May 31, 2007

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American Advertising Federation Celebrates Local Ad Clubs

Club Achievement Awards Recognize Exceptional Club Accomplishments


Washington, D.C.—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced this week its 2007 Club Achievement Award winners. The Club Achievement Awards are presented annually to ad clubs and federations who display exceptional accomplishments in club operations. The AAF is the only national advertising organization that features a club membership category. Member clubs and federations comprise the AAF grassroots structure. The winning clubs will be honored during the AAF National Conference 2007 in Louisville, Ky.

"I am pleased to honor the outstanding achievements of AAF's club members," said AAF President and CEO Wally Snyder. "The work of local ad clubs is fundamental to the successful promotion of the advertising industry, and I commend the winning clubs for their esteemed efforts."

Every year, the AAF honors top clubs in eight categories: advertising education, communications, diversity, government relations, club management, membership, programs and public service. Additionally, a club of the year is chosen in each membership division based on the cumulative score of their entries. AAF local associations are organized into five club membership divisions by size to ensure impartial competition, as well as facilitate communication and networking among club leaders.

2007 Clubs of the Year:
Division I–American Advertising Federation – Cleveland, Lisa King, club president
Division II (tie)–Advertising Federation of Lincoln, Tracy Munoz, club president
Division II (tie)–Omaha Federation of Advertising, Lori Krenc, club president
Division III–Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana, Pamela Price, club president
Division IV–North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana, Allison Meadows, club president
Division V–Ad 2 Honolulu, Chivas Dabbs and Natalie Cook, co-club presidents

This year's first-place honorees for each category are as follows:

Advertising Education
Division I–Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II–Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III–Advertising Federation of Indiana
Division IV–North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
Division V–Ad 2 Honolulu

Club Management
Division I–American Advertising Federation – Cleveland
Division II–Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III–Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
Division IV–North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
Division V–Ad 2 Madison

Communications
Division I–Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II–Omaha Federation of Advertising
Division III–Austin Advertising Federation
Division IV–Greenville Advertising Club
Division V–Ad 2 Honolulu

Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives
Division I–Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II–Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III–Birmingham Advertising Federation
Division IV–Jackson Advertising Federation
Division V–Ad 2 Madison

Government Relations
Division I–American Advertising Federation – Cleveland
Division II–Omaha Federation of Advertising
Division III–Birmingham Advertising Federation
Division IV–Jackson Advertising Federation
Division V–Ad 2 Madison

Membership
Division I–Advertising Women of New York
Division II–Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III–Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge
Division IV–North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
Division V–Ad 2 Honolulu

Programs
Division I–American Advertising Federation – Cleveland
Division II–Omaha Federation of Advertising
Division III–Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
Division IV–North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
Division V–Ad 2 Honolulu

Public Service
Division I–Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II–Omaha Federation of Advertising
Division III–Lake Superior Advertising Federation
Division IV–Jackson Advertising Federation
Division V–Ad 2 Honolulu

For more information, go to http://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.