Notre Dame nabs 12 American Advertising Awards, including Best of Show


American Advertising Awards

American Advertising Awards

The University of Notre Dame walked away with 12 awards from the Michiana Chapter of the American Advertising Federation during the recent American Advertising Awards Gala at The History Museum in South Bend.

Marketing Communications won Best in Show Overall for “Football Tickets and Packaging,” a campaign for 2017 Notre Dame Football season ticket holders, and Strategic Content won Best in Show Digital for “Notre Dame Then and Now,” an Instagram campaign.

In addition:

• Marketing Communications won a Silver Award for “Notre Dame Family Wine Collection” and Bronze Awards for the 30-second commercial “175th Anniversary” and for “”

• Strategic Content won a Gold Award for the web story “The Pearls of Africa.”

• The Alumni Association won Silver Awards for “Chapels of Notre Dame (Advent)” and “Notre Dame Christmas Study Break” and Bronze Awards for “Notre Dame Family Wines Installation” and “Football Fridays Event Covers.”

• The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center won a Gold Award for its website and a Silver Award for “Jessica Lang Dance Photography.”

Work that won Gold or Best of Show will be judged at the regional level in the coming months.

Hosted annually by the American Advertising Federation, the American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, recognizing the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising at the local, regional and national levels.

To view all of this year’s winning work, visit

Contact: Erin Blasko, assistant director of media relations, 574-631-4127,