An AAF Dallas Feature on J&S

Five-year old agency wins most awards of any Dallas ad agency at regional competition.

Dallas, Texas (April 21, 2014) Johnson & Sekin created quite a buzz among the local advertising community in March, tying for the most awards of any agency at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Dallas creative show with 14 awards. The small shop agency continued its creative hot streak by winning more Regional ADDYs than any Dallas agency at the Tenth District award show this past Saturday.

The Tenth District of the American Advertising Federation represents the 29-affiliate advertising clubs in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Gold and Silver Winners from the local affiliate shows in early spring moved on to the Tenth District Annual Convention held in Austin, April 17 – 19.

2014 Regional ADDY Awards for Johnson & Sekin were Gold, Silver and Bronze for Dallas Comedy House, and 2 Silvers for Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots. Despite winning more creative awards than any agency at local and regional level, the shop has just 18 employees – far below the size of most agencies competing.

“The Tenth District ADDY recognition continues an amazing year of growth for our young agency,” said Chris Sekin, co-founder of Johnson & Sekin. “Being the most decorated Dallas agency at the 2014 local and regional shows is quite an accomplishment for an agency of our size” he said.

Art Director Kent Johnson and Copywriter Chris Sekin formed the agency in March 2009 following many years as creative partners at The Richards Group. They moved into their current 4,300 sq. foot space at 800 Jackson Street in 2012.

Johnson & Sekin will have 5 awards move on to the national ADDY Award competition May 28 – 31 in Boca Raton, Florida.

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About AAF Dallas

Founded in 1909, AAF Dallas is nearly 1,000 members strong and is affiliated with the Tenth District of the American Advertising Federation, part of AAF’s national network of more than 200 ad clubs and 40,000 professionals. AAF Dallas, AAF’s 2010-2011 Division 1 Club of the Year, strives to elevate the success of the advertising community through innovation, creative excellence, collaboration, professional development, education and philanthropic endeavors. To find out how to get involved in the Dallas ad community, visit

About Johnson & Sekin

Creative veterans Kent Johnson and Chris Sekin lead one of Dallas’ most talk about advertising agencies, with accounts including Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Caliber Collision, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Genghis Grill, On The Border and non-profit Carry The Load among others. For more, visit


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