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Swanson Russell Chairman Dave Hansen Inducted into TOCA Hall of Fame

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

(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.
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AAF Government Report – April 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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Daryl Anderson Promoted to Vice President of Creative Services at Clark Creative Group

AAF Nebraska Congratulates Daryl Anderson!

Clark Creative Group (CCG) announces the promotion of Daryl Anderson on his promotion to Vice President of Creative Services at CCG.
Anderson recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary at CCG in November and continues to steer the creative ship with his industry veteran expertise….all while keeping up with the young crew.  Read More

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Nebraska Privacy Hearing Set for February 28

On February 28 Nebraska state legislators will hold a hearing on LB 1188, seeking to adopt the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act (UPDPA). As proposed, the bill presents yet another set of privacy standards to be met by Nebraska businesses. If passed, the bill may provide individuals with fewer, and more limited, rights including the right to copy and correct personal data. In addition, the bill may not include the right of individuals to delete their data or the right to request the transmission of their personal data to another entity. It is the position of the AAF that while maintaining online privacy is critically important, federal standards are necessary so as to prevent the promulgation of state-by-state privacy legislation which in itself may be a disservice to consumers and negatively affect competition. At the very least, proposed state privacy legislation should align with other state privacy bills, such as the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act. At this point, only Nebraska and Oklahoma are considering the adoption of UPDPA. Read More

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AAF Nebraska Legislative Survey

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) protects and promotes advertising at all levels of government through grassroots activities. Our nationwide grassroots network of corporate partners and advertising professionals are ready and able to engage with lawmakers on behalf of the advertising industry on tax, privacy, First Amendment and other issues of concern. Read More

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Swanson Russell Brings Home NAMA Wins

LINCOLN, Neb. (February 4, 2022) – Swanson Russell received three honors at the Region II 2022 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Awards held January 13. The annual event recognizes outstanding marketing efforts within the agricultural industry, and the agency received one first-place award and two merit awards. Read More

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Greg Ahrens to Receive AAF Nebraska’s Highest Honor

OMAHA, Neb. (Feb. 4, 2022) – Greg Ahrens, executive vice president and co-creative director at Smith Kroeger, will receive the American Advertising Federation Nebraska’s top honor, the Silver Medal. The award will be presented during the annual Nebraska Advertising Awards Show and Banquet, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at the Farnam Hotel in Omaha. Read More

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Helping the Jays take flight.

“It blows you away when you first see it.” That’s how coach Greg McDermott describes the new Creighton men’s basketball locker room at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. Their new environment combines the excitement and energy of the Creighton brand while maximizing the space to its fullest potential. Read More

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Greater Omaha Chamber Notable Community Contributors to Be Celebrated at Annual Meeting

AAF Nebraska congratulates member Janet Noll on the honor of being named the Greater Omaha Chamber Chairman’s Award of Excellence 2022 recipient.
As the Vice President of Flood Communications, Janet Noll oversees the Spanish sales operations for Telemundo Nebraska TV and KBBX Radio Lobo 97.7FM. She has contributed to the Greater Omaha Chamber’s President’s Club since December 2017. Since that time, she has sold more than 50 chamber memberships generating more than $47,000 in membership sales and retention revenue. Read More

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AdMuse December 2021

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 the latest news from AAF Nebraska in the December issue of AdMuse. Read More

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Advertising Ethics Certification

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. Read More

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American Advertising Federation Nebraska Honors Ad Pro and Ad Rookie of the Year

(Omaha, NE, November 19, 2021) The American Advertising Federation Nebraska (AAF Nebraska) announces the winners for Ad Pro and Ad Rookie of the Year. Kelli Britten, University of Nebraska Lincoln was recognized as Ad Pro of the Year and Adam Turner, Eleven Twenty-Three was honored as Ad Rookie of the Year during AAF Nebraska’s BOOM! Roasted Awards event on November 18 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The event also featured the roast of Jen Landis, founder of Pincurl Girls and professor at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Patrick Stibbs owner of On The Spot Productions. Read More

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Meet Grace Pistulka, AAF Nebraska Student Member

Say hello to Grace Pistulka. A Wilcox, Nebraska native, a senior at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and AAF Nebraska student member. Pistulka will receive her Bachelor of Arts degree from UNK’s Visual Communication and Design program this coming spring. As a soon to be graduate, Pistulka said she “blinked” and her college years filled with countless experiences will soon be history. Read More

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AdMuse October 2021

With more than 250 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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Tracy Koeneke Wins Member Survey Gift Card

At AAF Nebraska, we are continuously working toward improving our organization through AdBites luncheons, special events, communication, AdConnect networking opportunities, AdReads book club & happy hour, webinars, community outreach, student engagement and more. We appreciate the input from the 241 members and friends of AAF Nebraska that participated in this year’s Member Survey.  Read More

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AdMuse September 2021

Many don’t realize how volunteer leadership opportunities exist within AAF Nebraska. There are numerous opportunities for you to step up and stand out through volunteering your time and talents to the AAF Nebraska in an effort to help us remain as “The Unifying Voice for Advertising” throughout the state. Read More

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Maryland Digital Advertising Tax Proposed

Proposed digital advertising tax regulations were filed on August 31 by Maryland’s comptroller. In simple terms, the proposed regulations would require companies that derive revenue from residents of Maryland as a direct result of those residents responding to digital ads running in Maryland to report the revenue derived from such ads, which would then be subject to a tax rate unique to each advertiser. Read More

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