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Ithaca College Named Winner of AAF’s 2019 NSAC Competition

WASHINGTON DC, June 11, 2019— Wienerschnitzel and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) are pleased to announce that Ithaca College is the winner of the AAF’s 2019 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). As the official corporate sponsor/client of the competition, Wienerschnitzel provided a “real-world” marketing challenge to over 2,000 advertising and marketing college students nationwide. Read More

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2019 Mosaic Award Winners Announced

WASHINGTON DC, April 8, 2019— Today, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced the 2019 Mosaic Awards honorees, who will be recognized for their unwavering commitment to inclusion and for offering a voice to multicultural communities. Each year, the AAF receives entries from companies and agencies across the country that are reviewed and judged by senior industry leaders. This year, actor James Lesure, along with TBWA/Chiat Day’s Chief Diversity Officer, Doug Melville will join forces to host and celebrate the 2019 winners during the Mosaic Awards in Hollywood, Florida on June 6, 2019. Read More

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AAF Government Report | July 2018

AAF Comments to NTIA
The AAF has joined with many of our sister trade associations to provide comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration on “International Internet Policy Priorities.” The comments expand on our view that the free flow of data online, used in a responsible manner, fuels the economic engine of the Internet and that data-driven advertising provides great benefits to consumers by allowing them to access vast amounts of content and services at little or no cost. Read More

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AAF Government Report | May 2018

The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) has launched an industry-wide initiative to increase transparency and accountability around digital political ads, including new guidance for political advertisers and a “PoliticalAd” icon that will link to additional information on such ads. AAF is one of the supporting associations of the DAA. Read More

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AAF Club Services EVP Joanne Schecter Retiring

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2018—AAF President & CEO James Edmund Datri announced today: “Joanne Schecter has informed me that she is retiring from her post as the Federation’s Executive Vice President of Club Services; her last day with the AAF will be June 15th. Joanne has been a central part of the fabric of the AAF for decades; over that time, her enormous talent, energy, and commitment has been a driving force in our national club network. Read More

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AAF Government Report | April 2018

AAF Omaha and AAF Lincoln team up each year to host a Legislative Meet & Greet with Nebraska State Senators in the capitol of Lincoln to speak with state representatives about issues important to the advertising community. This year’s event was held on February 7th and featured a brief presentation from Ryan Horn, AAF Omaha Legislative Team Member, about the role advertising plays in cultivating a creative Nebraska, and Andy Roback the CEO of Flood Communications who talked about the role his television and radio stations play across the state of Nebraska in supporting young people in rural communities with interests in broadcasting and advertising. Read More

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Member Benefit April Spotlight

The AAF SmartBrief is an opt-in email news service available to the industry and delivering the most essential advertising news of the day. By hand selecting only the critical industry news from hundreds of media sources and condensing it into a succinct, easy to read e-mail, AAF SmartBrief will save you time and keep you informed. AAF SmartBrief’s nearly 30,000 readers rave about this must-have news source. Read More

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AAF Government Report | November 2017

The U.S. Congress keeps moving ahead on comprehensive tax reform. The House has passed their version of reform and the Senate is currently debating their version with amendments being offered and voted on. Neither bill includes any limitations on the full current year deduction for advertising expenses as a normal and necessary business expense. This is very good news for consumers and the advertising industry. However, it is still possible that the advertising deduction issue could be raised before tax reform is finished. Read More

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AAF Alert – Tax Reform Update | November 7, 2017

The advertising industry must stay vigilant. I urge all AAF members to contact their Senators and urge them to oppose any effort to limit the full deduction for advertising expenses. If your Senator or Representative signed either the Boozman-Baldwin or Engel-Yoder letters I encourage you to contact their offices and thank them for supporting the advertising industry. These elected officials took a stand on our industry’s behalf and their support should be acknowledged. Read More

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AAF Government Report | October 2017

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, plans to release comprehensive tax reform legislation on Wednesday, November 1. According to the previously released United Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code, the corporate tax rate will be lowered to 20% and many special exclusions and deductions will be repealed or restricted. The Chairman has not said which deductions would be limited, or more specifically, whether the advertising deduction will be targeted. Read More

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AAF National Legislative Alert Urgent – Advertising Deductibility

Time is getting short. The time for you to act is now! Congressional tax writers are discussing the specifics of the tax reform bill “ including a possible tax on advertising” this week.  If your Representative is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, or one of your Senators is on the Finance Committee, I implore you to contact them now and urge them to oppose any effort to change the tax status of advertising.  Read More

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AAF Government Report | September 2017

Senior Congressional and Administration officials have released their Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code. The so-called “Big 6″(Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch) have been negotiating the details of the plan for weeks. Read More

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AAF Government Report | August 2017

According to prior reports, Senate talks on tax reform have been centered on a framework similar to the plan introduced in 2014 by former Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp, R-Mich. That plan called for lowering the corporate tax rate to 25 percent while eliminating many tax preferences and deductions, including limiting the federal deduction for advertising expenses to 50% in the current year with the remaining 50% amortized over ten years. A similar plan was introduced at the same time in the Senate by then Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus, D-Mont., although the amortization schedule in the Senate plan was for five years. There has been no indication that the advertising deduction is currently under consideration. Read More

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American Advertising Federation Puts Diversity into Action

In an effort to help companies act on commitments to diversity and inclusion, the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Mosaic Center is launching #DiversityInAction, 20 days of actionable practices designed to increase recruitment, recognition and leadership opportunities for multicultural professionals and to encourage the industry to portray multicultural communities in a realistic way. Read More

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National Club Achievement Winners Announced

WASHINGTON DC, June 23, 2017—The 2017 Club Achievement Award winners were announced at the Salute to Achievers Luncheon on June 10 as part of ADMERICA, the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) national conference, in New Orleans. The AAF awarded 37 of the AAF member clubs across eight categories of entry.
The AAF’s Club Achievement Competition is designed to recognize outstanding accomplishments of its affiliated advertising clubs, showcasing the programs and projects its professional member clubs undertake each year. It was established to honor significant contributions to the AAF network of professional advertising clubs and to encourage excellence in areas of club operations that strengthen the AAF’s member clubs. Read More

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National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) 2018 Sponsor Announced

WASHINGTON DC, June 28, 2017—Partnering with another global, iconic brand, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) is excited to announce Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. as the corporate sponsor for the 2018 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC).
The 2018 NSAC will require each AAF college chapter team to develop a written, integrated marketing campaign proposal and a 20-minute presentation in response to a real-world advertising challenge facing Ocean Spray. Read More

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2017 NSAC Title Goes to Johnson & Wales

NEW ORLEANS, LA, June 10, 2017—Charged with generating excitement and buzz in the frozen foods category while making the Tai Pei brand more relevant to younger millennial consumers, Johnson & Wales University’s insights and creativity pushed the team past seven competing groups to win the 2017 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The competition, hosted by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), took place during its annual conference, ADMERICA, in New Orleans, LA. Read More

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AAF Anounces 2017-2018 Board Leadership and Directors

WASHINGTON, DC, June 9, 2017—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) today elected its new Board Leadership and Directors in conjunction with its annual national conference, ADMERICA, in New Orleans, LA. The new leadership will serve during the 2017–2018 year, beginning July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 and includes leaders from the most well-known and well-respected brands, media companies and agencies spearheading the advertising industry. Read More

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AAF Government Report | January 30, 2017

AAF’s Advocacy and Action: Advertising Day on the Hill is fast approaching. This exciting event will be held on Thursday, March 30 with a preconference dinner on Wednesday evening, March 29. AAF’s unique strength in Washington, DC is as a grassroots organization and the Day on the Hill is a time for those grassroots to be heard. Attendees will be briefed on the issues by policy experts, hear from lawmakers and regulators and walk the Halls of Congress delivering the advertising industry’s message. Read More

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2017 Bowl-A-Rama

Kerry Heinrich from H&A Media and her team took home the Bowl-A-Rama traveling trophy for highest average team score for the second year in a row. Team members included Kerry, Diane Mumford, Tom Hoffman, Tiffany Yakes-Starr and Jim Starr. Read More

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Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. to Sponsor 2017 NSAC

150 schools from across the country slated to compete by developing a winning advertising campaign for Ajinomoto Windsor’s Tai Pei Frozen Asian Entrées and Appetizers.

WASHINGTON, DC, August 22, 2016—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) is excited to announce its partnership with Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. (AWI) as the 2017 sponsor of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC.) AWI has 14 brands and product lines in its portfolio and is one of the largest producers of ethnic frozen foods, including Tai Pei Frozen Asian Entrées and Appetizers. Read More

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Membership Committee: New year, new goal and how you can help achieve it!

We had a fantastic year last year and reached our goal of 200 professional members. Now the membership committee has their eyes set on 250. It’s a big goal and we need your help to achieve it. Though recruiting is an important task for the membership committee, it’s equally important for all of you to spread the word as well. We ask you continue to ask family, friends, colleagues, business associates and community members to join AAF Omaha. Read More

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