WhiteSpace Wins a Judge’s Choice at Regional ADDY® Competition


Agency Earns a Judge's Choice, a Silver and Only Akron Gold

WhiteSpace, an integrated team of brand builders and difference makers based in Akron, Ohio, recently earned three ADDY® wins at the Fifth District American Advertising Awards (D5AAA). This is the second tier of the national American Advertising Awards competition that annually recognizes and rewards the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. The gold winner will be automatically forwarded to the third and final tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. The winning WhiteSpace entries were:


• Judge's Choice Award
Civic Solutions Lab Mailer for Leadership Akron

• Gold Award
Civic Solutions Lab Mailer for Leadership Akron

• Silver Award
Civic Solutions Lab 3D Poster for Leadership Akron

The Fifth District of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) represents 11 professional advertising associations and 18 college chapters throughout Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. Out of 389 total professional entries, WhiteSpace received one of only four judge’s choice, one of 18 gold and one of 46 silver honors in the 2017 competition. It was the only Akron firm to bring home a gold this year.

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Judge Katie Clements, associate creative director at Caldwell VanRiper (CVR), selected WhiteSpace’s Civic Solutions Lab mailer as her favorite choice in the competition. “I thought it was great! The reason I picked it was because I could ‘see it through a different lens’,” said Clements. “Great, great work!”

The D5AAA judging was held at the end of March at Ohio HD studios in Columbus, Ohio. Other judges included Sharon H. Walsh, creative director at Element Three; Darren Halbig, executive creative director at Element Three; and Kris Knieriem, president/chief creative officer at Blender, Inc.

About the American Advertising Awards/ADDYs

The American Advertising Awards, also known as the ADDYs, are the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year from local ad club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. Top winners at the local chapter level move on to competition at the district level. District winners move onto the national competition and are announced at the AAF-National annual Admerica conference to be held in June in New Orleans.



Watch Judge Katie Clements share her thoughts on why she chose the WhiteSpace Civic Solutions Lab mailer as her favorite! [VIDEO, Facebook]



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