The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce recently earned ten awards at the 50th Annual Knoxville American Advertising Awards® banquet, including three entries that advanced to the District 7 Awards Gala.
The District 7 competition showcased top award winning agencies from five states, representing cities including Atlanta, Savannah, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Memphis, New Orleans and Nashville. The advancing entries from the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce included the Sevierville Coupon Book cover, a Sevierville Winterfest print advertisement, and the photography used on the Sevierville Vacation Planner cover. The Winterfest print advertisement earned a District 7 Silver American Advertising Award and advanced on to the National Competition. All artwork submitted was created by Chad Branton, art director of the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce.
“Chad’s work is top notch. He consistently produces appealing images and messages that resonate with our visitors and help drive inquiries and vacationers through our advertising campaigns,” says Sevierville Chamber of Commerce CEO Brenda McCroskey. “It was very gratifying that the advertising campaigns our organization produces for the City of Sevierville were recognized at the local and regional levels by the American Advertising Federation and have now advanced to the national level of the competition.”
Branton adds, “It was great to be recognized once again by the American Advertising Federation alongside such great talent in the local, regional and national advertising communities. Being recognized by AAF District 7 was a huge honor for us, as was advancing to the national level of the competition this year.”
Sevierville earned the following American Advertising Awards from the American Advertising Federation in this year’s competitions:
2015 Knoxville American Advertising Awards
Silver – Elements of Advertising, Photography for “Be Prepared” (Sevierville Coupon Book Cover / Advertising)
Silver – Elements of Advertising, Photography for “Winterfest in 3D” (Sevierville Winterfest Ad)
Silver – Elements of Advertising, Photography for “Share the Experience” (Sevierville Vacation Planner Cover / Advertising)
Bronze – Specialty Advertising, Single Insert for “Dolly’s Hometown” (American Profile Insert)
Bronze – Out of Home Advertising, Site Interior for “Be Prepared Banner” (Sevierville Coupon Book Banner at Visitor Center)
Bronze – Elements of Advertising, Photography for “Sevierville Weddings” (Bridal Guide / I Do Advertisement Photography)
Bronze – Elements of Advertising, Photography for “Sevierville Serves” (Volleyball Shot for Sevierville Sports Advertisement)
Bronze – Elements of Advertising, Photography for “Winterfest Surprise” (Winterfest Advertising Photography)
Bronze – Consumer / Trade Publication, Full Page Ad for “Share the Experience” (Sevierville Family Fun Advertisement)
Bronze – Consumer / Trade Publication, Full Page Ad for “Sevierville Weddings” (Sevierville Bridal Guide Advertisement)
2015 District 7 American Advertising Awards
Silver – Elements of Advertising, Photography for “Winterfest in 3D” (Sevierville Winterfest Advertisement)
The 50th American Advertising Awards honored print, broadcast, and interactive media.
The Knoxville American Advertising Awards® is the first tier of the three-tiered National American Advertising Awards®, the industry’s largest recognition of creative excellence. Founded in 1959, the American Advertising Federation of Knoxville is a professional organization that promotes excellence and awareness of advertising in the greater Knoxville area.
The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce is the marketing arm for the City of Sevierville and actively promotes tourism, industry and economic growth while preserving our history and heritage. For more information about the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, please go to our tourism site VisitSevierville.com or our membership site SCOC.org.