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

OMAHA, Neb. (July 5, 2022) – 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.

“As creators, marketers, designers and communicators, we have a lot of power in what goes out in the world and how our own communities think about issues,” said Lauren Laferla, president of PRSA Nebraska. “In deciding to host this conference in person again this year, we wanted to purposefully gather and focus on how to move conversations forward that help our audiences, our clients and our communities.”

The ON Brand 2022 speaker line-up features local leaders and nationally recognized individuals who will inspire attendees on multiple aspects of branding, strategy, design, social media and more. This year’s keynote speakers include:

  • Abbey Buergler, CRM Director at Barkley
  • George Garrastegui, Jr., Design Educator and Host of “Works in Process” Podcast
  • Keni Thacker, Chief Creative Officer at 100 Roses from Concrete

Local speakers include representatives from ACLU of Nebraska, BFF Omaha, Blue Compass, Cox Media, Opendorse and Webberized Media.

ON Brand provides our community a look into fresh ideas and collaborations in the creative and communications space. This conference is worth the investment for any individual. The content is extremely valuable, and the networking is icing on the cake,” said Ann Woodford, president of American Advertising Federation Nebraska.

The fourth annual event is co-hosted by local chapters of American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), American Advertising Federation (AAF), American Marketing Association (AMA), and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). 

Registration is now open. To learn more about the conference, sponsorship opportunities and ticket pricing, visit ONBrandcon.com.



About PRSA Nebraska

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community with a mission to “make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more connected through all stages of their career.” With more than 150 members, the Public Relations Society of America – Nebraska chapter offers opportunities for networking, professional growth and outreach. Learn more at prsanebraska.org.


About AAF Nebraska

For more than 110 years, the American Advertising Federation Nebraska (AAF) has served as a unifying voice for advertising in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area, advocating for the rights of advertisers by helping educate policymakers, the news media and public on the value advertising brings to the well-being of the community. AAF Nebraska fosters the highest standards of practice and works to cultivate the industry’s present and future leaders. AAF Nebraska has been honored on the district and national levels by the American Advertising Federation for its work in advertising education, communications, diversity, government relations, club management, programs, membership and public service.


About AMA Omaha

Founded in 1959, the AMA Omaha is the local Chapter of the American Marketing Association, the world’s largest nonprofit marketing association with more than 30,000 members. For almost 60 years, AMA Omaha has been the leading network for local marketing professionals and continues to serve the Omaha community to advance the practice of marketing by providing a forum for discussion and on key issues impacting marketing professionals.


About AIGA Nebraska

AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, AIGA brings together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. AIGA defines global standards and ethical practices, guides design education, enhances professional development, and makes powerful tools and resources accessible to all.


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