• Johnson & Wales University Wins 2017 AAF NSAC


    The team’s integrated marketing campaign took 1st place, beating out over 160 teams from across the country. NEW ORLEANS, LA, June 10, 2017—Charged with generating excitement and buzz in the frozen foods category while making the Tai Pei brand more relevant to younger millennial consumers, Johnson & Wales University’s insights and creativity pushed the team […]

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  • 2017 Advertising Hall of Achievement Inductees Announced


    The American Advertising Federation (AAF) to Recognize Top Executives from Beats by Dr. Dre, BBDO SF, JP Morgan Chase, Kimberly-Clark, STORY, Twitter and UM/J3 WASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 2017—Marking 25 years of celebrating outstanding achievements in the advertising industry, the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement’s distinguished Council of Judges elected seven new industry superstars for […]

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  • 2017-2018 Slate of Officers


    Below is the 2017-2018 Slate of Officers for AAF of the Midlands. Please email questions, comments or suggestions to Stephanie Owens. President, Stephanie Owens (Riggs Partners) President Elect, Lenza Jolley (Keenan Suggs) Ex Officio, Skot Garrick (SC Education Association) Treasurer, Joey Wallace (United Way of the Midlands) Programs Co-Chair, Lauren Elliott (Cyberwoven) Programs Co-Chair, Stephanie Hooker (UCI […]

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  • AAF of the Midlands Garners Honors in Four Club Achievement Categories


    Local advertising/pr/media organization secures four Club Achievement distinctions as recognition of its commitment to providing quality membership value and community service. (Columbia, S.C.)- The American Advertising Federation of the Midlands (AAF) is pleased to announce it has garnered four Club Achievement Awards for the 2016-2017 year. AAF of the Midlands merited 1st Place in Public Service, […]

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  • 2017 District 3 American Advertising Award Winners Announced

    COLUMBIA, SC – District Three of the American Advertising Federation announced the American Advertising Award winners on April 1, 2017, recognizing work in the industries of advertising, marketing, public relations, photography, graphic design and related fields from agencies, businesses and individuals doing business in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina as well as college students studying […]

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  • AAF of the Midlands Announces Call for Public Service Applications

    AAF of the Midlands Announces Call for Public Service Applications Local Advertising Organization Seeks Nonprofit Client for 2017-2018 Public Service Campaign Media Contact: Lauren Elliott 203-232-9162 COLUMBIA, S.C. – The American Advertising Federation (AAF) of The Midlands has announced they are accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to become the club’s public service client for […]

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  • Creative Minds/Mentors Needed for CreateAthon@USC

    Do you have 24 hours to give back for a great cause? CreateAthon@USC 2016 is looking for communication professionals to mentor students for our 4th annual pro bono creative marathon. On October 21-22, nearly a hundred students will work around the clock conceiving, writing, and designing advertising and marketing communications for eight deserving non-profits. Eight […]

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  • American Advertising Federation of the Midlands to Host Annual Local Art Auction

    COLUMBIA, S.C.–The American Advertising Federation of the Midlands will host their annual local art auction to benefit advertising interests, education and local artists throughout the Midlands. The free event will take place at Stone River, 121 Alexander Rd., West Columbia, S.C. 29169 on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. More than 15 local […]

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  • AAF of the Midlands Announces PAALS as the ‘16-‘17 Public Service Recipient

    Local Advertising Organization will Support Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) in Assisting People with Varying Abilities to Live More Independent and Enriched Lives. COLUMBIA, S.C. –   The American Advertising Federation (AAF) of The Midlands has selected local non-profit, PAALS as the club’s public service client for 2016-2017. The Midlands chapter selects one nonprofit […]

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  • University of Virginia Wins 2016 National Student Advertising Competition for Snapple

    ANAHEIM, CA, Jun. 6, 2016—Tasked with creating an integrated marketing campaign for Snapple to expand its consumer base, the University of Virginia’s (District 3) creativity came out on top as they bested seven other collegiate teams to win the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) 2016 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). Blaise D’Sylva, VP Media at Dr […]

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