Meet the Pros 2023

The AAF Nebraska Meet the Pros planning team is working to create an exciting and informative seminar for college-level students interested in careers in advertising, marketing, communications and visual arts.  This event will be held on February 28 & March 1, 2023. Meet the Pros is an annual two-day conference giving area college students an opportunity to explore careers in the advertising industry. Meet the Pros includes skill-building workshops, portfolio reviews, agency tours and professional round table meet and greets. Students make professional contacts and the conference offers in-person direction in academic studies, work options and extracurricular activities that will assist students in achieving their career objectives.

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Doug Smith to Receive AAF Nebraska's Highest Honor

Doug Smith, Founder and Executive Chairman of Ervin & Smith, an Omaha marketing agency, will receive the American Advertising Federation Nebraska’s (AAF Nebraska) top honor, the Silver Medal. Smith will be honored during the 2023 American Advertising Awards | Creative Nebraska show, Friday, February 10, 2023, at the SAC Museum in Ashland, Nebraska.

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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 will host Creative Nebraska on February 10 at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in Ashland, NE, 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. | Tickets on sale now!

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Legislative Issues Panel Discussion

AAF Nebraska Professional Development Webinar Legislative Issues Panel Discussion "The Economic Impact of Advertising" with Panelists: Clark Rector, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, AAF, Ryan Horn, President, Bullhorn Communications and Veta Jeffery, President and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce | Tuesday, January 31, 2023 | 11:30 am

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AAF Nebraska Bowl-A-Rama - Sold Out!

This event has been Sold Out for full teams! We have a few individual bowler spots left. If you would like to join a team contact our office to sign up. Enjoy a little bowling with your cocktails on Friday, January 27, 2023 | Social Hour from 6 - 7 PM and Bowling from 7 - 9 PM | The Mark in Elkhorn | Team Competition | Best Team T-Shirt Design Contest | Best and Worse Bowler Awards

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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

AdReads with Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk

January 12, 2023

AdReads from AAF Nebraska is a virtual book club, happy hour, and professional development hour where we talk about books about advertising via Zoom meetings.  Our eleventh session on January 12th from 5 to 6:00 pm will be moderated by David Moore and Aubrey Schieuer with Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk presenting. Authors: Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk will be joining us for the book discussion Book Title: Darling You Can't Do Both and other Noise to Ignore on You Way Up

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AAF Nebraska Professional Development Webinar

January 31, 2023

AAF Nebraska Professional Development Webinar Legislative Issues Panel Discussion The Economic Impact of Advertising Panelists: Clark Rector, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, AAF and Ryan Horn, President, Bullhorn Communications Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:30 am Free to AAF Nebraska Members & Students | $10 Non-Members/Guests Please feel free to submit questions for our panelists prior to the webinar by emailing them to our office.

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AAF Nebraska Bowl-A-Rama

January 27, 2023

Enjoy a little bowling with your cocktails on Friday, January 27, 2023 | Social Hour from 6 - 7 PM and Bowling from 7 - 9 PM | The Mark in Elkhorn Team Competition | Teams of 6 per lane $200   Individuals can register online at $35 per person   Best Team T-Shirt Design Contest   Best And Worse Bowler Awards  

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NEWS

Doug Smith to Receive AAF Nebraska's Highest Honor

January 13, 2023

OMAHA, NE (January 16, 2023) Doug Smith, Founder and Executive Chairman of Ervin & Smith, an Omaha marketing agency, will receive the American Advertising Federation Nebraska’s (AAF Nebraska) top honor, the Silver Medal. Smith will be honored during the 2023 American Advertising Awards | Creative Nebraska show, Friday, February 10, 2023, at the SAC Museum in Ashland, Nebraska. Read More

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Dr. Jeffrey Maciejewski Appointed to the Council of Better Business Bureaus National Programs National Advertising Review Board

January 4, 2023

Dr. Jeffrey Maciejewski, professor in the Department of Computer Science, Design and Journalism, has been appointed to serve on the Council of Better Business Bureaus National Programs National Advertising Review Board (NARB), which helps set consistent standards for advertising truth and accuracy by adjudicating claims of false or misleading advertising. The NARB is the appellate counterpart to the CBBB’s National Advertising Division. Read More

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Envoy, Inc. Certified by the Woman's Business Enterprise National Council

December 15, 2022

OMAHA, Neb (December 5, 2022)—Envoy, Inc., a full-service advertising agency, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center - Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Read More

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