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​Asheville Ad Companies Win Regional Awards

Asheville Ad Companies Win Regional Awards

Angry Bear and Big Bridge Design Take Silver Awards in Three-State Region

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – April 1, 2016 – After winning Gold Awards in the local round, Big Bridge Design and Angry Bear won Silver Awards at the regional level of the American Advertising Awards. The round includes advertising and marketing companies from American Advertising Federation District 3, which includes all of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

The American Advertising Awards, formerly known as the ADDYs, is among the most prestigious awards programs in the industry. In the local round, including companies from Western North Carolina, SapidMedia Productions of Arden brought home a Gold Award and was named “Best of Show” for its online advertising campaign for Diamond Brand, called an “an outstanding example of branded content” by Award Judge Mike Weber.

Asheville’s Market Connections brought home the largest number of awards in the local round, winning two Silvers and four Golds. Additional Gold Award winners included Angry Bear, Bclip Productions, Big Bridge Design, Connie Aridas Creative, Element Advertising and SCALE, all based in Asheville.

Silver Awards were also presented to Adam Taylor Pictures, Bclip Productions and The Brite Agency of Asheville. G&T Communications, based in Boone, Real Digital Productions of Brevard and Western Carolina University, located in Cullowhee, were also recognized with Silver Awards at the local level.

AAFA serves individuals in marketing, advertising and related industries throughout western North Carolina, providing varied educational programs, public service, student outreach and the recognition of the most talented local professionals in the industry. Please visit www.aafasheville.org for more information about the organization.

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About AAFA: AAF Asheville brings together the creative minds and diverse disciplines that make up WNC’s advertising industry. As members of District 3 in the American Advertising Federation, AAF Asheville offers advertising expertise and support to the membership and the entire Western North Carolina community through self-regulation, education, professional development, communications and public service.

​Asheville Ad Companies Win Regional Awards

Asheville Ad Companies Win Regional Awards

Angry Bear and Big Bridge Design Take Silver Awards in Three-State Region

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – February 18, 2016 – After winning Gold Awards in the local round, Big Bridge Design and Angry Bear won Silver Awards at the regional level of the American Advertising Awards. The round includes advertising and marketing companies from American Advertising Federation District 3, which includes all of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

The American Advertising Awards, formerly known as the ADDYs, is among the most prestigious awards programs in the industry. In the local round, including companies from Western North Carolina, SapidMedia Productions of Arden brought home a Gold Award and was named “Best of Show” for its online advertising campaign for Diamond Brand, called an “an outstanding example of branded content” by Award Judge Mike Weber.

Asheville’s Market Connections brought home the largest number of awards in the local round, winning two Silvers and four Golds. Additional Gold Award winners included Angry Bear, Bclip Productions, Big Bridge Design, Connie Aridas Creative, Element Advertising and SCALE, all based in Asheville.

Silver Awards were also presented to Adam Taylor Pictures, Bclip Productions and The Brite Agency of Asheville. G&T Communications, based in Boone, Real Digital Productions of Brevard and Western Carolina University, located in Cullowhee, were also recognized with Silver Awards at the local level.

AAFA serves individuals in marketing, advertising and related industries throughout western North Carolina, providing varied educational programs, public service, student outreach and the recognition of the most talented local professionals in the industry. Please visit www.aafasheville.org for more information about the organization.

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About AAFA: AAF Asheville brings together the creative minds and diverse disciplines that make up WNC’s advertising industry. As members of District 3 in the American Advertising Federation, AAF Asheville offers advertising expertise and support to the membership and the entire Western North Carolina community through self-regulation, education, professional development, communications and public service.

AAF Asheville Kick-­Off Party

Asheville, NC__The American Advertising Federation – Asheville (AAFA) is regenerating, reinvigorating, rejuvenating and reviving the local chapter in response to a surge in interest among members of the local marketing community.

The Kick‐Off Event takes place September 30, 2014 from 6-8 PM at Catawba Brewery (our Premier Brewery Sponsor), 63 Brook Street, Asheville, NC 28803. It’s going to be part party and part chapter business, giving members and prospects the perfect opportunity to meet the new Board, mingle and network with peers and grab a few brews and finger foods.

As Asheville continues to reign as one of the premier destinations for small and mediumsized businesses across the country, the face of the AAFA needs to play a vital role in that growth. The American Advertising Federation is THE voice for the advertising industry, comprising more than 210affiliates nationwide. Participation locally gives Asheville marketers the chance to compete with the big dogs in the national American Advertising Awards competition, formerly known as the ADDYs, to participate in national conferences and tap into a huge network of advertising professionals.

“Asheville boasts such a large, creative community that needs to be plugged in to the regional and national advertising scene,” says interim AAFA president Tim Shumbera. “This club is bound for greatness with the level of quality and commitment we’re seeing among the current roster of members.”

Marketers of every ilk are encouraged to attend the big Kick-Off Event to see what all the fuss is about. In addition to regular social gatherings, the Board and its team members are working diligently to put together professional development opportunities the likes of which rarely are seen in WNC. Everyone, from graphic designers, web developers and writers to brand managers, media buyers, advertising agencies, marketing professionals, social media experts, non-profits, television and radio stations, printers and small businesses, is invited to join us for an enlightening evening of fun.

AAF Asheville brings together the creative minds and diverse disciplines that make up WNC’s advertising industry. We’re a member of District 3 in the American Advertising Federation. AAF Asheville offers advertising expertise and support to the membership and the entire Western North Carolina community through self-­‐regulation, education, professional development, communications and public service.

Media Contact: For more information contact AAF Asheville Communications Chair, Peter Councell, at 828.551.6355 or communications@aafasheville.org.