Each year, the ADDY Awards honors the best in advertising around the country, and the Phoenix Ad Club hosted the 2017 Phoenix Addy Awards on Thursday, Feb. 23.

The awards ceremony honored many influential advertisers in the Phoenix area. President of the Phoenix Ad Club, DD Kullman said she saw huge strides in the quality of work produced from Phoenix this year.

“I’ve attended the judging weekends over the past few years, and this year’s competition featured some of the best work I’ve seen. The Phoenix market has an exceptionally strong representation of design work and our judges commented on how beautifully art directed some of the entries were,” Kullman said.

Without further ado, we present to you the gold winners of the 2017 ADDY Awards (numbers in parantheses indicate the number of awards won in that category):

Best of Show: LaneTerralever, Gore-Tex Brand, branded content campaign

Copywriting of the Year: HAPI, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Urban Trail Campaign, announcement campaign

Art Direction of the Year: Aidan James, Ardeo Brazes Kitchen, integrated campaign – Jacob Pacheco, Boni Soto, Jaime Espinoza, Juan Arras

Sales & Marketing Gold Awards: The James Agency (3), Moses Inc., EME Design Studio (2), PS:Studios (2), HAPI

Out-of-Home & Ambient Media Gold Awards: AWE Collective, Claire Cunningham Creative, HAPI (3), Lavidge, Moses Inc.

Print Advertising Gold Awards: HAPI, R&R Partners

Online/Interactive Gold Awards: OMA, R&R Partners, LaneTerralever

Film, video & Sound Gold Awards: ANDERSON Advertising, VIZTEK Studios (4), LaneTerralever, Randy Murray Productions, R&R Partners (4),

Cross Platform Gold Awards: AWE Collective, Aidan James (3), EME Design Studio, LaneTerralever

Elements of Advertising Gold Awards: R&R Partners, OH Partners (4), Moses Inc. (2), RIESTER, HAPI, LaneTerralever, Bob Case Illustration (3), Kitchen Sink Studios, OH Partners, VIZTEK Studios (2), HAPI, Copper Post (2),

Creative Director of the Year: Matt Sicko, vice president and creative director, LaneTerralever

Ad Person of the Year: Ted Anderson, president and CEO of Anderson Advertising & Public relations, takes home the ad person of the year award. Anderson has worked in the local advertising scene for 30 years in all aspects of the industry. He first worked in Southern California, working field marketing for film studios. This helped him start a broader career in all aspects of the industry. Anderson has led major campaigns for many major brands in industries such as healthcare, entertainment, restaurants and hospitality.