SWFL Advertising’s Best Shine Bright At American Advertising Awards Gala And Silver Medal Ceremony

AAF-SWFL President, Tim Hennessy with American Advertising Awards Myra Janco Daniels Best of Show winner Kate Kintz of Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Industry’s best recognized with the ADDY® award for creative excellence in advertising.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Mar. 2, 2021) — The region’s advertising industry shined bright at the American Advertising Awards ADDY® Night Live gala on Saturday, February 20th, hosted by the American Advertising Federation-Southwest Florida (AAF-SWFL). The evening’s festivities were emceed by comedian Sheena Reagan with musical guest The Rosada Project. What was judged to be Southwest Florida’s best advertising of the past year was showcased at the gala from among 150 advertising executions and campaigns entered into the competition. Entrants included advertising agencies, advertiser creative teams, and freelance professionals.

Also at the event, AAF-SWFL named Mr. Bob Beville, Vice President of Sales at Waterman Broadcasting, as its 2021 AAF Silver Medal honoree. The Silver Medal award program recognizes business community leadership and contributions to advertising by actively furthering industry standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.

AAF-SWFL American Advertising Award winners include:

Best of Show Award
  • Myra Janco Daniels – Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Best of Category Awards
  • Best of Print – Wilson Creative Group for client Collins DuPont Design Group
  • Best of Sales & Marketing – Priority Marketing for client Southwest Florida Children’s Charities, Inc.
  • Best of Out-of-Home and Ambient Media – Shell Point Retirement Community
  • Best of Online Interactive – Wells Marketing for client Fords, LLC
  • Best of Film, Video and Sound – Celsius Marketing | Interactive for client Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
  • Best of Cross Platform – Shell Point Retirement Community
  • Best of Elements of Advertising – Caryn Clark…The Hip Chick Voice! for client Your CBD Store
  • Best of Public Service – Quenzel & Associates for client Player’s Circle Theatre
Judge’s Choice Awards
  • Celsius Marketing | Interactive for client Wicked Dolphin Rum
  • Sun Broadcasting for client Just One of Those Dayz
  • Priority Marketing for client TwinCutz Barbershop
People’s Choice Award
  • Priority Marketing for client Guadalupe Center
  • AAF-Southwest Florida
  • Caryn Clark…The Hip Chick Voice!
  • Celsius Marketing | Interactive
  • CONRIC pr + marketing
  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida
  • Priority Marketing
  • Quenzel & Associates
  • Shell Point Retirement Community
  • Sun Broadcasting
  • Waterman Broadcasting
  • Wells Marketing
  • Wilson Creative Group
Silver ADDY
  • AAF-Southwest Florida
  • Absher Design Group, Inc.
  • Celsius Marketing | Interactive
  • CONRIC pr + marketing
  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida
  • Hodges University
  • Naples Zoo
  • NOISE Inc.
  • Payton Brands
  • Priority Marketing
  • Quenzel & Associates
  • Shell Point Retirement Community
  • Wells Marketing
  • Wilson Creative Group

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), more than 30,000 entries are submitted each year into the nationwide American Advertising Awards. The local chapter phase is the first of the three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY® Award recognition as the very best in their markets.

At the second tier, local ADDY® winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District ADDY® winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. Entry in your local ad club competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY®.

Entering the American Advertising Awards supports the advertising industry. AAF uses the proceeds to enhance advertising through programs such as public service, student scholarships, legislative advocacy, advertising education, and consumer awareness.


AAF-SWFL is the unifying voice for advertising in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties. The 501(c)(6) nonprofit business organization provides industry advocacy and knowledge sharing. It hosts a number of programs and initiatives that support its membership through government relations, professional development, advertising education, mentorships, networking, diversity and inclusion, and recognition of excellence. AAF-SWFL is a local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, the nation’s oldest and largest advertising industry trade organization of its kind. Learn more at aafswfl.com.

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