Articles

American Advertising Federation Appoints Moroch Partners as MARCOM Partner for 2019

Dallas, TX (Oct. 2, 2019) – American Advertising Federation (AAF) Dallas, the oldest civic organization in Dallas, is proud to announce it has selected Dallas-based Moroch Partners, a full-service independent marketing and communications agency, as its official MARCOM partner for 2019.

“We’re thrilled to be the AAF MARCOM partner this year,” said Matt Powell, Chief Executive Officer at Moroch. “This is a great opportunity to showcase what we can do creatively. We’re looking forward to seeing the ideas we can bring to the table to enhance the great work the organization is already doing.”

In its role as MARCOM partner, Moroch will assist with the branding and the development of marketing communications collateral to promote the organization’s upcoming events, including the Quarterly Professional Development Luncheon Series, Shining Stars - Top Women in Dallas Advertising and Dallas Ad Con 2021. Moroch will also provide strategic guidance to increase AAF’s corporate memberships, as well as drive local entries for the American Advertising Awards, one of the industry’s largest creative competitions and home of the ADDY® Award.

“The amount and variety of entries submitted to the American Advertising Awards give a good pulse on how the industry is doing as a whole and furthers our mission to elevate Dallas’ advertising reputation on a national scale,” said Allison Farris, Executive Director at AAF Dallas. “When selecting our next MARCOM partner, it was essential that we work with an agency that understands and can support this need. Moroch has a trusted reputation in the industry and has been an ally to AAF for years, making them a natural fit as our MARCOM partner.”

Previous MARCOM partners have contributed to various AAF projects, including branding for promotional materials and events including the ADDY’s trophy design. Moroch will serve as AAF’s MARCOM partner through June 2020. To learn more about AAF Dallas, visit https://aafdallas.org/.

 

ABOUT MOROCH PARTNERS

Moroch Partners is a leading full-service, independent marketing and communications agency based in Dallas, with presence in over 30 markets across North America. Built to ignite relationships with brands and consumers at the local level, and do it at a scale. And because of that, their talent, tools, and approach are shaped by looking at the business from the ground up. Moroch clients include McDonald's, Planet Fitness, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, Altitude Trampoline Park, Disney, Sony, Universal, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Midas, among others. For further information on Moroch and its brands, please visit moroch.com.

 

ABOUT AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION.

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.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kendra Byrd

[email protected]

214-252-1747

AAF Dallas Introduces its 2019 Board of Directors

The Dallas chapter of the national nonprofit organization, American Advertising Federation, returns for the 2019-2020 term with an incoming pull of 33 percent new committee chairs.

Dallas, Texas —  The American Advertising Federation (AAF) Dallas chapter announces the appointment of seven new members to its Board of Directors, added to its promising number of fourteen returning members, to serve in its 2019-20 term. This full slate of officers and board members consists of a total of 20 individuals from 19 agencies and industry companies located within the Dallas area.

With the combination of these new and experienced board members, the AAF Dallas strives to continue giving Dallas' advertising community a voice with more forward-thinking and inclusive support than ever before.

New members joining the Board of Directors include Chris Degenaars (Secretary), Amanda Lovewell (Social Media & Public Relations), Abby Westbrook (Marketing Communications), Alicia Kuhn (Social Activities), Kristy Vivian (Programs), Ashlynn Rehmani (Programs), Paolo Linares (Diversity) and John Mitchell (Membership). All of the members have begun serving under new AAF Dallas President Farhan Rehmani.

The 2019-20 AAF Dallas Board members are:

  • Farhan Rehmani (Bestview Digital Advertising), President
  • Allison Farris (AAF Dallas), Executive Director and Ad 2 National Chair
  • Crystal Gonzales (Pandora Radio), Immediate Past President and Treasurer
  • Rosie Rosales (Richards/Lerma), 1st Vice President and Diversity Co-Chair
  • Jimmy Asa (Better Business Bureau), 2nd Vice President and BBB Advisory Co-Chair
  • Hilary Watson (The Marketing Arm), Ad 2 President
  • Chris Degenaars (Long Drive Agency), Secretary
  • Kevin Couch (The Golden Ticket), Government
  • Sandi Edgar (SMU Temerlin Advertising Institute), Education
  • Angelica Ocampo (Strategar), Public Service
  • Sheilena Dorsey (RAPP Agency), Foundation
  • Abby Westbrook (Moroch), Marketing Communications
  • Amanda Lovewell (bloomfield knoble Advertising), Social Media & Public Relations
  • Alicia Kuhn (Dallas Stars), Social Activities
  • Lita Wurst (Better Business Bureau), BBB Advisory Co-Chair
  • Kristy Vivian (Billups), Programs Co-Chair
  • Ashlynn Rehmani (Univision), Programs Co-Chair
  • Paolo Linares (Richards/Lerma), Diversity Co-Chair
  • Colin Hayes (Belo + Company), Membership Co-Chair
  • John Mitchell (MC2 Experience), Membership Co-Chair

 

About American Advertising Federation Dallas
The AAF Dallas, one of more than 200 chapters a part of the American Advertising Federation, is the oldest civic organization in Dallas and for over 100 years has been representing all facets of the advertising industry. AAF Dallas brings together the best talent in advertising, marketing, media and education by being the unifying voice for advertising.
For more information, visit aafdallas.org.

AD 2 DALLAS ANNOUNCES 2019 CLASS OF 32 UNDER 32

Image may contain: sky and outdoor

 

Ad 2 Dallas, the young professional division of AAF Dallas, is proud to present our 32 Under 32 Awards program.

Ad 2 Dallas aims to shine a spotlight on the rising stars who are continuously making a difference in our advertising community here in Dallas. With this goal in mind, we’re kicking off Dallas’ 3rd annual 32 Under 32 award program. Similar to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, the 32 Under 32 program recognizes 32 local professionals under the age of 32 for their extraordinary accomplishments. This is a night for celebration as we raise our glass to these passionate, forward-thinking, and motivated professionals, and applaud them for the work they’ve accomplished so early on in their careers. See last year's group here

The Ad 2 Dallas 32 Under 32 Reception presented by Temerlin Advertising Institute will be held at House of Blues on October 23, 2019. Dress code is semi-formal. Table reservations will begin today for recipients and their companies and underwriters. This event has consistently sold out so there are no individual ticket sales at this time. Please register for our mailing list if you would like to be notified if individual tickets go on sale. For information about tables reservations and to underwrite this event reach out to Allison Farris at [email protected]

We’re thrilled to announce the third class of Ad 2 Dallas' 32 Under 32. These are the young professionals who will take our industry into the future and putting the Dallas advertising and marketing community community to heights we have never seen before! Congratulations!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 CLASS OF 32 UNDER 32:

Alyssa Mohammed - Team Lead, Client Success Manager at ReachLocal

Amanda Lisak - Account Director  at PMG

Amanda Long - CRM Manager at Michaels 

Anna Mertz - Brand Manager at RBMM

Annabel Doke - Manager, Relationship Marketing at Quadratic Insights

Carissa Kelley Conteh - Account Supervisor at Saatchi & Saatchi

Carter Skeen - Copywriter at TracyLocke

Chris Beesley - Director, Strategy at Hearts & Science

Chris Collins - Video Editor at ATK PLN

David Taylor - Copywriter at Slingshot

Eric Garza - Director, Commerce at VMLY&R

Erika Long - Account Manager at BELO + Co.

Gina Zincone - Marketing Specialist, Consumer Activation at CEC Entertainment

Iqra Hameed - Graphic Designer at Perennials and Sutherland Inc. 

Jamie Soileau - Brand Media Planner at The Richards Group

Jason Pugh - Senior Associate Communications Planning at Blue 449

Jazmin Hall - Sr. Analyst, Sports Marketing at Pizza Hut

Jeremy Ekes - Brand Management at The Richards Group

Jimmy Asa - Director of Ad Review at BBB | NCTX

Joanna Tang - Senior Designer at Johnson & Sekin

Jordan Tatman - Brand Media Manager, North America at Hotels.com

Kate Dunlap - Account Manager at Pandora

Kendall Mason - Vice President of Marketing at New Benefits

Laurel McEuen - Director of Marketing at Tandy Leather and President of AAF Fort Worth

Macy Barbee - Account Supervisor at Launch Agency

Nick Kidd - Art Director at TracyLocke

Olivia von Plonski - Associate Director, Business Development at Publicis Hawkeye

Paolo Linares Jr. - Content Producer at Richards/Lerma

Peyton Fish - Field Marketing Specialist at Spectrum Reach

Rachel Symone Gilliam - Manager, Relationship Marketing at Quadratic Insights

Raul E. Machuca Jr. - Media Director at Texans Can Academies - Cars for Kids

Stephanie Turner - Manager, Customer Relationship Management at Michaels

THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS! 

Title Underwriter: The Temerlin Advertising Institute

Temerlin Advertising Institute, A proud sponsor of AAF Dallas

Printing Underwriter: Blanks Printing

blanks proud printing sponsor of aaf dallas shining stars

 

Drinks Underwriter: PMG

PMG Proud Drink Sponsor

Gold Underwriter: Data Center Systems

DCS is a proud sponsor of 32 under 32 dallas

Gold Underwriter: Saatchi & Saatchi

Image result for saatchi and saatchi logo

Gold Underwriter: VMLY&R

Image result for vmly&R

Music Underwriter: Pandora
Image result for pandora radio logo

Silver Underwriter: ATK PLN

ATK PLN proud sponsor 2019 Ad 2 32 Under 32

Silver Underwriter: Launch Agency

Launch Agency is a proud supporter of 32 under 32 dallas

Silver Underwriter: Publicis Hawkeye

Image result for publicis hawkeye

Silver Underwriter: RBMM

Image result for rbmm

Silver Underwriter: Texans Can Academy

Image result for texas can academy

Silver Underwriter:  TracyLocke

TracyLocke is a proud supporter of Ad 2 32 Under 32 Dallas

Bronze Underwriter: BBB North Central Texas

BBB is a proud sponsor of 32 under 32

Bronze Underwriter: Belo + Co. 

Image result for belo and company

Bronze Underwriter: Johnson & Sekin

Bronze Underwriter: Ogury

Image result for ogury

Bronze Underwriter: Perennials and Sutherland

Perennial Sutherland is a proud supporter of 32 under 32 Dallas

Bronze Underwriter: Quadratic Insights

Quadratic, Proud Sponsor of 32 under 32

Bronze Underwriter: ReachLocal

ReachLocal Is a proud sponsor of 32 under 32

Bronze Underwriter: Richards/Lerma

Richards/Lerma AAF Dallas ADDY Creative Partner

About Ad 2 Dallas: Ad 2 is not just another networking group, it’s the key to launching a successful career in all advertising industry segments—agencies, media companies, clients and suppliers.  Ad 2 is a collaborative community of passionate, forward-thinking and motivated professionals that are making a difference in their local communities and their industry. Together with the American Advertising Federation, Ad 2 fosters the professional development for advertising professionals 32 and under through public service and education in order to promote and protect the well-being of advertising. Ad 2 Dallas was established in 2014 and is currently the largest Ad 2 chapter in the nation. Ad 2 Dallas is an affiliate of AAF Dallas, the oldest civic organization in the Big D and has been the trusted business partner by connecting our corporate members and underwriters since 1908.

Nominations are Open for the Ad 2 Dallas 2019 32 Under 32 Presented by Temerlin Advertising Institute

Image may contain: sky and outdoor

Ad 2 Dallas is proud to present its 32 Under 32 Awards program. Ad 2 Dallas aims to shine a spotlight on the rising stars who are continuously making a difference in our advertising community here in Dallas. With this goal in mind, we’re kicking off Dallas’ 2nd annual “32 Under 32”. Similar to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, the “32 Under 32” event recognizes 32 local professionals under the age of 32 for their extraordinary accomplishments. This is a night for celebration as we raise our glass to these passionate, forward-thinking, and motivated professionals, and applaud them for the work they’ve accomplished so early on in their careers. Over the past few years, we've honored some of the top talent from companies like The Richards Group, Richards/Lerma, Bedford Advertising, MonkeyTag, Johnson & Sekin, Dallas Animal Services, Pandora, Dieste, TM Advertising, BBDO, Hearts & Sciences, Social Revolt Agency, Resolution Media, Publicis Hawkeye, Team One, 31,000 FT, Coding Dojo, Atomic Design and Consulting, 270B, The Integer Group, PMG Advertising Agency, TracyLocke, RAPP, Mary Kay, The Marketing Arm, Strategar, University of Dallas, Citrus Advertising, Kernel, Syneos Health, and Belo+Co. 

32 Under 32 presented by Temerlin Advertising Institute will be held at House of Blues on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. 

Do you know an advertising professional under the age of 32, that's taking the industry by storm? If so, nominate them! They may have a chance to be recognized and honored for their hard work.  These young professionals can be from any discipline in advertising – account service, creative, strategy, media, production and more. Nominate for this honor by September 6th via our nomination form.

For more information about this award and to see the full list of 2018 32 Under 32: https://aafdallas.org/articles/32Under322018

6:30pm - Registration Begins
8 pm - Program Begins

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

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire

Thank you to this year's sponsors! For more information on how to sponsor this program, please reach out to Allison Farris at [email protected] 

Title Sponsor: SMU Advertising

Temerlin Advertising Institute, A proud sponsor of AAF Dallas