertising Federation is a long-standing member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), a national organization of 50,000 professionals in 220 professional advertising clubs, 220 college chapters and 110 corporations. Since its founding in 1923, the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation has developed into an extraordinarily diverse and active club with active representation from nearly every major local agency, advertiser, media and production entity in the greater Pittsburgh area. Among the Ad Fed’s marquee annual events are the Pittsburgh Addy Awards, Celebrate with the Chiefs, and the Pittsburgh Media Auction. For more information, please visit www.pghadfed.org.

For more information, please contact: 

Evie DeSarno
Executive Director
Pittsburgh Advertising Federation
412-996-9266
evie@pghadfed.org

Darice Nagy
PAF Communications Chair
Green Dot Public Relations
814-771-0923
darice@greendotpr.com

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