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Nominations are Open for the AAF Dallas 2019 Shining Stars Presented by SMU Advertising

 

 

AAF Dallas is celebrating the 3rd annual Shining Stars awards program which honors top women in Dallas advertising. Shining Stars will be held at The Bomb Factory on May 23, 2019. Nominate your Shining Star for this honor by April 4th via our nomination form.

In 2017, we launched our AAF Dallas Shining Stars program to celebrate amazing women doing amazing things in Dallas advertising. Inspired after attending the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame event, we googled “top women in Dallas advertising” and the result was “The 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas” instead of finding women who are producing thought-provoking and innovative work, breaking through barriers to create something new, or forging partnerships that drive growth. We believe ambition, work ethic, creativity, and leadership are qualities to celebrate and elevate. We believe when you get 25 incredible women in a room, great things happen. We believe it’s time that the nation recognizes our city as the talented advertising market that we are…and so the AAF Dallas Shining Star program lives on. In 2018, women from Southwest Airlines, PepsiCo, BBDO, The Richards Group, DREAM Fund, Spectrum Reach, The Marketing Arm and may more were recognized. 

For more information about this award and to see the full list of 2018 Shining Stars: https://aafdallas.org/articles/shiningstars2018

6:30pm - Registration Begins
7:45pm - Program Begins

Tables & ticket sales will be on sale soon. This event is expected to sell-out.

Dress Code: Semi-Formal to Formal

Thank you to this year's sponsors! 

Title Sponsor: The Temerlin Advertising Institute

Temerlin Advertising Institute, A proud sponsor of AAF Dallas

Gold Sponsor: Captivate
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Silver Sponsor : The Goodway Group 

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AAF Dallas attends Day on the Hill in Washington DC

D10 at Day on the Hill in DC

AAF Day on the Hill was held on March 6th - 7th in Washington D.C.

As of last year, there was significant debate on how Tax Reform was going to be handled by the Trump Administration. Over the years we have constantly reminded federal and state officials that for every $1 that is spent on advertising, $22 is seen in economic activity, and our 2,400 members were thankful that our industry was currently not taxed and advertising has remained untouched by harsh tax regulations.

As Day on The Hill approached we knew conversations about not only taxes, but the impending winds of data privacy standards were to be as hot buttoned as ever before. AAF partnered with the DAA (Digital Advertising Alliance) to educate us about our positions and ultimately the best course of action moving forward to our legislators in DC.

Below is the AAF’s position on National Privacy Standards:

“The AAF supports a privacy regulatory approach – a new paradigm – that can help regulators, consumers and market participants determine the appropriate treatment of various data practices.

This approach should establish a clear set of rules on a range of harmful and unreasonable data practices that consumers, businesses, and enforcers can rely on. It would also provide one national standard, which means it would preempt broad state privacy laws like California’s – but recognize that any preemptive law needs to provide very strong protections for consumers. Inconsistent local laws, no matter how well-intentioned, create patchwork standards that would break the well-functioning data-driven economy, diminish the value created for consumers, and hurt job creation and innovation.

The approach should not create a one-size-fits-all privacy standard for every piece of data or for every kind of data practice regardless of risk, context, or the sensitivity of the data. An inflexible approach will create barriers to entry for new market participants by raising the risks and costs of holding data, even when privacy harms are remote.”

So as the background on the issues became clear we departed from the office of McDermott, Will, and Emery, the legal counsel for AAF National, and went to meet our legislators on the hill! Our AAF Dallas representatives were able to meet with the following:

  • Senator John Cornyn’s staff
  • Senator Ted Cruz’s staff
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe’s staff (TX-04)
  • Rep. Kenny Marchant (TX-24)

In each meeting we left an economic one-sheeter about how advertising is a fierce component fueling our economy as well as the DAA’s Enforcement In Action 3.0 book (which you can request your own copy of here) a resource guide for all involved in internet marketing, including case studies on multiple items related to the industry.

Looking to the future our team is gearing up for a Day in Austin at the State Capitol to discuss the state issues regarding business, taxes, incentives, etc….that would directly effect our AAF Dallas membership.

For more information about AAF National's support of Day on the Hill, please visit https://bit.ly/2TNY7ri

Should you have any questions or want to reach out to the AAF Dallas Government Relations Chair, please don’t hesitate to do so!

Kevin Couch, AAF Dallas Government Relations

thekevincouch@me.com

Johnson & Sekin Takes AAF Dallas Best of Show

Johnson & Sekin Win AAF Dallas Best of Show | Photo Credit: Canon Elizabeth Photography

 


DALLAS – Johnson & Sekin took best of show honors for its work for Local Hive Honey in the AAF Dallas American Advertising Awards presentation March 7. This annual awards presentation was attended by over 550 members representing every segment of the Dallas-area advertising industry. The Student Best of Show was awarded to Noel Ramos at The University of Texas at Arlington. Of the nearly 680 entries received by the AAF Dallas, 41 gold ADDY Awards, 94 silver ADDY Awards, and 83 Bronze Awards were presented. Entries were judged by a 4-judge panel for their creativity, originality and strategy. See the digital winners book for a full list of winners and categories here: http://bit.ly/LocallyGrownWinnersBook

Other notable wins for the night go to:

Mosaic Award presented by Blacks in Advertising - Richards/Lerma for #BeGolden Integrated Campaign 
Judge's Choice - Caliber Creative for Seeing Red Book Design
Judge's Choice - WFAA for "I am Demetria" Television Spot
Judge's Choice - Firehouse Agency for Cowboy TV (DQ Texas) Television Spot
Judge's Choice - Firehouse Agency for Interstate Batteries Television Campaign

Order Duplicate Trophies Here

Thank you to our sponsors: The Goodway Group, The Creative Group StudioTribe The Temerlin Advertising Institute, Workbook, Plano Profile, Blanks Printing, Richards/Lerma, Equilateral Films. 

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence. The three-tier national competition is conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation, advertising’s largest industry association and the only one to represent the interests of all facets of advertising: advertisers, agencies, suppliers and media. The AAF is based in Washington, D.C. and has more than 40,000 members through 200 local advertising clubs. More information at AAF.org

AAF Dallas Announces 2019 The Suits Awards Recipients

For Immediate Release
Date: 2/19/2019
Contact: Allison Farris, allison@aafdallas.org
AAF Dallas Announces 2019 The Suits Awards Recipients


DALLAS – AAF Dallas is excited to announce the 2019 Suits Awards Recipients. The Suits Awards is an award program designed to recognize and honor individuals across various advertising disciplines who support the creation, execution, and delivery of great creative work from the Dallas advertising industry. Each year, AAF Dallas selects one individual from each of the seven categories to honor. AAF Dallas will be recognizing these recipients and others on Thursday, March 7 at The Bomb Factory at the 57th Annual AAF Dallas American Advertising Awards Gala. The gala is one of the largest advertising events of the year in Dallas. 

Lisa Mixon, Propac - Creative Production Partner of The Year
Kyle Russ, Blue 449 - Agency Media Strategist/Planner of The Year
Chris Zarski, Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media - Agency Media Buyer/Investor of The Year
Mike Stopper, Johnson & Sekin - Agency Account Executive of The Year
Jonathan Berger, Captivate - Media Sales Rep of The Year
Juliet Noland, TracyLocke - Agency Support of The Year
Lindsay Morgan, Pizza Hut - Client of The Year

THE SPONSORS

Mosaic Award Sponsor: Blacks In Advertising

Blacks in Advertising, Mosaic Sponsor

Drink Sponsor: The Goodway Group

The Goodway Group Annual Sponsor of AAF Dallas

Drink Sponsor: StudioTribe

StudioTribe Drink Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor: The Creative Group

The Creative Group

Bronze Sponsor: Temerlin Advertising Institute

Temerlin Advertising Institute

Dessert Sponsor: Captivate

Captivate Dessert Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor: Workbook

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Program Sponsor: Blanks

Blanks, Long Time AAF Dallas Program Sponsor

Creative Partners: Richards/Lerma & Equilateral Films

Richards/Lerma AAF Dallas ADDY Creative Partner

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For media credentials to cover the AAF Dallas American Advertising Awards, contact Allison Farris at allison@aafdallas.org.

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence. The three-tier national competition is conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation, advertising’s largest industry association and the only one to represent the interests of all facets of advertising: advertisers, agencies, suppliers and media. The AAF is based in Washington, D.C. and has more than 40,000 members through 200 local advertising clubs. More information at AAF.org

AAF Dallas is the oldest civic organization in the Big D and has been the trusted business partner by connecting our corporate members and sponsors since 1908. We are one of the largest AAF chapters in the national network of 200 AAF chapters with our 2,400 (and counting) members. Our working board of volunteers is dedicated to our mission to protect and promote the wellbeing of the advertising industry through our government relationships, to provide thought leadership to our members through innovative programming, to attract top talent by supporting and growing future industry leaders via our Educational Foundation, to foster diversity in advertising, and to honor advertising excellence. AAF Dallas is proud to be the 2018 AAF Large Club of the Year.