2017 Chicago American Advertising Awards

On Tuesday, March 7, Advertising and Marketing Agencies came together to honor each other's work at the Chicago American Advertising Awards. 
The night consist of amazing work, great company and a lot of fun!

Thank you to everyone who made this year's award show possible.

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Best in Category: Print Advertising - Names by Leo Burnett Chicago for Donate Life America
Best in Category: Sales & Marketing - Care Counts by DigitasLBi for Whirlpool
Best in Category: Cross Platform - Give Extra, Get Extra by Energy BBDO for Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars, Inc.
Best in Category: Online/Interactive - Honey Maid:Wholesome Button by Weber Shandwick
Best in Category: Film, Video & Sound - Do You See What I See? by The Distillery Project for Meijer
Best in Category: Out of Home & Ambient Media - Van Gogh BnB by Leo Burnett Chicago for The Art Institute of Chicago
Best in Category: Elements of Advertising - World of Play by The Mill for LG

Agency of the Year
Energy BBDO

Client of the Year

Best of Show
Van Gogh BnB by Leo Burnett Chicago for The Art Institute of Chicago

Winners, if you wish to order duplicate trophies, you can do so here.
Cost: $135 per trophy.
Deadline to order is March 31, 2017.


Thank you to our judges...

Atit Shah, EVP/Executive Creative Director, Digitas Lbi - NY & Atlanta
Heidi Singleton, Chief Creative Officer, New Honor Society
Jessica Coulter, Creative Director, Energy BBDO-NY
                          Maru Kopelowicz, Global Executive Creative Director, Senior Partner at Ogilvy & Mather NY                        
Mike DePirro, Owner, DepirroParone
Nancy Abraham, VP, Advertising, Esurance
Renata Florio, Global GCD, Ogilvy & Mather NY
Sean Gleason, CMO, Dave and Buster's
Trisch Smith, EVP & Managing Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Edelman
Ivan Calle. Executive Creative Director at Zubi Advertising
Eva Santos. Chief Creative Officer Proximity Spain


2017 Event Highlights:

Photos Courtesy of Deja Views!
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