We are excited to announce the honorees of our inaugural Advertising & Marketing Industry Recognizing Excellence.

To help celebrate our 65th year of protecting and promoting the well-being of advertising, we are recognizing the crucial—and too often unsung—sales and service side of the industry with our inaugural AdMIRE (Advertising & Marketing Industry Recognizing Excellence) Awards. These awards recognize the best of the best in the agency, media, and corporate marketing arena. We’re excited for a new chance to recognize the efforts of our local industry for all they do, and from a different point of view. The honorees were chosen by a panel of judges in the advertising field located outside of Alabama.

2024 honorees

Advertising Agency of the Year


In-House Marketing Department of the Year

Southern Poverty Law Center

Business Leader of the Year

Tommy McKinnon

Baptist Health

Copywriter of the Year

Jim Leonard


Art Director of the Year

Alex Trott

Southern Poverty Law Center

Strategist of the Year

David Allred


Marketing Director of the Year

Karl Peterson


Account Manager of the Year

Beth Bushman


Best Content Creator

Hope Eakins


Best Social Media Specialist

McKenzie Dailey


Best Videographer

Jacob Saylor

Southern Poverty Law Center

Most Likely to be the Boss in Ten Years

Maghen Barranco


Best Emerging Talent

Virginia Braswell

Harmon Dennis Bradshaw

Best Support Administrator

April Richards