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2018 American Advertising Awards

This year, SDX presented 16 Gold, 34 Silver & 37 Bronze ADDY awards to 24 companies in 41 advertising, digital and graphic design categories, culled from 201 professional entries and 17 student entries, at our 2018 San Diego American Advertising Awards Celebration. The awards program was held Friday, March 16, at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.

Traina Design won Best of Show for its “Deadlines” entry for self-promotion at this year’s ADDY awards. Mohammed Labban, a student at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design, won Best of Show in the student category for his project for Meshuggah Shack. A special judges award was presented to Gumview Creative for “Unexpected Rewards,” a project conducted on behalf of Practicing Excellence.

First-place Gold award winners included:

  • Traina Design (6 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze)
  • Taco Truck Creative (1 Gold)
  • San Diego Zoo Global (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze)
  • Red Door Interactive (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze)
  • Pure Cinema (1 Gold, 1 Bronze)
  • Pia Agency (1 Gold, 2 Silver)
  • Movetic (1 Gold, 1 Bronze)
  • MeringCarson (1 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze)
  • Greenhaus (3 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze)

Additional Bronze and Silver award winners included :United Way of San Diego, The Color Bar, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Paradeigm, PACIFIC, Neyenesch Printers, MJD, Mindgruve, Ignyte, i.d.e.a., Gut Branding, Gumview Creative, Engage Creative Group, Elevated Internet Marketing & Eat.Drink.Sleep.

Student winners included:

Mohammed Labban, Best of Show

Gold winners:

Mohammed Labban (1 Gold, 2 Bronze)

Amjad Alotaibi (1 Gold)

Erik Sena (1 Gold, 2 Silver)

Additional Silver and Bronze winners included Reham Murshed, Dellin Francis and Nicole Kneip

Congrats to all the 2018 winners!

Our emcee for the night was A.D. Rowntree, former major label recording artist turned radio host. A.D. is the #1 PM drive host at iHeartmedia on Alternative KTBZ/HOUSTON and Active Rock KIOZ/SAN DIEGO. You will also hear him on in New York, Orlando & Colorado.

Thank you to our event sponsor!

16 Mar 2018
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, 92101
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Business Professional/Cocktail
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