Jim Clark Awarded Gold Medal

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Jim ClarkJim Clark of Emerald Coast was presented the 2016 Jack Philipps Gold Medal. The award is  the highest honor presented by the AAF Fourth District. It is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to advertising and furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and public service. Flanked by five of the previous recipients, Jim was truly surprised and stunned at the District ADDY gala presentation.

Identified as a dreamer, a romantic, and a creative genius by many, Jim holds a passion for technology and for helping others any way he can. He’s also been called “crazy,” “weird,” and even “strange” by those who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting him. For over 23 years Jim Clark has been a creative director dedicated to seeing his clients succeed. As the agency owner of Clark & Company (www.juststay.com), Jim provides creative services, marketing planning, and comprehensive and integrated creative solutions. He works with his clients on everything from developing a strategy to concept and execution of traditional and digital media - including business and marketing strategy solutions. He is also a published author.

Jim Clark accepts Jack Philipps AwardJim has been honored with many previous awards including the 1995 AAF Silver Medal Award for Outstanding Advertising Achievement and over 100 ADDYs. He currently serves for the American Advertising Federation Fourth District as Historian and was the founding President of the Emerald Coast Advertising Federation in 1992. He has served as an AAF ADDY Judge all over the United States and is the founder of Ad3 (ad3.org) - a community, philosophy, work ethic, and lifestyle. He currently lives on the beautiful Emerald Coast with his soon-to-be wife, Mara Rodriguez, and her two children. Jim believes that if you’re not having fun at work, it’s just work.