Tatum’s Design Director Receives AAF’s Highest Honor

March 1, 2020 • People

It’s always a good time at the ADDY Awards. But this past weekend’s ceremony was extra special. Our beloved Design Director Marion Powers was presented with the American Advertising Federation’s highest honor – the distinguished “Silver Medal Award” for her outstanding contributions to furthering industry excellence. We watched with admiration and respect, as Marion graciously made her way to the stage through a standing ovation to deliver a powerful, inspiring and impromptu acceptance speech. It was our favorite part of the night.

Every day, we have the pleasure of witnessing Marion approach projects with strategic thinking, creativity and pure brilliance. She pours her heart into her work and elevates every project she touches. She sets an extremely high creative bar for our team of designers. Her expectations are uncompromising, and her commitment is unwavering. Our designers and writers have a tremendous amount of respect for Marion and are honored to work alongside her. She has a discerning eye for design and is always pushing our team to find the best solution. She is a gracious and patient mentor. She leads, teaches and shares more than 30 years of experience with kindness, honesty and a genuine sense of humor. Congratulations Marion. You are a true legend.

Travis Tatum Named “Creative Director of the Year” a Second Time

February 29, 2020 • People

Our Chief Creative Director Travis Tatum doesn’t care much for attention, and he refuses to rest on his laurels. But his relentless work ethic and creative stamina keeps the spotlight shining bright. This year at Birmingham’s 2020 AAF American Advertising Awards, Travis accepted the title of “Creative Director of the Year” for a second time in three years. Yes, he’s that good. He may be too busy doing what he loves to notice, but we do. And obviously, we’re not the only ones. We’re always thrilled to cheer him on when he takes the stage to accept one of the ADDY show’s top individual awards. In 2018, he was also named “Creative Director of the Year.” And over the years, he’s also earned the titles of “Art Director/Designer of the Year” and ”Illustrator of the Year.” We think that’s pretty impressive. Just don’t tell him we told you.