The best work you’ve never seen.
Through the AAB Showcase Awards, thousands of votes are cast by members of the marketing, advertising, design and digital industries in the U.S.
Judges get to review some of the best creative work they have never seen.
Why haven't they seen it? Because there is a lot of great work which never gets entered in national contests, either because of timing contraints or cost.
AAB offers free entry for all agencies in the AAB Creative Community, and we create all entry documents – each agency only needs to approve their proof.
Get the best work seen.
Our judges are like you – agency and marketing professionals who are immersed in advertising every day, and instinctively know what is new, innovative, creative and strong.
Importantly, our judges include prospective clients, brand managers and CMOs. These judges know the creative which works for their customers, and they are looking for the next agency to propel their brand to greater heights.
They just need to find that connection.
Agencies, Clients, Photographers, Illustrators, Web Designers, Judges. Everyone wins.
Creatives and clients discover new sources for solutions, and get exposed to previously unseen creative. Photographers, illustrators and web designers get exposure for their work. Judges compete for the best judging record. A perfect symbiotic relationship.
That's the way creative awards should be.
American Ad Books (AAB), the AAB Showcase and the AAB Showcase Awards
AAB publishes source books for advertising and marketing professionals.
The AAB Showcase and the AAB Newsletter were designed to display the work and contact information of over 3,000 AAB judges.
Becoming an AAB Judge means that your voice is heard, and that you have an opportunity to present your profile to your fellow judges from 61 U.S. cities.
The AAB Showcase and our Creative Communities involve advertising agencies, freelance creatives, photographers, designers, and web designers.
The AAB Showcase Awards are judged by more than 3,000 advertising and marketing professionals and serve to introduce client marketing managers to new and creative advertising agencies.
If you have never heard of American Ad Books or the AAB Showcase Awards, that's because all of our communication is done 1-to-1, not through media campaigns.
This keeps the costs low, and provides our judges and competitors with more personal attention.
AAB guarantees that the right people see your work, read your case study or profile, and have direct access to your contact information – because they are our judges.
Client: Cake Fetish Cupcakes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
AAB Showcase Awards
Client: Woodland Empire Ailcraft
AAB Showcase Awards