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Community Outreach Committee Update – August 2020


Bozell and AAF Omaha have asked agencies in Omaha to donate money to the ADvance Omaha Fund. The ADvance Omaha fund is an initiative focused on closing the diversity hiring gap, starting with our very own marketing and advertising communities right here in Omaha. Read More

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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AdMuse July 2020

refugee empowerment from Facebook

AAF Omaha has focused on how we can best support our members and the Omaha advertising community during the pandemic. We consider our organization essential to our advertising, marketing and communication professionals. Our leadership continues to develop relevant content, virtual programming, and valuable tools to support our community. Read More

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

AAF Omaha Officers and Board of Directors Election

2017 July Board Retreat at Marks

AAF Omaha is led by a board of directors elected by AAF Omaha members. It is time to officially elect our 2020-2021 Officers and Board members who will guide the direction of the organization and plan events that promote, celebrate and bring the Omaha advertising community together in 2020-2021. Read More

AdMuse June 2020

2020  IMG Kevin and Jenna

The American Advertising Federation Omaha (AAF Omaha) is the unifying voice for advertising in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area. AAF Omaha offers an organization to educate, inspire and bring an inclusive sense of community to the advertising professionals of Omaha so that we, and future generations, can continue to do the work we love. Read More

Omaha Advertising History The 1920s, 30s and 40s

Billboard for the "Conmunity Chest" public service campaign.

Building by building, business by business, the city of Omaha and its economy matured during the 1920s. In 1922, the first commercial radio station debuted. WAAW, 660 on the AM dial began broadcasting from the Grain Exchange Building at 19th and Harney streets. During its four-hour broadcasts, the station announced grain prices, a little live music and interviews with people of note. Commercials weren’t a staple of the two-year old medium. Read More

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