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November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The 2018 American Advertising Awards are right around the corner which means that it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll submit this year. Fear not! We’re here to help guide you through this process.

Not only will Hype Night provide you with ample inspiration on what to submit but we’ll also be taking any questions you may have about the Addy’s itself – process, dates, judging insights, you name it! In between taking your questions, we’ll dim the lights and whip out the popcorn to watch the national and local Addys Reels from last year.

There will be beers, delicious food, all the Addy’s information you could possibly want, and it’s all for FREE – thanks to our dear friends at Citizen Agency. To make sure we purchase enough food/drink ahead of time, please RSVP to this event!You don’t want to run out of beer, do you?

Taking your questions will be a real live past Addy’s judge – Dale Addy! Questions can be written down at the door and throughout the event.


Dale Addy is a partner and creative director at DNA Creative Marketing, a creative boutique serving a variety of clients from local to international brands.

Dale began his career in Los Angeles and moved to Nashville in 1993 to work at Ericson Marketing Communications. Prior to founding DNA Creative Marketing in 2003, Dale served as vice president, associate creative director, at Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence. He has worked on a number of national and international brands, including Jack Daniel Distillery, Nissan North America, Inc., Permobil, Inc., Ruby Tuesday, Inc., Toshiba Consumer Products and YellaWood® Pressure Treated Pine. Along with his duties at DNA Creative Marketing, Dale is also an Adjunct Professor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he teaches classes encompassing subject matters from design principles to how to effectively run a creative business.

As a sanctioned AAF judge, Dale and has judged both local and regional competitions. Dale holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Art & Design with an emphasis in Graphic Design from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design.


November 15, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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