National Sports Forum Announces Finalists for 15th Annual ADchievement Awards

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Annual awards recognize the best sports advertisements from the past year

The National Sports Forum (NSF) is proud to present this year’s finalists for the 2018 ADchievement Awards. The National Sports Forum is the largest annual cross-gathering of sports sales, sponsorship, business development and marketing executives in North America. Every year, the National Sports Forum presents the ADchievement Awards to the year’s most outstanding advertising campaigns in sports. The ADchievement Awards were developed to give recognition to organizations who strive for exemplary advertising. This competition receives submissions from top sports teams, brands, and agencies as they compete to take home the award for the best and most effective advertising campaigns.

The competition is broken down into eight individual categories including, Print, Alternative Media, Sales Collateral, In-Stadium/In-Arena, Out-of-Home, Television, Social/Mobile Media, and Internet/Web-Based, as well as an Overall Award of Excellence. All submissions are reviewed by a superior judging panel, consisting of sports industry professionals and advertising experts in San Diego. The judging panel narrowed the field down to the six best campaigns in each category and the winners will ultimately be announced at the 2018 National Sports Forum in Frisco, TX.

“The ADchievement Awards recognizes the year’s best advertising campaigns in sports. This year, the competition was fierce as we received many outstanding submissions for each of the eight categories,” said Ron Seaver, President of the National Sports Forum. “After much deliberation, our panel of judges have selected six finalists in each category, and we are thrilled to recognize these organizations. Congratulations to all of the finalists for executing some truly fantastic marketing campaigns.”

2018 ADchievement Awards Finalists:

Alternative Media: Denver Broncos, Houston Rockets, The Coca-Cola Company, Denver Broncos, OKC Dodgers, Houston Rockets

Print: Minnesota Vikings, Houston Rockets, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets

Sales Collateral: Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks

Out-of-Home: Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Iowa State University Athletics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Denver Broncos

In-Stadium/In-Arena: San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Wild

Television: Hub Strategy. San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Rockets, 160over90, Atlanta Falcons

Internet/Web-Based: Channel 1 Media, Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia Eagles, Channel 1 Media, Cleveland Cavaliers, FELD Entertainment, Philadelphia Eagles

Social/Mobile Media: USA Swimming, Infinite Agency, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Broncos, Infinite Agency, Minnesota Vikings

The winner from each category will be announced Tuesday, February 13th at the 2018 National Sports Forum in Frisco, TX (February 11-13, 2018).

ABOUT THE NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM
The National Sports Forum is the largest annual cross gathering of the top team sports marketing, sales, promotions and event entertainment executives – from throughout the broad spectrum of teams and leagues, (i.e. NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, Minor Leagues, Racing, Colleges, etc.), in North America. The Forum meets each year for three-days of networking, idea sharing and listening to the industry’s top spokespeople, through numerous breakout sessions, panel discussions, networking events and keynote speeches. The National Sports Forum is overseen by a diverse Steering Committee of team, league, and industry leaders – peers that share a universal interest in meeting and learning from one another. The 23rd Annual National Sports Forum conference will be held February 11-13, 2018 in Frisco, TX.

The National Sports Forum’s official sponsors include Budweiser, Daktronics, Ticket Galaxy, BRC Imagination Arts, and PSAV. More information about sponsorships can be found on our website at http://www.sports-forum.com.

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