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October 2016

October Luncheon featuring Nick Lagalante

October 19, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Stone River, 121 Alexander Rd
West Columbia, 29169 United States
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"Don't Be a Pitch Phish!" Nick Lagalante, marketing communications manager at PhishMe, will be our October luncheon speaker. He will talk about strengthening your pitching communications to avoid becoming a "pitch phish". Nick will detail how anyone using e-marketing strategies such as e-mail outreach and e-blasts can learn effective ways to send out messaging and avoid their content becoming caught by phishing and junk mail filters.   Nick is an accomplished senior technology marketing communications leader with more than 8 years…

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November 2016

ShuckYEAH! AAF Annual Oyster Roast

November 10, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seibels House & Gardens, 601 Richland St
Columbia, 29201 United States
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Shuck YEAH! AAF of the Midlands is hosting its annual Oyster Roast on Thursday, November 10. Starting at 5:30 pm, join us for an evening of great food and live music. We will have our signature live media auction, in addition to a silent lifestyle auction. Don’t miss this chance to scoop up great media packages from all of the Midlands market’s media outlets! The proceeds from the auctions will help provide funding for our diversity scholarships, which are intended…

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December 2016
$25

December Luncheon – American Advertising Awards (ADDY) Workshop

December 12, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Agape Senior Center – 1620 Main Street, 1620 Main Street-
Columbia, SC 29203 United States
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Presented by Danielle Salley, AAF District 3 American Advertising Awards Co-Chair Find out about the newest American Advertising Award categories and guidelines to submit your work for judging. Learn how to enter your best work and take part in local judging, with the potential to compete for awards and recognition at the national level. Agape Senior Resources Conference Center - Behind Michael's Cafe Free event parking in the Cannon Garage on Taylor Street.   Powered by Eventbrite

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January 2017

AAAwards Take-In Days

January 5 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Take In Day Drop Off, 1411 Gervais Street
Columbia, 29201
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Take-in for the 2017 AAAwards will take place over two days. January 5, 2017 from 2pm-7pm January 6, 2017 from 9am-12pm For decades, AAF of the Midlands has celebrated the long nights and tough sacrifices it takes to produce great creative in the advertising world. Get ready to enter the work you think exemplifies that spirit of creativity and fortitude. Submit your best by January 6, 2017 to prove to yourself and the entire Midlands that it was worth every ounce…

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Free

January 17 Luncheon -Hold Your Own: Do It Yourself or Don’t

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Stone River, 121 Alexander Rd
West Columbia, 29169 United States
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  It's a "Do It Yourself" kind of world out there these days and that's especially true in the realm of music. Steven Fiore, of Young Mister and Whip Creative, and Dan McCurry, manager of Young Mister, are here to give you a crash course in marketing for music – from branding, distribution, merchandise and event planning. Given todays tools, it's absolutely necessary that you get your act together and do it yourself because no one is going to do it for you. Powered…

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$20

The State of Advertising Breakfast & Seminar

January 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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The State of Advertising Breakfast & Seminar - Become informed about the most current issues facing the advertising industry today. Featuring special guest Clark Rector, Executive Vice President of Governmental Affairs, American Advertising Federation, Washington, D.C. Join AAF of the Midlands for a special legislative breakfast just days after the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States. These are uncharted times for all sectors of industry, including advertising. Learn about the most current issues facing our industry today, what we…

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February 2017

American Advertising Awards Preview Party

February 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Bar, 1211 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Can't wait for the American Advertising Awards (ADDY) Gala on February 18?  Join us for an evening of fun at the Art Bar and enjoy snacks sponsored by Cromer's! See ALL the American Advertising Awards entries before the winners are announced at the Awards Gala. FREE for everyone! All drinks will be 25% off during happy hour! Feb. 2nd 5:30 - 8pm Art Bar

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AAAwards Gala – The Party Formerly Known as the ADDYs!

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Farm, 1022 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Join us for a night of celebration, music, and fun! Find out if your creative will rock the show here in the Midlands and start the roadie tour toward Nationals! Embrace your inner music lover by dressing in your favorite festival attire. Whether you love dancing under the sun or heading to an all-night rave, press play on this festival themed event with slamming styles fit for any stage. You got this... Ticket includes admission, open bar, dinner, and a night…

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March 2017
$25

March Luncheon- Making It Up As We Go Along: How Improv Comedy Can Help Creative Agencies Travel at the Speed of Ideas

March 14 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Stone River, 121 Alexander Rd
West Columbia, 29169 United States
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Making It Up As We Go Along: How Improv Comedy Can Help Creative Agencies Travel at the Speed of Ideas Creativity on-demand: it’s what our clients expect of us and pay us for. They want unique, unprecedented ideas for bringing attention to their product or service, and they want them yesterday. But given the everyday demands and deadline-pressures of our industry, how can we be creative quickly? And how can we ensure the best ideas not only float to the…

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April 2017
$25

April 19 Luncheon – Demming Bass With Constant Contact

April 19 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Stone River, 121 Alexander Rd
West Columbia, 29169 United States
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Please join us Wednesday, April 19 at Stone River for our next AAF luncheon, with guest speaker Demming Bass. Demming Bass is Constant Contact’s Regional Development Director for the Southeastern United States, where he directs the marketing and strategic business development initiatives in six states between Constant Contact and the small and medium-sized business community through innovative partnerships with chambers, associations, nonprofits, universities, faith-based communities, small business development centers, and more. He and his team of local experts have educated…

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