American Advertising Awards 2019
Bring it home Miami. The 2019 local, district and national American Advertising Awards are all in our backyard.
Submissions are now closed, but get your tickets to the American Advertising Awards Gala!

The 2019 AAF Miami ADDY Gala is a celebration of Miami’s top creative work, made by the people that call Miami home. Your ticket gets you access to our biggest networking and party of the year, food, open bar, and entertainment among your peers and colleagues in Miami’s hippest neighborhood.

Event Details:
Thursday, February 28th – 7pm.
Awards show will begin at 8:30pm sharp.

Palm Court Ball Room Ballroom @ Miami Design District
(Above St. Roch’s Market)

140 NE 39th St , Miami, FL 33137

Parking information:
You can in the garage – find the Palm Court Parking Garage – Ground Floor, 140 NE 39th St OR valet for $5 if you say you are attending the ADDY Gala at any of the Valet parking stations located around the Miami Design District.

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It pays to be a member.

Members save on submissions. A lot. Learn more about our memberships and how a membership can pay for itself through your American Advertising Award entries here.

Awards for a cause.

This year we’re celebrating our first ever scholarship to local students in need. Our Creative Futures Scholarship  is truly Miami, and truly one of a kind. Join us at the Awards this spring to honor our donors and recipients.

Our judges and sponsors.

Chris Wooster
(Austin, Texas)

After deciding at 13 that he wanted to be in “advertising,” Chris has built a 25-year career as a writer, designer and creative director, building brands and brand experiences. He's currently Executive Creative Director at Austin-based indie digital and brand shop T3.

At T3, Chris helps cast, lead, and enhance teams working to untangle brand, product, and experience challenges for brands such as Enterprise, Home Depot, UPS, Sunoco, Texas Central Partners/Virgin Rail, and Capital One. He was lead creative and writer on T3’s 2017 Cannes Shortlisted “Trump and Dump ‘Bot.``

His career includes branding and UX roles at two-time Ad Age Agency Of The Year mcgarrybowen, at Mullen, and as in house writer/art director at the now-shuttered, but legendary Boston Phoenix alternative newspaper and its pioneering radio station 101.7 WFNX. Chris can also roll a sea kayak, operate a 10-wheeled dump truck, and buried a sizable stash of pennies behind his boyhood home near Buffalo. They’re still there.

Gavin Drummond
Gavin is Creative Director at CloudRaker, a creative and technology agency with offices in Montréal and Toronto. Over his 15-year career, he has developed award-winning national and international campaigns for some of Canada’s most iconic brands, including Kijiji, VIA Rail Canada, the Port of Montreal, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Armed Forces. Formerly with Ogilvy, he now divides his time between traditional advertising campaigns and branded content, helping CloudRaker deliver meaningful experiences and tools to consumers on behalf of ambitious clients.
Ricardo Turcios
Ricardo Turcios
Executive Creative Director, Publicis Hawkeye

Ricardo was born in New York city to a fearless, entrepreneurial couple from Guatemala. Over the last 19 years, he’s accumulated a global perspective of marketing having worked in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Ricardo has developed marketing campaigns for some of the world’s most recognized multi-national brands, including Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Heineken International, Colgate-Palmolive, Lucky Strike + Formula One, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser and Hershey's. His marketing stories have been told around the world.

As an ECD, Ricardo has managed wonderfully diverse, multi-disciplined creative teams who have been recognized in every major international awards festival.

In 2015, Ricardo took a leap of faith into the start-up world and founded a mobile app platform called ImaginMe, a passion project inspired by his four-year-old daughter. ImaginMe is committed to empowering children through personalized interactive stories, games and learning apps.

Ricardo currently leads the Publicis Hawkeye creative group in Dallas, Texas. His teams develop the complete spectrum of brand experiences that surround today’s consumer.

Above all else, Ricardo believes that we are on this planet to do our small part in making this world a better place for the generations that will follow us. Cliché? Yes. Necessary? Absolutely.

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