CAS Students Take Home 53 ADDY Awards

Posted on: February 26, 2013

ADDY GroupThursday night was the 2013 Mid-Michigan ADDY Awards Ceremony, hosted by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) at the MSU Union. The ADDY Awards are the advertising and marketing industry’s largest and most recognized competition, receiving more than 50,000 entries annually. Thursday evening's "Mad Men"-themed ceremony was the local ADDY competition, and finalists move on to the regional ADDYs and then to the national ADDYs. Last year, two CAS students won National ADDY Awards.

This year, CAS students won 53 ADDY Awards: 1 Student Best of Show, 13 gold, 20 silver and 19 merit ADDYs. In addition to the student winners, CAS faculty and staff won seven ADDYs: two gold, two silver and three merit. This is the greatest number of ADDY Award winners in the college's history.

CAS Student ADDY Winners:

Student Best of Show:

  • Madeline Rosemurgy


  • Madeline Rosemurgy (2)
  • Jennifer Berggren
  • MSU AAF Cedar Banks
  • Vu Nguyen
  • Ian Gilgallon
  • Amanda Sullivan
  • Qinge Wu
  • Laura Ritchie
  • Brett Ekbad (2)
  • Jonathan Black
  • Terry Sieting


  • Vu Nguyen
  • Miranda Marguerite Miller
  • Qinge Wu (2)
  • Peter Hanley
  • Caiwei Zhu
  • Marissa Vermeersch
  • Erin Newby
  • Lukas Miller
  • Jeffrey Nguyen
  • Brett Ekblad
  • Ryan Fetters
  • Carolyn Marie McLean (3)
  • Sarah Paquet (2)
  • Jacqueline Dumbleton
  • Robert Freeman Smith, Vicki Zou, Ahreum Jung
  • Stefanie Schmitz


  • Adam Anderson
  • Vu Nguyen (2)
  • Isabel Calder
  • Shelby Rodriguez
  • Sam Derian
  • Erin Newby
  • Laura Ritchie
  • Lukas Miller
  • Jeffrey Nguyen (2)
  • Madeline Rosemurgy
  • Quinge Wu (2)
  • Ryan Fetters (2)
  • Lyndsey Stormer
  • Robert Freeman Smith, Vicki Zou, Ahreum Jung
  • Jackie Dumbleton

CAS Faculty and Staff Winners:

Advertising for the Arts & Sciences:

  • Gold ADDY: MSU Media Sandbox Poster Series: MSU Media Sandbox (Maral Minassian Zakharia)
  • Silver ADDY: Meaningful Play Conference: Telecommunication, Information Studies & Media (TISM) (Valeta Wensloff, Carrie Heeter)
  • Silver ADDY: Gravity Matters Little: Henry Brimmer, designer; Larry Steinberg, copywriter, View Video by Pete Johnston

Collateral Material:

  • Merit ADDY: Vote! By Henry Brimmer, design; Larry Steinberg, copywriter

Digital Advertising:

  • Gold ADDY: MSU College of Communication Arts & Sciences Holiday Greeting by Gravity Works (and CAS Staff)

Elements of Advertising:

  • Merit ADDY: BitLab by Brimmer Family Design (Henry & Therese Brimmer)
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