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AAF National Government Report September 2020

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AAF and Privacy for America support an effective national privacy standard that would protect consumers while allowing consumers and businesses to enjoy the many benefits that come with the responsible use of data. Privacy for America has developed comprehensive principles for such a law and is encouraging lawmakers to adopt many them in any future legislation. Read More

New Partnership Announced with Communo

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WASHINGTON DC, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020—Communo and the American Advertising Federation have joined forces to provide their members with one-of-a-kind offerings intended to support agencies and staff impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Insights from Steve Pacheco President & CEO, American Advertising Federation

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From where I stand, I’m grateful that we all got through this Summer intact. The AAF never missed a beat. The great AAF Staff powered through this rough patch with their usual “Let’s Get It Done” spirit and attitude. We came together with the help and support of the AAF volunteer leadership grass roots network and our generous supporters to do a remarkable amount of work to deliver on our mission of being “The Unifying Voice for Advertising”. Read More

National Student Advertising Competition 2021 Partner Announced

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WASHINGTON DC, AUGUST 31, 2020—It’s a Match!… between the world’s most popular dating app and the nation’s largest collegiate advertising competition. The American Advertising Federation (AAF) is excited to announce Tinder as the lead partner for the 2021 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). Read More

New Partnership Announced with Exclusive Event Series, The Room

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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