We have a long and storied history that includes creating many of the programs and initiatives adopted nationally by the AAF. One of the most significant was founding the ADDY awards in 1960.
Established in 1924 during the first real estate and tourism boom, the Ad Fed was formed to monitor the accuracy of claims being made by advertisers. Think swamp land. Nobody could have predicted that the organization would go on to still be around in the 21st Century, nor the impact it had during the interim. An abbreviated history will be here soon. In the meantime you can see a lot of what our most recent history has been by visiting our Facebook History page.
The Jack Philipps Gold Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the AAF 4th District. It is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to advertising and furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and public service.
This Award was created to honor the memory of Jack Philipps, who passed away while serving as the 4th District Treasurer. His work in the advertising profession was the epitome of professionalism and service. The objective of the award is to recognize men and women of the AAF 4th District who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in the areas of social concern.
Contributions to Company - The Nominee must have achieved success in one of the following areas of work; advertising agency, advertiser, media, advertising service company or related firm.
Creative - The Nominee must have demonstrated a consistent high degree of creative, original thinking in whatever area of advertising the individual has worked.
Contributions to the General Advancement of Advertising - The Nominee should have worked to increase the stature and raise the standards of the advertising profession.
Contributions to Community - The Nominee should be a man or woman active in civic, religious or other groups dedicated to some phase of human or social welfare.
The first Jack Philipps award was presented in 1984. The recipients include many former District Governors and committee chairs. Past recipients are:
1984 Mary Shine Jacksonville
1985 Fellis Carnley Tallahassee
1986 Jeanne Moorehead Tampa
1987 Jack Weldon, Jr. St. Petersburg
1988 Gary Kerns Orlando
1989 Bill King Orlando
1990 Cal Longacre Ft. Lauderdale
1991 Rose Rice Miami Beach
1992 Osvaldo Laino Tampa
1993 Charles Stiles Ft. Myers
1994 William R. Hohmann Ft. Pierce
1995 Mike Mucci Stuart
1996 Bill Gregory Winter Haven
1997 William E. Drier Miami
1999 Art Rowbotham Lakeland
2000 Mike Weber St. Petersburg
2001 Jack Hebert St. Petersburg
2002 Brenda Edwards Ocala
2004 Jamie Titcomb West Palm Beach
2007 Jerry Hunnicutt Fort Myers
2008 Tom Hayes Treasure Coast
2011 Anne Grigsby Ft. Lauderdale
2012 Victor Crist Tampa Bay
2013 Terri Brown St. Thomas
2015 Jackie Barker Space Coast
2016 Jim Clark Emerald Coast