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Call for Nominations - NEXT GENERATION & ADVERTISING HALL OF FAME AWARDS / 06/02/2015 12:46 pm

Nominating a Next Generation or Hall of Fame candidate couldn’t be easier...simply send us your nomination name and we’ll take care of the rest!

Deadline: JUNE 30th, 2015

The Tucson AdFed Hall of Fame Award was founded in 1986 as Tucson’s Advantage to recognize the meaningful contributions of local professionals to the Tucson advertising community and to preserve the legacy of the past and it’s connection to the future.  The initial inductees were members of the original Tucson Ad Club who represented a wide variety of industry disciplines including the media (broadcasting and sales), public relations, marketing, advertising agencies and business. New inductees are added each year during the annual Hall of Fame awards ceremony.  

The Tucson AdFed Next Generation Award was founded in 2014 to recognize those outstanding advertising individuals age 40 and younger who are making a significant impact on the industry through their leadership, career achievements and personal qualities, which also inspire others to excel.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Nominees to the Next Generation Award are judged on the following criteria:
Those individuals who are employed in the advertising industry in the Tucson Market (advertiser, agency, media,design or other related fields), who have made measurable career results in their field and who have motivated and inspired others to excel by mentoring, inspiring, training or volunteering.

Nominees to the Advertising Hall of Fame are judged on the following criteria:
Those men and women who have distinguished themselves in their advertising careers, who have contributed to the betterment of advertising and its reputation and who have made significant voluntary efforts outside the workplace, including service to AAFT and/or other similar organizations, as well as service to local non-profit organizations supporting positive causes. AAF Tucson does not require individuals to have retired from the advertising industry prior to nominating/induction into the local Advertising Hall of Fame.

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION TO MEMBERSHIP@AAFTUCSON.ORG

Tucson winners of the 2015 AAF American Advertising Awards / 06/16/2015 3:51 pm

American Advertising AwardsTUCSON, AZ (June 16, 2015) – One professional and one student each brought home awards from the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) American Advertising Awards competition, held recently in Washington, D.C. with a distinguished judging panel of advertising professionals from across the country.  Their work earned eligibility after winning among entrants from throughout Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and El Paso, Texas in the AAF District 12 competition.

The AAF Tucson winners then entered the national AAF competition, which included entries from professionals and students from 180 federation clubs throughout the United States. AAF announced results of the national competition judging at the National American Advertising Awards gala event held Saturday, June 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada during the 2015 AAF National Conference, Admerica.

Buffalo Exchange received a national Silver ADDY Award® for their entry titled Buffalo Exchange 40th Anniversary Airstream Pop-up Shop. The entry also won a Gold ADDY Award® and Best of Show Out of Home in the local competition, and a Silver ADDY Award® at the District level competition.

Matthew Mann
from The Art Institute of Tucson accepted a national Silver Student ADDY Award® for his entry titled Home Depot Billboards”. His entry also won a Gold Student ADDY Award® from AAF Tucson and a Gold Student ADDY Award® in the AAF District 12 competition.

AAF Tucson & Ad2 Tucson
Award-winning American Advertising Federation Tucson and Ad2 Tucson boast 400 local advertising professional members. These non-profit trade associations work to enhance the professional development of club members and support recognition for the advertising industry, while supporting the local community and raising funds for advertising education initiatives including internships and scholarships. They are local affiliates of the American Advertising Federation and Ad2 National, organizations that represent all aspects of the advertising industry.  For information on upcoming events or on joining either of these associations, visit www.aaftucson.org.

AAF Tucson Names New Officers for 2015/2016 / 06/24/2015 6:11 pm

June 24, 2015 - American Advertising Federation Tucson has elected its President, Vice Presidents and Board of Directors for 2015-2016.

The new OFFICERS include PRESIDENT Miguel Cruz, VP of marketing for Tucson Federal Credit Union; 1st VICE PRESIDENT & SECRETARY/TREASURER Andy Schwabe, manager of marketing & creative services at E.W. Scripps Company; 2nd VICE PRESIDENT Roman Sandoval, owner of Sandoval Creative; and 3rd VICE PRESIDENT Steve Earnhart, director of sales at iHeartMedia.The IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT is Kerry Stratford, principal at The Caliber Group. The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is Pearl Ford-Fyffe.

The BOARD OF DIRECTORS include Doug Burke, publisher of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine; Linda Fahey, partner of Dark Horse Media; Ken Kwilosz, general manager of Arizona Lotus Communications; Steven Meckler, president of Steven Meckler Photography; Steve Neely, chief marketing officer for Casino del Sol Resort; Paul Rose, vice president of Film Creations, Ltd; Mike Saffer, VP of sales at Clear Channel Outdoor; Robert Santiago, director of marketing for Eggees; and Danny Vinik, president and creative director of Brink Media. Also participating on the AAF Tucson Board of Directors is AD2 TUCSON PRESIDENT, Alexis Favis,digital campaign manager at Madden Media.

AAFT FY15/16 Board Retreat PhotoFront row left to right: Steve Earnhart, Steve Neely, Dave Slavin (TAFEF Board Representative), Alexis Favis (Ad2 Tucson President), Miguel Cruz, Kerry Stratford, Andy Schwabe, Pearl Ford-Fyffe (Executive Director).
Back row left to right: Danny Vinik, Steven Meckler, Mike Saffer, Doug Burke, Ken Kwilosz.
Not pictured: Linda Fahey, Paul Rose, Roman Sandoval, Robert Santiago.

AAF Tucson & Ad2 Tucson
Award-winning American Advertising Federation Tucson and Ad2 Tucson boast 400 local advertising professional members. These non-profit trade associations work to enhance the professional development of club members and support recognition for the advertising industry, while supporting the local community and raising funds for advertising education initiatives including internships and scholarships. They are local affiliates of the American Advertising Federation and Ad2 National, organizations that represent all aspects of the advertising industry.  For information on upcoming events or on joining either of these associations, visit www.aaftucson.org.

Ad2 Tucson Accepting Applications from Nonprofits for Public Service Project / 06/29/2015 1:29 pm

The young advertising group will donate marketing support to one chosen organization

TUCSON (June 29, 2015) – Ad2 Tucson is calling for applications from area nonprofit organizations for its 2015-2016 Public Service Campaign. One selected organization will receive pro bono marketing to support its outreach efforts. Applications are due by July 31, 2015.

Every year, talented Ad2 members participate in the Public Service Campaign, donating time and their varied professional marketing and advertising skills to produce a comprehensive marketing, public relations, and advertising campaign for the selected local nonprofit.

Last year, Iskashitaa Refugee Network was chosen as recipient. Iskashitaa Refugee Network is a nonprofit that coordinates classes and gleans food for refugees and their families in Pima County. The campaign gave Iskashitaa a comprehensive market research packet as well as social media guidelines and website assistance.

Ad2 strives to serve the individual needs and goals of each organization. Previous campaigns have incorporated the use of television, radio, print, outdoor, and interactive advertising elements. Past recipients include: PACC Partners, Pima Council on Aging, JobPath, BICAS, Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse’s Angel Children’s Center, The Salvation Army ENCORE! Celebrity Fashion Show, Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome, and the Literacy Volunteers of Tucson.

The application is available on the Community page of the Ad2 Tucson website (www.ad2tucson.com), or by emailing ad2tucson@gmail.com.

Completed applications must be emailed to ad2tucson@aaftucson.org no later than Friday, July 14, 2015.

Ad2 Tucson, an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation, is a non-profit organization of advertising professionals age 32 and younger. Today, National Ad2 is over 1,000 members strong and boasts more than 25 clubs nationwide. Ad2 Tucson’s membership also spans the spectrum in expertise – graphic designers, copywriters, public relations specialists, marketing managers, account representatives, project coordinators, and photographers – providing a wealthy web of knowledge and creativity, and allows an opportunity to share fresh ideas, explore new concepts, hone skills, network with peers, and gain professional experience. For more information visit www.ad2tucson.com or email Ad2Tucson@aaftucson.org