Silver Medal Award

The American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize 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 2017 Silver Medal Award presentation will be held at the Ad Fed/Ad 2 Season Kick-Off event on Thursday, September 21st.  The event is being hosted by Olson. Further details are at: Season Kick-Off and Silver Medal Presentation. 

To nominate a person for this award, please review the Silver Medal Nomination Form.  Applications are due by Thursday, August 31st and can be sent to the Ad Fed office at: [email protected]

 

Silver Medallion

Silver Medal Recipients

(company/agency at time of award)


Greg Kurowski – 2016, Periscope

Chuck Ruhr –  2015, Chuck Ruhr Advertising

Nancy Rice – 2013, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, was a Co-Founder of Fallon McElligott Rice

Lili Hall – 2012, KNOCK, Inc

Lynne Robertson – 2011, FAME Retail

Joe Duffy – 2010, Duffy

Bob Barrie – 2008. Barrie D’Rozario DiLorenzo

John Olson – 2007, OLSON

Earl Herzog – 2006, Campbell Mithun

Jack Supple – 2005, Pocket Hercules

Tom Whelan – 2004, Nemer Fieger

Sue Crolick – 2003, Founder of Art Buddies

Charlie Hoag – 2002, Star Tribune

Bob Thacker – 2001, Target

Howard Liszt – 2000, Campbell-Mithun

Tom Weyl – 1999, Martin Williams

Ron Graham – 1998, Better Business Bureau

Stephen Bergerson – 1997, Fredrikson & Byron

Dean Buresh – 1996, Bozell

Steve Goldstein – 1994, University of Minnesota Foundation

Father James Whalen – 1993, University of St. Thomas

Pat Fallon – 1992, Fallon

Dale Haworth – 1991, Haworth Media

David Floren – 1990, Martin Williams

Norma Cox – 1989, American Public Media

Lee Lynch – 1988, Carmichael Lynch 

John Pellegrene – 1987, Target

Tom McElligott – 1986, Fallon, McEliigott Rice

Ron Anderson – 1985, Bozell

Jack Mark – 1984, Minnegasco

Al Whitman – 1983, Campbell Mithun

Steve Griak – 1982, Wilson Griak

Stanley E. Hubbard – 1981, Hubbard Broadcasting

Dr. Willard Thompson – 1980, University of Minnesota

George Alarik – 1979, BBDO

Richard Wilson – 1978, Wilson Griak

Sherman Headley – 1977, WCCO TV

Al Clague – 1975, BBDO

Gordon Malen – 1974, First National Bank of Minneapolis

Herbert Willis – 1973, Willis & Borg

Paul Foss – 1972. Foss Printing and Lithography

Otto Silha – 1971, Star Tribune

Ken Oelschlager – 1970, Kerker and Associates

Roy Larson – 1969, TIME, Inc.

Fran Kiewel – 1968, Grain Belt Breweries

F. Van Konynenburg – 1967, WCCO Radio and TV

Felton Colwell – 1966, Colwell Press

James Fish – 1965, General Mills

John Cornelius – 1964, BBDO

Ward Olmsted – 1963, Olmsted & Foley

Herb Bissell – 1962, Honeywell

Raymond Mithun – 1961, Campbell Mithun

Samuel Gale – 1960, General Mills