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Governor’s Update 2019

Happy New Year!

It’s about halfway through your presidential terms and a great time to reflect on your accomplishments and goals.  I’ve been thrilled to hear about your successes on our calls and I’ve also heard some of you ran into some issues and roadblocks. Perhaps you’re operating with very few volunteers. Maybe you couldn’t get the financing in place for a new initiative.  We’ve certainly all been there, myself included.  We are all volunteers with complex career and personal lives and there just never seems to be enough time in the day.  My hope is that you found ways to divide tasks more broadly and get investment in your club by adding a personal touch to your members, making them feel like they “own” a piece of your club’s success. 
 
I want to emphasize that your District Board is here for you. We exist to advocate for you at the national level (District 3’s David Campbell is the Council of Governors Chair so you know you’re well covered!). The Council of Governors has worked hard to provide resources at AAF.org  (Who We Are/Club Leader Resources). And certainly, as you review areas you may continue to struggle, I ask that you reach out and let District 3 Leaders help your club. 

I’ve seen great dialogue with District 3 American Advertising Awards Chairs Melissa Harper and Ace Evans and I want to applaud their responsiveness and knowledge. 

I know you’re currently in the throngs of take in day, judging and gala planning and we at District 3 are here for you.

Cheers to the new year and your continued success!
Megan Telencio
Governor, AAF District 3

Upcoming deadlines prior to our next conference call:

  • District club dues and updated rosters are due to Matt Brown, your AAF District 3 Treasurer, Feb. 7th
  • Club Achievement Books are due to National March 4th
  • March 7th-Advertising Day on the Hill (Important to register ASAP so national can schedule meetings with your representatives).

University of Virginia to represent AAF District 3 at NSAC Nationals

Congrats UVA slider 2018Congratulations to the University of Virginia who will be representing District 3 in the finals of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) at AAF’s Admerica conference in Chicago, June 7-8. UVA won the District 3 competition in Raleigh on April 20th, competing against schools from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. This year’s NSAC sponsor and client, Ocean Spray, provided a brief to teams across the country who put together a strategy, media budget and integrated campaign to present to judges.
After winning the District 3 competition, UVA went on to the semi-final round, placing in the top eight to secure a spot at the finals. On Friday, June 8th, the team will take on Syracuse University, Columbia College, East Tennessee State University, University of Missouri, Oral Roberts University, Montana State University, and Brigham Young University – Provo) to present their integrated campaigns to the judges at the national level. The NSAC winner will be announced on Saturday, Jun. 9th.
District 3 is very proud to have UVA representing the district at nationals again this year. In 2016, they took home the national title for the third time. Best of luck to the Wahoos!

UVA team photo mcintire

Fall Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

Rich Stoddart Color

Rich Stoddart
Global CEO Leo Burnett Worldwide

“Crash My Party: How to market in a world where participation is open to everyone.” 

The ideas that get the most attention today share something fundamental: At their core, they are ideas intentionally built for people to engage with, to get people to not just think something, but do something. In other words, they inspire participation. 

 Stoddart, explores how agencies can create such participatory ideas while staying true to their clients’ brands.

**Join us for the Friday Night Dinner and Keynote only: $75
(all proceeds from Friday Dinner & Keynote go to the AES Fund)

D3 NSAC Winner

Congratulations to team 520 on being the 2017 D3 NSAC Competition Winner.

Team520_D3NSAC

D3 2017-2018 Executive Leadership Nominations

At the D3 Spring Board meeting on Saturday, April 8th the following nominations were made for the upcoming 2017-2018 board year for the executive leadership positions. Nominations will remain open until Thursday, June 8 at which time they will be officially voted in at Admerica in New Orleans.

D3 Officers

Chris Dodd, D3 Governor
AAF Roanoke

Megan Telencio, D3 Lt. Governor
AAF of the Midlands

Danielle Salley, D3 Treasurer 
AAF of the Midlands

David Campbell, D3 Chair
AAF of the Midlands

State Governors

Amanda Longo, North Carolina State Governor
Triangle Ad Fed

Nicole Viscome, South Carolina State Governor
AAF Greenville

Matt Brown, Virginia State Governor
AAF Roanoke

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