2019 American Advertising Awards

2019 American Advertising Awards

February 16, 2019
6:00 PM
Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland • 1228 Main St, Kansas City MO

It’s almost time to drop it like F. Scott.

2019. The city is pulsing. Everyone’s heard of the adventurous advertisers and their spectacular work. What if, for one night, we embrace our community — filled with a colorful spectrum of the greatest creative minds of our time — at the greatest party of the year?

We invite you into our inner circle for a vibrant celebration of the current golden age of advertising. A world aimed to inspire, engage and entertain you. At a soirée showcasing the best work our industry thinks, creates and makes right here in the Midwest.

Dress in your finest attire. Grab a glass of giggle juice. And let’s party like Gatsby.


  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • After Party immediately follows the show


Early registration deadline | January 23, 2019
Professional members | $60
Professional nonmembers | $80
Student/Faculty | $30

Final registration deadline | February 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Professional members | $70
Professional nonmembers | $95
Student/Faculty | $35

Walk-up registration on Saturday, February 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Professional Member/Nonmember | $135
Student/Faculty | $50

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

  • Bernstein-Rein

Gold Sponsors:

  • Barkley
  • Cosmo Street
  • GlynnDevins

Silver Sponsors:

  • Trozzolo 
  • MMGY Global

Best of Show Category Sponsor:

  • Creative Circle

Bronze Sponsors: 

  • Osborn Barr | Paramore
  • Sullivan Higdon and Sink

Food Sponsor: Woodruff

Print Sponsor: NextPage

Entry Location Sponsor: CoCreate KC

Broadcast & Judging Weekend Sponsor: 19 Below | Bark Productions

Judging Photography Sponsor: Jason Dailey Photography

After Party Sponsor: RW2 Productions | The Guild

After Party Music Sponsor: Primary Color Music 



Final Online Registration: Unless otherwise noted, online registration will close the day before an event. If it’s a morning event, registration will close at Noon the day before. If it’s an evening event, registration will close at 5 p.m. the day before.

Cancellation, Refund and Ticket Transfer Policy: Pre-registered attendees not canceling reservations to attend Club functions prior to 7 days before an event shall be responsible for payment of the cost of that event. To request a cancellation or refund, please contact us at director@aafkc.com. Event tickets are non-transferable.

Accessibility and Dietary Restrictions: If disability accommodations (e.g., communication access, alternate formats) are needed to participate fully in this event or if you have any dietary restrictions, please contact director@aafkc.com at least 48 hours prior to the event start time in order for us to accommodate. If not contacted prior to 48 hours, we cannot guarantee accommodation.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors