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Ocean’s 18 – The Crowning of Austin’s Jewels

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Save the Date Ocean's 18 The Crowning of Austin's Jewels

Join us for Big Wigs 2018 on October 25 at The Austin Winery as we celebrate the hidden gems and crown the many jewels in our industry.

Event Details:

Theme- Ocean’s 18: The Crowning of Austin’s Jewels

The Austin Winery – 440 E St Elmo Road
October 25, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 pm

About AAF Austin: 

AAF Austin connects the Austin marketing and creative community. Currently at 1800 members strong, AAF Austin is a vital part of and receives support from the national organization – American Advertising Federation (40,000 members).  AAF Austin provides value through networking events, volunteer opportunities, awards ceremonies, educational support and professional development programs and gives back to our industry via education and public service initiatives.

Big Wigs:

Big Wigs is an alternative to the industry’s traditional ADDY awards and focuses on personal talents and contributions of individuals and companies. The winners are the best of the best in every category.  Nominations are chosen by the Austin Advertising Community (you do not have to be a member of AAF Austin).  

A short summary paragraph will be required stating why this person should be nominated. From there, the top 5 nominees with the most votes in each category will be chosen. The Board will then select one winner per category based on their nomination summary. There are special awards for Biggest Wig and Silver Medal Award.  This event brings something unique to organizations ready to get noticed.  Suppliers, clients, and agencies all participate.


Big Wigs Winners!

That’s  a wrap! Thank you to everyone who joined us for an unforgettable night celebrating this year’s hidden gems – and congratulations to all of our deserving winners!

Couldn’t make it? See who took home the jewels for 2018!

Educator of the Year: Clay Craig, Texas State University
Best IT Support: James Tommey, Proof Advertising
Best Digital Rep: Sarah Mayer, VGCA
Best Digital Producer: Valerie Ortiz, LatinWorks
Best Digital Content Producer: Ron Robbins, Clicta Digital
Best Talent Agent: Laura Maxwell-Scott, Collier Talent
Best Content Writer: Rich Terry, Sherry Matthews
Best Video Producer: Laura Busino, GSD&M
Best Sound Editor: Shayna Brown, Chez Boom Audio
Best Commercial Producer: Angie Nelson, Sherry Matthews
Best Printer Rep: Kevin Perkins, OneTouchPoint
Best Printing Company: OneTouchPoint
Best Paper Company Rep: Bobby Mata, Clampitt
Best Paper Company: Clampitt
Best Exhibitor Rep: Laurie Christensen, Xtreme Xhibits
Best Large Format Company: API
Most Likely to Be My Boss in 10 Years: Jeff Noel, lookthinkmake
Most Likely to Be My Boss in 10 Years: Nadia Abderazzaq, LatinWorks
Best Receptionist: Hannah Steffan, Proof Advertising
Best Media Buyer: Ailien Phan, lookthinkmake
Best Media Planner: Carrie Stein, Bridge Insights and Media
Best Traffic Coordinator: Lavinia Ruiz, Proof Advertising
Best Cinema Rep: Stephenie Hatch, NCM
Best Radio Rep: Alison Thiemer, Emmis Austin Radio
Best Outdoor Rep: Cynthia McGuineas, Reagan Outdoor
Best Magazine Rep: Rachel Davis, Eater Austin
Best Promotional Merchandise Rep: Jancy Darling, Darling Promo
Unsung Hero: Analisa Garcia, LatinWorks
The Biggest Wig: Elizabeth Thompson, GSD&M
Silver Medal Award Winner: Bart Cleveland, Job Propulsion Lab


October 25, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Austin Winery
440 E St. Elmo Road
Austin, Texas 78745 United States
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