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Top Agencies and Brands Awarded at the 2018 National American Advertising Awards in Chicago

June 8, 2018 BBDO New York’s "The Talk" Wins a "Best of Show" National ADDY Award; Brigham Young University's BYU AdLab Wins "Best of Show" in the Student Division for GE's "One More Giant Leap".

James Edmund Datri to Step Down as the American Advertising Federation's President & CEO in October

May 8, 2018 American Advertising Federation Board Chair Kim Kelleher announced today that the Federation's longtime President & CEO, James Edmund Datri, has informed the Federation's officers that he will step down from his AAF post on October 10th of this year, after completing 10 years of service to the organization.

Johnson & Johnson to Be Inducted into 69th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame in New York

March 1, 2018 Alex Gorsky, CEO and Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, will accept the award on behalf of the company on April 24 at Cipriani Wall Street.

Honorees in Multicultural Advertising and Entertainment Excellence Announced by AAF

February 27, 2018 Levi Strauss & Co., Burrell Communications, HBO to be recognized in Chicago at the 2018 Mosaic Awards.

Advertising Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

December 15, 2017 Kenneth I. Chenault, American Express Company; Beth Comstock, GE; Daisy Expósito-Ulla, d expósito & Partners; Steve Hayden, Ogilvy & Mather; George Lois, Good Karma Creative; Paul Polman, Unilever; Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., The New York Times Company; and Lois Wyse (1926-2007), Wyse Advertising, elected into the Hall of Fame's 69th Class.

Most Promising Multicultural Students Class Announced for 2018

November 1, 2017 Executives from advertising’s biggest names gathered to select 50 exceptional undergraduate seniors for AAF program.  

AAF Challenges Industry 
to Fulfill Diversity & Inclusion Promises

July 7, 2017 In an effort to help companies act on commitments to diversity and inclusion, the AAF's Mosaic Center is launching “#DiversityInAction,” 20 days of actionable practices designed to increase recruitment, recognition and leadership opportunities for multicultural professionals and to encourage the industry to portray multicultural communities in a realistic way. 

AAF Announces 2018 National Student Advertising Competition Sponsor, Ocean Spray Cranberries

June 28, 2017 The 2018 NSAC will require each AAF college chapter team to develop a written, integrated marketing campaign proposal and a 20-minute presentation in response to a real-world advertising challenge facing Ocean Spray.

2017 Advertising Hall of Achievement Inductees Announced

June 13, 2017 The American Advertising Federation (AAF) to Recognize Top Executives from Beats by Dr. Dre, BBDO SF, JP Morgan Chase, Kimberly-Clark, STORY, Twitter and UM/J3

Johnson & Wales University Wins 2017 AAF National Student Advertising Competition

June 10, 2017 Charged with generating excitement and buzz in the frozen foods category while making the Tai Pei brand more relevant to younger millennial consumers, Johnson & Wales University’s insights and creativity pushed the team past seven competing groups to win the 2017 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC).

AAF Announces 2017–2018 Board Leadership and Directors

June 9, 2017 The AAF has elected Kim Kelleher of Condé Nast as Chair; Amanda Richman of Starcom as Vice Chair; and appointed new leadership from Advertising Age, FOX Networks Group, gyro, Orcí and Publicis Media Exchange

Tiffany R. Warren to Receive Highest Honor for Service to AAF

May 22, 2017 The American Advertising Federation will honor Omnicom Group’s Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer as 2017 recipient of its highest honor for service to the Federation and its membership.

AAF Announces Distinguished Advertising Educator Honoree

May 11, 2017 Dave Koranda will be honored on June 9 in New Orleans for his significant contributions to advertising education. 

AAF Announces Multicultural Media Award Honorees 

March 14, 2017 Insecure and Born this Way among those to be honored at the Mosaic Awards in New Orleans.

Toyota to be Inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame

March 7, 2017 The car company will be honored along with eight other industry legends, including Robert De Niro, on April 25.

AAF Announces Multicultural Advertising Award Honorees

January 31, 2017 Alma DDB, Nissan, IPG among those to be honored at the 2017 Mosaic Awards in New Orleans.

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Johnson & Johnson to Be Inducted into 69th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame in New York

March 1, 2018Alex Gorsky, CEO and Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, will accept the award on behalf of the company on April 24 at Cipriani Wall Street.