Inspiration from our members, District

Posted by: Shane Hughes on Monday, March 30, 2020







Our members respond to a pandemic 

We've been spying on our members' social media feed so that we can convey inspiration during these trying times. Studio BCC (pictured above) takes the cake for overall creativity, fun, staying productive, and diligently providing factual information to their followers in a crisis. Sarasota Memorial provides the most timely and pertinent healthcare information. Take a look at their online flair and a selection of other members' posts: 

Studio BCC: How to add a virtual background in Zoom

Sarasota Memorial: SMH Urgent Care app's "Save My Spot"

Miles: 8 principles for destinations in a world facing COVID-19

Grapevine Communications: Marketing in an economic downturn

Sarasota Magazine: The Sarasota Hope Project

Accrisoft: COVID-19: 6 things to know and do

Ringling College: How to look for a job during the Coronavirus outbreak

Next-Mark: Tips and insights for the new now

Visit Sarasota: Beach backgrounds for your videoconferences

Michael Saunders & Company: Adapting to conditions as demand continues

Andrick & Associates: 5 tactics for marketing during the coronavirus crisis

On Ideas: Staff Meeting: Brady Bunch style

Brand Story Experts: Working from home 

Bealls Florida: We're in this together


Feel free to post inspirational updates to our Facebook page.


Our mission during extraordinary times 


Shane Hughes

2018-2020 President 

AdFed Suncoast and AAF are about people coming together to support each other and our industry. Above, we shared how some members are responding to the global pandemic through social media. Below, we have preliminary information on how COVID-19 has changed the upcoming District ADDYs and events. 

AdFed Suncoast will continue to support our advertising community in any way we can. If you are currently hiring or seeking employment, contact us so that we may use our network to help. We are looking to build a local job board and need participation to start that effort. 

AdFed Suncoast is financially solid and well positioned to fulfill our responsibilities to members, affiliates and stakeholders well into next year. We are a volunteer-operated nonprofit trade organization. Some of our board members may be impacted by economic or personal situations, so we ask for patience as we strive to fulfill our obligations to members and participants.   

When the restrictions are lifted, we want to be at the forefront of a revival in our advertising community. In the meantime, we wish you good health and perseverance. 


AAF Fourth District strategy

All information about District ADDY winners will be released in April. Online recognition of the ADDY winners will be presented through a virtual album containing credits, a video featuring the Best of Category (Charlie Award) and Best of Show recipients. A hard copy winners book will be mailed to all local entrants and members in our database. Local presidents will receive a list of the winning companies and how many ADDYs they have won in advance of the national competition. 

AdFed Suncoast will continue to provide District information as it becomes available to us. 


Local trophies and certificates

All local ADDY trophy upgrades, duplicates and corrections will be fulfilled in April, including those that were ordered earlier. Want to upgrade to a trophy or get an extra one for a colleague or contributor? Order trophies here

All local ADDY certificate orders will also be fulfilled in April, including those that were ordered earlier. Need copies of foil certificates to give to your employees, coworkers, or want an extra to frame for your den at home? Order certificates here!


Angel Award deadline extended

Conducted by the AAF 4th District, the Angel Award honors the best in public service advertising. Entry is open to all advertising service providers, public service organizations, and causes located in Florida and the Caribbean. Membership is not required. New deadline is August 21st. 


And the winners are...

View or download our local Winners Book.



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