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Tucson winner of the 2017 AAF National American Advertising Awards Competition Announced / 06/15/2017 4:17 pm

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TUCSON, AZ (June 15, 2017) – One local professional brought home an award 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. His 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 10th in New Orleans, Louisiana during the 2017 AAF National Conference, Admerica.

Steven Meckler Photographer received a National Silver ADDY Award® for his entry titled School Lunch Trays done forEdible Baja Magazine. The entry also won Gold ADDY Awards® in the local and District level competitions. 


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.

2017 AAF National Advertising Hall of Achievement Inductees Announced / 06/13/2017 10:07 pm

AAF National LogoWASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 2017—Marking 25 years of celebrating outstanding achievements in the advertising industry, the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement’s distinguished Council of Judges elected seven new industry superstars for induction into the Advertising Hall of Achievement Class of 2017. Leaders from Beats by Dr. Dre, BBDO SF, JP Morgan Chase, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, STORY, Twitter and UM/J3 will be honored at the 25th Annual Induction Ceremonies and Luncheon on Thursday, November 2, at the historic Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill. San Francisco recognizes both the pioneering nature of these honorees, and the ever-growing convergence between our industry and Silicon Valley. 

The inductees of the 25th Class are: Karna Crawford, Managing Director, Marketing Strategy and Digital–Consumer Bank, JP Morgan Chase; Matt Derella, Global Vice President, Twitter Client Solutions; Matt Miller, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO San Francisco; Erin Quintana, Executive Vice President, Client Managing Partner, UM/J3; Rachel Shechtman, Founder and CEO, STORY; Jason White, Global Head of Marketing, Beats by Dr. Dre; and Lizette Williams, Multicultural Marketing Leader, North America, Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Williams will also be presented with the esteemed Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award. Since 1996, this award has recognized an inductee who has demonstrated an exceptionally high commitment to public service and the betterment of both the advertising industry and the larger community.

“Working with such a distinguished and varied group of judges to elect this year’s inductees was inspirational,” said Tara Walpert Levy, Chair of the 25th Advertising Hall of Achievement and Vice President, Agency and Media Solutions for Google. “It was a privilege to see such a diverse range of perspectives and backgrounds in both our judges and in this outstanding class of inductees based on an extensive submission, vetting, and selection process. This year's inductees range widely in who they are, where they've been, and what they do. What each has in common is a remarkable blend of professional skill, passion, and creativity. They are truly the best of the best, proving that the future of our industry is in very good hands.”

"What amazed me about the candidates for the Advertising Hall of Achievement this year was their broad range of experiences and impressive contributions to our industry.  This year's inductees all have been extremely adept at leading through change and reflect a diverse set of perspectives that will continue to make a big impact on how our industry evolves for years to come," added Heidi Browning, Vice Chair of the 25th Advertising Hall of Achievement and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the NHL. “On behalf of the San Francisco advertising, marketing and technology community, we are honored to host the Advertising Hall of Achievement Awards and celebrate the achievements of these remarkable inductees.”

The Advertising Hall of Achievement, a bicoastal event, has long been the gold standard in recognizing top advertising thought leaders age 40 and younger and is operated by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the same organization that operates the Advertising Hall of Fame. For 25 years, the Advertising Hall of Achievement, remains the premier industry event to recognize young, talented individuals who are making a significant impact in the advertising industry and through philanthropic work in their communities. The impressive alumni network includes 167 members with expertise spanning the entire spectrum of the advertising industry including clients, agencies, media and tech. The event hosts over 600 C-suite and senior level advertising and business leaders and is the second-largest fundraiser for the Federation providing a vital source of funding to continue the wide range of educational, multicultural, and advocacy initiatives that are vital to the industry. 

Individual tickets, tables and information on sponsorships and program advertising opportunities are now available at aaf.org/ahoa or contact Lisa Rubin at lrubin@aaf.org.

 


About the American Advertising Federation

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." Its membership is comprised of nearly 100 corporate members made up of the nation’s leading advertisers, agencies, and media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals; and more than 200 college chapters with 5,000 student members. The AAF operates a host of programs and initiatives, including the Advertising Hall of Fame, the Advertising Hall of Achievement, the American Advertising Awards, the National Student Advertising Competition, the Mosaic Center for Multiculturalism and AdCamps for high school students.

AAF Announces 2017–2018 Board Leadership and Directors / 06/13/2017 9:51 pm

AAF National LogoWASHINGTON, DC, June 9, 2017—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) today elected its new Board Leadership and Directors in conjunction with its annual national conference, ADMERICA, in New Orleans, LA. The new leadership will serve during the 2017–2018 year, beginning July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 and includes leaders from the most well-known and well-respected brands, media companies and agencies spearheading the advertising industry. 

Kim Kelleher, Chief Business Officer Brand Collection, Condé Nast is the new Chair of the Federation; Amanda Richman, President, Investment, Starcom is the new Vice Chair of the Federation; Andy Narrai, Chief Marketing Officer, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. will continue as the National Treasurer; Jacki Kelley, Chief Operating Officer, Bloomberg Media, was elected as the new Assistant Treasurer; Tiffany R. Warren, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group Inc./Founder and President, ADCOLOR will continue her role as Secretary, along with Daryl Evans, Senior Vice President, Mobile, Media and Advertising Strategy, MediaLink who will continue in his role as Assistant Secretary. During their tenure with the AAF, these leaders will shape the AAF's expansion efforts and innovation.


The Membership elected Marcus Harper, Head of Global Agencies and Accounts, Quantcast; Andrew Orcí, CEO, Orcí; and Helen Lin, President, Digital Investment and Partnership, Publicis Media Exchange; to fill its Executive Committee positions as Corporate Chair, Mosaic Council Vice Chair, and Digital Chair, respectively.

“After ten years of active involvement, I am delighted to serve the American Advertising Federation as Chair. I look forward to supporting the important work the AAF Mosaic Center does to develop the industry’s diversity and inclusion efforts. I also hope to enhance the cross-industry networking opportunities that the AAF fosters, turning them into meaningful mentorship and sponsorship for up-and-coming advertising talent," said Kim Kelleher, Chief Business Officer Brand Collection, Condé Nast and incoming AAF Chair.

Newly added to the AAF Board of Directors for the 2017–2018 term are Christoph Becker, Global CEO and Chief Creative Officer at gyro; Meredith Brace, Senior Vice President of Digital Sales at FOX Networks; and Josh Golden, Publisher of Advertising Age.

"The Federation's membership has elected an extraordinary leadership team and Board to guide the AAF in the coming year during this very exciting time for our organization. Our incoming chair Kim Kelleher of Condé Nast is widely respected in the AAF and in our industry for her many groundbreaking accomplishments including being the first female publisher of Sports Illustrated. Indeed with Amanda Richman of Starcom as our incoming vice chair, the AAF for the first time will have two female executives leading our distinguished Board," said AAF President & CEO, James Edmund Datri.

The AAF's Board of Directors guides and oversees the Federation's signature events and initiatives, including the Advertising Hall of FameAdvertising Hall of AchievementMosaic Center for MulticulturalismNational Student Advertising CompetitionADMERICA and the Institute for Advertising Ethics - all serving the Federation's 40,000 professional members nationwide, nearly 5,000 student members and more than 100 corporate members spanning media companies, advertisers and agencies. 

View a full list of the incoming and returning AAF Board of Directors, Corporate Members and Council of Governors here. For more information about the AAF's Board of Directors and partnership opportunities, please contact Linda Moore at lmoore@aaf.org or at (202) 898-0089.

 


About the American Advertising Federation

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." Its membership is comprised of nearly 100 corporate members made up of the nation’s leading advertisers, agencies, and media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals; and more than 200 college chapters with 5,000 student members. The AAF operates a host of programs and initiatives, including the Advertising Hall of Fame, the Advertising Hall of Achievement, the American Advertising Awards, the National Student Advertising Competition, the Mosaic Center for Multiculturalism and AdCamps for high school students. 

AdTEAM DEBUT AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA / 05/17/2017 12:13 pm

UA AdTeamWhen Ed Ackerley was President of the Tucson Ad Club in 1985, he established the UA Ad Club. Over the years the club has been known as: UA Ad Club, UofA Ad Club, UA Ad Fed, AdFed, Studio 320, NSAC Team and AAF Arizona.

Beginning May 15, 2017 the club and class will be merged into The University of Arizona AdTEAM
representing both the American Advertising Federation University Chapter and the National Student Advertising Competition Team.

According to Dr. Ed Ackerley, “we are in the advertising business and sometimes branding ourselves is the most difficult thing. We have come a long way in the last three decades, and as we move forward the Eller College of Management Department of Marketing will grant upper division credit for the competition class, we are embarking on a new partnership with Adobe, and the focus will be on careers, job placement and alumni interaction. The effort is to provide students interested in advertising 100% engagement in the industry and the best chance to compete for careers." Dr. Ackerley teaches in the Eller School of Management Department of Marketing as well as the Film & Television School and the Department of Communication, and he also begins his 33rd year as the organization’s faculty advisor.

Dr. Ed Ackerley

In 2009, Ackerley and Dr. Robert Lusch launched AdCATS to give students a ‘real-world’ experience designing on campus campaigns for university clubs, departments and events. The AdCATS remain a strong and vibrant club challenging dozens of students each semester with advertising opportunities to apply what they have learned to the marketplace. Dr. Hope Schau is the AdCATS Faculty Advisor.

According to Dr. Mrinal Ghosh, Chair of the Department of Marketing at the Eller College of
Management, the introduction of AdTEAM is a compliment to the University of Arizona AdCATS
experience, allowing the AAF Club members and the National Student Advertising Competition Team to continue a record of excellence in pursuit of advertising as a career.

For More Information:
Dr. Ed Ackerley
The University of Arizona
Department of Marketing
McClelland Hall 330
(520) 621-7479

ASMP Presents Social Media for Photographers / 05/16/2017 11:17 am

ASMP May 2017 Event