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New Partnership Announced with Exclusive Event Series, The Room


WASHINGTON DC, JULY 27, 2020—The Room, an exclusive event series that includes influential members across all disciplines and career levels in marketing, and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) today announce their strategic partnership that will offer the AAF’s professional and student members access to thought leadership events.
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Omaha Advertising History The 1950’s and 60s

Joe Baker goes to Washington.

With TV emerging, advertisers had a whole new medium through which to sell their goods and services. On the national scene, Kenyon & Eckhardrt, which would later merge with Omaha’s own Bozell & Jacobs, made Lincoln-Mercury synonymous with the Ed Sullivan Show. Locally, Bozell & Jacobs lined up Arthur Godfrey as Mutual of Omaha’s pitchman. B&J also won the rights to handle the national TV advertising program for Serta, a countrywide association of mattress manufacturers. Read More

New AAF Board Appointments Announced


WASHINGTON DC, JUNE 8, 2020—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) today announced that Lynn Lewis, US CEO of UM Worldwide will serve as Chair of the National Board of Directors, July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Tiffany R. Warren, Senior VP, Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicom Group and Founder & President, at ADCOLOR, will serve alongside Lewis as the Vice Chair of the Board. Melanie Mitchem, SVP, Global Communications & PR at FCB Global will serve as the Chair of the Mosaic Council Executive Committee during this time. Read More

AAF National Government Report May 2020


As anticipated, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) vetoed the digital ad tax passed by the General Assembly. The Assembly is expected to try to override the veto when it returns. Normally, the body would have reconvened in late May but did not because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The next session has not been scheduled and could be delayed until the Fall or next year pending the state of the health crisis. AAF Baltimore, AAF DC and the Maryland/Delaware/District of Columbia Press Association released a joint statement praising the Governor’s action. Read More

AAF National Government Report April 2020


On April 24, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) issued an Executive Order that among other things, rescinded the advertising ban included in a previous order. The previous Executive Order addressing the COVID-19 crisis in her state sparked a well-covered protest because of the stay-at-home provisions included in the order. The order also included language that impacted advertising. Read More

AAF Education Services: Connecting from Home

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Just like our professional members, advertising students have been forced into a new normal over the past month. Campuses have shut down, classes are online, and some job and internship offers have been revoked. As they’re looking to continue to expand their education and skills in this challenging time, AAF students need a professional network now more than ever. Read More

ADMERICA 2020 Adjusted

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ADMERICA Adjusted and goes virtual for 2020 conference.
Paramount to us is the health and safety of our members. In light of the critical health situation surrounding COVID-19, we have had to ADJUST this year’s annual conference, ADMERICA, making it a virtual experience. AAF will continue to host as many meetings, club leadership, awards and recognition sessions online that we can. Read More

We Are Here For You | Resources


As we all continue to grapple with the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) AAF national partners have stepped up to provide resources so that we stay informed, stay safe, and stay productive. Below, you will find information on financial support for small businesses; tips on working from home; and content to promote social-distancing. Read More

AAF National Government Relations


Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently released an Executive Order addressing the COVID-19 crisis that has a number of negative implications for the advertising industry. Read More

Small Business Loans in the CARES Act

2020 AAF invite for Webinar

Join AAF national members for a discussion about emergency small business loans contemplated in the new CARES Act legislation, including who qualifies, how to apply, and considerations for small business lenders. Presented by Venable LLP and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Read More

AdMuse March 2020

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AAF Omaha is YOUR club and your advocate for a host of advertising industry-related issues. As one of a network of nearly 200 American Advertising Federation (AAF) clubs across the United States, we belong to something bigger than ourselves that is both dynamic and meaningful. Read More

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