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May 2018

May Lunch & Learn: Kip Voytek

May 16, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications, 800 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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May Lunch & Learn

“The Five (Most) Important Things Shaking the Marketing Services World” Voytek will highlight the the latest trends marketing services from his vantage point. They include: Realizing the promise of data and AI, keeping your talent ahead of the curve, being agile, and building the right infrastructure. About Kip Voytek Kip Voytek is the founder and CEO of Rumble Fox, a consultancy focused on helping companies manage their digital transformation efforts. Over the last 16 years, Kip Voytek has been at the…

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August 2018

AAF Kickoff & Art Auction

August 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
City Market Place, 705 B Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Free

With beach trips and summer cookouts still on our mind, it’s hard to believe that August is right around the corner. But with August comes one of the best events of the year – the AAF Kickoff & Art Auction! Please plan on joining us at our for this annual event on Thursday, August 16, 2018! This year’s silent auction will be held at City Market, and it will be a great opportunity to mingle with your colleagues and add…

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September 2018

September Lunch & Learn: Berwyn Hung

September 18, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Innovation in the Era of Diversity and Inclusion There is a lot of research out there about how diversity and inclusion can drive innovation. Having a diverse group of people in the room engaged in solving problems together can help the team see things in a new light, and see problems that they may not have realized were problems before. Something the VCU Brandcenter is teaching is that diversity and inclusion can actually be an opportunity for creative problem solving…

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October 2018

October Life After Work with Experience Columbia SC

October 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Za’s on Devine, 2930 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205 United States
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All work and no play makes all of us a dull boy (or girl)! Join us at Za's On Devine for our fall Life After Work to mingle with other communications professionals. We're excited to partner with Experience Columbia SC and AMA Columbia, so come out and expand your network, while learning more about how Experience Columbia SC is driving the rapidly growing tourism industry in the Midlands. We will also be collecting donation items for Palmetto Place Children's Shelter.…

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October Lunch & Learn: Ryan Beck

October 16, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Ryan Beck is a former Army Interrogator and linguist who speaks four languages and knows three alphabets. As an Army interrogator, he studied kinesics, and now applies his experience from the Army in business. Subtleties of eye & facial movements, body positioning, and gesturing can tell you a lot about what goes on inside someones head. Often these unspoken clues tell you much more about what someone is thinking than the words they use. It is applicable in anything from…

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November 2018

AAF Oyster Roast & Auction

November 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

AAF of the Midlands is hosting its Annual Oyster Roast & Auction on Thursday, November 8. Join us for an evening of great food by F2T Productions, Management and Catering and live music by Dave Britt at The Carolina Haven Tailgating Facility! We will have our signature live media auction, in addition to a silent lifestyle auction. IT'S HERE! This Thursday is the day – the Annual Oyster Roast & Auction! Plan to join us this Thursday, November 8 for…

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December 2018

American Advertising Awards Workshop

December 12, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Find out about the 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. This interactive workshop will be presented by two representatives of AAF with years of experience working with the American Advertising Awards: Melissa Harper (University of South Carolina) and Andrew Evans (Cognito Forms). Thank you to Chernoff Newman for…

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Jingle Mingle

December 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Liberty Tap Room, 828 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC United States
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Save the date and join advertising, design, marketing and PR professionals across the Midlands to ring in the holidays with cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres! This year's Jingle Mingle will be a FREE event with a cash bar. Participating organizations include AAF of the Midlands, AIGA South Carolina, AMA Columbia, South Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Legal Marketing Association - LMA International, and IABC-SC. Powered by Eventbrite

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January 2019

AAF January Lunch & Learn: Ryan Heafy & Chloe Rodgers

January 15 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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6AM City (locally COLAtoday) will discuss how the company started to fill a void in the local content market and became a natural fit for advertisers. They will highlight trends in digital and local advertising and the evolution of media companies to meet the needs of advertisers, including a focus on content, data and flexible price points. 6AM will also share about some of their growth plans and how they intend to scale and position themselves to support regional and…

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Breakfast of Champions

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications, 800 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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Students please join us for the Martin Luther King Day Breakfast of Champions: What We Do, You Can Too featuring a panel of local media professionals. Hosted by the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of the Midlands, Breakfast of Champions is a forum designed to bring underrepresented students and advertising/communications professionals together so that students can understand the vast opportunities available to them. RSVP Now

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