The 2022 American Advertising Awards will be held in person at the Austin Marriott Downtown.
The EventThursday, February 17
7:00pm – 11:00pm Early check in at 6:30 pm
At this time, we are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our revelers. We strongly recommend that all attendees follow CDC guidelines. While masks will not be mandatory, we will have plenty of masks and sanitizer available for those who wish to use them. We also recommend social distancing when possible–and please stay home if you are sick, have a fever or have recently come into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid.
Please note that attending this event will be at your own discretion.
Professional Entry Fees
$110 per entry for Professional Members
$140 per entry for Professional Non-Members
$135 per late entry for Professional Members
$165 per late entry for Professional Non-Members
Student Entry Fees
$45 per entry for Student Members
$55 per entry for Student Non-Members
$60 per late entry for Student Members
$70 per late entry for Student Non-Members
Sales & Marketing
Sales Promotion (Menu, Packaging, PoP, etc.)
Collateral Material (Stationary, Annual Report, Newsletter, Brochure, Magazine, Book, Event, etc.)
Specialty Advertising (Apparel, Merchandise, etc.)
Branded Content & Entertainment
Out-of-Home & Ambient Media
Ambient Media (Guerilla Marketing, Installations, Events, etc.)
Out-of-Home (Poster, Outdoor Board, Site, etc.)
Apps, Games, Virtual Reality
Advertising & Promotion
Blogs & Digital Publications
Branded Content & Entertainment
Film, Video & Sound
Online Film, Video And Sound
Branded Content & Entertainment
Online / Interactive Campaign
Elements of Advertising
Visual (Logo, Infographic, Illustration, Photography, etc.)
Film & Video (Animation, Special Effects, CGI, Editing, etc.)
Sound (Music, Voiceover Talent, Sound Design, etc.)
Digital Creative Technology (Interface, Location Tech, AR, UX, Data Driven Media, etc.)
*In addition to those categories for Self-Promotion and Corporate Social Responsibility
MEET THE JUDGES
Beth Huerta, Senior Agent & Photo Editor, Candace Gelman & Associates
For over 15 years, Beth Huerta has been immersed in the world of commercial and fine art photography. During her tenure in the field, she has held the roles of everything from photographer’s assistant to photo editor/studio manager to artists’ agent.
In her current position as Senior Agent at the award-winning agency Candace Gelman & Associates, Beth has had the good fortune to advise and represent renowned artists such as Sandro, Marcus Smith, Art Streiber, Olivia Bee, Kennedi Carter and The Voorhes amongst others.
Prior to CG&A, Beth worked as a consultant/assistant for a bevy of internationally acclaimed advertising and editorial photographers including Howard Schatz and Theo Westenberger. Beth is a frequent workshop presenter and contributing writer for the American Photographic Artists association. She is an adjunct instructor for the Photography program at Drexel University and has taught at The University of the Arts and Columbia College Chicago. Beth is also a Mentor for NYC Salt, a program that creates opportunities in visual arts for underserved New York City youth.
Antonio Martez, Creative Director | Fashion Photographer | Filmmaker | Educator | Author
Antonio Martez is an American Beauty & Fashion Photographer based in New York City. Specializing in cosmetic, hair, skin, product, editorial, and commercial beauty and fashion photography
His Style of imagery is compelling, bold, passionate, and vibrant with the intentional use of color, light, shadow, and composition in creating striking imagery that engages consumers across multi-channels, bringing passionate and unique stories to life in the beauty and fashion industry market place.
Through the use of purposeful and deliberate understanding of light and shadow affinity, Antonio Martez creates imagery that is the true mark of a visual narrator.
His work can be seen in advertising campaigns to editorial narratives globally, such publications as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and L’Officiel.
Mission: The goal is simple, to make imagery that is visually rememberable! #LiveYourLegend
Rick Ardito, Executive Creative Director (McGarry Bowen/ BBDO/Freelance)
Rick Ardito has been a member of the ad world for 22+ years, starting at Cliff Freeman & Partners as an Art Director. Rick is a storyteller in every sense of the word: “Lou, if you’re going to be a good Art Director here at Cliff Freeman, you better be a darn good Copywriter,” said Cliff to Rick. Rick tried to correct Cliff on his name but before he could, Cliff tipped Rick two dollars and dried his hands on Rick’s hair–we will never know why he dried his hands on Rick’s hair and can only assume that it was due to Rick’s magnificent lion-like locks.
During his career, Rick has worked on projects for Budget Rent-a-Car, Fox Sports, Quiznos Hollywood Video, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, FedEx, Guinness, AT&T, Pepsi, and Monster.com. This, along with his long list of awards is why we wanted Rick to be one of our judges. Here’s the short list of Rick’s accomplishments: ADDYS / ANDYS / ARCHIVE / AICP / CLIOS / DA&D / GOLD LIONS / SILVER LIONS / ONE SHOW PENCILS LONDON INTERNATIONAL THINGS, AND RADIO MERCURYS.
Outside of work, Rick likes his family. He also likes mountain biking, eating Twizzlers, and taking his dog for long strolls along the sand.
Brynna Aylward, Executive Creative Director at GUT Toronto
Brynna Aylward is an award-winning Executive Creative Director / Creative Lead at GUT Toronto. She previously served as Creative Director in GUT’s Miami office, where she was the creative leader behind some of GUT’s most successful campaigns for multiple global brands, including Popeyes, Bud Light Seltzer and Tim Hortons. Under her leadership as ECD at GUT Toronto she’s helped launch multiple campaigns for Tim Hortons, including a fundraiser for its Camp Day Foundation, as well as its recent collaboration with Justin Bieber.
From her first days in advertising, Brynna knew what she was after—great work that makes a difference in the world. And it’s something she’s tried to achieve through pieces like “Diverse Snowpeople” for Tim Hortons, which highlighted and celebrated how vastly diverse Canada’s population is. Also, at the height of the pandemic in 2020, she spearheaded Headspace’s first-ever campaign to offer the service for free to all 30 million unemployed Americans. Most recently, she worked on “#SaveItSeeIt”, a Michelob Ultra campaign to bring visibility and attention to women’s sports that inspired a $100M commitment to women’s sports from the brand.
Over the course of her career, Brynna has received multiple prestigious accolades, including multiple One Show Pencils and Cannes Lions, as well as being named as one of the One Show and 3% Movement’s Next Creative Leaders in 2019. In 2018, she also was ranked #4 Copywriter by the One Club and #2 Copywriter by the ADC. Prior to GUT, Brynna worked on brands including Ziploc, OFF! Bug Spray, Colgate, Purina, and Allstate at agencies including BBDO and Leo Burnett. When not making ads, Brynna relentlessly pursues the perfect mac and cheese and the ultimate narwhal costume (they’re the unicorns of the sea, you know).
Stace Caseria, Founder & Chief Trust Officer at Trust Deep Branding
Is it true? Is it created with humanity? Does it make you feel something? Those are a couple of the questions Stace Caseria asks himself when thinking about a piece of advertising. A writer by trade, he’s a recovering pessimist who after 20 years of working in the industry still believes in simple ideas.
Stace founded his agency, Trust Deep, to help brands create long-lasting loyalty by showing themselves worthy of customers’ trust. He’s had the honor of contributing to brands like Delta Air Lines, Panasonic, Cadillac, Heineken, Vail Resorts, Bose and so many others.
His first agency job was at Modem Media, considered the world’s first digital ad shop. Before that, he wrote for MAD Magazine which nearly ruined his prospects of working a real job.
Brian Moore, Creative Director at Bose Corporation
Brian Moore is Creative Director for Bose, where he leads and collaborates with creative teams and agencies in the development of campaigns and product launches that authentically articulates the brand’s unique story and connect with customers. Working across multiple disciplines, Brian creates campaigns and experiences for broadcast, web, social, apps, and retail. Prior to joining Bose, Brian focused on user experience and editorial content at large and small agencies.
Brian found his passion for storytelling while studying journalism and fine art and working as a newspaper designer during his undergraduate experience. He further explored digital storytelling through Mass Art’s Dynamic Media Institute and MFA program.
Brian lives outside of Boston in a sleepy town full of apple orchards and cider donuts. He considers Austin a second home, having led multiple photoshoots in and around the capitol and is looking forward to being back soon.
Nancy Glazer Pearl, Executive Creative Director (Various Agencies)
Nancy Glazer Pearl is passionate about building successful brands. Nancy’s design, strategic thinking and marketing expertise have built brands large and small. From top business leaders such as AT&T, FedEx, American Express, T.J.Maxx, General Motors, Charles Schwab, Target and Fidelity Investments to local small businesses and non-profits, Nancy is a leader in the design and marketing space.
Select accolades include:
Mass College of Art Advisory Council, 2018 – current
Judge, LeBook Connections, NYC 2017, 2018
Judge, Effie Awards, Boston 2018
Judge, Effie Awards, NYC 2017
Graphis Poster Annual, Finalist
Print Magazine, Design That Means Business Annual
Graphis Design Annual
Print Magazine, Regional Design Annual
Communication Arts Design Annual
HOW Magazine Design Annual
The One Show, Finalist
Society of Publication Designers Spot Illustration ContestRockport Publishers, The Best of Business Card Design Two
The New York Festivals
HOW Magazine Design Annual
Wakita Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, T-shirts, permanent collection
International Fairs & Expositions, First Place, Outdoor Campaign
National Medical Marketing Association, Logo Design, Silver
Rockport Publishers, The Best of Business Card Design
District 12 Addy Competition, Business to Consumer, Silver
District 12 Addy Competition Packaging, Gold
Rockport Publishers, Great T-Shirt Graphics
Print’s Best T-Shirts, Print Magazine
Norah Perry, Senior Designer | Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Norah Perry is a multidisciplinary maker, self-starter, nail-biter and chocolate addict designing at the sweet spot between loud simplicity and overwhelming complexity to craft delightful experiences (fingers crossed). When Norah’s eyes aren’t glued to the screen (although a rarity), they’re most likely hungrily consuming a Cormoran Strike novel, soaking in all of the latest interior design trends or lazily scanning the streets of Milwaukee as she jogs from neighborhood to neighborhood. Norah is currently a Senior Designer at Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
Rob Tate, Account Executive, Google
Rob Tate is a Senior Account Manager, Digital Ad Sales – Technology at Google in Manhattan, NY. He manages Search, Display, and Video ads across all platforms for TechB2B companies. Working with global clients, Rob makes an effort to embrace other cultures, building strong partnerships as a trusted advisor and thought leader.
At Google, he’s an active member of the Black Googler Network focusing on external partnerships with local tech companies. Rob also hosts a myriad of recruiting events and internal workshops geared toward Black+ and Latinx+ talent. He also mentors Black+ and Latinx+ HS students interested in careers in STEM with the Governor’s Committee for Scholastic Achievement. With GCSA, Rob works with students on resume building, college prep, and professional development.
Outside of work, you can find Rob in Brooklyn running his graphic design & custom clothing company nineOH7, which highlights HBCUs and Black public figures. His passion for advertising started in college where he worked for the university creating ad campaigns for student activities. Today, he helps small minority-owned businesses and nonprofit organizations bring their brands to life.
Prior to Google, Rob worked as an Innovation & Product Development Specialist for the United States Postal Service. Rob holds a B.S. in Management from North Carolina A&T State University and a MBA from University of Maryland Global Campus.