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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.

Honorees Announced for the 68th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame

December 12, 2016 Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Hearst; Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Nestlé; Jerry Della Femina, Della Femina Advertising; Irwin Gotlieb, GroupM; Kay Koplovitz, USA Networks and Springboard Enterprises; Stan Richards, The Richards Group; and Carol H. Williams, Carol H. Williams Advertising elected into the 68th Class.

Robert De Niro to Receive President's Award at the 2017 Advertising Hall of Fame

November 15, 2016 Special award for Lifetime Contributions to Advertising will be presented on April 25 at Cipriani Wall Street. 

2017 Most Promising Multicultural Students Class Announced

November 1, 2016 Advertising execs gathered to select 50 high-potential undergraduate seniors for the Most Promising Multicultural Students Program.

August 22, 2016 150 schools across the country slated to compete by developing a winning advertising campaign for Ajinomoto Windsor’s Tai Pei Frozen Asian Entrees and Appetizers.


Danielle Austen, fluent360 and Doug Melville, TBWA Named as AAF’s Mosaic Council Leadership

June 14, 2016 The AAF elected Austen and Melville to Chairman and Co-Chairman, respectively, to its Mosaic Council for the 2016-2017 year and expanded Mosaic Center’s initiatives.

6 to Receive the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism

June 8, 2016 
The Ceremony Will Take Place on Tuesday, Oct. 18, on the University of Missouri Campus

Leo Burnett Chicago Wins Best of Show Gold ADDY Award for Allstate's #MayhemSale Campaign

June 8, 2016
Agencies and Students From Across the Country Honored at American Advertising Awards

AAF Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors, Addition of New 2 Positions, 5 Corporate Members

June 7, 2016
The AAF elected David Messinger of CAA Marketing, Creative Artists Agency and Kim Kelleher of WIRED, Condé Nast as Chairman and Vice Chair, and filled two new roles with leaders from 72andSunny and Spotify.

University of Virginia Wins 2016 National Student Advertising Competition for Snapple

June 6, 2016
Blaise D'Sylva, VP Media at Dr Pepper Snapple Group announced the University of Virginia as winner of 2016 NSAC.

21 Students Selected for 2016 Stickell Internship Program

June 2, 2016
The 2016 Stickell Internship recipients represent the program’s largest class yet.

24th Annual Advertising Hall of Achievement Honorees Announced

June 1, 2016
The American Advertising Federation (AAF) to Recognize Top Executives from Fox Networks Group, HBO, Pandora, Time Inc., Visa Inc., Wieden+Kennedy and YouTube.

Robert Calmer, AAF-Cleveland, to Receive Chic Davis Memorial Award

May 3, 2016
The AAF will honor 20-year Chair of the AAF-Cleveland American Advertising Awards with the 2016 Chic Davis Memorial Award.

Iowa State University’s Jay Newell to Receive AAF’s Distinguished Advertising Educator Award

May 3, 2016
The American Advertising Federation will honor Jay Newell as 2016 recipient of the award for his significant contributions to advertising education.

The AAF’s Karen Cohn to Receive Betty Riehl Excellence in Service Award

April 25, 2016
The American Advertising Federation will honor the Federation’s SVP of Conference & Meeting Logistics as the 2016 Recipient of the Betty Riehl Excellence in Service Award.

46 Member Clubs to Receive Club Achievement Awards

April 20, 2016
The American Advertising Federation has announced the 2016 Club Achievement winners.

BBDO's John Osborn to Receive the AAF's Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal Award

April 14, 2016
The American Advertising Federation will honor the BBDO New York President and CEO as 2016 Recipient of its highest honor for service to the Federation and its membership.

Leaders from PepsiCo, Quantcast, ICM Partners, The New York Times Join the AAF's Board of Directors

April 11, 2016
Seth Kaufman, Jonathan Perelman, Marcus Harper and Lisa Ryan Howard join the AAF's leadership.

The AAF Announces Multicultural Advertising & Media Award Honorees

March 21, 2016 
HBO, AT&T and Wieden+Kennedy among those to be honored at the Mosaic Awards in Anaheim, CA.

Anheuser-Busch to be Inducted into the 67th Advertising Hall of Fame

March 10, 2016
Anheuser-Busch to be honored among seven individual honorees on April 11.

White Paper on Depictions of African-American Women in Reality TV Illustrates Real Life Effect

February 26, 2016
Studies have uncovered that television shows that portray African-Americans as “criminals or unemployed” were thought to be realistic, as were negative personality characteristics.

Seth Kaufman, PepsiCo to Keynote AAF's Digital Conference

December 7, 2015
The American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced that Seth Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer for PepsiCo North America Beverages will deliver the opening keynote for AAF's Digital Conference, Edge Effect: Media Meets Technology in Advertising.

Honorees Announced for the 67th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame

November 20, 2015
The Ad Council, TBWA\Worldwide, Leo Burnett Worldwide, Sedelmaier Films, GSD&M, Condé Nast, Wieden+Kennedy Among Those Honored

Shocase Founder and CEO Ron Young Named to American Advertising Federation (AAF) National Board of Directors

November 11, 2015
Shocase Also Elected as Corporate Member of the AAF Joining Industry-Leading Brands, Agencies and Media Companies

American Advertising Federation Announces 2016 Most Promising Multicultural Students

November 3, 2015
Fifty top-performing college seniors selected by advertising industry executives to participate in the upcoming Most Promising Multicultural Students Program (MPMS)

Judy Foston and Michael Johnson Join IAE Advisory Council

July 7, 2015
Wally Snyder, Executive Director of the Institute for Advertising Ethics, announced two new members of its Advisory Council.

American Advertising Federation (AAF) and Shocase Announce Social Media Partnership

June 23, 2015
Partnership brings exclusive benefits on the nation's first social network designed for marketing professionals to the AAF's 45,000 advertising members.

University of Oregon Wins 2015 AAF National Student Advertising Competition for Pizza Hut Campaign

June 15, 2015
The University of Oregon was selected as the winner of the 2015 AAF National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), beating out more than 140 AAF college chapters from across the country.

AAF Announces New Board Leadership

June 12, 2015
Jim Norton of AOL Elected Chair, David Messinger of CAA Marketing Elected Vice Chair

AAF Hosts Panels on Diversity & Inclusion in Professional Sports and Television

June 9, 2015
Exploring the Role of Advertising in Sports & Television Multiculturalism

Advertising Hall of Achievement Class of 2015 Announced

May 27, 2016
Inductees from Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Mindshare, Pepsi Beverages NA, Twitter, Facebook, Deep Focus and Wasserman Media Group

Nicole Fellers Named 2015 Chic Davis Memorial Award Recipient

April 30, 2015
Nicole Fellers, member of AAF Houston, was chosen to receive the 2015 Chic Davis Memorial Award. 

Jeffrey DeLong Named 2015 Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal Award Recipient

April 20, 2015
Jeffrey Delong, Senior Technology Manager at Jumpstart Automotive Group, and longtime member of the American Advertising Federation, was chosen to receive the 2015 Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal Award. 

AAF Announces Schools Competing in 2015 National Advertising Student Competition

January 30, 2015
149 collegiate teams are set to compete in the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) annual National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). 

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