Extra Credit Projects is a winner in the 2023 Communication Arts Advertising Annual

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH — Michigan-based advertising and design agency, Extra Credit Projects (ECP), has been named a winner in the international 2023 Communication Arts Advertising Annual.

Winning entries are showcased in the November/December issue of the magazine, which is distributed to 25,000 subscribers worldwide. Other top agencies featured include Rethink, Leo Burnett Toronto, and Ogilvy NY, and were judged by top industry professionals from Wieden+Kennedy, MullenLowe, TBWA\Chiat\Day and FCB Chicago.

“Being in this publication among the top advertising agencies from around the world is a big honor,” said Rob Jackson, Founder and Executive Creative Director at Extra Credit Projects. “And to be recognized for work for one of our top local clients is worth celebrating.”

The winning entry was an out of home execution for client Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Promoting their 60th anniversary, and highlighting the ease and convenience of traveling from the West Michigan airport, the billboard used the media in an untraditional way, creating a dimensional illusion illustrating how close your destination can be when you Fly Ford.

Now in its 65th year, Communication Arts (CA) is a professional journal for the design and advertising industry, showcasing only the the highest standards of excellence in the field. The annual Advertising Awards are a prestigious honor, and this year’s competition with more than 1,800 entries had only 118 winners. The winner’s gallery can be viewed here.

For more information about ECP, contact at 616.454.2955 or rob@extracreditprojects.com. For more information about Communication Arts and the Annual Advertising Annual, contact Lauren Coyne at 650.326.6040 or laurenc@commarts.com.


Communication Arts (CA) is a professional journal for designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, agencies, and illustrators. With a paid circulation of over 25,000, the magazine and its annual discipline-focused competitions have a rich tradition of representing a continually-growing and quality-conscious field of visual communication.


Founded in 2006, Extra Credit Projects (ECP) is a world-class advertising, design and media agency that creates digital and traditional integrated campaigns for local, regional and national clients. Known for their big ideas, award-winning executions and always giving extra, ECP maintains a mission to provide extraordinary creative to extraordinary brands, clients and causes.