Celebrate the work, the agencies and the advertising industry of Chicago with a night of creativity and connectivity – as well as handing out the shiny trophies to our 2022 Chicago ADDY award winners. We are also awarding the inaugural People’s Choice Chicago AF award to the best 2022 ADDY entry, as judged by “real” Chicagoans outside of the ad industry. Our special guests for the evening are Michael Fassnacht, President & CEO, World Business Chicago/Chief Marketing Officer, City of Chicago and Tuan Huynh, Founder at VietFive Coffee (former Senior Art Director at Leo Burnett and American Advertising Federation Mosaic Champion Award), and Shermann “Dilla” Thomas, Chicago Historian and CEO, Chicago Mahogany Tours.
Sherman “Dilla” Thomas
Shermann “Dilla” Thomas is a fascinating blend of modern historian, cultural worker, and public employee. Dilla is a life-long resident of Chicago’s south side Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, An employee of Chicago area power utility ComEd since 2011, Dilla began making Tik-Tok videos in an effort to bond with one of his 7 children. Dilla came up with the novel idea of producing short videos focusing on the history of Chicago. A subject he has been independently studying for 20 years. The rest of the story is, as they say, history.
The evening will be a welcome return to an in-person ADDY event after years of pandemic virtual-ness.
We will hear inspiring words from our special guests, mingle with Chicago’s creative greats and celebrate our city’s inspiring advertising creative. The 2022 Chicago AF People’s Choice award will be announced the night of the event. You won’t want to miss out on who the non-advertising Chicagoan judges choose to win this prestigious award.
CAF Members exclusive registration begins 4/18 and Non-CAF Member registration begins on 4/25. This is a premier, limited ticket event. We’d love you to join us and help make the evening truly, Chicago AF.
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