Silver medal

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The American Advertising Federation established a national Silver Medal Award in 1959.  The Ad Club of West Michigan continues the local extension of this prestigious award.  The Silver Medal Award honors an individual’s lifetime achievement in the following areas:

·      Contributions to the success of his/her company (ad agency, advertiser, media or related service company)

·      Demonstration of a high degree of original creative thinking

·      Contributions to the advancement of the advertising profession and industry

·      Significant contributions to the local area through community involvement

Traditionally awarded in March, nominations are accepted year round. Send your candidate's achievements to admin@aafwmi.org.

 
 

Past Recipients:

Year/Name                                        Agency When Awarded

1961 – Gordon Navan                   Norman Navan Moore & Baird

1962 – Wesley Aves                      Aves Advertising, Inc.

1963 – Wilfred Peterson                The Jaqua Company

1964 – Robert E. Jaqua                The Jaqua Company

1965 – Willard Schroeder             Time Life Broadcasting (WOTV)

1966 – Eugene Broene                 Steelcase, Inc.

1967 – Kenneth Maatman            Rapistan

1968 – Edward F. Davison           Aves Advertising, Inc.

1969 – G. William Sefton               Sefton Associates

1970 – Charles F. Johnson, Jr.    Johnson & Dean, Inc.

1971 – Richard I. Kowalkowski    The Jaqua Company

1972 – Guy E. Greene                   Sefton Associates

1973 – Willis R. Montgomery, Jr. The Grand Rapids Press

1974 – Charles H. Westra             Meijer, Inc.

1975 – Richard D. Hansknecht    Carpenter Paper Company

1976 – George U. Lyons               W. Michigan Telecasters, Inc. (WZZM-TV)

1977 – James S. Alexander         Alexander Marketing Services, Inc.

1978 – Ronald Nordstrom            Nordstrom/Cox Marketing, Inc.

1979 – Thomas F. VanderMey     Modern Imaging

1979 - Gordon Duncan                  Modern Imaging

1980 – Lynne Bradshaw               Bradshaw Advertising

1981 – Robert Carpenter              Bob Carpenter & Group, Inc.

1982 – James Markle                    Aves Advertising

1983 – Charles Doner                   Kent Skills Center

1984 – Brian Cox                            Nordstrom/Cox Marketing, Inc.

1985 – Gregg Hagley                    Rogers Department Store

1986 – David S. Kagan                 Johnson & Dean, Inc.

1987 – Ronald Dykstra                 Federated Media (WCUZ-AM/FM)

1988 – Joseph Stevens                 Stevens Graphics International

1989 – Gerald B. Cox                   The Cox Company

1990 – James Messner                 J.W. Messner, Inc.

1991 – Adrianna Snyder               J.D. Thomas

1992 – Rob Pocock                        Nordstrom/Cox Marketing, Inc.

1993 – Donald H. Bratt, Sr.          Stevens Advertising

1994 – Ted Etheridge                   The Etheridge Company

1995 – Gordon Ondersma            Meijer, Inc.

1996 – Edward R. Kastelz, Jr.      National Correct Color/National Printing

1997 – Tom Quinn                        J.W. Messner, Inc.

1998 – Stan Felder                         Felder Communications

1999 – Bill McKendry                     Hanon McKendry

2000 – Jim Hanon                          Hanon McKendry

2001 – Patrick Mullen                    Tribune Television/WXMI Fox 17

2002 – Bonnie Payne                    Norman Payne Advertising

2003 –Perry Ballard                       Perry Ballard Incorporated (PBI)

2004 – Jack Maynard                    Spectrum Graphics

2005 – Jann McKellar                    Spartan Stores

2006 – Ben Mendoza                    Wolverine World Wide, Inc.

2007 - Ward Veldman                    Stevens Advertising

2008 - Ron Davis                            Biggs|Gilmore

2009 – Steve Frykholm                  Herman Miller

2010 – Frank Blossom                   The Polishing Center

2011 – Yang Kim                            Peopledesign

2012 – Dr. Oliver Evans                Kendall College of Art & Design

2013 – Mark Tanis                          The Image Group

2014 – Gregg Palazzolo               Palazzolo Design

2015 – Christina Bivins                 KBO Group

2016 – Rob Jackson                      Extra Credit Projects

2017 – Chris Cook                         Fairly Painless Advertising