The American Advertising Federation Michiana recently held its annual award ceremony where the DeBartolo Performing Art Center’s in-house creative team was recognized with two 2018 American Advertising Awards (formerly called ADDYs). Since 2012, the center has won a total of 21 awards and has received more “Best of Show” winners than any other firm in the history of the awards.
The center won in the following categories:
- Online/Interactive: Gold in the Consumer Website Category for the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center website, and
- Elements of Advertising: Silver in Still Photography Campaign Category for Jessica Lang Dance Photography.
The website team at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center was led by Staci Stickovich, marketing program manager, and supported by Tony Costantino, operations/IT program manager; Leigh Hayden, director of marketing and communications; Tadashi Omura, graphic design specialist; and Kirk Richard Smith, creative director.
The photography team at the center is led by Smith and supported by Omura. Together, the two-person team designs and executes all graphic elements for the center, including branding, signage, collateral, video production, and advertising.
The American Advertising Awards recognize the true essence of creative excellence and is known as the world’s largest and most representative creative advertising competition. Winners from the Michiana American Advertising Awards move forward into American Advertising Awards regional awards, and regional winners compete at the national level.
About the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Since opening in September 2004, the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center has become an integral part of the University’s vision and commitment to becoming a preeminent research university. It is the University’s leading presenter of world-class artistic programming, one with an institutional focus on academic integration and collaboration. As an academic space, the center enhances the scholarship, teaching, and practice of the performing and cinematic arts. As a community space, the center welcomes more than 100,000 patrons annually, including thousands of K–12 students in education and related artistic programs. Presenting Series and Browning Cinema programs are curated to increase the center’s capacity to foster community through immersive experiences.
Additional support for the Presenting Series provided by media sponsor WSBT-TV; visiting artist accommodations by The Morris Inn, and program printing underwriting by Express Press Inc. Additional support for the Browning Cinema provided by media sponsor WNIT Public Television.