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AAF Government Report | May 2024

Proposed Nebraska Ad Tax Still Alive

Despite passing in an earlier vote, and the strong support of Governor Jim Pillen (R), the Advertising Services Tax Act in Nebraska was defeated prior to the end of the legislative session. The measure would have placed a 7.5% tax on all advertising services in the state for companies with over $1 billion in US revenue. One of the Governor’s motivations for the tax was to raise replacement revenue for proposed lower property taxes.

The industry correctly noted that the tax would have been passed through to local businesses in the form of either higher advertising costs or as a line item on the invoice for the service provider ultimately resulting in higher prices for Nebraska consumers. Read More

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Freelancers Forum Recap

Copywriters, designers, non-profit planners, marketers, and motion illustrators came together on March 14 at  the Freelancers Forum.  A crowded room of advertising professionals and AAF NE Board members filled a party room at DJ’s Dugout at 114th and Dodge to hear stories and experiences from tenured specialists. Read More

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Claudia Martin Member Spotlight

Claudia Martin’s unwavering dedication to AAF began more than half a century ago when she was a young professional in the advertising industry. Her journey with AAF Nebraska has been one of remarkable commitment, service, and leadership exemplifying the values and spirit of our organization. It is with admiration and appreciation to share Claudia’s AAF journey with members. Read More

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AAF Government Report | April 2024

The Advertising Services Tax Act in Nebraska remains a threat. The measure, originally proposed by Governor Jim Pillen (R) currently does not appear to have enough votes to pass. Sources in the Capitol report that the Governor and sponsors are still searching for support. The tax would place a 7.5% tax on all advertising services in the state for companies with over $1 billion in US revenue. Read More

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AAF Nebraska Legislative Update | April 2024

Omaha, NE (April 3, 2024) – The AAF Nebraska Legislative committee has focused on opposing LB 1354, the Advertising Services Tax Act.  The Nebraska Governor is proposing to implement a 7.5% tax on all advertising services in the state for companies with over $1 billion in US revenue.  The tax will be passed through to local businesses in the form of either higher advertising cost or as a line item on the invoice for the service provider.  The local business will then add the higher advertising cost to the price of its goods and services, causing higher prices for Nebraska Consumers. Read More

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Meet the Judges | 2024 “Creative Nebraska”

Selection of the most creative entry in each category of the American Advertising Awards is affected by a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry. A Gold Award is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and is judged to be superior to all other entries in the category. Entries that are also considered outstanding and worthy of recognition receive a Silver Award. The number of awards given in each category is determined by the judges, based on the relative quality of work in that category. Read More

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THE NUMBERS ARE IN!

(February 8, 2024)
THE NUMBERS ARE IN! Jeffrey Maciejewski, Managing Partner of Elemental, reports that their 2023 Fall Appeal fundraiser for Interfaith Community Shelter in Santa Fe, N.M., raised $273,852 in donations, a $57,000 or 26% year-over-year increase! Read More

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AAF Nebraska’s Opposition to LB 1354 – “Advertising Services Tax Act”

Dear Senator Linehan and Honorable Members of the Revenue Committee,

The American Advertising Federation Nebraska is writing to express our opposition to LB 1354 before your committee which would establish a tax on advertising in Nebraska. With more than 275 professional and student members, AAF Nebraska is the unifying voice for advertising throughout Nebraska. We are an organization with the purpose to educate, inspire, and bring an inclusive sense of community to advertising professionals in Nebraska so that we, and future generations, can continue the work we love in a state we call home. Read More

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AAF Nebraska Letter from the President

Happy New Year AAF Nebraska Members and Friends.  I can’t believe how quickly 2023 flew by and am excited for the expectation the new year brings.  Thank you to all the dedicated and talented AAF Nebraska leaders and volunteers who worked so hard to make 2023 a great year with excellent programming and engaging events.  I would be remiss if I did not thank all our members.  Your continued support and engagement are keys to our success, and I hope I am able to meet more of you in the upcoming year.  Read More

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December 2023 AdMuse

With more than 300 professional and student members, the American Advertising Federation Nebraska (AAF 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. Read More

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October 2023 AAF Nebraska AdMuse Newsletter

It sounds cheesy but it’s true; when great minds come together, good things happen. AAF Nebraska brings individuals involved in advertising, marketing services, media and related businesses together for growth, service and fun. Our programming offers a mix of educational, service-based, community-focused, and downright fun opportunities to connect, develop and release with colleagues, competitors and friends. Check out upcoming events and area industry news in the latest issue of AdMuse. Read More

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InternNE Powered by Aksarben

Heath Mello, President and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber announced to Chamber members on Monday, October 23, 2023 that the Chamber signed a memorandum of understanding with the Aksarben Foundation to assist them with InternNE Powered by Aksarben. This unique workforce initiative represents a $20 million collaboration between the Aksarben Foundation and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.  Read More

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AAF Nebraska Letter from the President

Hello AAF Nebraska Members and Friends. As I officially start my year of Presidency, and our organization celebrates our third year as AAF Nebraska, I wanted to take a moment and share some thoughts on the upcoming year and highlight successes from our previous year. Read More

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AAF Nebraska Students Honored

(Omaha, Neb. – August 16, 2023) – American Advertising Federation Nebraska (AAF Nebraska), honored the 2023 AAF Nebraska outstanding student members during the federation’s annual meeting. Scholarship winners and national student ADDY winners were on August 15th at the Venues at the Granary during AAF Nebraska’s annual meeting. Read More

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Blue Ox Towing Products Selects Swanson Russell as Agency Partner

Lincoln, Neb. (August 15, 2023) – Swanson Russell has been selected as the marketing agency for Blue Ox, the Pender, Nebraska-based manufacturer of high-quality towing products. Blue Ox was founded in 1925 and has grown into an internationally respected maker of tow bars, baseplates, brakes, hitches, weight-distributing hitches, and 5th-wheel hitches for both commercial and recreational customers.  Read More

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Getting Started with AI for Small Businesses

I recently delivered a keynote presentation on the topic of “AI Driven Success: Embracing the Future of Business Today” The presentation was well-received, and I have received numerous emails and messages from individuals interested in accessing the keynote and obtaining further information. In response to this demand, I decided to create a long-format blog post that expands on the content covered in the keynote. This blog post aims to provide a comprehensive resource for businesses looking to venture into the realm of AI. Thanks to all who attended! Read More

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SmartBrief | AAF Member Benefit

Our industry is one that changes at the speed of light. There is always something new to learn. AAF makes it easy for you to stay abreast of the latest and greatest impacting our group of innovators and creators.
One of the AAF Member Benefits is SmartBrief, a weekly delivery of the industry’s news straight to your inbox. Read More

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The Business Of Who.

The night before the ON Brand conference 2023, I sent LinkedIn messages to Ross Asdourian and several other presenters, a good way to meet before the buzz began. 

Asking to connect, I referred to his “unexpected enthusiasm for otters” as listed in his biography and mentioned that our Henry Doorly Zoo had otters on display.  I found it amusing that he mentioned a sea animal in his writeup.  It seems that otter stories remain to be told  or are better left unsaid. Read More

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Basis Technologies and Audigent Empower Advertisers

New York – July 6, 2023 – Basis Technologies, a leading provider of  programmatic and workflow automation software for marketing and advertising, today announced the launch of a major curated marketplace in partnership of  with Audigent, the leading data activation, curation and identity platform.  Read More

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ON Brand 2023

ON Brand Conference Brings Together Professionals for Purposeful Conversations and Meaningful Development

Four area professional networking groups team up to host unique event for advertising, communications, graphic design, marketing and PR professionals Read More

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Student Member Spotlight | Sophia Gilsdorf

Meet Sophia Gilsdorf, a Visual Communication & Design student majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing Management at the University of Nebraska – Kearney (UNK). Sophia is from Falls City, NE and will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UNK on May 19th. After graduation Sophia is planning to pursue a career in graphic design or marketing. Read More

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