AL MCDUFF, PRINCIPAL/ CREATIVE DIRECTOR/account management
Prior to establishing Diane Allen and Associates in 1976 with business partner Diane Allen, Al worked as a copywriter and broadcast producer in two of Baton Rouge’s largest advertising agencies, Benjamin Advertising and Root & Associates.
Al’s creativity has been recognized with many ADDY Awards, as well as Best of Show Awards from the Baton Rouge Advertising Federation including several Best of Show Copywriter awards. He has also written articles and feature stories for Gris Gris Magazine, Louisiana Life Magazine, The Traveler Magazine, the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, and AdWeek’s Annual Creative Showcase.
Al has served as president and board member of the Baton Rouge Advertising Federation and vice-president and board member of Sales and Marketing Executives International. He received the highest personal recognition presented by the Baton Rouge Advertising Federation, the Pete Goldsby Award, presented annually based on lifetime contributions to the advertising profession and the Baton Rouge Community. He received the Advertising Industry Mentoring Pinnacle Award and received the Ralph Sims Mentorship Award from the Baton Rouge Advertising Federation.