Month: June, 2015

Carolinas and Virginia American Advertising Federation Clubs Recognized for National Excellence

Carolinas and Virginia American Advertising Federation Clubs Recognized for National Excellence

(LAS VEGAS, NV June, 2015) – Several individuals and clubs from the Carolinas and Virginia were recognized for stepping into national and regional leadership roles and garnering a host of awards during Admerica, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) national conference.

“Despite being one of the smallest districts in the AAF, our District 3 clubs ­– those in the Carolinas and Virginia – continue to shine bright by having strong representation on the AAF’s national board of directors and earning multiple National Clubs of the Year honors over the past several years,” says AAF District 3 Governor for 2015 Andrew Evans.

National, Regional and Local Leadership

These District 3 (D3) leaders will serve on the AAF National Board during the 2015-2016 season, beginning July 1, 2015:

  • David Campbell D3 Governor, Division 3 Club Representative
  • Shelley Magee, Vice Chair, AAF Council of Governors
  • Margaret Gregory, Vice Chair, AAF Eastern Region

Campbell, Magee and Gregory are all members of AAF of the Midlands in Columbia, SC.

Additionally, David Campbell will serve as D3 N3AC Representative and D3 Representative on the AAF Council of Governors.

Silver Medal

The American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern.

This year’s District 3 Silver Medalists are:

  • David Campbell, AAF of the Midlands (Columbia, SC)
  • Ellen McBride, AAF Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads, VA)
  • Tim Neal, AAF Greenville (Greenville, SC)
  • Jay Fields, AAF Asheville (Asheville, NC)
  • Ken Eudy, Triangle AdFed (Raleigh, NC)
  • Todd Marcum, AAF Roanoke (Roanoke, VA)
  • Dirk Moore, AAF Southwest Virginia (Abingdon, VA)

American Advertising Awards

The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year.

The National American Advertising Award winners from AAF D3 are (entries included):

  • Todd Turner, a member of AAF Coastal Carolina (Myrtle Beach, SC) – Gold award for Adams Outdoor Advertising’s Sonic Straws
  • Peggy Underwood, a member of AAF Roanoke (Roanoke, VA) – Silver award for Corrugated Container Corporation’s CCC Christmas Card – Rail Car
  • Rachel Reagan, a member of AAF Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads, VA) – Gold award (and People’s Choice nominee) for Grow / Heat / Creative Partnerships’ EA Sports Madden Giferator
  • Rachel Reagan, a member of AAF Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads, VA) – Silver award for Grow / Wieden + Kennedy / Mindshare / Google       Creative Partnerships’ Nike Phenomenal Shot: A Google Art, Copy & Code Project

Emily Hoover from Liberty University earned a Silver award in the student division for her piece: Royalty.

Additionally, the following clubs were nationally recognized for achieving an exceptional level of success with their local American Advertising Awards competitions:

  • AAF Roanoke (Roanoke, VA)
  • AAF Southwest Virginia (Abingdon, VA)

Club Achievement Awards

Each year, the AAF recognizes top clubs for their performance in key operational areas. Two D3 clubs earned National Club of the Year honors:

  • AAF Roanoke (Division 3 – clubs with 100-249 members
  • Triangle AdFed (Division 4 – clubs with less than 100 members)

District 3 was well represented throughout the awards with finalists appearing in all areas of club operations:

  • AAF Charlotte (Charlotte, NC): 2nd place Communications
  • AAF Greenville (Greenville, SC): 2nd place Government Relations, 3rd place Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives
  • AAF of the Midlands (Columbia, SC): 3rd place Advertising Education, 2nd place Programs, 2nd place Club Operations
  • AAF Southwest Virginia (Abingdon, VA): 3rd place Communications
  • Triangle AdFed (Raleigh-Durham, NC): 1st place Advertising Education, 1st place Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives, 2nd place Membership, 3rd place Public Service
  • AAF Roanoke (Roanoke, VA): 1st place Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives, 1st place Membership, 1st place Public Server, 2nd Place Advertising Education, 2nd place Communications, 3rd place Club Operations

Governor’s Update June 2015

First off, I’d like to congratulate all of the club presidents, local and district board members, volunteers and donors who helped make this another banner year for the clubs of AAF’s third district.

Once again, your leadership provided both our members and advertising communities with the quality programs, recognition, education and inspiration that will help strengthen and grow our industry throughout the Commonwealth and Carolinas.

In doing so, many leaders and clubs earned national recognition, while also awarding recognition to their own local leaders.

Congratulations again on your many successes this year.

Next, I’d like to throw out a quick reminder that our D3 Leadership Conference is coming up fast – and the early bird discount deadline is coming up even faster.

Be sure to mail your registration forms, manifests and payment before July 1 to save money on everyone you register. (And reserve your hotel rooms online before July 18.)

The Conference Planning team is putting together another richly programmed event that will continue to provide value to every attendee and his or her club. (And there’s gonna be a party bus!) If you have any questions about the conference or who you should send feel free to give me a call.

Finally, I’d like to offer just a few quick words about the incoming D3 board of directors. This group, made up of former club presidents and current national board members, has the talent, vision and enthusiasm to help every D3 clubs continue to flourish. It’s with great confidence that I had off the reigns to David and his team.

In closing, I’d like to thank all of the D3 board members, club presidents and volunteers whom I had the honor of serving with this year. Your dedication to the future of the clubs in this district was a daily inspiration to me. Anything I was able to accomplish was because of you.

And with that, I pass the gavel to my good friend David Campbell, whose natural leadership will help us all further elevate our clubs over the next year.

Thanks again for a truly wonderful experience,


AAF Announces New Board Leadership

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

WASHINGTON, D.C (June 12, 2015)—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) today announced its new Board leadership, elected at its annual conference in Las Vegas on June 12, who will serve during the 2015-2016 year, beginning July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016: Jim Norton,Global Head of Media Sales, AOL, is the new Chair of the Federation; David Messinger, Co-Head, CAA Marketing, a division of Creative Artists Agency, is the new Vice Chair of the Federation; Andy Narrai, Chief Marketing Officer at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., will continue as National Treasurer; Geri Wang, President, ABC Sales, at The Disney/ABC Television Group, will continue in her role as Assistant Treasurer; and Kim Kelleher, Chief Revenue Officer + Publisher / WIRED, Condé Nast, will continue in her role as Secretary of the Board, along with Assistant Secretary Daryl Evans, Senior Vice President, Mobile, Media and Advertising Strategy for MediaLink. 

New Members of the Board are: Danielle Austen, Managing Partner at Team Ignition; Brandon Cooke, Global Chief Marketing Officer at mcgarrybowen; Carter Murray, Worldwide CEO of FCB; Deborah Wahl, Chief Marketing Officer at McDonald’s; and Liz Ross.

A full list of the new and returning AAF Board officers and members can be found here.

“I’m very excited about chairing the American Advertising Federation during such a dynamic time in its over 100-year history.  The industry is in a period of unprecedented change, and leadership now, and in the future, will be key to succeeding in this rapidly changing environment. The AAF’s focus on recognizing and fostering new talent—including through its over 200 college chapters, one of the best sources of diverse, tech-savvy advertising talent—must be a critical focus for the entire industry,” said Norton.

“The American Advertising Federation brings together the current and future leaders of our business, from corporate marketers and marketing agencies to media companies and beyond, and I look forward to working with Jim to help to drive innovation and growth for the industry on behalf of our members across the country,” said Messinger.

“The AAF is very fortunate to have such an amazing team of industry leaders in these important posts,” said AAF President & CEO James Edmund Datri.

About the American Advertising Federation

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association, and the only association representing all facets of the advertising industry, is headquartered in Washington, DC, and acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” The AAF’s membership is comprised of nearly 100 blue chip corporate members comprising the nation’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals; and more than 200 AAF college chapters with more than 5,000 student members. The AAF operates a host of programs and initiatives including the Advertising Hall of Fame, the American Advertising Awards, the National Student Advertising Competition, the Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism, and summer AdCamps for high school students. For more information on the full range of AAF programming, visit

Register Today for the 2015 D3 Leadership Conference

It’s that time of year again! Time to take advantage of early bird pricing for the annual D3 Leadership Conference! This year’s event will be held August 7-9 at the Holiday Inn Bristol Conference Center in Bristol, VA.

Talk to your club president today about how you can attend. Completed individual registration forms, club manifests and payments submitted by June 30th will save your club $20 per person on registration!

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