American Advertising Federation for Hampton Roads

The Voice of Advertising in Southeastern Virginia for over 75 Years!

AAF-Hampton Roads SILVER MEDAL AWARD Winners

At the 2018 SILVER MEDAL event honoring John Trinder/President – MAX MEDIA L.L.C. properties, several prior lifetime achievment winners posed for this photo.  All leaders and people of great achievement in forwarding community service and the advertising profession in Virginia they are from left to right: John Koehler/President-KOEHLER Books, Cutch Armstrong/Director of Marketing-COX Virginia, the late Larry Saunders/President-MAX MEDIA Radio, Howard Waters/President-WATERS & BRIDGMAN Marketing, Dick Lamb/Executive Vice President Programming-MAX MEDIA Radio, Thurman Worthington/(Ret) Sr. Accounts Manager-MAX MEDIA Radio, Gene Loving/C.E.O. – MAX MEDIA L.L.C., John Trinder/C.O.O. & President – MAX MEDIA L.L.C., Joe Tacach/C.E.O. – MERIDIAN Group, Mike Herron/General Manager & Asso Publisher – INSIDE BUSINESS, and Greg Jordan/President – CENTRIC COMMUNICATIONS



The Advertising Federation of Hampton Roads (AAFHR) is a volunteer service and social organization with membership open to anyone in the Hampton Roads advertising community.

So this is a new website

Basically that means we are updating the text and images as best we can in free time (we are a volunteer organization at the local level)… so cut us a little slack… please.

Over August and September we’ll be getting this new site up to speed and would welcome your constructive criticism.  Share it via email at the bottom of the page.  We have thick skins so be honest.  By October, the content should be 100% here.

Thanks to 3 Waves Media for the visual design and coding of our new site!

Mark Atkinson

2019 SILVER MEDAL recipient for Lifetime Achievement

Co-Owner/Creative Director of OTTO Design + Marketing, Artist, World Traveling Photographer & artistic Philanthropist.

In October, we will honor Mark and his accomplishments with the OTTO team, the Hampton Roads Art Community, friends, family and the region’s Advertising community at the CAVALIER Hotel on the hill. Look for an email in late-September with your invitation.  Click below to read more about Mark’s many accomplishments and service to our area. 

View much of Mark’s artistry:

2019 American Advertising Award Acknowledgements

2019 AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARD (“Addy”) winners were notified of their winning entries earlier this year with some winning at the East Coast District 2-Region level as well.  In November, we will acknowledge them and kick off the 2020 “AAAs” (“Addys”) with an event.  Look in your email in October for your invitation.

While we hand delivered trophies and certificates to the 2019 winners, you’ll still want to see what these great organizations winning work and we will also PRE-REGISTER your 2020 CREATIVE ON-SITE at this event… to save you time and a few dollars.  Check out some of pics of this year’s winners since you’re here now.


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