Baltimore Ad Club Represents with 17 Winning Entries at the District 2 American Advertising Awards

Posted on 05/03/2019 12:00 am  /   AAFB Updates

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 2 has announced the 2019 American Advertising Award winners. In total, American Advertising Federation of Baltimore (AAFB) winners received 17 district level awards; 3 Gold Awards and 14 Silver Awards. 

In addition to a Gold Award, Mission Media was presented with “Best of Show – Interactive” for its NASA Home & City Microsite entry. Gold Awards were also presented to idfive for the Smithsonian Institution’s Public Service Annual Report and FifteenFour for Ciena: The Adaptive Network™ Video.

The District 2 Awards are the second tier of the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) national awards program, and encompasses the Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore chapters of the AAF. 

“As part of District 2, we are in a fierce competition with some of the best creative minds in the country,” said Matt McDermott, AAFB president and creative director at idfive. “We are proud of our winners and excited to have several moving on to the national competition. This speaks to the caliber of creative work being produced in Charm City.” 

The American Advertising Awards is a three-tiered national competition with the first tier consisting of other local club entrants vying for recognition as the very best in their markets. Top winners on the local level are then eligible to compete against other winners in one of 15 district competitions. Gold winners at the district level are automatically advanced to the national competition, where one winner will rise above over 40,000 entries nationwide and be awarded the top prize of National Best of Show. National winners will be announced at the AAF’s national conference, Admerica, taking place June 5-8, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida.

Complete list of Baltimore District 2 winners:

Entrant Entry Name Winner Types
ADG Creative Gumbo and Mistletoe 2018 Silver
Christopher Myers Photography Harley Davidson Factory Museum Silver
FifteenFour eSentire Rebrand Silver
FifteenFour Ciena: The Adaptive Network™ Video Gold
GKV Superiority Pins Silver
GKV Olympic Magic Silver
Havas Helia “Bawlmer” Crab Feast Invite Silver
idfive Smithsonian Institution Gold
Marriner Marketing Communications Snacklins packaging guidelines Silver
MGH Mason’s Famous Poster Series Silver
Mission Media NASA Home & City Silver
Mission Media NASA Home & City Microsite Gold, Best in Show – Interactive
Planit Intangibles – Brown Advisory Annual Report Silver
Planit Four Seasons Microsite Silver
Planit “A Few of Our Favorite Things” Holiday Card Silver
Stanley Black and Decker DEWALT The Power Of Freedom Silver
Unconquered ECNL GameChanger Silver

About the American Advertising Federation of Baltimore

Originally formed in 1920 as the Women’s Advertising Club of Baltimore, the American Advertising Federation Baltimore (AAFB) is one of 225 local affiliate chapters of the American Advertising Federation. Its mission is to advocate for Baltimore as a strong advertising community and to respond to the needs of its members through continuing education, informational programs, networking and social opportunities as well as legislative issues that confront the advertising industry. To learn more, visit