October 4, 2005

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AAF Student Conference Provides Student Solutions and Corporate Opportunities

Sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company


WASHINGTON, D.C.; The American Advertising Federation (AAF) will host its second annual AAF Student Conference in Atlanta, October 13–14, 2005.Sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company and taking place on the company's campus, this conference will help prepare students for their futures in the advertising industry.

Held annually in major metropolitan cities in the United States, the AAF Student Conference draws more than 200 students and top-level executive speakers from dozens of advertisers, agencies and media companies. This year, FedEx, Coca-Cola, Deutsch, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, the Loomis Agency, Dow Jones, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Getty Images, Nielsen Media Research, Simmons Market Research Bureau and other companies will be represented. JobBound and the Creative Circus will give detailed presentations on the skills and materials students need to get a foot in the door of the advertising industry.

The AAF Student Conference program provides a win-win opportunity for students and executives alike. A central mission of the AAF is to assist in training students to be valuable advertising professionals, with the skills and competencies essential to corporate success. The AAF also has a commitment to corporate recruiters to provide the best candidates available for hiring. A career development expo will connect students with experts who will provide résumé review, portfolio development and mock interviews.

For more information on participating, contact Connie Frazier, executive vice president, AAF Mosaic Center & education services at cfrazier@aaf.org or (800) 999-2231.

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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.