June 1, 2020

AAF Dallas has been named Division I Large Club of the Year by The American Advertising Federation, and its current president, Farhan Rehmani, has been named President of the Year!

The AAF’s Club Achievement Competition recognizes local advertising clubs for their initiatives in advertising education, communications, club operations, diversity and multicultural initiatives, government relations, membership, programs and public service. The competition was established to honor the significant contributions of the AAF network of professional advertising clubs and to encourage excellence in areas of club operations that contribute to the strength of the AAF’s member clubs.

In addition to being named Club of the Year, AAF Dallas also won top national awards in all five categories within the Club Achievement program.

FIRST PLACE – Cornerstone Initiatives & Events 
Designed with the intention of promoting diversity & multiculturalism, advertising education, awareness and activism with regard to government relations and championing creative excellence through the American Advertising Awards.

FIRST PLACE – Membership Development & Communications
Activities designed to enhance a local advertising club or federation and its membership recruitment, retention and involvement and the communication collateral materials and/or websites produced and distributed for these purposes.

FIRST PLACE – Programs 
Quality programming that fosters actively interested membership, well-attended meetings and membership growth.

FIRST PLACE – Public Service
Projects that effectively use advertising techniques to support local, regional and/or national programs on behalf of public interests and/or for community betterment.

SECOND PLACE – Club Operations
Policies, procedures and leadership development that contribute to the operations of a club or federation.

The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the well-being of advertising.  We accomplish this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs, and university chapters.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the American Advertising Federation is the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.”  The AAF has more than 200 local clubs across the country representing nearly 40,000 advertising professionals, and clients. 

For more information, please reach out to Allison McCaslin at allison@aafdallas.org.