ON Brand 2022

Thursday, July 21 | 8 AM - 3 PM with networking starting at 3:30 PM | Scott Conference Center Promo code for AAF Nebraska member: Contact our office for the code! The ON Brand 2022 Conference is a collaboration of the AAF Nebraska, AIGA Nebraska, AMA Omaha, and PRSA Nebraska. This is the fourth year these organizations have combined efforts to unify their voices for the advancement of their members, the community, and the region. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from national, regional, and local thought leaders in the fields of advertising, marketing, communications and public relations. Please visit www.onbrandcon.com for the conference agenda, speaker details and breakout session descriptions. Conference registration fees: $125 Members | $150.00 Non-Members | $50.00 Students

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AAF Nebraska Professional Development Webinar

Prepare for Advertising in the Metaverse Keynote Speaker Jenna Doherty, Partner Manager, Meta Business Group Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12 Noon Free to AAF Nebraska Members & Students | $10 Non-Members/Guests The metaverse: an idea so powerful that it’s signaled a tectonic shift in digital advertising, even though it doesn’t fully exist yet. This new medium will change how we consume content, how we interact with each other, and how we relate to brands. While there are some marketing opportunities currently available for early adopters, paid advertisements are expected to become available in the coming years. So, how can brands prepare for paid advertising in the metaverse? Join Meta’s Jenna Doherty to learn how to get started with augmented reality (AR) ads, how AR can elevate your campaign strategy, and why it’s an important steppingstone on the path to future fully immersive ad opportunities in the metaverse.

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AAF Nebraska Named AAF Club of the Year & President of the Year Division III

Congratulations to our members, board members and president Ann Woodford! On June 5th during ADMERICA in Nashville, TN, AAF Nebraska was named the AAF National Division III Club of the Year led by President of the Year Ann Woodford. Thank you to our members for your support throughout the year. Not currently a member? Find out more about AAF Nebraska today.

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American Advertising Awards Creative Nebraska

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting nearly 30,000 entries every year in local AAF Ad Club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.  AAF Nebraska hosted Creative Nebraska on February 18 at The Farnam Hotel, the local tier of the American Advertising Awards. Creative Nebraska is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, across the country, local entrants vie to receive an ADDY Award—recognition as the very best in their markets. View this year's winners at www.creativenebraska.org

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Ad Executive Ethics Certification

Ad execs can now be professionally certified in ethics. The Institute for Advertising Ethics created a self-guided, online professional certification program that covers ethics in advertising, developing an ethical organizational culture and legal issues. Advertising is “virtually the only profession without an independent ethical standards or ethical certification,” says IAE’s Andrew Susman of the need for the program. The Institute for Advertising Ethics (IAE) has rolled out the first official version of a training and testing program to certify industry pros as ethical advertising executives.

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Mission

With more than 275 professional and student members, the American Advertising Federation Nebraska is the unifying voice for advertising throughout Nebraska and Western Iowa. AAF Nebraska offers an organization to educate, inspire and bring an inclusive sense of community to the advertising professionals of Nebraska so that we, and future generations, can continue to do the work we love.

EVENTS

ON Brand 2022

July 21, 2022

Thursday, July 21 | 8 AM - 3 PM with networking starting at 3:30 PM | Scott Conference Center The ON Brand 2022 Conference is a collaboration of the AAF Nebraska, AIGA Nebraska, AMA Omaha, and PRSA Nebraska. This is the fourth year these organizations have combined efforts to unify their voices for the advancement of their members, the community, and the region. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from national, regional, and local thought leaders in the fields of advertising, marketing, communications and public relations. Please visit www.onbrandcon.com for the conference agenda, speaker details and breakout session descriptions. Conference registration fees: $125 Members | $150.00 Non-Members | $50.00 Students

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AAF Nebraska Professional Development Webinar

June 28, 2022

"Prepare for Advertising in the Metaverse" Keynote Speaker Jenna Doherty, Partner Manager, Meta Business Group Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12 Noon Free to AAF Nebraska Members & Students | $10 Non-Members/Guests The metaverse: an idea so powerful that it’s signaled a tectonic shift in digital advertising, even though it doesn’t fully exist yet. This new medium will change how we consume content, how we interact with each other, and how we relate to brands. While there are some marketing opportunities currently available for early adopters, paid advertisements are expected to become available in the coming years. So, how can brands prepare for paid advertising in the metaverse? Join Meta’s Jenna Doherty to learn how to get started with augmented reality (AR) ads, how AR can elevate your campaign strategy, and why it’s an important steppingstone on the path to future fully immersive ad opportunities in the metaverse.

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AdConnect | Network Express

May 24, 2022

Network at AdConnect - Network Express Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM DJs Dugout | 777 North 114th Street, Omaha Member Perk! AAF Nebraska Members - please join us for AdConnect, a free night to help you Connect. Network. Relax. (Just $10 for non-members.) Share ideas Search out career opportunities Engage with your peers in the local advertising community AAF Nebraska Members Free | $10 for Guests/Non-Members AdConnect is a quarterly perk for AAF Nebraska members. Watch for future event dates and volunteer for the Membership Committee if you would like to help plan or host a future AdConnect.

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NEWS

American Advertising Awards: Boone Oakley Takes Top Honors

June 27, 2022

The AAF National American Advertising Awards took place in Nashville on June 3rd. Congratulations to all Gold & Silver ADDY winners from across the country. Read More

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Swanson Russell Wins Eight Honors at 2022 TOCA Awards

June 22, 2022

LINCOLN, Neb. (June 22, 2022) – Swanson Russell received eight honors at the 2022 Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) Awards. The annual event recognizes outstanding marketing efforts within the green industry, and Swanson Russell received four first-place awards, two merit awards and two Gardner Awards.   Read More

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AAF Nation Government Report May/June 2022

June 17, 2022

Privacy issues continue to draw the attention of lawmakers at both the state and federal level. Read More

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