Rapid City-based marketing and communications firm Message earned four American Advertising Awards at the AAF-District 8 Regional Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for work created on behalf of Black Hills Ammunition, Lakota Voice Project, and Message agency self promotion. The wins mark the fifth consecutive year that Message has represented AAF-Black Hills and the greater Black Hills advertising community at the regional level. AAF-District 8 is comprised of local clubs from South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
With over 60,000 annual entries, the ADDY Awards are the world’s largest and arguably toughest advertising competition. Each year the competition begins at the local level with 210 AAF clubs across the country. Entries must first be submitted in a local competition to be eligible for regional and national competitions. Local winners advance to one of 14 regional district competitions and District winners advance to the national finals. The National American Advertising Awards® are held in conjunction with the AAF National Conference; May 28-31, 2014, in Boca Raton, FL.
Winning advertisers featured in the 2014 AAF District 8 ADDYs competition included Carmichael Lynch, Colle + McVoy, BBDO Proximity Minneapolis, Fallon Worldwide, mono, Martin Williams, and SDSM&T University Relations.
A full list of 2014 AAF-District 8 American Advertising Awards winners can be found here.