AAF Omaha programs feature something for everyone — presentations on relevant and engaging topics; opportunities to connect with others in the ad business; events that reward our talent; and social outings that are just plain fun.
Interact professionally and personally with local industry leaders through the AAF Omaha programs. The program committee annually develops a series of meaningful and entertaining programs addressing the diverse needs of members.
For program information or to join the program planning team contact the Program Committee Chairs listed below.
Ginny Allumbaugh email@example.com
Erin Buhrman firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year, AAF Omaha salutes three members who have demonstrated their commitment to their club and their community in outstanding ways. Well-respected and recognized in the advertising industry, these prestigious accolades salute our industry’s best and brightest.
Nominate a worthy AAF Omaha colleague by clicking on the AAF Omaha Nomination Form below:
Questions regarding the AAF Omaha Awards can be directed to Teri Hamburger at the AAF Omaha office.
Teri Hamburger, 402-401-4273 or email@example.com
Each year, the American Advertising Awards recognize the best and brightest ads and campaigns created by Nebraska businesses and advertising agencies. American Advertising Federation Omaha (AAF Omaha) and the American Advertising Federation Lincoln (AAF Lincoln) members participate in this prestigious event. Every other year, AAF Omaha hosts the event. The latest information on the local American Advertising Awards show can be found at www.nebraskaaddys.org.
American Advertising Awards
Virtual Award Show | February 2021 (date to be confirmed)
EARLY BIRD Entry Deadline
December 30 at 4 p.m.
DROP DEAD Entry Deadline
January 6 at 4 p.m.
Sneak out a few minutes before 5, spend some time with your fellow AAF Omaha members and step inside an AAF Omaha member’s business or area hot spot. It’s all part of AAF Omaha AdConnect. It’s a darned good excuse to NOT stay late at the office for once and a free member perk.
Contact the AAF Omaha office for details and sponsorship opportunities 402-401-4273.
Register for the conference, check the current schedule, view the list of speakers and read the blog to unearth the knowledge you need to defend yourself in the job market. No fancy filter, metal portfolio or plastic binder can save you from the vicious onslaught of the real world. Nail a killer concept and you just might live to see day two.
Area advertising professionals are needed to assist with seminars, roundtable discussions and student portfolio reviews. To join the committee or volunteer at the event, contact Meet the Pros Co-Chair Marlee Cowdrey by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or Kevin Olive by emailing email@example.com.
AAF Omaha educates members on the latest trends in technology, creativity and marketing through seminars, monthly luncheon speakers, exhibitions and trade shows.
We also provide networking opportunities in a variety of settings so that you can make new connections, glean killer business advice and ideas, and expand business opportunities for yourself and your clients.
AAF Omaha isn’t just for professionals; we encourage young people to enter the advertising business and offer both events and scholarships to students focusing on advertising fields of study. AAF Omaha gives college scholarships and sponsors college chapters at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska at Kearney and at Creighton University.
For more information about educational opportunities contact our Education Chairs Suzanne Kuklinski and Rod Coleman.
Rod Coleman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Kuklinski, email@example.com
AAF Omaha strives to educate members, students and area professionals about the advertising industry. If you’re looking for a speaker for your next event please contact us.
(Use the list below to choose a speaker topic and email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an engagement.)
We are looking for professionals in the advertising/marketing industry who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with our club. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in speaking about one of the topics above.
Each quarter, AAF Omaha hosts an affordable, after-hours professional development and networking event. Each event features a panel of six advertising and marketing professionals who are all experts on a specific topic. During the 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 even have the opportunity to ask questions and network with panelists once the 60-minute discussion is complete. Our goals with each event are to:
Each year, AAF Omaha assembles a Public Service Committee which chooses a local non-profit organization to receive a comprehensive advertising campaign at little or no cost. The work produced by the committee has achieved critical acclaim and has received back-to-back-to-back Club Achievement Awards from the American Advertising Federation.
Recent campaign recipients include The Hope Center, Youth Emergency Services, Shaken Baby Task Force, The Kim Foundation/Project Relate, Children’s Respite Care Center and Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Celiac Sprue Association, Midwest Heart Connection, RedBasket.org, Heartland Hope Mission, Coalition on Human Trafficking, Ronald McDonald House Charities Omaha and League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha.
Put your professional talents to work for your community. Contact Chris LaCroix or Lauren Rock today to get involved in AAF Omaha’s public service opportunities.
Chris LaCroix, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Rock, email@example.com
Pro-bono campaign work and killer events don’t come without a cost. To keep prices reasonable while still offering value and benefit for members, AAF Omaha hosts 4 to 5 special events annually to raise money for educational programming and to fund a fully integrated marketing campaign for one non-profit organization. Special events are a great way to raise money for AAF Omaha and to make new business connections.
Plan to attend our next Special event!
For event questions or to join the committee contact:
Jim Deitering, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Teaford, email@example.com
Each January, ad professionals polish off their bowling shoes and start throwing strikes in hopes of attaining the vaunted AAF Omaha Bowl-A-Rama trophy. Gather your team of 4 to 6 bowlers and register now. Lanes fill up fast.
2021 Bowl-A-Rama – date to be announced
The AdWars team competition tests your knowledge of advertising practices, terminology and trivia. But it’s anything but trivial (just ask someone from the 2016 AAF Omaha AdWars championship team from Bailey Lauerman or the 2017 championship team from SKAR Advertising). It’s a brutal display of seemingly useless terms and acronyms. It’s a grueling and treacherous evening of famous jingles and tag lines. It’s always fun!
2021 AdWars | spring of 2021 date to be determined | DJ’s Dugout Downtown
The ON Brand conference is a unique gathering of professionals working to create, support and promote strong brands. Developed by the local chapters of five national industry organizations, the American Advertising Federation, the American Marketing Association, the Public Relations Society of America, AIGA, and IABC the ON Brand conference will provide education and development for the many facets of branding, as well as a valuable networking experience for individual career growth. Centrally located in Omaha, NE, the conference will draw attendees from the Midwest region.
ON Brand | July 2021
1001 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Registration for this event will open in April of 2021
AAF Omaha members please use the AAF Omaha discount code link to register online. If you do not have the link contact our office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The link will be sent to you.