Ted Anderson, president and CEO of ANDERSON Advertising & Public Relations, was named Ad Person of the Year at the 32nd Annual Phoenix ADDY Awards Gala. The award, given by the Phoenix Ad Club, the Phoenix chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), was presented on February 23 in front of almost 400 of the brightest marketing minds in the local advertising community.
Ad Person of the Year is one of the most respected and coveted awards presented by the organization. The nominees are recommended through an online submission process and in order to be considered a finalist, the winner must be innovative, show leadership in the advertising industry and be dedicated to enhancing the community through advertising and public outreach efforts. The Ad Club Board of Directors sifts through dozens of nominations before choosing the annual victor. This year, nominations for Anderson came by the dozen from colleagues, clients and staff to suggest him for the award. The decision was voted on unanimously by the board of directors, making the award even more significant.
“I am truly honored to be named Ad Person of the Year,” Anderson said. “It’s humbling to be in the company of the past recipients who have made Phoenix a prosperous marketplace for the advertising and marketing industry. I am grateful for the incredible team of individuals I work with every day who provide me with the support I need to thrive and succeed.”
Ted Anderson is the mastermind behind the strategic planning, client relationships and new business developments of ANDERSON, the full-service agency he co-founded in 2005. Ted has played a pivotal role in the Phoenix advertising market for nearly 20 years; immersing himself in all aspects of the industry from public relations and media buying, to brand-building and creative development. He has become an integral part of brands like Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, Harkins Theaters, Mayo Clinic, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and many other well-known brands.
In addition to the noteworthy honor of Ad Person of the Year, Anderson’s company also took home additional ADDY Awards, including a Gold prize for its campaign titled “Patients’ Stories” created for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
About ANDERSON Advertising & Public Relations
ANDERSON Advertising & Public Relations, formerly MMA Advertising, was established in 2005 as a full service creative and communications agency dedicated to providing strategic marketing services to its clients.
With more than 70 years of combined experience across its teams in creative design, marketing and communications, the agency offers strategic planning for creative services, media planning and placement, public relations, media relations, crisis communications, social media campaign development and reputation management, design and in-house broadcast production services.
Current and past clients include Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar, Delete Tattoo Removal & Laser Salon, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, DryBar, Harkins Theaters, Mayo Clinic, Monterey Homes, Morgans Hotel Group, NYPD Pizza, Page Springs Cellars, PopChips and more.