American Advertising Federation

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Upcoming Events

    May Luncheon – Branding A City

    When: Thursday - May. 15, 2014
    11am - 1pm
    Where: EVPL Central Library
    200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Evansville, IN
    Cost: FREE for Members.
    $15.00 for Non-Members.
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    Join us as we partner with the Southwest Indiana Chamber Of Commerce on learning best practices for successfully branding a city that makes its residents proud, and becomes a destination. Guest speaker Jack Hess, executive director of the Institute for Coalition Building will lead the discussion. Hess is also the former executive director of the Columbus IN Chamber of Commerce who had received the 2009 National Chamber of the Year award from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Southwest Indiana Chamber Of Commerce Executive Director Christy Gillenwater will also unveil the city’s new branding campaign.

    The luncheon will be held at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, Central Branch in the Browning Rooms A & B on Thursday, May 15. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for networking with the lunch and presentation to begin promptly at 12:00 noon.

    The luncheon is open to the public, and is $15 per person, AAF of Greater Evansville members are free. Registration deadline for all guests is Friday, May 9. Reservations made but canceled past the deadline or not fulfilled will be invoiced for the fee.

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Sound Off! – Latest Posts

  • April 18, 2014 - About 70 guests attended April's Awards Luncheon to congratulate Silver Medal Award recipient, our three scholarship winners and to witness a real-world branding campaign presented by USI's National Student Advertising Competition team. This year's Silver Medal award was bestowed upon Mr. Jack Pate, Publisher and President of C&P Media/ Evansville Courier & Press. Jack has spent more than 30 years working for the E. W. Scripps Company. As a former Advertising Director, Jack continues to...


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  • March 21, 2014 - Packed full of creative examples for ideas on experiential marketing that gets people's heads turning, Christy Belden presented many ideas and talked about how to use the essence of human experience to move the senses with any brand. Christy is the senior integrated marketing strategist for the Louisville Courier-Journal and adjunct professor Spalding University and serves on the executive committee for the AAF of Louisville. - Christy Belden, senior integrated marketing strategist for...


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  • February 13, 2014 - Check out the photos from the 2014 American Advertising Awards held at Tropicana Convention Center on February 7, 2014. The Best Of Show honor went to Gray Loon Marketing for its Deer Creek Lodge,Integrated Campaign. People's Choice was awarded to MadStache for MadStache Impossible in the Digital Advertising Campaign. The three Judge's Choice awards went to Escalade Sports for the Goalrilla Sports & Training Website in the Responsive Design Category; Zero Echo Media for its Tin Man TV...


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  • January 17, 2014 - Click below to access Erik Decker's presentation from our January 16th luncheon. This is a password protected document available to only attendees of our luncheon. - No Bullshit Social Media Marketing — SMC Evansville from Erik...


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  • January 17, 2014 - The American Advertising Federation of Greater Evansville welcomed Erik Deckers to speak on his co-authored book, "No Bullshit Social Media". Over 70 attendees learned how to cut through the B.S. to effectively use social media to promote, sell and increase return on investment. Deckers, president of Professional Blog Service in Indianapolis and author of several marketing books, also spoke with the Tech on Tap social media group Wednesday evening who partnered with AAF-GE to bring Erik to...


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Silver Medal Nominations

    Thursday
    Jun. 19, 2014
    12pm - 1pm

    June Membership Luncheon

    For both members and prospective members alike, we invite you to join us for an informative luncheon where AAF of Greater Evansville Board President Lisa Verkamp and Membership Chair Shyla Adler will kick off the annual membership drive and inform guests on the various membership benefits. We will also introduce the newest board members and newly elected officers of the organization.

    Join us for networking and valuable information about our organization and how you can get the most value from your membership. This event is FREE for members, guests and prospective members.

    Doors will open with networking at 11:30AM, and the presentation & lunch will start promptly at 12PM. The location is the Tropicana Las Vegas / Atlantic City rooms on the 2nd floor.

    Contact Sharon Shumate at 812-423-3843 for more information. Reservations are required for all guests .

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