American Advertising Federation of Des Moines

National Award is Recognition of Thriving Marketing Scene


On behalf of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Des Moines we would like to congratulate local design and screen print studio Eight Seven Central on winning a Silver Addy at the American Advertising Awards on June 8 in Chicago. The team at Eight Seven Central was awarded for their integrated brand campaign for The Hall at The Foundry in Valley Junction. Adam Ferry and his team at Eight Seven Central crafted an artful, highly original brand for The Hall. This prestigious accolade is richly deserved.


At the AAF of Des Moines, we see this national recognition as a well-earned honor for Eight Seven Central, but also as a triumph for our entire marketing and advertising community. Our community abounds with talented professionals with the skills to work anywhere in the country and dynamic firms representing recognized brands. Local talent is winning national and regional awards. Local talent is transforming national, regional and local brands into powerhouses. With the vibrancy and dynamism of our local scene, there’s no need for business leaders in central Iowa to look to elsewhere for their marketing needs. The talent you need to tell your business’ story and get results is right here. We are very excited for Eight Seven Central and look forward to the talented submissions from our market into the American Advertising Awards show next year.



Thomas Woody, President

Lisa Lewis, Executive Director


AAF of Des Moines

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