May 30, 2008 club service awards

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AAF Celebrates Local Advertising Clubs, Achievement Awards Announced


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced this week the 2008 Club Achievement Award winners. The club achievement awards are presented annually to ad clubs and federations who display exceptional accomplishments in club operations. Member clubs and federations comprise the AAF’s grass roots structure, which is essential resource in advancing and protecting the interests of the advertising industry.

“The work of our local ad clubs is fundamental to the successful advancement of the interests of the advertising industry,” said Wally Snyder, AAF president and CEO. “I am thrilled to honor the outstanding achievements of AAF’s club members, and I commend their esteemed efforts.”

Each year, the AAF honors top ad clubs in eight categories: advertising education, communications, diversity and multicultural initiatives, government relations, club operations, membership development, programs and public service. In addition, a “club and president of the year” is selected in each membership division based on the cumulative scores of their entries.

2008 Clubs and Presidents of the Year:

Division I—Advertising Federation of Louisville, Jill Lanham, president
Division II—AAF–Des Moines, Jennifer Simpson, president
Division III—Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana, Kevin McCowan, president
Division IV—North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana, David Huhnke, president
Division V—Ad 2 Tampa Bay, Mai Noel Tran, president

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

Advertising Education

Division I—Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II—Advertising Club of Cincinnati
Division III—Advertising Federation of Greater Baton Rouge
Division IV—North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
Division V—Ad 2 Tampa Bay

Club Operations

Division I—AAF – Cleveland
Division II—AAF – Des Moines
Division III—Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
Division IV—AAF – Fort Worth
Division V—Ad 2 Cincinnati

Communications

Division I—Philly Ad Club
Division II—AAF – Des Moines
Division III—South Dakota Advertising Federation
Division IV—Tennessee Valley Advertising Federation
Division V—Ad 2 San Diego

Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives

Division I—Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II—Omaha Federation of Advertising
Division III—Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana
Division IV—AAF – Greenville
Division V—Ad 2 Honolulu

Government Relations

Division I—Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II—AAF – Orlando
Division III—AAF – Coastal Carolinas
Division IV—AAF – Jackson
Division V—Ad 2 Greater Orlando

Membership Development

Division I—Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II–—AF – Des Moines
Division III—AAF – Coastal Carolinas
Division IV—AAF – Jackson
Division V—Ad 2 Cincinnati

Programs

Division I—Advertising Club of Metro Washington
Division II—Tucson Advertising Federation
Division III—Austin Advertising Federation
Division IV—North Central Advertising Federation of Indiana
Division V—Ad 2 Cincinnati

Public Service

Division I—AAF – Cleveland
Division II—Omaha Federation of Advertising
Division III—Austin Advertising Federation
Division IV—AAF – of the Midlands
Division V—Ad 2 Reno

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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.