On Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, I had an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life! I was honored with the Silver Medal Award by the American Advertising Federation - Houston (AAF-Houston) at the 49th ADDY Awards at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, in downtown Houston.
I am truly honored, humbled and deeply touched to be even considered for this prestigious award. As I said in my acceptance speech, "I have been blessed to work with some of the most amazing people in the world — creative, talented professionals that you'll find only in Houston. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you, for you and alongside you in an industry that I truly love. I thank you."
For those of you unfamiliar with this award, I went to the AAF-Houston website and found this description:
The Silver Medal Award, the first granted locally in 1962, is part of the American Advertising Federation's Silver Medal program and recognizes men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry's standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern.
The Silver Medal Award is based on five areas of consideration:
- Contributions to the recipient's own company - success achieved in one of the following areas of work - advertising agency, advertiser, media, or advertising service company.
- Creative ability - a consistent, high degree of creative, original thinking in whatever phase of advertising the nominee has worked.
- Contributions to the general advancement of advertising - efforts to increase the stature and raise the standards of the advertising profession.
- Contributions to the community - activity in civic, religious or other groups dedicated to some phase of human or social welfare.
- Contributions to the American Advertising Federation Houston.