May 11, 2006

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American Advertising Federation Club Achievement Awards Celebrate Local Ad Clubs


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) today announced its Club Achievement Award winners, awarded annually to ad clubs and federations who display exceptional accomplishments in club operations in eight categories. A "club of the year" is chosen in each membership division based on the cumulative score of their entries.

The 2006 Clubs of the Year are:
Division I (500+ members) — Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II (250–499) — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III (100–249) — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
Division IV (Under 100) — Jackson Advertising Federation
Division V (Ad 2 clubs) — Ad 2 Honolulu

Additionally, the AAF honors top clubs in each separate category. This year's first-place honorees include:

Advertising Education
Division I — Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III — Advertising Federation of Cedar Rapids
Division IV — Imperial Polk Advertising Federation
Division V — Ad 2 Orlando

Club Management
Division I — Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II — Tucson Advertising Federation
Division III — Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge
Division IV — Coastal Advertising & Marketing Professionals
Division V — Ad 2 Honolulu

Communications
Division I — Advertising Club of Metro Washington
Division II — Orlando Federation of Advertising
Division III — Ad Club of the Triad
Division IV — Jackson Advertising Federation
Division V — Ad 2 Roanoke

Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives
Division I — Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II — Advertising Club of Cincinnati
Division III — Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
Division IV — Jackson Advertising Federation
Division V — Ad 2 Madison

Government Relations
Division I — Cleveland Advertising Association
Division II — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III — Dayton Advertising Club
Division IV — Imperial Polk Advertising Federation
Division V — Ad 2 Honolulu

Membership
Division I — Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II — Orlando Advertising Federation
Division III — Advertising Federation of Cedar Rapids
Division IV — Tennessee Valley Advertising Federation
Division V — Ad 2 Orlando

Programs
Division I — Cleveland Advertising Association
Division II — Omaha Federation of Advertising
Division III — Memphis Advertising Federation
Division IV — Tennessee Valley Advertising Federation
Division V — Ad 2 Honolulu

Public Service
Division I — Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II — Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III — Great Falls Advertising Federation
Division IV — Amarillo Advertising Federation
Division V — Ad 2 Honolulu

Clubs will be honored at the AAF National Conference 2006 in San Francisco on June 13, 2006. Further information on the awards and the conference is available at www.aaf.org/conference.

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The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 215 college chapters, the AAF provides 6,500 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has 130 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations. For more information, visit the AAF's Web site at www.aaf.org.