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June 9th | 6 pm | Legends, Aksarben | Join AAF Nebraska for a fun night of old-fashioned Bingo! Food will be provided with a cash bar available throughout the event. Bingo and raffle prizes throughout the night!

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AdConnect Network Express

Network at AdConnect | May 24, 2022 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM DJ's Dugout | 114th & Dodge, 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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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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AAF National Day on the Hill

The virtual Advertising Day on the Hill will provide attendees with a robust briefing on the issues of importance facing the advertising industry as well as information on how to engage with elected representatives and staff online or in their home districts to educate them about the issues important to the advertising industry and the vital role that advertising plays in driving the U.S. economy. Advertising Day on the Hill will be a minimal cost event to all AAF members of only $25 per attendee.

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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

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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AdReads with Luke Sullivan

May 4, 2022

AdReads from AAF Nebraska is a virtual book club and happy hour, where we talk about books about advertising via Zoom meetings.  Author Luke Sullivan will be joining us for our eighth session on May 4 from 5 to 5:45. Book Title: Hey Whipple Squeeze This: A Guide to Creating Great Advertising

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NEWS

Swanson Russell Chairman Dave Hansen Inducted into TOCA Hall of Fame

May 21, 2022

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 21, 2022) – Swanson Russell Chairman Dave Hansen was inducted into the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) Hall of Fame at their 32nd annual meeting, which took place May 3-5 in Kansas City, Missouri. The TOCA Hall of Fame recognizes the cumulative accomplishments of deserving communicators who have made outstanding contributions to the turf and ornamental industry over the years. Read More

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AAF Nebraska Awards Scholarships for 2022-2023 School Year

May 19, 2022

(Omaha, Neb. – May 19, 2022) – American Advertising Federation Nebraska (AAF Nebraska), announced winners of the 2022 AAF Nebraska Scholarships. In 1987, AAF Nebraska established two scholarship funds to honor students attending Creighton University, University of Nebraska Omaha, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska at Kearney. Along with these foundation funds over the next 5 years the federation will award additional scholarships. AAF Nebraska is able to award a total of $12,600 in scholarship funds to outstanding area student members this year. Read More

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AAF Government Report - April 2022

May 2, 2022

Soon after AAF alerted its Kentucky members to an ad tax included in legislation introduced by State Representative Jason Petrie (R-Elkton) Chair of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, the provision was removed from the bill. As introduced, HB 8 would have expanded Kentucky’s 6% gross receipts sales and use tax base to 39 new services, including advertising and graphic design services. Read More

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