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National Club Achievement Winners Announced

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The AAF Announces the 2017 Club Achievement

Competition Winners WASHINGTON DC, June 23, 2017—The 2017 Club Achievement Award winners were announced at the Salute to Achievers Luncheon on June 10 as part of ADMERICA, the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) national conference, in New Orleans. The AAF awarded 37 of the AAF member clubs across eight categories of entry. The AAF’s Club Achievement Competition is designed to recognize outstanding accomplishments of its affiliated advertising clubs, showcasing the programs and projects its professional member clubs undertake each year. It was established to honor significant contributions to the AAF network of professional advertising clubs and to encourage excellence in areas of club operations that strengthen the AAF’s member clubs. “This year, there were nearly 300 entries,” said Joanne Schecter, Executive Vice President, AAF Club Services. “This outstanding work represents hours upon hours of dedicated volunteer time. The award winning work is a testimony to the successful programs and projects our clubs launch every year.” Intended to recognize excellence and encourage high standards among industry professionals, the Competition awards local advertising clubs for their initiatives in eight categories: Advertising Education, Communications, Club Operations, Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives, Government Relations, Membership Development, Programs and Public Service. 1st–3rd place winners are:

Advertising Education Division I 1st: AAF Louisville 2nd: AAF Kansas City 3rd: AAF Austin Division II 1st: AAF Houston 2nd: AAF Buffalo 2nd: AAF Cleveland Division III 1st: AAF Roanoke 2nd: AAF Omaha 3rd: AAF NE Pennsylvania Division IV 1st: AAF Montgomery 2nd: AAF Tampa Bay 2nd: AAF Mobile Bay 3rd: AAF Cent. Minnesota Division V 1st: Ad 2 Tampa Bay 2nd: Ad 2 Orlando 3rd: Ad 2 Kansas City

Government Relations Division I 1st: AAF Dallas 1st: AAF Louisville 2nd: AAF Austin 3rd: AAF Kansas City Division II 1st: AAF Buffalo 2nd: AAF Houston 3rd: AAF Cleveland Division III 1st: AAF Omaha 2nd: AAF of the Midlands 3rd: AAF Oklahoma City Division IV 1st: AAF Tampa Bay 2nd: AAF Montgomery 3rd: AAF Jackson, MS Division V 1st: Ad 2 Tampa Bay 1st: Ad 2 DC 2nd: Ad 2 Orlando 3rd: Ad 2 Dallas

Club Operations Division I 1st: AAF Dallas 2nd: AAF Austin 3rd: AAF Louisville Division II 1st: AAF Buffalo 2nd: AAF Houston 3rd: AAF Cleveland Division III 1st: AAF Memphis 2nd: AAF Baton Rouge 3rd: AAF Omaha Division IV 1st: AAF Fort Worth 2nd: AAF Greenville 3rd: AAF Amarillo Division V 1st: Ad 2 Tampa Bay 2nd: Ad 2 Orlando 3rd: Ad 2 Honolulu

Membership Development Division I 1st: AAF Louisville 2nd: AAF Austin 3rd: AAF Kansas City Division II 1st: AAF Houston 1st: AAF Buffalo 2nd: AAF Cleveland Division III 1st: AAF Baton Rouge 2nd: AAF Oklahoma City 3rd: AAF NE Pennsylvania 3rd: AAF Akron Division IV 1st: AAF Montgomery 2nd: AAF Fort Worth 3rd: AAF Mobile Bay Division V 1st: Ad 2 Tampa Bay 2nd: Ad 2 Orlando 2nd: Ad 2 Honolulu 3rd: Ad 2 Dallas

Communications Division I 1st: AAF Dallas 2nd: AAF Louisville 3rd: AAF Austin Division II 1st: AAF Houston 2nd: AAF Buffalo 3rd: AAF Cleveland Division III 1st: AAF Baton Rouge 2nd: AAF Akron 3rd: AAF Memphis Division IV 1st: AAF Montgomery 2nd: AAF Cent. Minnesota 3rd: AAF Fort Worth Division V 1st: Ad 2 Honolulu 2nd: Ad 2 Tampa Bay 3rd: Ad 2 Orlando

Programs Division I 1st: AAF Louisville 2nd: AAF Dallas 3rd: AAF Austin Division II 1st: AAF Cleveland 2nd: Ad Fed of Minnesota 2nd: AAF Houston 2nd: AAF Buffalo 3rd: AAF Tucson Division III 1st:  AAF Baton Rouge 2nd: AAF Omaha 3rd: AAF of the Midlands Division IV 1st: AAF Cent. Minnesota 2nd: AAF Greenville 3rd: AAF Tuscaloosa 3rd: AAF Montgomery 3rd: AAF Fort Worth Division V 1st: Ad 2 Tampa Bay 2nd: Ad 2 Kansas City 3rd: Ad 2 Denver

Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives    Division I 1st: AAF Louisville 2nd: AAF Austin 3rd: AAF Dallas Division II 1st: AAF Buffalo 2nd: AAF Houston 3rd: AAF Cleveland Division III 1st: AAF Roanoke 2nd: AAF of the Midlands 2nd: AAF Baton Rouge 3rd: AAF Omaha Division IV 1st: AAF Tuscaloosa 2nd: Triangle Ad Fed 3rd: AAF Montgomery Division V 1st: Ad 2 Tampa Bay 2nd: Ad 2 Orlando 3rd: Ad 2 Las Vegas

Public Service Division I 1st: AAF Louisville 2nd: AAF Kansas City 3rd: AAF Austin Division II 1st: AAF Houston 2nd: AAF Cleveland 2nd: AAF Buffalo Division III 1st: AAF of the Midlands 2nd: AAF Omaha 3rd: AAF Baton Rouge Division IV 1st: AAF Montgomery 2nd: AAF NE Tennessee 2nd: AAF Greenville 3rd: AAF Amarillo Division V 1st: Ad 2 Honolulu 1st: Ad 2 DC 2nd: Ad 2 Madison 2nd: Ad 2 Dallas 3rd: Ad 2 Tampa Bay

Clubs with the highest total winning scores are awarded the distinction of Club of the Year and includes the honor of President of the Year. This year, there are six Clubs and Presidents of the Year:

Division I AAF Louisville Club President: Meredith Wilkins Division II AAF Houston (tie) Club President: Anne Mrock-Smith Division II AAF Buffalo (tie) Club President: Scott Bartels Division III AAF Baton Rouge Club President: Trenton Bland Division IV AAF Montgomery Club President: Michelle Leland Division V Ad 2 Tampa Bay Club President: Connor Storch

For more information about the Club Achievement Competition, please contact Joanne Schecter via email, or by phone at (202) 898-0089. Or, visit AAF’s website to learn more. About the American Advertising Federation Established in 1905, the American Advertising Federation (AAF), acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” Its membership is comprised of nearly 100 corporate members made up of the nation’s leading advertisers, agencies, and media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals; and more than 200 college chapters with 5,000 student members. The AAF operates a host of programs and initiatives, including the Advertising Hall of Fame, the Advertising Hall of Achievement, the American Advertising Awards, the National Student Advertising Competition, the Mosaic Center for Multiculturalism and AdCamps for high school students. Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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