The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.

For many local clubs, awarding the AAF Silver Medal is the highlight of their year. It enhances the image of advertising by recognizing a locally well-known person for their advertising and community involvement.

Silver Medal recipients are selected by a panel of judges from each local club. Judges use the following criteria when making their selections:

    • Contribution to His/Her Company – The recipient must have achieved success in one of the following areas of work: advertising agency, advertiser, media or advertising service.
    • Creative Ability – The recipient must have shown a consistent, high degree of original thinking in their field.
    • Contributions to the General Advancement of Advertising – The recipient must have worked to increase the stature and raise the standards of the advertising profession.
    • Contributions to the Community – The recipient should be someone who has been active in civic, religious, or other groups dedicated to human or social welfare.

2017 Silver Medal Award Recipient – Chuck Ellis

Chuck is the owner of Accu-Print, a San Antonio full-service print and direct marketing company. He has spent 30+ years providing print and marketing services to our industry and has been a huge supporter of AAF San Antonio, along with other trade organizations in the advertising and marketing industry. He has also been a tireless supporter of several charity organizations. Over the years, Chuck has been a positive force, growing his company and helping move our industry and our community forward.