WhiteSpace Wins Nine Akron ADDY® Awards, Including a Judge’s Choice Honor


WhiteSpace, an integrated team of brand builders and difference makers based in Akron, Ohio, earned a prestigious Judge’s Choice honor plus four Gold and four Silver ADDY® awards at the 2017 American Advertising Federation (AAF) recognition ceremony on Friday, Feb. 24, at the Akron Civic Theatre. The ADDY awards annually recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising nationwide.

WhiteSpace staff and clients were honored for their work on the following:

Judge's Choice Award Winner

Gold Award Winners

Silver Award Winners

The video series, “Start a Career that Delivers,” for New Penn, a regional transportation company, also received a Gold ADDY award. WhiteSpace collaborated on the campaign with Red Point Digital, an Akron-based production company who submitted the entry.

"We are proud to be a creative partner that provides award-winning integrated marketing strategies and tactics,” said Keeven White, WhiteSpace president and CEO. “Strategies and tactics that, most importantly, make a positive impact on our clients’ brands.”

During the ADDY ceremony, WhiteSpace staff members Bethany Sava, Ash Engelhardt and Jen Snider were recognized for their commitment to the Akron advertising community through their work as AAF-Akron board and committee members. WhiteSpace also was recognized for nominating the 2017 Silver Award Winner Janet VonGunten and for its participation in the AAF-Akron Sponsor-A-Student program. This program allows students from The University of Akron and Kent State University to attend the industry event at no charge.

About the American Advertising Awards/ADDYs
Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local chapter is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards – recognition as the very best in their markets. All local Golds get automatically forwarded to the second tier where they compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. The ADDYs is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, annually attracting more than 40,000 entries.

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