Ad Club of New Orleans Announces 2018 American Advertising Award Winners

NEW ORLEANS – The Ad Club of New Orleans held its annual 2018 New Orleans American Advertising (ADDY) Awards gala on Friday, Feb. 23. The ADDY Awards Competition is a three-tier national competition conducted annually by the AAF and is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition for creative excellence. Local ADDY winners were honored during a dinner gala at The Cannery in Mid-City. The theme of the night was "Unleash the Wild."

The 2018 Silver Medal lifetime achievement award was given to Mark Romig, president and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, for his dedication to the New Orleans advertising community.  


Best of Show Honors include:

Best of Show – Overall – New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, “One Time in New Orleans Campaign Brand”

Best of Show – Special Judges’ Award – People Who Think, “Sounds Like Nashville RFP”

Best of Show – Illustration – People Who Think, “Abita Brewing Company Horchata Turbodog”

Best of Show – Campaign – Peter Mayer Advertising, “Arsenal of Democracy campaign”

Best of Show – Copywriting –  New Orleans Tourism Marketing Communications – “Letter to Houston”


Other individuals recognized as 2018 Ad Persons of the Year include:

Jennie Westerman Diemont, Deep Fried Advertising – Agency Executive of the Year

Malana Joseph Mitchell, Spears Group – Marketing / Communications Director of the Year

Alex Ludwig, Firmidable – Account Service Person of the Year

Meg Lewis, WGNO – Broadcast Sales Person of the Year

Brianna Dubaz, Zehnder Communications – Communications Support Person of the Year

Rick Nelson, People Who Think – Creative Production Person of the Year

Paige Huffine, Deep Fried Advertising – Creative Services Person of the Year

Jeremy Corbett, Peter Mayer Advertising – Interactive Developer of the Year

Ashley Morgan, Firmidable – Media Person of the Year

Juan Pablo Madrid, Online Optimism – Most Promising Person of the Year

Michelle Tarallo, Spears Group – Promotions / Special Events Person of the Year

Mary Kate Hutchinson, FSC Interactive – Social Media Person of the Year

Ellen Altamirano, Zehnder Communications – Social Media Person of the Year

Val Galati Gibbons, Deep Fried Advertising – Project Management Person of the Year

Morgan Bachemin, Online Optimism- Marketing Strategist of the Year


Creative ADDY GOLD and SILVER Winners:

Peter A. Mayer Advertising – 7 gold, 10 silver

Zehnder Communications – 3 gold, 9 silver

Imaginal Marketing Group – 6 gold, 3 silver

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation – 4 gold, 3 silver

People Who Think – 4 gold, 3 silver

Agency Pure – 4 gold, 2 silver

Fat Happy Media – 2 gold, 2 silver

Brand Society – 4 silver

Communify – 1 gold, 2 silver

ArtFly Design LLC – 1 gold, 1 silver

DEVENEY Communications – 2 silver

TRUMPET Advertising – 1 gold

Cerberus – 1 silver

Crushed Media – 1 silver

Deep Fried Advertising –  1 silver

Fire on the Bayou – 1 silver

Spears Group – 1 silver

WGNO – 1 silver

Loyola University – 1 student gold, 1 student silver

Tulane University – 1 student gold, 1 student silver



For a full list of winners, please see the 2018 Winners Book.


For more information, contact Ronald Evangelista at  / 504-304-8198 


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