Insights from Steve Pacheco

President & CEO, American Advertising Federation

Onward and Upward

My long time friend and colleague - John B. Osborn (a past AAF Board Chair, and a member of the AAF Board of Directors and Presidents Advisory Council) signs off all his emails with the line – “Onward and Upward.”  I always find this encouraging and inspiring – no matter what the topic at ha...

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Mosaic 10 Entry

We want you to be a part of Mosaic10, the consumer-selected list of the top advertising and multicultural moments of 2022. We’re looking for your help to identify and showcase the most impactful and creative campaigns that represent and celebrate diversity, inclusion, and representation. Read More

AAF National News

March – April 2023 AdMuse

We have outstanding communities of creative communications leaders throughout Nebraska. The purpose of AAF Nebraska is to keep that community thriving and to foster the next generation of advertising, marketing and communication professionals. Through events and programs, we educate, connect, and inspire great work–and we have a ton of fun doing it what we love. Read More

AAF Nebraska News

2023 American Adverising Awards “Creative Nebraska”

Conducted annually by the AAF, 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. Read More

Doug Smith to Receive AAF Nebraska’s Highest Honor

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

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

AAF Nebraska News

Membership Board Leaders Spotlight

Meet AAF Nebraska Board leaders to learn more about club activities and join us soon for an upcoming professional development program or event.
Our leaders along with Bridgid and Christina are busy engaging our advertising community. AAF Nebraska binds together mutual interests of corporate advertisers, agencies, marketing and media services, suppliers and academia. Read More

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New Member Spotlight | November 2022

AAF Nebraska welcomes new member Noah Kenoyer the Marketing and National Account Manager at ReBath Omaha. ReBath Omaha is a locally owned and operated franchise redefining the effortless bathroom remodel, from start to stunning. Kenoyer joined ReBath Omaha this summer after coming from Drake University in Des Moines. Read More

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

(Omaha, NE, October 31, 2022) The American Advertising Federation Nebraska (AAF Nebraska) announces the winners for Ad Pro and Ad Rookie of the Year. David Moore, Co-founder, and Creative Director with Kingswood & Palmerston will receive the Ad Pro of the Year award and Johnny Shea, Designer at Daake will be honored as Ad Rookie of the Year during AAF Nebraska’s BOOM! Roasted Awards event on November 17 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The event will also feature the roast of Laura Spaulding, Corporate Communications Director at Bozell in Omaha, NE and Fred Knight, Marketing Director at T.O. Haas Tire in Lincoln, NE. Read More

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Learn with TikTok Webinar Series

Learn With TikTok

American Advertising Federation and TikTok are bringing you a three-part webinar series in November that will help you get your TikTok journey started.

From start to finish, you’ll learn why your brand should be on TikTok, creative basics and best practices to making engaging TikTok videos and how you can level up using our ad solutions and TikTok Ads Manager.

Consider this your step-by-step guide to success on TikTok and let’s have some fun!
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AAF National News

From our friends at meta..

Last month, Meta stopped by VidCon US to catch up with creators about how they like to work with businesses big and small on content like Instagram Reels. Our recent We Create video series shows a behind-the-scenes look at how creators can collaborate with brands, businesses and agencies on Instagram. At VidCon, we kept this conversation going by speaking with even more creators about branded content. Read More

AAF Affinity Partner – US Pharmacy Card

All AAF members can now reap the benefits that the US Pharmacy Card has to offer. This includes the uninsured, underinsured, those who have high deductibles, and more!

Worried about the eligibility requirements? There are none. Don’t fret over applications, approval processes, or limitations. Everyone is eligible. Read More

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AAF Partner News

We are thrilled to let you know that our TikTok Inventory Filter has just launched in 25 countries and 15+ languages globally. The TikTok Inventory Filter is a new proprietary brand safety and suitability solution which gives advertisers more control over the environment where their ads are shown. Driven by innovative technology and informed by TikTok’s Community Guidelines and GARM standards, the solution offers a choice of three tiers of inventory to run adjacent to In-Feed Ads on the For You page. Read More

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

OMAHA, Neb. – For the first time in two years, the local ON Brand Conference will gather hundreds of professionals for purposeful conversations and meaningful professional development focused around the event’s theme, “ON Brand. On Purpose.” Attendees are invited to Scott Conference Center on Thursday, July 21 to network, grow and get inspired. Read More

AAF Nebraska NewsPress Releases

Swanson Russell Wins Eight Honors at 2022 TOCA Awards

LINCOLN, Neb. (June 22, 2022) – Swanson Russell received eight honors at the 2022 Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) Awards. The annual event recognizes outstanding marketing efforts within the green industry, and Swanson Russell received four first-place awards, two merit awards and two Gardner Awards.   Read More

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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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