The MKE 99 Show - 2016


Milwaukee's most prestigious advertising awards. A gotta-go social event. The apex of the United Adworkers calendar. Hall of fame inductions. The Milwaukee 99 is all of these.

Eyeing ad world domination? You’ll have to conquer MKE first.

On October 13th we will recognize the 99 best pieces of advertising, marketing and general persuasion at the following levels of accomplishment:

  • Merit: no trophies, but really good work
  • Nuts: the hexagonal objects that line the desks of greatness—gold, silver and bronze are handed out
  • The Wrench: the heavy hardware, given for the Best In Show—if you find yourself holding it at the end of the evening, you’ve done something right

It’s an occasion for a small agency to make a name for itself. And for a big agency burnish its reputation. It’s also a chance for up-and-comers build their names, feed their egos and expand their opportunities.

Yes, the Milwaukee 99 is about winning. But it’s mostly about admiring. And that is the true spirit of the United Adworkers. So when your rival agency takes home a nut for a print campaign you know, deep down, is pretty darn good, there’s no shame in a hand shake and an "atta boy."

Tickets will be on sale soon! Stay tuned for more information. 

Individual ticket sales available on our Events page.

Each purchase includes:

Awards showcase
Abundant appetizers (cash bar available)
MKE99 award show annual
Performance by Low Down Sound

To place an ad in our Milwaukee 99 Award Show Annual and be in front of hundreds of advertising whiz kids, download the MKE 99 Awards Book Form for more information and pricing. Sponsors who support our golf outing get 15% off their ad in the MKE99 Annual. Any questions? Contact Laura Gainor at