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AdBites | July 18: Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Regular Event (Early Bird $25 Members | $30 Guests & Non-Members)

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July 18, 2017
Anthony’s Steakhouse
11:30 AM Networking | 12 Noon Luncheon & Program
Keynote: Cammy Watkins, Operations and Business Development Manager
of Inclusive Communities

Creating Inclusive Workplace

July 18, 2017

11:30 AM Networking | 12 Noon Luncheon & Program

Anthony's Steakhouse

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6 in 60 Panel Discussion | August 8

Regular Event ($10 Members | $15 Guests & Non-members | $5 Students)

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6 in 60 Panel Discussion | Freelancing in the Ad Industry
Date:  Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time:  6:00 PM
Location: DJ’s Dugout, 114th & Dodge
Price: $10 Professional AAF Omaha Members | $15 Guests and Non-member | $5 Students

Topic: Trends of Freelancing in the Advertising Industry

Whether you are a freelancer or a business or agency that needs freelancers, this 6 in 60 is for you. Join this conversation with a panel for experts and discuss the trends of freelancing in the advertising industry. Learn where to find good partnerships, the pros and cons of the relationship, how to make it successful for both sides, and much more.

Emcee: Angel Carl, Angel Carl Marketing

Susan Klaus, Freelance Writer
Jason Fox, Freelance Writer
Ryan Tantillo, Freelance Designer
Rob Heggen, Former Freelance Developer, Current Developer at Webster
Ann Woodford, Creative Services Manager for Goodwill Industries by day & Freelance Designer by night
Crystal Mackling, Associate Creative Director with Ervin & Smith

During this event the panelists share firsthand experience and advice so that attendees can learn not only best practices, but also about rising trends in the industry. Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions and network with panelists once the 60-minute discussion is complete.

If you are interested in becoming a panel member for future “6 in 60″ evens, please contact one of AAF Omaha’s Education Co-Chairs Mike Gilloon or Shiletha Snoddy.

Mike Gilloon:
Shiletha Snoddy:

Sponsored by:

August 8, 2017

6:00 PM

DJ's Dugout | 114th & Dodge

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Network at AdConnect | August 24

Regular Event (AAF Omaha Members Free | $5 for Guests/Non-Members)






Network at AdConnect

Member Perk! AAF Omaha Members – please join us for AdConnect, a free night to help you Connect. Network. Relax. (Just $5 for non-members and friends of AAF Omaha)

Share ideas
Search out career opportunities
Engage with your peers in the local advertising community

Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM
1912 Rooftop, 6201 Maple Street


Light appetizers will be provided, cash bar and additional food items available for purchase
Door prizes – extra chances to win if you bring a guest/non-member

AAF Omaha Members Free | $5 for Guests/Non-Members

AdConnect is a quarterly perk for AAF Omaha members. Watch for future event dates and volunteer for the Membership committee if you would like to help plan future AdConnect events.

Thank you to our AdConnect Sponsor, Amobee and AAF Omaha Elite Sponsor, Centro


August 24, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 PM

1912 Rooftop, 6201 Maple Street

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AdBites|May 16: Our Skip Button Love Affair

Regular Event ($25 Members | $30 Non-Member Guests)

Chris Ferrel May 16 2017 AdBites

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Anthony’s Steakhouse
11:30 am Networking | 12 Noon Luncheon & Program

Keynote Chris Ferrel, digital strategy group head at The Richards Group

Our Skip Button Love Affair

Admit it – you love the “Skip Ad” button on YouTube. You love to swipe your thumb past a Facebook ad. You love the option of installing ad blockers on your phone.

And so does your customer.

By 2017, social network ad spending alone is expected to surpass banner ad spending for the first time. We are seeing an unprecedented rise in skippable ad formats that will drastically shift our approach to digital marketing over the next five years.

Chris Ferrel is a digital strategy group head at The Richards Group, the largest independent agency in America. He also is a 2017 SXSW presenter of this very topic. So join us as he unpacks the skippable world of digital.
He oversees the digital marketing efforts for some of the nation’s best-known brands in retail, CPG, healthcare, and technology. He’s bettered the digital brands of Snapple, Mott’s, Sub-Zero, Wolf, The Home Depot, the Southeastern Conference, and Cardinal Health. His efforts have resulted in many brands’ first successful forays into digital video and content marketing, most recently “Fresh Food Matters” for Sub-Zero, the Snapple “Half ’N Half Machine,” and “Reclaim the Kitchen” for Wolf, a 2016 Communication Arts Typography Annual winner.


May 16, 2017

11:30 am Networking | 12 Noon Luncheon and Program

Anthony's Steakhouse

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AdWars | April 13

Regular Event ($150 per team (6 to 10 people per team))

Thursday, April 13, 2017
DJs Dugout | Downtown
Can you handle the trivia?

AdWars hosted on April 13th was a fun and fact filled event. This team competition tests your knowledge of advertising practices, terminology and trivia. It’s anything but trivial (just ask someone from the 2017 AAF Omaha AdWars championship team from SKAR). It’s a brutal display of seemingly useless terms and acronyms. It’s a grueling and treacherous evening of famous jingles and tag lines. Most of all it’s always fun!

Congratulations to SKAR AAF Omaha’s 2017 AdWars Champions




April 13, 2017

6:00 PM

DJ's Dugout - Downtown

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