American Advertising Federation

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Upcoming Events

    January Luncheon: Insanely Simple…In Advertising

    When: Wednesday - Jan. 21, 2015
    12pm - 1pm
    Where: Tropicana Convention Center – Walnut Rooms A & B
    421 NW Riverside Dr.
    Evansville, IN
    Cost: FREE for Members.
    $15.00 for Non-Members.
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    Insanely Simple – Simplicity is the Most Powerful Weapon In Advertising

    Apple’s stellar success will be studied for decades to come. It’s a story of great vision, design, engineering and marketing. But on a higher level, there is a common thread that ties together all of these strengths — Steve Jobs’ love of simplicity. That’s something you can see in the way everything Apple does, from the way it innovates to the way it communicates. With a mix of insights and stories from inside Steve Jobs’ world, Ken talks about how Apple succeeded through the power of simplicity—and how any marketer can do the same.


    Ken Segall is the author of the New York Times Best Seller Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success. As an advertising creative director, he worked closely with Steve Jobs for over 12 years spanning NeXT and Apple. Ken led the team that created Apple’s famous Think different campaign, sent Apple down the i-road by naming the iMac.

    The event will be held at Tropicana Convention Center in the Walnut Rooms. Doors will open at 11:30 for networking, with the presentation beginning at noon.

    The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, January 14 .
    We ask that any cancellations be made by 1/15 as we are charged for meals (members and nonmembers) after that date.
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Sound Off! – Latest Posts

  • December 19, 2014 - Members and guests spent lunch together socializing, playing bingo and taking chances in the auction for prizes during our annual Jingle Mingle December luncheon. Many thanks to the raffle prize donors. We wish all our members a safe and happy holiday season. - Happy Holidays from the AAF-GE Board of Directors! - The Marine Corps members with public service chairperson Mallory Kiesler. The Marine Corps joined us for lunch to talk about the Toys For Tots program and collect new toys from guests....

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  • November 21, 2014 - Jason Clark, president of Via Studio on Louisville, KY spoke about making sense of the digital process and making it all come together. He offered specific examples from the thought process to budget worksheets and encouraged many questions from the audience. His youtube video presentation will be available to members on our website in about a week. Many thanks to the generous donors who brought toys or cash for our Toys For Tots drive! The drive will be back again at Jingle Mingle on December...

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  • October 17, 2014 - Zac Parsons and Nick Basham - Courier & Press team Wes Seib, Adrienne Hildenbrand, Jim Michels and Lesa Scott - Eric Stremming, Nicole Neidlinger, Andy Herbertz, Angela Patton - Zac Parsons, Brooke Biddle, Andrew Morris - Larry Miller and Bob Jeffers - Accordian player Larry Miller - We are so thankful for our USI Student Volunteers who helped make the auction a success! - Can you guess the names of these “gentlemen”? - Erin Holajter-Baxter - AAF-GE President Andy...

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  • October 3, 2014 - The 2015 National Student Advertising Competition will pit hundreds of collegiate teams against one another as they develop a written integrated marketing campaign proposal and a corresponding 20-minute pitch in response to a real-world case study for Pizza Hut. The winning campaign in each AAF district will move on to the semi-finals and the top eight teams will advance to the finals, where each will pitch their campaign in front of client judges to win the national title during the AAF's...

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  • October 3, 2014 - We launched a new public service initiative this year. The intiative seeks to get our members involved in cause around the community by donating time as a group. Our first volunteer effort focused on the Race for the Cure last weekend. As a group, we dedicated 63 hours of our time to the Race for the Cure, and we had a lot of fun in the process. - We plan to coordinate service projects each quarter. For 4th quarter, we will be collecting toys and gifts for the Toys for Tots program at our...

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American Advertising Awards

    Feb. 20, 2015
    05:30 PM - 09:30 PM

    American Advertising Awards Ceremony

    Save The Date!!! The American Advertising Awards, formerly called the ADDY Awards, is scheduled for Friday, February 20, 2015. The awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world. Stay tuned for more details on this prestigious competition and ceremony.

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