Mallory Broussard, LSU Senior, was awarded the Jan Gardner Scholarship at the District 7 Spring Convention. The scholarship program was established in 1989 in honor of District 7 Governor Jan Gardner of Memphis, and awarded annually to deserving students of advertising and its related fields. Students from District 7 College Chapters are eligible, and criteria for the recipients include peer recommendations, writing ability and dedication to the advertising industry.
AAF-BR members took home 31 awards at the District 7 ADDY® competition, held at the Old State Capitol on April 17. Baton Rouge advertisers received these district ADDY honors:
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana: 1 gold, 2 silvers
- BRZ: 2 golds, 2 silvers
- David Humphreys: 2 golds
- Digital FX: 2 golds, 1 silver
- Mesh Design: 2 golds, 2 silvers
- Object 9: 2 silvers
- Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center: 1 silver
- River Road Creative: 1 silver
- Rockit Science Agency: 1 gold, 3 silvers
- TILT: 2 golds
- Treetop Media, LLC: 1 gold
Student Silver ADDY award recipients included Alonzo Felix, Elizabeth Braud and Jill Whitley, and Rachel Podorsky.
District Gold ADDY winners are automatically forwarded to the AAF national ADDY competition, to be held June 6, 2009, in Arlington, VA. District 7 includes Advertising Federation clubs from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Guests were treated to a traditional Louisiana crawfish boil hosted by AAF-Lafayette.