by Rick Griffin
The San Diego Ad Club, the largest local networking and industry trade group for advertising and marketing professionals, has launched a new awards program called The Brand Diego Awards. The awards will recognize outstanding San Diego brands and the marketing professionals that help build those brands, according to 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 and Paula Sullivan Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, a college-age student planning a career in advertising will be awarded with a Sheila Fox Scholarship grant.
More information and nomination forms are available at the San Diego Ad Club website, www.sandiegoadclub.com. 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.