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AAF District 9 American Advertising Awards


On March 13, 14 and 15, a diverse, accomplished trio of creative pros from Minneapolis, MN, Jacksonville, FL and Johnson City, TN joined the AAF District 9 Board in Omaha to judge 366 different professional entries and 66 student entries from across the district. Read More

American Advertising Federation Omaha Honors Ad Pro and Ad Rookie of the Year

2019 Roast Jenna Baird & Laura Spaulding

(Omaha, NE, November 8, 2019) The American Advertising Federation Omaha (AAF Omaha) announces the winners for Ad Pro and Ad Rookie of the Year. Laura Spaulding, Bozell was recognized as Ad Pro of the Year and Jenna Baird, Bozell was honored as Ad Rookie of the Year at AAF Omaha’s BOOM! Roasted Awards event on November 7 at The Paxton Ballroom. The event also featured the roast of Mike Compton, Executive Vice President at Renze Display. Read More

Daake Adds Two to Design Team

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(Omaha, Neb.) August 28, 2019 – Omaha’s award-winning brand strategy and design firm Daake recently added Johnny Shea and Julie Ly to its design team. The growing firm now stands at 14 professionals ranging from designers to digital experts to strategists. Read More

AAF Omaha Names New Leadership and 2019-2020 Board of Directors

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(Omaha, Neb.) August 26, 2019 – The American Advertising Federation Omaha (AAF Omaha) founded in 1906, a professional organization of advertising agencies, marketers, media, academia and public relations practitioners has elected a new Board of Directors for 2019-2020. The federation’s president David Lempp with Centro welcomed new board members at the organization’s Annual Meeting on August 21. Read More

AAF National Leadership Elected


WASHINGTON DC, July 8, 2019—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) today announced that Tara Walpert Levy, Vice President of Agency and Brand Solutions at Google will serve as Chair of the National Board of Directors, July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Lynn Lewis, US CEO at UM Worldwide, will serve alongside Levy as the Vice Chair of the Board during this time. Read More

2019 Creative Center Gratuation

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Omaha, Neb., (June 28, 2019)
Congratulations to all the Creative Center 2019 graduates from both their associate’s and the bachelor’s degrees. The Creative Center added a total of 22 alumni to their ranks on June 1, and was pleased to distribute a multitude of awards and accolades as well. Read More

Texas Beef Council Selects Swanson Russell as Agency of Record

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LINCOLN, Neb., (June 27, 2019) – Swanson Russell has been selected as the agency of record for the Texas Beef Council (TBC). The Austin-based non-profit organization focuses its efforts on the promotion and marketing of beef and beef products in the state of Texas. Swanson Russell will develop and execute full-service marketing and advertising strategies for TBC’s Producer Communications Program, including strategic planning, traditional and digital advertising, public relations and overall brand messaging. Read More

Ithaca College Named Winner of AAF’s 2019 NSAC Competition

2019 NSAC Winners Ithaca College

WASHINGTON DC, June 11, 2019— Wienerschnitzel and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) are pleased to announce that Ithaca College is the winner of the AAF’s 2019 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). As the official corporate sponsor/client of the competition, Wienerschnitzel provided a “real-world” marketing challenge to over 2,000 advertising and marketing college students nationwide. Read More

AAF Appoints Steve Pacheco as President & CEO


WASHINGTON DC, June 6, 2019— The American Advertising Federation (AAF) Board of Directors announced it has appointed marketing veteran Steve Pacheco as the organization’s new president & CEO, effective immediately. The Board ratified the appointment today at the AAF’s annual national conference, ADMERICA. Read More

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