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American Advertising Federation honors Priority Marketing with trio of gold Angel Awards

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Priority Marketing received three gold Angel Awards for excellence in public service advertising from the American Advertising Federation (AAF), District 4. 

The Angel Awards recognize agencies and organizations for campaigns that demonstrate exceptional results and execution. Priority Marketing was one of just 20 companies to win a 2023 Angel Award and the only agency between Sarasota and Miami to earn recognition. AAF’s District 4 includes Florida and all of the Caribbean. 

Priority Marketing received three gold Angel Awards on behalf of two nonprofit client partners: 

  • “Finale Salute Appreciation Dinner” for Celebrity Martini Glass Auction: Gold awards for the campaign and the event itself, a star-studded fundraising gala that celebrated generous philanthropists and donors while honoring local veterans and military organizations. 
  • “Autism Acceptance Campaign” for Family Initiative: Gold award for a campaign that raised visibility and strengthened the organization’s brand position to drive attendance at Family Initiative’s annual fundraising gala, which was held during Autism Acceptance Month. 

“Our aim is always to help clients reach their goals, but there is a little more satisfaction when delivering outstanding results to our nonprofit and charitable partners,” said Priority Marketing President and Chief Creative Office Teri Hansen, APR. “If a nonprofit’s events and campaigns are successful, that means our community will grow stronger as a result.” 

Priority Marketing’s range of creative services has grown to include print and digital design, advertising, brand development, copywriting, video production, photography, product packaging, vehicle wraps and more. 

AAF’s Angel Awards competition combines two missions of the national organization: utilizing industry expertise to address community issues and celebrating advertising excellence. Entrants include advertising service providers, public service organizations, and special interest causes and groups. 

“It is inspiring to see the variety of causes and organizations that are serving our communities,” said Angel Awards Founder and Chair Mike Weber. “Creating effective advertising for them is a challenge. Unlike selling a product, the advertising needs to elicit an emotional response.” 

Winners were announced at an awards ceremony held Nov. 13 in Tallahassee. 

“It is an honor to recognize and celebrate the agencies crafting stellar campaigns that shine a light on these impactful service initiatives,” added AAF District 4 Governor Stephanie Herndon. “The event always leaves attendees with teary eyes and a full heart.” 

AAF’s District 4 is a network of professionals that represent all disciplines of advertising at all levels. The organization’s goal is to inspire, inform and educate advertising professionals, mentor advertising students, monitor legislative issues, recognize excellence, promote public service causes and help build the economy. Nationwide, AAF’s membership is comprised of more than 60 corporate members made up of the nation’s leading advertisers, agencies and media companies; a national network of 150 local clubs representing 35,000 advertising professionals; and more than 140 college chapters with 4,000 student members. 

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