Jim Wilburn Receives ADDY


Longtime Tulsa advertising and marketing executive Jim Wilburn has received the coveted Silver Addy (SA).

Wilburn, who is the general manager of Major League Fishing, received the honor at a recent dinner at Tulsa Country Club.

He is the 57th Silver Addy honoree. The award was originated by the Tulsa Advertising Federation but in recent years the selection and dinner event has been managed by past Silver Addy recipients.

The award is given “to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising, creative excellence, industry’s standards and addressed social concerns,” said Charles Halliburton, who presented the award. Halliburton was last year’s honoree.

Wilburn graduated from the University of Tulsa and became the top sales performer for local affiliate . In 1981, he left and co-founded Winner Communications, which led to a storied career producing nearly 50 percent of ’s Outdoors programming. During that span he received 13 Emmy awards and two Eclipse awards.

Updated 07-23-2018

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