SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2013) - The San Diego Ad Club, the largest local networking and industry trade group for advertising and marketing professionals, announced the launch of a new awards program called The Brand Diego Awards.
"Starting July 15, nominations will be accepted over the next 30 days for 14 awards designed to recognize outstanding San Diego brands and the marketing professionals that help build those brands," said Sheila Fox, Ad Club Executive Director. An awards presentation dinner is scheduled for mid-October.
Awards will be presented in the following categories:
- Agency of the Year
- Agency Professional of the Year
- Media Company of the Year
- Media Professional of the Year
- Brand of the Year
- Brand Professional of the Year
- Emerging Brand of the Year
- Hispanic Marketer of the Year;
- Hispanic Marketing Visionary Brand of the Year
- Industry Affiliate of the Year
- Corporate Responsibility Award
- Leadership Award
- Young Achiever Award
- Paula Sullivan Lifetime Achievement Award
In addition, a college-age student planning a career in advertising will be awarded with the Sheila Fox Scholarship grant.
Judges will include local civic, corporate and community leaders from a variety of industries. "Our judges are well-respected individuals representing different business sectors who might not have a direct relationship with our local advertising industry," Fox said.
"We are very excited about our new awards program because it highlights the ties between the Ad Club and the San Diego business community as well as our industry's role in supporting the region's economy," said Melissa Lopez, Ad Club board co-chair and Director of Performance Marketing at Mindgruve.
According to the Ad Club's board co-chair, Jonathan Bailey, Founder/Chief Relationships Officer of i.d.e.a., the Brand Diego awards will complement the Ad Club's long-time annual ADDYs awards program. "While the ADDYs highlight outstanding creative work, The Brand Diego Awards will focus more on people and local brands," he said.
More information and nomination forms are available at San Diego Ad Club website. Nominations will close on Aug. 15. Judging will be completed by the end of August.
Founded in 1911, the San Diego Ad Club is the largest and oldest local networking and professional group for advertising and marketing executives with more than 300 companies representing about 700 members.