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The industry has come to realize that a diverse workforce provides tangible benefits to companies aside from fulfilling legal compliance and good faith efforts. As markets expand globally, being able to understand and reach out to the individual needs of people from other cultures and regions has become paramount.

Connect with and support top multicultural undergraduate seniors at the 2015 Most Promising Multicultural Students Program (MPMS)!

MPMS prepares high-performing students for a career in the advertising industry through industry immersions, leadership development workshops and networking. 

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Show your support for diversity in the advertising industry. 


50-State Pedaler Exhibits Bike-Themed Art at Cyclovia

Cyclovia temporarily closes some Tucson streets to car traffic and opens them to other forms of transportation: bicycling, walking, running, skating, wheelchairs, and more. It's a free event that connects participants with neighborhoods, businesses, and their fellow Tucsonans.

In conjunction with Cyclovia, AdFed member Martha Retallick will be hosting a Back Porch Bike-tography Show. Her show will be at 415 East Seneca Street – that's just a dozen pedal strokes east of the Cyclovia route.

What is Bike-tography? It's the art of combining bicycling with photography. Retallick's Back Porch Bike-tography Show will include framed images and greeting cards that can be purchased, and a display of the bike frame from her rides through all 50 of the United States.

Care for bike travel stories? Retallick has plenty of them. Visitors are welcome to ask how she got kicked out of Jimmy Carter's place in Georgia – and how she landed in an Arkansas jail. She'll also be answering bike travel questions.

The Back Porch Bike-tography Show
Sunday, November 2
10 am - 3 pm
415 East Seneca Street
Tucson, Arizona 85705

If you're on the Cyclovia route: Watch for the Burma Shave-style signs on 4th Avenue near Seneca Street. Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in Retallick's driveway.

If you're driving: From Grant Road, head south on 1st Avenue to Seneca Street. Turn right on Seneca and head west to 4th Avenue. Please note that 4th Avenue will be closed to motorized traffic. Limited parking is available along Seneca Street.

Martha Retallick
Phone: 520-690-1888
E-mail: [email protected]

PRSA Networking Event and IMPACT Awards Ceremony

2014 PRSA Networking Event & IMPACT Awards of Excellence

You’re Invited! Bring your colleagues and your clients and join us for one of the best PR networking events of the year!

The 2014 PRSA Networking Event and IMPACT Awards Ceremony is an opportunity to mingle with fellow PR Professionals from Southern Arizona and recognize some of the best work in our field!

This year’s event includes a Happy Hour with food and beverages and is open to both PRSA Members and Nonmembers. The MC for this year’s ceremony is Mr. Dana Cooper from the University of Arizona Athletics/IMG.


Tuesday October 21, 2014
5:00–7:00 PM

The beautiful Stillwell House & Gardens | 134 S. Fifth Avenue, Tucson

Chapter Members/Nonmembers/Guest Tickets: $35
Student Tickets: $15

Please visit for a link to register for this event.

AAF Tucson Special Awards Call for Nominations.

AAF Tucson Call For Nominations
American Advertising Federation Tucson 
2015 Special Awards:

AAF Silver Medal Award
Advertising Professional of the Year
AAF Tucson Golden Mic Award
AAF Tucson Golden Pen Award
Phyllis Ehlinger Women of Excellence Award

Presented annually by AAF Tucson, the AAF Silver Medal Award was established by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Annually, local advertising federations bestow this honor upon outstanding leaders in their communities. Previous honorees include Jack Parris, Mary Martin, Rochelle Lang, Rich Moret, David Slavin, Jay Taylor, Art Waller and Richard Rose.

The Advertising Professional of the Year is presented to a member of the local industry for his/her contributions to the Tucson advertising community. The Ad Professional of the Year is recognized as a model for others, and as an exceptional professional leader in the field of advertising. Linda Cohen, Kerry Stratford, Darrell Durham, Richard Rose, Ken Godat, Steve Swinehart and Doug Martin are among those who have received this honor.

The AAF Tucson Golden Mic award was first presented in 2002, recognizing local media personalities who have given selflessly of their time to help raise awareness and contributions for area charities. Past recipients include Guy Atchley, Brian Jeffries, Chuck George, Ed Alexander, Bill Buckmaster, Allen Kath,  John C. Scott and Rick Hunter. The AAF Tucson Golden Pen award recipients have included Dave Fitzsimmons, Sue Giles, John Hudak, Mary Rowley, David Hatfield, Mary Swiergol, Kevin Madden, Greg Hansen and Steve Rosenberg.

The Phyllis Ehlinger Women of Excellence Award recognizes local women who are business owners or executives and have demonstrated success within their industry, along with a dedication to philanthropy and mentoring. This award keeps Phyllis's spirit alive to continue the tradition of excellence among women. Previous recipients include Kathy Alexander, Robyn Frey, Carol Zimmerman, Dorothy Finley, Fran Katz, Sharmon Woods and Debbie Rich.

Nomination forms and additional information regarding each of these special awards are available online at AAF Tucson’s website.

2015 Nomination Forms:
AAF Silver Medal Award
Advertising Professional of the Year
AAF Tucson Golden Mic Award
AAF Tucson Golden Pen Award
Phyllis Ehlinger Women of Excellence

For consideration, all nominations must be submitted no later than November 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Inquiries can be made by email to [email protected] or by calling 326-1060.

AAF Member Webinar

Webinar: Create Trust, Protect Privacy

Create Trust, Protect Privacy As You Go Mobile and Multi-Screen

November 12, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. ET 

It's no secret that mobile platforms are fueling today's digital ad spend and many innovative business models. Consumers and business users are using multiple screens, and spending on interest-based ads, in particular, is growing exponentially.The need to assure user transparency and choice is constant, yet challenging to maintain the trust of your brand. 

In this webinar, you'll hear from the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) on:

  • how to navigate consumer privacy for all types of mobile environments
  • how brands and mobile stakeholders can ensure transparency and choice with interest-based advertising
  • how to meet consumer expectations while allowing innovation to thrive
  • and learn how self-regulation is helping to meet this dual need for consumer trust and business growth.

Register Today


Presented By:

American Advertising Federation


Digital Advertising Alliance


Digital Advertising Alliance