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Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s American Advertising Awards, and congratulations to all of our winners.

A summary of the awarded creative and links to view the work are provided below.

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Best of Show

Professional Competition

Student Competition


Mosaic Award

AAF’s Mosaic Awards recognize companies, agencies and individuals whose commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident through their creative work and organization-wide initiatives.  


Judges Citations

rustmedia for Survivor Series

“Powerful, emotional and authentic photography. Images alone told a story.”


rustmedia for Flourish

“Wonderful magazine design with great style. The creative was clean and cohesive but still variable enough to embody the content of individual articles.” 


Red Letter Communications, Inc. for the character Max Vasterson

“I just applaud the agency for selling high-speed internet in a fun and well-packaged way. The spokes-character of Max is goofy and fun. Especially well-done in the paid social work (having him go from carousel to carousel).”


rustmedia for Su Hill Video

“Beautiful short film, and a moving way to get emotional engagement with a restaurant. A great example of branded content.”


rustmedia for When We Lose Sports

“This brought home the loss of youth sports powerfully. Overall, nicely done interview work (which is an art in itself) and shooting/editing.”


rustmedia for Sedona Bistro Branding

“Loved all the work here. Solid, crafted-feeling design in every piece, and an interesting combination of modern and traditional feels.”


rustmedia for Magellan Exchange

“Strong brand identify shown throughout each creative piece.”


River Radio for Bobcat Marvin Radio Spot

“Very memorable and entertaining.”


Professional Competition | Winners

Selected Category
Entry Name
Entrant Company
Winner Types
Magazine Design
rustmedia
Gold
Spread, Multiple Page or Insert
Red Letter Communications
Gold
Poster Campaign
rustmedia
Gold
Direct Marketing & Specialty Advertising
Creative Edge
Gold
Email
Red Letter Communications
Gold
Consumer Website
Red Letter Communications
Gold
Web Banner Ad or Website Takeover
Red Letter Communications
Gold
Social Media Campaign
Red Letter Communications
Gold
Audio/Visual Sales Presentation
Red Letter Communications
Gold
Consumer Campaign-Local
Red Letter Communications
Gold
Branded Content & Entertainment For Online Film, Video & Sound
Red Letter Communications
Gold
Video Series
rustmedia
Gold
Video Editing
Red Letter Communications
Gold
Online Film, Video & Sound
Red Letter Communications
Gold
 Consumer Campaign
rustmedia
Gold
Magazine Advertising Spread
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Newspaper Advertising, Fractional Page
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Photography Campaign
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Magazine Advertising, Single Unit
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Direct Mail-Flat Campaign
SEMO
Silver
Newspaper Advertising, Full Page
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Out-of-Home
Reveal Graphics
Silver
Photography, Single
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Social Media, Single Execution
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Social Media, Single Execution
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Email
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Consumer Website
Element 74
Silver
Social Media, Single Execution
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Consumer Website
The Digital Foundry
Silver
Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
rustmedia
Silver
Local Television Advertising
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Cinematography
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Branded Content & Entertainment For Online Film, Video & Sound
rustmedia
Silver
Internet Commercial
Creative Edge
Silver
Advertising Industry Self-Promotion Film, Video & Sound
rustmedia
Silver
Branded Content & Entertainment For Online Film, Video & Sound
rustmedia
Silver
Internet Commercial
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Internet Commercial
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
rustmedia
Silver
Integrated Branded Content Campaign
Red Letter Communications
Silver
Advertising Industry Self-Promotion Film, Video & Sound
La Croix Church
Silver
Webisode Series
Creative Edge
Silver
Illustration
Creative Edge
Bronze
Direct Marketing & Specialty Advertising
Creative Edge
Bronze
Catalog
Creative Edge
Bronze
Advertising Industry Self-Promotion
Element 74
Bronze
Social Media Campaign
Creative Edge
Bronze
B-to-B Website
Element 74
Bronze
Social Media, Single Execution
Creative Edge
Bronze
Corporate Social Responsibility Film, Video & Sound
Creative Edge
Bronze
Advertising Industry Self-Promotion Film, Video & Sound
Creative Edge
Bronze
Integrated Media Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign
rustmedia
Bronze
Single Webisode
La Croix Church
Bronze
Animation, Special Effects or Motion Graphics
Creative Edge
Bronze

Student Competition | Winners

Selected Category
Entry Name
Entrant
Winner Types
Logo Design
Allison Otto, Miriam Gorecki, Lucas Ruessler (SEcreative)
Gold
Social Media Campaign
MK 443/AR 416, Group 5 (SEMO)
Gold
Direct Marketing
MK 443/AR 416, Group 5 (SEMO)
Gold
Illustration
Hailey Meyr, Allison Otto (SEcreative)
Gold
Printed Annual Report or Brochure
MK 443/AR 416, Group 5 (SEMO)
Silver
Social Media Campaign
MK 443/AR 416, Group 5 (SEMO)
Silver
Social Media, Single Execution
MK 443/AR 416, Group 4 (SEMO)
Silver
Outdoor Board (Flat or 3D)
MK 443/AR 416, Group 6 (SEMO)
Silver
Outdoor & Transit Advertising , Site
MK 443/AR 416, Group 5 (SEMO)
Silver
Direct Marketing
MK 443/AR 416, Group 3 (SEMO)
Bronze
Website (Desktop or Mobile)
MK 443/AR 416, Group 4 (SEMO)
Bronze
Outdoor & Transit Advertising, Site
MK 443/AR 416, Group 4 (SEMO)
Bronze
Social Media, Single Execution
MK 443/AR 416, Group 2 (SEMO)
Bronze
Social Media, Single Execution
MK 443/AR 416, Group 3 (SEMO)
Bronze