Southwest Florida Marketing Professionals Honored With Angel Awards For Excellence In Public Service Advertising

The American Advertising Federation-District 4 showcases cause advertising at their summer conference

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2020) — Four Southwest Florida-based marketing groups were among the winners recognized at the 2020 Angel Awards presented last Saturday evening by the American Advertising Federation-District 4 (AAF-District 4). The event was hosted at the recently opened Luminary Hotel in downtown Fort Myers. A total of seven awards were given to Southwest Florida firms, which hail from the organization’s AAF-Southwest Florida affiliate.

The Angel Award competition recognizes the best in public service advertising from across AAF-District 4, which is comprised of 18 local chapters throughout Florida and the Caribbean Islands. The awards combine two objectives of the AAF: to utilize industry expertise to address community issues, and to celebrate and honor advertising excellence.

Awards were presented to the following organizations:

  • Priority Marketing won three Gold Angel Awards: for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida “Magic Under the Mangroves Fund-A-Need” video; for the “SalusCare Fund-A-Cause Video” campaign for SalusCare, and in cinematography for “Wulfert Bayous Land Acquisition Video” for the Ding Darling Wildlife Society,
  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida won two Gold Angel Awards: for its poster series “Animal Speaker Campaign,” and for its video “A World Without Turtles,”
  • Celsius Marketing | Interactive won a Gold Angel Award for its campaign “Bring New Hope to Hopeless Animals” for Cape Coral Animal Shelter and
  • CONRIC pr+marketing won a Silver Angel Award for its TV PSA “Drive it Home Campaign” for Keep Lee County Beautiful.

AAF-SWFL President Tim Hennessy praised the winners, “We’re so proud to have this much talent in Southwest Florida. On behalf of the board of directors and members of AAF-SWFL, congratulations to all of the nominees and winners. Thank you for your commitment to promoting those who provide voices for the voiceless.”


Established in 1905, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” Its membership is comprised of the nation’s leading advertisers, agencies, and media companies, a national network of local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals, and more than 200 college chapters with 5,000 student members.

The American Advertising Federation-Southwest Florida (AAF-SWFL) chapter is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization serving Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties. This passionate group of advertising industry leaders performs community service, support, and education; industry advocacy; and knowledge sharing. AAF-SWFL hosts a number of programs and initiatives that support its membership through government relations, professional development, advertising education, mentorships, workplace diversity and inclusion, and recognition of excellence. To become a member, please email the AAF-SWFL membership team at or visit

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