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Mayor Proclaims Advertising Week in Music City


For the first-time ever, this week has been declared by Nashville Mayor David Briley as Advertising Week in Music City and is urging all citizens of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to further recognize and support the vital services provided by the advertising industry for the benefit of all citizens.


“We want everyone to know about the caliber of advertising that’s being created in Nashville,” says Samara Anderson, AAFN President. “We’re grateful that Mayor Briley is helping us spread the word and elevate our industry here at home.”


The Student ADDY Awards, Professional ADDY Gala, Legacy Award presentation, and Silver Medalist announcement will all take place this week.  Individually, each of these is cause for celebration, but this week they’re part of a five-day bash that spotlights Nashville’s advertising all-stars.


Festivities kick off tonight (Feb. 26) with the Student ADDY Awards at Play where the Mayor will be on hand to present his proclamation. Nashville’s Student ADDY Awards are among the largest competitions in the nation and this year recognizes 60 student winners from six colleges and universities in Middle Tennessee.


Advertising Week in Nashville will culminate on Saturday night with the 54th Annual Nashville Advertising Awards at the Music City Center. Thirty different agencies, freelancers, and in-house creative departments will be recognized with ADDY awards for their 2018 work. The gala event will also honor this year’s Silver Medalist and Legacy Award winner.