honoring those who make us look good

big wigs are awarded during the american advertising
awards each year

The mission of Big Wigs is to recognize professionals who do an outstanding job for their clients in delivering successful and creatively executed campaigns. The awards are given to the top performers in media sales, media buying, photography, production, printing, etc. Only members of AAF-CC can nominate Big Wigs, and then winners are determined by an open online poll.

Nominations are being accepted now and will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, January 25. Public voting will be held from 12:00 am on January 29 to 11:59 pm on Thursday, February 7.


  • No companies are eligible. All nominees must be an individual per category.

  • General Managers or sales managers with 5+ employees are ineligible to be nominated.

  • All final nominees will be approved by the Big Wigs Committee based on good standing in the advertising community and AAF-CC.

2019 Big Wigs Categories

Best Media Buyer

Best Social Media Manager

Best Event Planner

Best Venue Coordinator

Best Event Photographer

Best Specialty Advertising Sales Representative

Best Voice Over Talent

Best Commercial Actor/Model

Best Unsung Hero

Best TV/Cable Sales Representative

Best Radio Sales Representative

Best Small Format Printer Sales Representative

Best Large Format Printer Sales Representative

Best Newspaper/Magazine Sales Representative

Best Outdoor Sales Representative

Best Digital Sales Representative

Best Non-Traditional Sales Representative