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AAFOpen Putt-Putt Golf Tournament Winners
Teams of four formed for this years annual competition at Boulder Creek on June 9, 2016. The Webster team took home the coveted AAFOpen Blazer on June 9th at Boulder Creek.


Registration is Now Open for OAX | September 22
The Greater Omaha Postal Customer Council is again teaming up with AAF Omaha and Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) for a premier advertising conference designed to educate attendees on the value of advertising, expose businesses to the best of traditional and new media promotions and provide valuable networking opportunities within the greater Omaha marketing community. 


July AdBites: Brand Therapy Workshop | July 19
Learn how to take charge of the client relationship from the beginning, manage more controlling clients, and influence their point of view. Participants will emerge with renewed skills in project planning, collaboration, listening, research and problem-solving - gleaning form 20 years of experience and research - that enable clients to provide the needed information to make strong connections and successfully complete projects.



AAF Omaha Wins National Awards | AAF Division III Club Of the Year

The American Advertising Federation Omaha (AAF Omaha), a professional organization of advertising agencies, marketers, media, academia and public relations practitioners, won several national American Advertising Federation (AAF) awards including first place in the category of Public Service, Club Operations and Membership; second place in Advertising Education, Diversity and Government Relations. Awards were presented during the national American Advertising Federation annual conference ADMERICA June 4-7, 2016 in Anaheim, California.



Swanson Russell Promotes Grunkemeyer to VP

LINCOLN, Nebraska, (May 25, 2016) Swanson Russell announces the promotion of Heidi Grunkemeyer to vice president/account director in its Omaha office.



Graphis Poster Annual

Congratulations to Sean Heisler and the creative team at Webster, AAF Omaha’s 2015 AdWars poster is in the new Graphis Poster Annual! The 2015 AdWars poster was designed by Sean Heisler AAF Omaha Board Member and Co-Chair of the club’s Special Events team.



AAF Omaha Awards Scholarships for 2016-2017 School Year

American Advertising Federation Omaha (AAF Omaha), announced winners of the 2016 AAF Omaha Scholarships. In 1987, AAF Omaha established two scholarship funds to honor students attending Creighton University, University of Nebraska Omaha, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska at Kearney. For the fourth year, in addition to already established scholarship funds, AAF Omaha is administering a Richard Holland Advertising Scholarship to student(s) attending college, design and trade schools in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area.



AAF Government Report | May 31, 2016

AAF has joined with a broad group of industry allies to comment on the Federal Communications Commission Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on privacy issues. If adopted, the NPRM would insert the FCC into an area of regulation that has largely been the province of the Federal Trade Commission.



24th Annual Advertising Hall of Achievement® Honorees Announced

The Advertising Hall of Achievement’s distinguished Council of Judges elected seven industry superstars for induction into the Advertising Hall of Achievement Class of 2016. Leaders from Fox Networks Group, HBO, Pandora, Time Inc., Visa Inc., Wieden+Kennedy and YouTube will be honored at the 24th annual induction ceremonies and luncheon onTuesday, November 15, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.



KVNO Adds Business Feature to its Program Offerings

Omaha radio station, Classical 90.7 – KVNO, will begin broadcasting Omaha Business Brief on Wednesdays, starting June 15th following the 4PM BBC World News. An encore broadcast will air before the 7AM BBC World News on Friday mornings.



Swanson Russell Earns Top Honors at National TOCA Awards

Swanson Russell received 18 awards in the national Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) Communications Contest.



Legislative Update – June 2016

A quick look at the roster of state senators suggests that at least 30 of the 49 members of next year’s Legislature will be rookies or senators who have served no more than two years.



Membership Committee: Membership Is The Heart

Membership is the heart of any organization. Membership is the responsibility of the “Village”. It takes all our members to recruit and invite new people to our luncheons and events.




Five Things You Didn’t Know About Elise Gerdes

I joined AAF when I was working as a Marketing Specialist for a non-profit. I really love how the topics discussed at the AAF events are very often applicable for both non-profit and for profit businesses.








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