September AdBites: OAX | September 10

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Join us on September 10 at a special AdBites luncheon at the CenturyLink Center. As a sponsor of OAX, AAF members will be able to attend the keynote: Betty Su, Executive Director of Brand Marketing for USPS. Su will discuss her role at the United States Postal Service, including the development of integrated marketing programs. 
And it doesn’t have to end after lunch! AAF is also offering a exclusive combo for individuals who want to attend both the luncheon and the afternoon educational session featuring Stefan Mumaw, Creative Director for Callahan Creek. Mumaw’s “Creative Boot Camp” will give you a crash course on how to generate ideas in greater quantity and quality. 
Registration for the full day event is $70.00 – register at

Registeration for AAF Omaha members & guests for luncheon only is $30.00 – register at 

Registration for AAF Omaha members & guests for luncheon & Creative Boot Camp is $50.00 – register at and use Promo Code AAF to get the luncheon/Creative Boot Camp combo special pricing.

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Advertising Ethics Certification

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The Omaha Chapter of the American Advertising Federation, in partnership with the Creative Center and the Institute for Advertising Ethics (IAE) hosted a first-of-its kind “Ethics in Advertising” seminar Saturday, August 16.

The “Ethics in Advertising” seminar was led by Wally Snyder, Executive Director of the Institute of Advertising Ethics, AAF Board Member and President Emeritus.

“Advertising and marketing is ever changing, and every day presents new ethical questions for professionals to navigate, said Michael Johnson, Chairman of the American Advertising Federation Omaha. “As the global-digital world evolves, we need leaders like Wally Snyder to help answer some of those tough questions”.

The following Omaha advertising professionals completed the certification program on August 16:

Steve Armbruster, Redstone

Ray Dotzler, Dotzler Creative Arts, Inc.

Jan Dotzler, Dotzler Creative Arts, Inc.

Kim Guyer, Creative Center

Michael Matulka, Creative Center

Paul Straatmann, Creative Center

Lisa Healy, Webster

Sheila O’Connor, Metropolitan Community College

Linda Hollingsead, Omaha World-Herald

Dave Sanders, Omaha World-Herald

Teonne Wright, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Sonya Dickey, Physicians Mutual Insurance Co.

Katie Gurnett, Physicians Mutual Insurance Co.

Sara Magee-Garcia, Physicians Mutual Insurance Co.

Michael Johnson, Bozell completed the course in May 2014

Teri Hamburger, AAF Omaha completed the course in June 2013

The IAE preamble reminds us that ethical behavior should always guide our personal and business conduct.



AAF Omaha’s Public Service Committee Needs You!

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The AAF Omaha Public Service Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s efforts: Heartland Hope Mission. 

Heartland Hope is the largest food pantry in the State of Nebraska.  Its primary program is Homelessness and Hunger Prevention, a program designed to help the working poor by providing food, clothing, hygiene products and household items to individuals who do not have the financial means or support services to otherwise acquire these items.  

The organization is focused on serving the working poor and low-income families while creating an environment where independence is fostered. Clients are also assisted with eligibility screenings, referrals and application assistance. In 2013 alone, Heartland Hope served over 27,000 clients – clients who are currently employed by living in poverty. 

Heartland Hope wants to raise awareness of the plight of the working poor, and ask for the public’s assistance in volunteering, hosting a food drive and/or donating.    

AAFO’s Public Service committee is looking for passionate creative people who want to use their talents to make a difference.  This committee provides exceptional opportunities for newbies and tenured professionals alike to work with new people and teams, enjoy new experiences, all while doing making a lasting, positive impact on our community.
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