TAMPA, FLORIDA—The American Advertising Federation—Tampa Bay (AAF-TB) will present its Silver Medal Award to local advertising agency founder Glen Peak in recognition of his contributions to advertising and commitment to actively furthering the industry. The Silver Medal Award is bestowed annually by American Advertising Federation (AAF) clubs throughout the country to outstanding members of their local advertising community. The award will be presented to Mr. Peak by last year’s winner, Senator Victor Crist (R–Tampa) at the 2009-2010 American Advertising Federation—Tampa Bay ADDY Awards Gala on February 11 at The Tampa Theatre.
Peak, co-founder and President of PeakBiety branding+advertising in Tampa, has been a staple of the Tampa Bay advertising world since his agency’s founding in 1990. The agency has survived economic downturns and client losses, and still continues to create award-winning, effective advertising for his clients. Peak is respected by his staff as someone who leads by example, and he promotes the industry while providing opportunities to young people via internship programs with USF, the University of Tampa and the Academy of Design and Technology. Peak has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, a Tampa Downtown Rotary member, and a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.
AAF-TB President Angie Howard stated “Glen Peak represents the best of what the advertising industry can offer, both in terms of supporting the industry and in serving the local community. We are proud to present this award to such a distinguished individual.”
For many local clubs, awarding the AAF Silver Medal is the highlight of their year. It enhances the image of advertising by recognizing a locally well-known person for their advertising and community involvement.
About AAF – Tampa Bay
The American Advertising Federation—Tampa Bay exists to support its members, the community and the advertising industry. Its mission is to promote fellowship, education and career enhancement among members of the advertising community; foster and recognize excellence in advertising; champion public service causes; build an understanding of the role and benefits of advertising at all levels; and encourage advertising self-regulation and continuous improvement to raise industry benchmarks. For additional information on the American Advertising Federation—Tampa Bay, The Silver Medal Award or the ADDY Awards, please visit www.aaf-tampabay.org or contact Sarah Jeffcoat at email@example.com.
About The Silver Medal Award
Silver Medal recipients are selected by a panel of judges consisting of past Silver Medal winners and past presidents from each local club of the American Advertising Federation. Judges use the following criteria when making their selections: contribution to the community, creative ability, contribution to the advancement of advertising, betterment of his/her own company. More information on the Silver Medal award is available at http://www.aaf.org/default.asp?id=110.