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PPCC Wins Best of Show at American Advertising Awards

Karen Kovaly, February 12, 2014

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Feb. 13, 2014 – Pikes Peak Community College’s (PPCC) Marketing and Communication Department won the Best of Show President’s Cup, six Gold and two Silver ADDY awards at the American Advertising Awards Gala held by the American Advertising Federation of Colorado Springs (AAFCS), on Feb. 8, 2014.  

The Awards Gala is an annual event recognizing and celebrating the best creative ideas submitted by organizations and individuals in the local advertising community. This year three judges, from Chicago, Austin and Kansas City, traveled to Colorado Springs to judge more than 200 entries and ultimately award 60 ADDY awards. 

Below is a comprehensive list of ADDY Awards won by the PPCC Marketing & Communication Department:

Best of Show

  • Integrated Advertising Campaign- What You’ll Find Will Surprise You 

Gold ADDY Awards

  • Digital Advertising: Cinema Advertising- Monster Spot #1
  • Digital Advertising: Cinema Advertising- Monster Spot #2
  • Digital Advertising: Cinema Advertising- Monster Spot #3
  • Digital Advertising: Campaign- Steps to Enrollment Webisodes
  • Non-traditional Advertising: Campaign- HLC Awareness
  • Billboard: Campaign- What You’ll Find Will Surprise You

Silver ADDY Awards

  • Newspaper: Campaign, color- What You’ll Find Will Surprise You
  • Digital Advertising: Radio, Local Campaign- What You’ll Find Will Surprise You

 Craig Rae, PPCC adjunct professor in the multimedia graphic design program (MGD), was awarded The Silver Medal, AAF’s top individual award which recognizes someone who has made outstanding contributions in advertising and who has been active in furthering the industry's standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Jordan Janzen, PPCC MGD student, won one Gold and two Silver Student ADDYs for his design work.

 AAFCS, a chapter of the American Advertising Federation, works to improve the understanding, practice and quality of advertising. Its membership includes public relations/marketing agencies, advertisers, media, suppliers, educators, retailers and the students who will one day enter the world of advertising.

 Pikes Peak Community College, in its 45th year of operation, is a two-year college offering 175 associate degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With four campuses and two military education centers in El Paso County, PPCC serves approximately 22,000 students annually.

Karen Kovaly

Marketing Support Specialist


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