May – June 2023 AAF Nebraska AdMuse Newsletter

Read the latest issue of AdMuse for upcoming AAF Nebraska May and June events, programs and news.

aaf nebraska admuse •  may – june 2023

Thursday, June 8, 2023
6 – 8:00 PM
DJs Dugout 777 N. 114th Street, Omaha

One A-A-F-B-I-N-G-O card per game is included with registration.
Additional Bingo cards can be purchased at the door for $5.00 each.

Food and cash bar on your own and available throughout the event.

Bingo and raffle prizes throughout the night!

Thank you to our special event sponsor:
Professional Development Program & Luncheon
“The State of Podcasting” with Dean Peterson

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Hilton Garden Inn | Aksarben Village, 6737 Frances Street
11:30 AM Networking
12 Noon Luncheon and Speaker

All AAF Nebraska members attending this event will receive an AAF Nebraska T-Shirt from our iHeartMedia sponsors.


Thank you to AAF Nebraska’s Elite Sponsors:

Registration Open Now for
ON Brand 2023
July 13, 2023 at the Harper Center (Omaha)
Students: Save the Date and Watch for AdVenture+
registration to open soon!
September 28 at the UNL Experience Lab (Lincoln)
View the 2023 Award Winners
American Advertising Awards Creative Nebraska
AAF Nebraska Public Service Advertising Application is Now Open
Nominations are now open for the AAF Nebraska Board of Directors

Looking for new talent?
Use AAF Nebraska’s job posting service.

Did you know one of your member benefits is free unlimited job postings on aafnebraska.org? Use your AAF Nebraska membership benefits to expand your reach by sending us your job postings.


Recap from Ad Day Under the Dome | March 23

AAF Nebraska’s Legislative Team and active members from across the state of Nebraska met and made connections with the Nebraska Legislature and Representatives as citizen advocates for the advertising industry. This year’s Day Under the Dome in Lincoln took place on March 23rd.
AAF Nebraska Awards 2023-2024 Scholarships
On May 1st, AAF Nebraska announced winners of the 2023 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 the federation is able to award additional scholarships.
Press Release here

NARB: Coors Can’t Say “Light Beer Shouldn’t Taste Like Water”

“Light beer shouldn’t taste like water.” That’s the claim Molson Coors can no longer make in its advertising for Miller Lite beer. The Council of Better Business Bureaus’ National Programs’ National Advertising Review Board advised the brewer in an appeal case to stop making the claim, thus upholding a similar decision made by National Programs’ National Advertising Division. The NAD decision came about after the claim “Light beer shouldn’t taste like water. It should taste like beer” was challenged by Anheuser Busch.  Read more here

Meet the Pros 2024

Meet AAF Nebraska’s Meet the Pros Chair Shaela Wepfer.
Join Shaela and her team shape the 2024 AAF Nebraska Meet the Pros Conference to be held on February 29 and March 1, 2024. Shaela’s team is challenged to develop and create an exciting and informative seminar for college-level students interested in careers in advertising, marketing, communications and visual arts. Meet the Pros is an annual conference giving area college students an opportunity to explore careers in the advertising industry. Meet the Pros includes skill-building workshops, portfolio reviews, and professional round table meet and greets.

Membership Benefits

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. Not currently on a committee? Most committee’s efforts involve volunteering an hour or two each month. If interested in joining a team, please contact our office to learn more.  Learn more

Survey Now Open:
UCLA Study on the Gender Pay Gap in Advertising

The first academic study on the gender pay gap in advertising in more than 30 years has been launched by Jess Watts, Brand Director, and Nancy Wayne PhD, UCLA.

AAF members are invited to assist in the research by taking the anonymous survey, which aims to understand the extent of the gender pay gap among advertising professionals, as well as perceptions surrounding it. American advertising professionals from all identities, backgrounds, roles and circumstances are invited to participate, as diversity of experience is critical to the study’s success.  Join the Study

AdWars 2023 | Eleven Twenty-Three Takes the Win

Congratulations to our members at Eleven Twenty-Three for winning the spring AdWars on April 6th.
Read more

AAF Nebraska Student Member Spotlight

 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


June 1-4, 2023 | Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
ADMERICA is the American Advertising Federation’s annual conference met to enhance enthusiasm for the advertising industry and the leadership skills of our grassroots network. During this week-long event, attendees can anticipate exceptional speakers, workshops and industry insight designed to elevate each person’s personal and professional approach to excellence. Learn more

AAF Government Report | May 2023

Action on state privacy issues remains quite hectic as many states reach the end of their 2023 legislative sessions. New laws have been enacted in numerous states.

Clark Rector’s full report: Learn more


Our Mission

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.


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