The American Advertising Federation of Montgomery

Sponsors

Sponsors help AAF Montgomery with their commitment to professional development, education and giving back to the community.

Without the generosity of our sponsors, we couldn’t provide lunches or workshops to help the individuals in our community learn and grow, help the next generation by offering real-world experience and scholarships, and we wouldn’t be able give back to our community through service projects. Thank you to all our sponsors!

​Platinum Club Sponsors

Bell Media
Stamp Idea Group

Bronze Club Sponsor

Fifth Advertising

​Supporting Club Sponsors

Communicorp
MAX Credit Union

Silver Student Sponsor

Alabama Graphics

Bronze Student Sponsors

Copperwing
Matrix, LLC

Member of the Year Sponsor

RSVP Magazine

If you are interested in becoming an AAF Montgomery sponsor, click here for opportunities and contact sponsorships@aafmontgomery.org

Members

AAF Montgomery members are the River Region's leading advertisers, advertising agencies and media companies that partner with us.

Corporate Members

​Advertising and Media Agencies

Alabama Media Group

Bell Media

Fifth Advertising

Inner Spark Creative

Stamp Idea Group

Non-Profits

Southern Poverty Law Center

Other

Alabama Real Estate Commission

Baptist Health


Individual Members

Liz Alexander, Freelancer

David Allred, Stamp

Breuna Baine, Auburn University Montgomery

Victoria Belton, Stamp

Joe Birdwell, Matrix, LLC

Taylor Blackwell, Fifth Advertising

Ed Bourn, Alabama Media Group/AL.com

Jim Bradley, Alabama Graphics

Simone Byrd, Alabama State University

Colin Campbell, Stamp

Haley Clement, Fifth Advertising

Dayton Cook, Inner Spark Creative

Cheryl Cotton, PowerSouth

Lynn Cox, LRD Marketing

Kristin Dillensnyder, Stamp

Russell Estes, Southern Poverty Law Center

Matthew Estes, Alabama Real Estate Commission

Leigh Farrior, Stamp

Peyton Flowers, RSVP Montgomery

Alysheia Gray, Fifth Advertising

Amanda Griffith, Bell Media

Cara Hathcock, Bell Media

Lorenzo Johnson, Alabama Media Group/AL.com

Kelly Kahumoku, Baptist Health

Brian Key, Copperwing Design

Michael Kourmoulis, Alabama Media Group/AL.com

Leigh Krehling, Ellis Harper Advertising

Michelle Leland, Southern Poverty Law Center

Brian McDowall, Spectrum Reach

Jim McLean, Alabama News Network/WAKA

Lori Moneyham, Alabama Real Estate Commission

Jarrett Moore, Inner Spark Creative

Joel Moore, Inner Spark Creative

Vernita Oliver-Lane, Alabama Real Estate Commission

Jessica Pace, Fifth Advertising

Travis Parker, Peter/Parker Creative

Summer Patterson, Matrix, LLC

Lisa Silver, Spectrum Reach

Merrill South, Baptist Health

Amy Stackhouse, Turnkey Connections

Isaac Stackhouse, Turnkey Connections

Kathryn Taylor, MAX Credit Union

Erika Tracy, Freelancer

Kim Traff, RSVP Montgomery

Kristina Turner, Southern Poverty Law Center

Joyce Vaughn, Baptist Health

Amber Willingham, Stamp

Cole Willis, Bell Media


Students

Caroline Booth, Auburn University Montgomery

Nalin Crocker, Auburn University Montgomery

Rachel Davis, Auburn University Montgomery

Aleena Jackson, Auburn University Montgomery

Chelsea Joffrion, Auburn University Montgomery

Blake Jones, Auburn University Montgomery

Chasity Reeves, Auburn University Montgomery

Danielle Riggs, Auburn University Montgomery

Brittany Roberson, Auburn University Montgomery

Candace Welch, Auburn University Montgomery

Member of the Year

The Member of the Year program is a friendly, point-based competition that allows us to recognize and reward our members’ hard work and to ensure they are taking full advantage of all we have to offer.

AAF Montgomery is a membership-based organization so we are only as good as our members. And we think they are pretty great! That’s why we’ve created our Member of the Year program.

Throughout the year, members will earn points by doing things they would do normally — going to Lunch & Learns, entering the AAAwards, participating on committees, etc. At the end of the year, we’ll tally up the results to recognize and honor our Member of the Year! And what’s better than recognition? Not much, but how about a free all-inclusive membership for the next year?

POINTS:
  • Follow us on a social media platform 10
  • Write a review on Facebook 10
  • Participate in surveys 20 each
  • Create a profile on aafmontgmery.org 20
  • Enter the American Advertising Awards 30
  • Attend a social 30 each
  • Use your Invite a Friend Card at a Lunch & Learn 50
  • Sign up to be a portfolio reviewer 50
  • Donate to a fundraiser 50 each
  • Participate in a service project 50 each
  • Attend a Lunch & Learn 50 each
  • Attend the American Advertising Awards gala 50
  • Attend a workshop 75 each
  • Attend a conference 75 each
  • Get a friend to become a member 75 each
  • Become a member 100
  • Participate on a committee* 100 each


* Must contribute at least 8 hrs to receive points.


Member of the Year Award Recipients

2016 Lori Moneyham, Alabama Real Estate Commission

Golden Service Award

The AAF Montgomery Golden Service Award is given only to those who have contributed the most to our organization’s success.


Created in 2010 in memory of a dedicated AAF Montgomery member, Tony Patiño, ​The Golden Service Award is given to an AAF Montgomery member who demonstrates the principles of volunteering for AAF Montgomery and is committed to exceptional public service that extends beyond that of his/her accomplished peers contributing to the betterment of the advertising industry and their community.


GOLDEN SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS

2010 Tony Patiño, Patiño-Burch Designs
2011 Leigh Farrior, Cunningham Group
2012 No Award
2013 Sarah Churchman, Matrix, LLC
2014 Summer Patterson, Matrix, LLC
2015 Amber Willingham, Stamp Idea Group
2016 Kristina Turner, Southern Poverty Law Center

Silver Medal Award

The Silver Medal is the highest award that can be given by AAF Montgomery.


The Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Annually, AAF member clubs bestow this honor upon outstanding members of the local advertising community.

The Silver Medal is the highest award that can be given by AAF Montgomery. Silver Medal recipients are selected by a panel of judges from each local club.


HOW WE CHOOSE

The Silver Medal committee chooses the recipient from the nominations based on the following criteria:

  • Contribution to their company. The recipient must have successfully led an ad agency, advertiser, media outlet or advertising service in the Montgomery area.
  • Creative ability. No matter which discipline they’re in, the recipient must have worked to raise standards in the advertising profession.
  • Contribution to the advancement of advertising. The recipient must have worked to increase the stature and raise the standards of the advertising profession.
  • Contribution to the community. The recipient should be actively involved as someone who gives back to the community.

Have a nomination for 2017?
Tell us about them by sharing their accomplishments with the world–nominating them for the AAF Silver Medal Award. Download the nomination form and submit to rsvp@aafmontgomery.org.

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2017. If the committee chooses an honoree, the award will be presented on at our June Lunch & Learn on June 15, 2017.


AAF MONTGOMERY SILVER MEDALIST

1962 P.W. Walsh, Advertiser-Journal
1963 Bob Pearson, Capitol Outdoor Advertising
1963 Hugh Smith, WCOV Radio & TV
1964 Ed Wise, Paragon Press
1965 Bill Lynn, Lynn Advertising
1966 Jay Leavell, Leavell Advertising
1967 No Award
1968 Tommy Kimbrough, Kimbrough & Associates
1969 H.W. “Pop” Parks, Midstate Advertising
1970 Bob Villar, WSFA-TV
1971 Ed Pepperman, U.S. Brewers Association
1972 Gentry Martin, Union Bank
1973 H.O. Davis, Jeff Davis Hotel
1974 Bob Smith, Advertiser-Journal
1975 Paul Robertson, Paul Robertson Photography
1976 Bamber Cox, Winn Dixie
1977 Marvin Brokaw, First Alabama Bank
1978 Jim Young, Advertiser-Journal
1979 Bill Backvold, Advertiser-Journal
1980 No Award
1981 Harold Bearden, Brigadier Sound
1982 Margaret Carpenter, Compos-it
1983 Jay Leavell, Leavell, Wise, Turner Advertising
1984 Duncan Black, Cunningham, Black & Farley
1985 Jack Galassini, Galassini & Associates
1986 Karl Richards, WCOV-TV
1987 John Rogers, WKAB-TV
1988 Ed Morgan, Morgan Advertising
1989 Spede Bryan, Gayfers
1990 John Matthews, Creative Consultants
1991 Richard Amberg, Montgomery Advertiser
1992 Carolyn Salay, Salay Advertising
1993 James Belton, WSFA-TV
1994 Jerry Britton, Britton Advertising
1995 Bill Cunningham, Cunningham Group
1996-2004 unknown
2005-2009 No Award
2008 Lifetime Membership, James Belton
2010 Cindy Scott, LWT Communications
2011 Nell Rankin, Copperwing Design
2012 No Award
2013 Kim Traff, RSVP Magazine
2014 Joe Birdwell, Joe and Robin Do Something
2015 No Award
2016 No Award

American Advertising Awards (ADDYs)

The American Advertising Awards is the nation's largest advertising competition.

AAF Montgomery American Advertising Awards – ADDYs™

Every year, AAF Montgomery puts out a call for entries to local advertising/marketing professionals to enter their most inventive, inspiring and ingenious creative work of the year. These entries are judged by a panel of visiting creative professionals, with the winners receiving gold and silver trophies in a variety of categories. The best entries also are eligible to receive overall honors in Best of Categories, including Best of Show and Best of Print, etc. Each year the trophies are presented to the winners at our biggest event of the year.

Our winning entries are eligible to be forwarded on to compete again at the District 7 American Advertising Awards and if they win there, they can compete at the National level against the best creative in the country.

Have some awesome work you want to enter?

Our 2017 Awards have ended. But start collecting your best work now for the 2018 awards!

2017 American Advertising Awards Winners

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Past Winners

2016 Winners
2015 Winners
2014 Winners

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Student Conference

Who says you have to wait until graduation? AAF Montgomery is here to help you fuel your creativity and jumpstart your career now. Check out our annual Student Conference.

Clear your schedule for April 20-21 2017!

Formerly known as Portfolio Day, AAF Montgomery’s Student Conference is bigger and better than ever! Student Conference is a two-day conference where students can learn about the field of advertising, discover what trends are developing in the industry and get a jumpstart on their career by networking with knowledgeable advertising professionals and recruiters.

WHO SHOULD GO?

You should! That is, if you want to learn new skills, create something new and grow as a creative professional. This conference is meant to bring professionals from the marketing, design, and media industry together to create a sense of solidarity and grow a richer community of creative communicators.

What do you get out of it?

Students will fuel their creativity and jumpstart their career by:

  • Learning from inspiring keynote speakers and leaders
  • Engaging with students who are just as passionate about advertising from across our local River Region colleges
  • Increasing your hands on knowledge of the industry by competing in our Student Advertising Competition
  • Meeting with professionals from top local agencies for a portfolio reviews

We need professionals too!

We need local professionals to be portfolio reviewers and judges for our Student Advertising Competition! If you are interesed in giving back to our students, please contact our Education Chair at education@aafmontgomery.org.

Need more?

Contact our Education Chair at education@aafmontgomery.org. We would love to hear your suggestions of what you would want. More specific information will be available closer to the date.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 20, 2017

9:30-10:00 a.m
Check/Breakfast

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Aaron Gresham of Big Communications - “Why they got the call and not you”

11:45 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Learn with Cayenne Creative

1:30-2:30
Agency Tour

3:00 –4:00 p.m.
Agency Tour

Friday, April 21, 2017

9:30 -10:00 a.m
Check/Breakfast

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m
Roundtables - Each table will have topics led by local industry professionals

12:00 - 1:00 p.m
Break/Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 p.m
Portfolio Reviews

Student American Advertising Awards

Internships and Mentorship

Looking for something that will help take your career to the next level? Check out what we have to offer.

Internship Program

Do you have an opportunity to place an intern at your firm? Would you like to introduce an upcoming professional to life in the real working world? If so, the new AAF Montgomery Internship program is for you.

The size of your company does not matter. What matters is if you can use the assistance of a student who is eager to learn about your business and gain “real professional experience” allowing him/her to also meet their course requirements. Although their skills may not be what yours have come to be, they are still capable of contributing to projects while gaining a new perspective on the business of advertising, marketing, or whatever your company does.

Here’s how it works:

1. Submit your internship to education@aafmontgomery.org

With your internship offering posted on our website, students, university professors and instructors will be able to connect with you.

2. Connect

Once you connect with your student intern, you can discuss and establish expectations for both student and internship host.

3. Let the learning begin

When you host a student intern, it’s a win-win! Students gain real professional experience while you, the host company, and are able to gain from their talents while they are under your roof. Some internships even lead to employment!

Students - check here for available internship opportunities.


Mentorship Program

The AAF Montgomery Mentorship Program connects working professionals with ambitious students to help grow and educate the future generations of advertising in our area. It’s also a fun and rewarding opportunity for you to build lasting relationships. All that is required are a few hours of your month to meet up and connect with your mentor or mentee.

Activity suggestions during the program:

  • Ask Mentees to attend company meetings or brainstorms
  • Shadow days
  • Introduce Mentees to your team at the office
  • Attend AAF events together
  • Come up with goals to reach by the end of the program
  • Create a campaign together
  • Introduce Mentees to others in your field for additional perspective
  • Invite them to attend company functions
  • Meet with another Mentor/ Mentee pair

Mentor Benefits

Mentoring is a way for you, as a professional in the advertising industry, to share your experiences with students. You’ll act as a trusted counselor or guide. By participating in this program, you’ll develop valuable skills that can further your personal and professional development. As a mentor, your primary role is to provide guidance and support to your mentee based on his or her unique developmental needs.

Mentee Benefits

This program will help you by providing you personal support to challenge yourself and help you grow professionally. You will be match with a professional member according to your area of interest and their area of expertise. You’ll meet with your mentor to discuss career goals, review portfolios, give a real-life perspective on the industry, etc.

Interested in being a Mentor or Mentee? Contact our Education Chair at education@aafmontgomery.org

Benefits

Becoming a member of AAF Montgomery comes with lots of perks. You not only get local benefits but also National AAF benefits as well. Check out what we have to offer below.

2016-2017 Membership Benefits

CORPORATE (MINIMUM OF 3)

  • District, Regional and National dues included
  • Team of lobbyists working to protect the advertising industry
  • Discounted monthly Lunch & Learns
  • Discounted and free social and networking events
  • Discount on fundraising events
  • Discount on workshops
  • One free AAAwards entry (3 max per organization, early bird single entry price)
  • Discount on AAAwards entries and gala tickets
  • Monthly e-Newsletter
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate on committees
  • Company profile on aafmontgomery.org
  • Personal profile on aafmontgomery.org
  • Search and post jobs FREE on aafmontgomery.org
  • National AAF discounts — Advertising Age, ADWeek, Insurance, Overnight Delivery Services, Rental Cars, Office Depot

INDIVIDUAL

  • District, Regional and National dues included
  • Team of lobbyists working to protect the advertising industry
  • Discounted monthly Lunch & Learns
  • Discounted and free social and networking events
  • Discount on fundraising events
  • Discount on workshops
  • One free AAAwards entry (early bird single entry price)
  • Discount on AAAwards entries and gala tickets
  • Monthly e-Newsletter
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate on committees
  • Personal profile on aafmontgomery.org
  • Search and post jobs FREE on aafmontgomery.org
  • National AAF discounts — Advertising Age, ADWeek, Insurance, Overnight Delivery Services, Rental Cars, Office Depot

STUDENT AND EDUCATOR

  • District, Regional and National dues included
  • Team of lobbyists working to protect the advertising industry
  • Discounted monthly Lunch & Learns
  • Discounted and free social and networking events
  • Discount on fundraising events
  • Discount on workshops
  • Discount on AAAwards entries and gala tickets
  • Monthly e-Newsletter
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate on committees
  • Personal profile on aafmontgomery.org
  • Search jobs FREE on aafmontgomery.org
  • National AAF discounts — Advertising Age, ADWeek, Insurance, Overnight Delivery Services, Rental Cars, Office Depot
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Internship and mentorship opportunities

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Become a Member

AAF Montgomery Student Memberships come with lots of perks. You not only get local benefits but also National AAF benefits as well. Check out what we have to offer below.

To join AAF Montgomery, just click the button below and fill out the form. Then mail it to us with a check or email membership@aafmontgomery.org to request an invoice.

STUDENT AND EDUCATOR — $50

  • District, Regional and National dues included
  • Team of lobbyists working to protect the advertising industry
  • Discounted monthly Lunch & Learns
  • Discounted and free social and networking events
  • Discount on fundraising events
  • Discount on workshops
  • Discount on AAAwards entries and gala tickets
  • AAF Montgomery Member Card
  • Monthly e-Newsletter
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate on committees
  • Personal profile on aafmontgomery.org
  • Search jobs FREE on aafmontgomery.org
  • National AAF discounts — Advertising Age, ADWeek, Insurance, Overnight Delivery Services, Rental Cars, Office Depot
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Internship and mentorship opportunities


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AAF Students

AAF Montgomery isn't just for the professionals — we're here for students too. From scholarships to workshops, we can help prepare you for your professional career after graduation.

As part of AAF’s mission to protect and promote the well-being of advertising, AAF Montgomery provides numerous programs and resources to educate the next generation of advertising professionals. We have a network of over 200 college chapters nationwide with more than 5,000 student members. Since its existence, AAF has helped college students successfully transition from academia to the professional real-world. We offer several unique opportunities to our student members including, but not limited to:

  • Student advertising competitions
  • Career advice and guidance
  • Club member discounts to participating retailers and service-providers
  • Distinguished award and honor programs
  • Industry mentors
  • Internship programs
  • Leadership
  • Merit scholarships
  • MOSAIC Center on multiculturism
  • Networking events with top agencies and corporate recruiters

College chapters are led by faculty advisors and student executive officers appointed by their peers. AAF college chapter membership is a great way to build relationships and partake in events that will guide students into their next phase in life – launching a dynamic career. If you are interested in starting a college chapter, please contact our education chair.

AAF Montgomery encourages any prospective student to explore the myriad of benefits in joining AAF.

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Bylaws

The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the well-being of advertising. We accomplish this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network.

Article I: Name

This organization shall be known as AAF Montgomery as of 2008 (formerly known as Montgomery Advertising Federation) and shall be affiliated with the American Advertising Federation and AAF District 7 (formally known as the Seventh “Deep South” District).

Article II: Purposes

The purposes of AAF Montgomery are to:

  • Bring members together to yield creative business solutions.
  • Protect and promote advertising at all levels of government through grassroots activities.
  • Educate members on the latest trends in technology, creativity and marketing.
  • Provide programs to assist local association volunteer leadership
  • Present the industry with its future leaders.
  • Honor advertising excellence.
  • Promote diversity in advertising by encouraging the recruitment of people of diverse cultures.
  • Apply the communication skills of its members to help solve community concerns.

Article III: Membership

There shall be three classes of membership: Active, Honorary/Lifetime and Past-President.

Section 1: ACTIVE Persons of good standing in the community who are engaged in buying, selling or creating advertising, publicity; or public relations; or who are connected with a business closely related to advertising. Each application for membership must be endorsed by one or more members of AAF Montgomery in good standing and elected by the board of directors.

Section 2: HONORARY/LIFETIME Persons who, in the opinion of AAF Montgomery, have given distinguished service in or on behalf of the field of advertising. Honorary members shall not be eligible to hold office or to vote. Honorary members may be elected upon recommendation of the board of directors by a two-thirds vote of the members at any regular meeting of AAF Montgomery.

Section 3: PAST PRESIDENT Persons who have served as president of AAF Montgomery.

Article IV: Fees and Dues

Section 1:
Dues for active members shall be as follows:

  • Corporate (3+ members): $115/member
  • Individual: $125
  • Board/Past-President: $50

These dues are to be paid annually in July, which includes the affiliation fee per year in the AAF and AAF District 7.

Section 2: Honorary/Lifetime members shall not be required to pay dues to AAF Montgomery, but may pay district and national dues on their own to join those organizations.

Section 3: New member dues received after the annual billing date shall pay a prorated rate of the membership fee, and are required to pay full membership dues at the annual billing date.

Section 4: Any member of AAF Montgomery whose dues have been in arrears for thirty days shall be so notified by the membership chair, citing the provisions of this section. If such arrears are not paid within thirty days after such notification, the delinquent member shall be notified again that their membership will be forfeited (with board approval). Only members whose dues are paid shall be entitled to vote in AAF Montgomery elections.

Section 5: If a corporate member leaves the company holding that corporate membership, that place can be filled by a new individual from that company. The individual that once held that membership is no longer considered a member under the corporate membership.

Article V: Officers and Board of Directors

Section 1: The management of the affairs of AAF Montgomery shall be vested in the board of directors.

Section 2: The board of directors shall consist of 12 to 15 members nominated by the active members, which include such officers as are elected under provisions of Section 3 of this article. Any active member in good standing shall be eligible for election as a board director. These directors shall be elected for a term of one year and serve until their successors are elected or appointed. If more than one person is nominated for a position, an election may be held to decide the elected member.

Section 3: The elected officers shall consist of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, American Advertising Awards chair, membership chair, education chair, programs chair, communications chair, club diversity chair, governmental relations chair and public service chair. Any active member, in good standing, shall be eligible for election as an officer. These officers shall be elected for a term of one year and shall serve until their successors are elected or appointed.

Section 4: In the event of the death or resignation of any officer or director, the board of directors shall elect a successor who shall take office immediately and serve until the next annual election.

Section 5: The immediate past-president shall be a member of the board of directors.

Section 6: A schedule of regular meetings of the board of directors shall be set up by the board at the annual board retreat (first meeting held for board of directors). Special meetings may be called by the president by notice in writing, emailed to each of the members of the board at least five days before the called meeting. The requirement of a five day notice may be waived upon consent of a majority of the board members, expressed in writing, or by attendance at the called meeting.

Section 7: Three consecutive absences without sufficient reason by an individual member from the regularly scheduled meetings of the board of directors shall be cause for dismissal by board action. Also, three consecutive absences from scheduled chapter meetings without sufficient reason by an individual member of the board of directors shall be cause for dismissal by board action.

Article VI: Duties of Officers

Section 1:
PRESIDENT: Shall be the chief executive officer of AAF Montgomery and as such provide active leadership for AAF Montgomery. The president shall preside over all meetings and represent AAF Montgomery in all necessary capacities not delegated to the other officers. The president shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee (if applicable), and shall assist in appointing all committee chairs. Such appointments will be subject to the approval of the board of directors. The president will also act as the Federation’s primary liaison with the AAF. The president and the treasurer shall sign all written contracts and obligations of the club, which must have prior approval of the board of directors to be legal and binding. The president and treasurer shall work together to create an annual operating budget.The president shall represent AAF Montgomery at national, district and state conventions of AAF and AAF District 7. Expenses of registration fees and hotels shall be paid by AAF Montgomery to the president, or his/her proxy for these events. Must attend the board meetings and chapter meetings.

VICE PRESIDENT: Assist the president in all his/her duties and shall be vested with all the powers and shall perform all the duties of the president in the absence or disability of the latter. Must attend the board meetings and chapter meetings.

PAST-PRESIDENT: Help maintain the well-being of the club. Assist president with any questions during this term. Assists in proof-reading all materials sent out, including Club Achievement books. Shall oversee Club Achievement committee if no chair is appointed. Must attend the board meetings.

SECRETARY: Responsible for taking minutes during board meetings and sending minutes for approval. Responsible for ensuring all chairs send thank you notes. Must attend the board meetings and chapter meetings.

TREASURER: Supervise, under the control of the board of directors, the finances of AAF Montgomery. He/she shall work with the president to create an annual operating budget. He/she shall assist the American Advertising Awards chair in his/her financial duties pertaining to the American Advertising Awards competition. All cash and checks from membership dues, chapter meetings, American Advertising Awards and the like, must be deposited within one week of receipt of those monies. shall work together to create an annual operating budget. Must attend the board meetings and chapter meetings.

AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS: Responsible for all functions pertaining of and to the American Advertising Awards competition and gala. Shall appoint all American Advertising Awards committee chairs. Must attend the board meetings and chapter meetings.

MEMBERSHIP: Solicits and retains members. Keeps accurate membership records and reports membership changes to AAF. Sends out dues. Develops and executes programs to increase member participation in club committees. Participates in community events. Responsible for event and program RSVPs and producing name tags for chapter meetings. Must attend the board meeting and chapter meetings.

PROGRAMS: Arranges speakers and activities for the club’s monthly meetings. Coordinates all programming details including meeting notices, speaker bios, topic summary, location, reservations, etc. This person has to make sure all of the speaker’s needs are met (AV needs, hotel, transportation, directions, etc). If the speaker has to come the night before, the chair and president will take them to dinner. Need to be at the venue early to make sure speaker ihas arrived and is set up. The speaker is top priority and must be contacted, totally taken care of and receive a thank you note. Must attend the board meetings and chapter meetings.

EDUCATION: Coordinates Student Portfolio Day. Helps to promote the Student American Advertising Awards. Works with programs to provide continuing education for professionals. Coordinates activities with students at local colleges and universities. Must attend the board meetings and chapter meetings.

CLUB ACHIEVEMENT: Coordinates and prepares the material of other committee chairs needed for entering the AAF Club Achievement competition. This competition allows local clubs to gain national recognition for club accomplishments in such areas as membership, communications, club management, public service, diversity and multicultural relations, programs, education and government relations. Must attend the board meetings and chapter meetings.

COMMUNICATIONS: Designs, creates and publishes the AAF Montgomery newsletter, InkDrop. Designs and send the monthly email meeting invitations. Updates the AAF Montgomery website and social media accounts. Must attend the board meetings and chapter meetings.

PUBLIC SERVICE: Plans and executes yearly public service projects for the club. Must plan and follow through with several projects throughout the year. Must attend the board meetings and chapter meetings.

FUNDRAISING: Plans and executes yearly fundraising and special events programs. Develops new opportunities to raise funds for the club. Work with the board members to have at least two fundraisers throughout the year, not including the American Advertising Awards. Must attend the board meetings and chapter meetings.

DIVERSITY: Keeps diversity in the forefront of the club and incorporates it into various aspects of the club and club activities. Assists in planning and executing yearly diversity-related programs and public service projects.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS: Keeps government relations in the forefront of the club and incorporates it into various aspects of the club and club activities. Assists in planning and executing yearly government-related programs and public service projects.

Section 2: The board of directors shall have charge of the general management of AAF Montgomery, pass on the eligibility of applicants for membership, hear all grievances, and authorize and audit all expenditures.

Section 3: AAF Montgomery will pay for up to four officers to attend conferences (when budget allows). Only president, American Advertising Awards chair shall attend Fall Board, as this conference does not pertain to any other positions on the board. If more than four officers want to attend, reasons for wanting to attend must be submitted and voted on by the board, or attendees must agree to pay half of their expenses. AAF Montgomery members who serve as district or national officers may request assistance with expenses to attend district or national conferences (when applicable and budget allowing). This will be subject to AAF Montgomery board approval.

Article VII: Possible Committees

Section 1: Each board member shall be responsible for the committee for which they were elected. He/she has the authority to select a chairperson for that committee. All committee chairmen shall serve for one year or until their successors are appointed.

American Advertising Awards: This committee assists with the competition, promotion, judging, sponsorship, website, publishing the winners book, short video, organizing the awards gala, all write-ups in the newspaper and thank you notes.

Membership: To promote the club and recruit members. To promote attendance at AAF Montgomery meetings, serve as a greeting committee for all meetings, assist in the collection of tickets, and to serve as a calling committee for members’ reservations. Supervises and promotes social activities of AAF Montgomery.

Club Diversity: To increase participation in all areas of AAF Montgomery in all segments of the advertising community.

Finance: Overseen by both Treasurer and Fundraising chair. Reviews financial accounts and books each quarter. Assists in the creation and maintaining of a yearly budget. Develops new opportunities to raise funds for the club, including yearly fundraising and special events programs.

Public Service: Overseen by Public Service, Government Relations and Diversity chairs. To participate in public service projects for non-profits. To maintain a vigilance on legislative activity whereby the committee may study and report any pending or proposed city, state, or national legislation affecting advertising in any of its forms, and to recommend a line of action by AAF Montgomery, if deemed necessary. To plan and execute services in an advisory capacity and/or actively aid in the field of advertising and publicity of such civic, charitable, and public organizations as approved by the board of directors.

Communications: To assist in design on various communications, assist with social media promotions and write/proofread emails, press releases, newsletters, website and various other publications. To work toward higher standards of ethics and good taste in advertising and develop a close working relationship between AAF Montgomery and the local Better Business Bureau. Works to secure desirable publicity and otherwise to promote the prestige and standing of AAF Montgomery in the community.

Education: To assist in planning of Student Portfolio Day, which requires involving all colleges, getting professionals to participate, write-up in newspaper and thank you notes. Helps to promote the Student American Advertising Awards and assist in the collection and judging of the awards. Works to continue the professional’s education and coordinates activities with students at local colleges and universities. Also works to schedule members to speak at the student club once a month.

Silver Medal & Golden Service Award: Chaired by Awards Coordinator or appointed person and is a selection committee for recipients of each award.

Programs: Assists in finding speakers, program surveys, and planning workshops.

Section 2: The president, with the approval of the board of directors, shall also appoint such special committees as may be needed to carry on the work of AAF Montgomery and shall name the chairman of each.

Section 3: No committee shall have the authority to commit AAF Montgomery on matters of policy or to create financial obligations. All committee plans and actions shall be subject to the approval of the board of directors.

Article VIII: Meetings

Section 1: The Annual New Board Member Retreat of AAF Montgomery shall be held before the first chapter meeting in July. This meeting will typically take a couple of hours in order to go over goals, duties and plans of the new president.

Section 2: The regular board meetings of AAF Montgomery shall be held at such times and places as the board of directors determine.

Section 3: Special meetings may be called by the president, by the board of directors or by written request from ten percent (10%) of members in good standing, provided all members are notified in writing of time, place and purpose of meeting.

Article IX: Quorum

Section 1: Twenty-five percent (25%) of the active members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of AAF Montgomery.

Section 2: One-third of the board of directors shall constitute its quorum.

Section 3: A majority of any committee shall constitute its quorum.

Article X: Elections

Section 1: Elections shall be held at a chapter meeting and shall be by secret ballot. Only active members in good standing may be nominated for office or be allowed to vote.

Section 2: The board of directors shall appoint, at least forty-five days before the annual meeting, a nominating committee consisting of the president-elect who shall chair, two board members and two members at large.

Section 3: The nominating committee shall prepare a slate of nominees. No candidate shall be proposed for office unless his/her consent to serve has been secured. The committee shall report these nominations to all members twenty days prior to the elections.

Section 4: Additional nominations may be made by written petition signed by at least ten percent of the membership, provided all such additions shall be in the hands of the nominating committee at least fifteen days prior to the chapter meeting.

Section 5: No later than ten days before the elections, the nominating committee shall issue the final slate in writing to all voting members, incorporating any additional candidates who have been properly endorsed. The membership chair shall mail the final ballot, together with a blind envelope marked “BALLOT” to only those members in good standing. Each member shall mark his/ her ballot, enclose in the BALLOT envelope, insert the BALLOT envelope in an envelope bearing his/her name and return address, and mail it to the chairman of the nominating committee or personally deliver it to him/her at the chapter meeting.

Section 6: On the date set for the elections, the chairman of the nominating committee shall preside at the elections. The BALLOT envelopes shall be counted by two people that are not candidates. A written report shall be given immediately to the president, who shall announce the results of the election and declare the officers and directors elected.

Section 7: A majority vote is required to elect officers.

Section 8: Since AAF Montgomery does not currently have enough volunteers to want to be on the board, there is no such need for nominations and voting by all members. Until such time when multiple members request to hold same positions, the current president and board of directors will nominate and vote on new the board of directors.

Join Us

AAF Montgomery offers various pricing structures depending on where you are in your career. Here’s a breakdown below.

To join AAF Montgomery, just click the button below and fill out the form. Then mail it to us with a check or email membership@aafmontgomery.org to request an invoice.

INDIVIDUAL PREMIUM — $275

INDIVIDUAL BASIC — $125

STUDENT/EDUCATOR — $50

CORPORATE PREMIUM — $265 per person
  • 3 members minimum
  • Professional Development meeting included (pre-paid)
  • $30 savings
  • Full list of benefits

CORPORATE BASIC — $115 per person
  • 3 members minimum
  • Professional Development meeting not included
  • $18 each (due at meetings)
  • Full list of benefits


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Board of Directors

These are your 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Feel free to email us with questions and comments, and we'd be happy to help you!


PRESIDENT

Michelle Leland

Designer, Southern Poverty Law Center
president@aafmontgomery.org

SECRETARY

Cole Willis

Senior Digital Consultant, Bell Media
email

TREASURER

Amanda Griffith

Staff Accountant, Bell Media
email

PROGRAMS

Kathryn Taylor

Community and PR Coordinator, MAX Credit Union
email

EDUCATION

Colin Campbell

Interactive Project Coordinator, Stamp Idea Group
education@aafmontgomery.org

COMMUNICATIONS

Alysheia Gray

Designer, Fifth Advertising & Walker360
communications@aafmontgomery.org

PUBLIC SERVICE/GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Cara Hathcock

Lead Digital Consultant, Bell Media
publicservice@aafmontgomery.org

FUNDRAISING/SPONSORSHIPS

Brian McDowall

Local Sales Manager, Spectrum Reach
sponsorships@aafmontgomery.org

DIVERSITY

Kristina Turner

Designer, Southern Poverty Law Center
info@aafmontgomery.org

Committees

It has been said of volunteer organizations, as well as life, that you only get back what you put into it. AAF Montgomery has been fortunate that so many of our members have taken this sentiment to heart.

Being a member is what you make of it. The more you want to be involved and take advantage of opportunities provided, the more payoff you’ll see–feeling connected, valued, and fulfilled. Our local club has many nationally recognized and award-winning initiatives. Make the most of it by digging a little deeper.

EDUCATION

The purpose of this committee is to improve communications, share programs, and increase educational opportunities between AAF Montgomery and local colleges and universities. Activities include organizing scholarship efforts, helping to coordinate internship programs at area agencies, developing and running workshops and conferences, and encouraging students to enter the American Advertising Awards.

COMMITTEE CHAIR: COLIN CAMPBELL


SPONSORSHIPS/PARTNERSHIPS

This committee falls under the Treasurer and is responsible for developing relationships with area businesses by providing sponsors with value and the club with financial support. The committee also reviews the budget and books to audit them and assess financial needs.

COMMITTEE CHAIR: BRIAN MCDOWALL


PUBLIC SERVICE

This committee finds and coordinates pro bono marketing and advertising support opportunities for organizations serving our community. The committee may choose to adopt any current focus of the national AAF or discover and serve creative opportunities that serve AAF Montgomery’s goals and initiatives.

COMMITTEE CHAIR: CARA HATHCOCK


GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

This committee monitors legal issues surrounding our industry and keeps the membership informed as issues arise that could affect the industry. They also determine how best to address those issues, while working to forge a deeper relationship with local and state government leaders to benefit the public profile of AAF Montgomery.

COMMITTEE CHAIR: CARA HATHCOCK


COMMUNICATIONS

The Communications committee produces communications to our members and prospective members including the emails, social media posts, and an up-to-date website.

COMMITTEE CHAIR: ALYSHEIA GRAY

FUNDRAISING

This committee handles all club fundraising events. Responsibilities include developing concepts, copywriting and design for all event materials, event planning, finding and coordinating donated items, and PR and press coordination.

COMMITTEE CHAIR: BRIAN MCDOWALL

DIVERSITY

This committee works to increase the diversity of our membership by coordinating activities with other committees. Responsibilities include assisting other committees to ensure that all efforts reach the span of ages, genders, races, business types, and positions.

COMMITTEE CHAIR: KRISTINA TURNER

MEMBERSHIP

This committee recruits, retains, and engages members. Volunteer efforts include serving as a greeter or sign-in table assistant for events, helping to conduct member surveys, hosting the kick-off party, holding a membership drive, getting potential members to attend meetings and making sure that everything is in order to welcome them properly.

COMMITTEE CHAIR: POSITION AVAILABLE


PROGRAMS

The programs committee finds speakers for meetings, workshops and socials, and coordinates the speaker’s needs. The committee provides all important information for upcoming speakers in a timely manner to the Communications committee for the purpose of promoting program content to members and external media partners.

COMMITTEE CHAIR: KATHRYN TAYLOR


AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS

This committee produces the local American Advertising Awards competition. Volunteer possibilities include sponsorships, developing the show concept, copywriting and design for all event materials, finding judges and coordinating their travel, helping with entry and judging coordination, decorations, and producing the gala in February.

COMMITTEE CHAIR: POSITION AVAILABLE

Scholarships

AAF Montgomery continues to be a strong supporter of advertising education and is proud to participate in offering these scholarships.

LOCAL

AAF Montgomery Scholarship - $500
AAF Montgomery has endowed a scholarship fund to help support students majoring in marketing and advertising. AAF-Montgomery awards these scholarships annually to deserving students. If you would like more information on our Student Scholarship, please contact our education chair.


STATEWIDE

AAEF Bruce Roche Scholarship - $2,000
Dr. Bruce Roche, for whom the original Alabama Advertising Clubs Scholarship was renamed in 1996 by chapters of the American Advertising Federation across Alabama, was the primary scholarship coordinator for over 26 years. His devotion to this program and his further commitment to scholastic achievement among students in the State of Alabama earned him the admiration and respect of his peers. It is in his generous spirit of support for others and his humble dedication to cultivating this scholarship program that we are allowed the opportunity to extend this financial assistance to one our state’s finest students.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Be a full-time junior or senior at a four-year college or university in Alabama at the time the scholarship funds are received.
  • Be an AAF college chapter member in good standing at a four-year Alabama college or university affiliated with the AAF and the Seventh District of the AAF.
  • Be a major or minor in advertising, graphic design, marketing, or public relations.
  • Have at least a 3.00 grade point average on a four-point scale in the major or minor and in all academic work at the time of application. This GPA may not be achieved by rounding.


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DISTRICT 7

Jan Gardner Scholarship - $1,000
In 1989, the professional advertising clubs of AAF District 7 established this scholarship in honor of District 7 Governor Jan Gardner of Memphis. This scholarship program is awarded annually to deserving students of advertising and its related fields. Students from the any District 7 College Chapters in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee are eligible.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Be in Junior year at the time the scholarship competition is entered
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be studying an advertising-related discipline: advertising, mass communications, art/design, photography or journalism
  • Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities
  • Students from District 7’s College Chapters or students who are a member of an AAF District 7 club or Ad2 professional club in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi or Tennessee are eligible


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Mosaic Scholarship - $1,000
The American Advertising Federation (AAF) of District 7’s first Hispanic Governor Kathy Jacobus established the Mosaic Scholarship Fund in 2009, to recognize students from minority demographics and encourage them to pursue careers in Advertising. Minority students from District 7 colleges in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee are eligible.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Be in Junior year at the time the scholarship competition is entered
  • Identify as Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native; identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be studying an advertising-related discipline: advertising, mass communications, art/design, photography or journalism
  • Have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities
  • Students from District 7’s College Chapters or students who are a member of an AAF District 7 club or Ad2 professional club in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi or Tennessee are eligible


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As an AAF member, you receive discounted rates using the AAF Job Bank. To get started, simply visit www.aaf.org/jobs.


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If you currently accept credit cards or have thought about
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Explore the savings available through this exciting program by faxing
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fill in your reservation information and indicate that you have a
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When it comes to the job search, you can’t afford to be second-best.
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Simply call (800) 624-5554, and identify yourself as an AAF member. There is no cost or obligation. For more information, visit www.mutualofomaha.com/aaf/index.


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  • Club Liability Insurance
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  • Internet Liability, Employment Practices Liability and Fiduciary coverages are also available.
  • Special Event Coverage is available for single and multiday events such as dinners, awards ceremonies, golf outings and charity events.
  • Business Owners policy (BOP) simplifies the insurance buying process by packaging typical liability and property
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who have not had home delivery of The Times within the past 90 days and
who are not currently subscribers. Your credit card will be
automatically billed in advance for each four-week billing period.


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Join AAF-Montgomery

Where can you interact with a wide variety of marketing, advertising and public relations professionals in the advertising industry?

Your membership with the AAF, through your company or organization, your club or your college, connects you to the entire advertising community and provides you with great opportunities for networking, education and valuable discounts. AAF educates members on the latest trends in advertising, marketing and government issues with a variety of annual programs.

AAF-Montgomery is a professional organization comprised of advertising agencies, marketing professionals, broadcast and media as well as other advertising-related professionals. Our chapter meetings are held once a month during lunch and are a great time to catch up with the latest in the industry as well as network with business people in the greater Montgomery area. Chapter luncheons feature a wide variety of speakers and topics.

From creatives to account representatives, we have a place for everyone and we’d love to have you join us!

Need a application? Download it! or email our Membership chair with any questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Professional Development & Networking Opportunities

  • Luncheons with knowledgable industry speakers
  • Social Events
  • Opportunity to get involved with charity functions and committees

Recognition

Community Service & Leadership Opportunities

  • Service Projects
  • Board of Directors
  • Committee Chair
  • DesignRally
  • Portfolio Day

Discounts

  • 25% discount off Advertising Age
  • Save up to 25% on select FedEx Express® U.S. shipping
  • Save 15% on direct marketing data and services from Experian
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  • Reduced premiums on Mutual of Omaha Insurance
  • see a full list for current details and offerings

Corporate Membership

AAF-MGM is pleased to offer a corporate membership package to companies who wish to make AAF MGM benefits available to 3 or more employees within their organization.

Membership includes: reduced luncheon fees, qualifying to serve on Board of Directors and all membership dues to National, District & AAF-Montgomery.

Pay dues online.

Pay dues online.

Membership includes: reduced luncheon fees, qualifying to serve on

Pay dues online.

Pay dues online.

Freelance
The advertising, marketing or design fields but who are not employees of a company.

This membership level is for individuals who work professionally in

Membership includes: reduced luncheon fees, qualifying to serve on Board of Directors and all membership dues to National, District & AAF-MGM.

Pay dues online.

Pay dues online.

Student Membership

This membership level is open to any student who attends any college or university, outside of Auburn University-Montgomery.

Membership includes: reduced lunch fees and all membership dues to National, District & AAF-MGM.

Pay dues online.

Pay dues online.

Board Member/Past President Membership

This membership level is only available to current Board members and Past Presidents of AAF-MGM.

Pay dues online.

Sponsorship Levels

Sponsors help AAF Montgomery with their commitment to professional development, education and giving back to the community.

Without the generosity of our sponsors, we couldn’t provide lunches or workshops to help the individuals in our community learn and grow, help the next generation by offering real-world experience and scholarships, and we wouldn’t be able give back to our community through service projects. Thank you to all our sponsors!

If you are interested in becoming an AAF Montgomery sponsor, contact sponsorships@aafmontgomery.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

PLATINUM CLUB SPONSOR - $2000

• Featured on the AAF Montgomery website as a Platinum Club Sponsor. The logo appears in the footer on every page and links to the company website. • Listed at all events (Lunch & Learns, workshops, socials, fundraising events, etc.) as a Platinum Club Sponsor
• Listed on all emails as a Platinum Club Sponsor
• 2 complimentary basic AAF Montgomery memberships (now – June 2017)
• Featured as the Presenting Event Sponsor for one Lunch & Learn
• Featured as an AAAwards Sponsor

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GOLD CLUB SPONSOR - $1000

• Listed on AAF Montgomery sponsor page of the website as a Gold Club Sponsor that links to company website

• Listed at all events (Lunch & Learns, workshops, socials, fundraising events, etc.) as a Gold Club Sponsor
• Listed on all emails as a Gold Club Sponsor
• 1 complimentary basic AAF Montgomery membership (now – June 2017)
• Featured as the Presenting Event Sponsor for one Lunch & Learn
• Featured as a Supporting AAAwards Sponsor

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SILVER CLUB SPONSOR - $750

• Listed on AAF Montgomery sponsor page of the website as a Silver Club Sponsor that links to company website • Listed at all events (Lunch & Learns, workshops, socials, fundraising events, etc.) as a Silver Club Sponsor
• Mentioned on AAF Montgomery social pages as a Silver Club Sponsor
• Featured as the Supporting Event Sponsor for one Lunch & Learn
• Featured as a Supporting AAAwards Sponsor

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BRONZE CLUB SPONSOR - $500

• Listed on AAF Montgomery sponsor page of the website as a Bronze Club Sponsor that links to company website

• Listed at all events (Lunch & Learns, workshops, socials, fundraising events, etc.) as a Bronze Club Sponsor
• Mentioned on AAF Montgomery social pages as a Bronze Club Sponsor
• Featured as a Supporting AAAwards Sponsor
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SUPPORTING CLUB SPONSOR - $250

• Listed on AAF Montgomery sponsor page of the website as a Supporting Club Sponsor that links to company website
• Listed at all events (Lunch & Learns, workshops, socials, fundraising events, etc.) as a Supporting Club Sponsor
• Mentioned on AAF Montgomery social pages as a Supporting Club Sponsor

• Opportunity to promote your events in our monthly e-newsletter

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GOLD STUDENT SPONSOR - $1000

• Listed on AAF Montgomery sponsor page of the website as a Gold Student Sponsor that links to company website • Listed at all events (Lunch & Learns, workshops, socials, fundraising events, etc.) as a Gold Student Sponsor
• 50% goes directly to the Student Scholarship Fund
• Featured as the Presenting Event Sponsor for one Lunch & Learn
• Listed on website event page as the Presenting Event Sponsor that links to company website
• Featured as a Gold Student AAAwards Sponsor
• 10 Student AAAward entries provided to local students

• Featured as a Gold Student Conference Sponsor

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SILVER STUDENT SPONSOR - $750

• Listed on AAF Montgomery sponsor page of the website as a Silver Student Sponsor that links to company website
• Listed at all events (Lunch & Learns, workshops, socials, fundraising events, etc.) as a Silver Student Sponsor
• 50% goes directly to the Student Scholarship Fund
• Featured as the Supporting Event Sponsor for one Lunch & Learn
• Featured as a Silver Student AAAwards Sponsor
• 10 Student AAAward entries provided to local students

• Featured as a Silver Student Conference Sponsor

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BRONZE STUDENT SPONSOR - $500

• Listed on AAF Montgomery sponsor page of the website as a Bronze Club Sponsor that links to company website

• Listed on AAF Montgomery sponsor page of the website as a Bronze Student Sponsor that links to company website

• Listed at all events (Lunch & Learns, workshops, socials, fundraising events, etc.) as a Bronze Student Sponsor
• 50% goes directly to the Student Scholarship Fund
• Featured as a Bronze Student AAAwards Sponsor and
• 10 Student AAAward entries provided to local students
• Featured as a Bronze Student Conference Sponsor

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SUPPORTING STUDENT SPONSOR - $250

• Listed on AAF Montgomery sponsor page of the website as a Supporting Student Sponsor that links to company website
• Listed at all events (Lunch & Learns, workshops, socials, fundraising events, etc.) as a Supporting Student Sponsor
• Mentioned on AAF Montgomery social pages as a Supporting Student Sponsor
• 50% goes directly to the Student Scholarship Fund

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I join?

Download the application, fill it out and send it to our membership chair, Sherman Williams.

How long has AAF-Montgomery been around? We’ve been around since 1957. Your membership with the AAF, through your company or organization, your club or your college, connects you to the entire advertising community and provides you with great opportunities for networking, education and valuable discounts.
What benefits come with an AAF-Montgomery membership?

AAF educates members on the latest trends in advertising, marketing
and government issues with a variety of annual programs. Attendance at
the AAF National Conference, Joint Government Affairs Conference,
Legislative Training Sessions and the Mosaic Forum provide members with
the information necessary to stay current and competitive in the
industry.

AAF membership allows members access to discounts on the tools that
are needed to stay current and successful in the industry. Special
discounts are available to AAF members for services ranging from
subscriptions to trade publications to shipping to web and
telecommunication services.

Some discounts include:
Learn more about specific discounts here.
The AAF was faced with a classic problem of helping a brand through a
transition in the marketplace. To start the process, the leaders of the
National ADDY Committee turned first to some of the industry’s greatest
brand strategists: the panels of national ADDY judges who bring years
of experience in diverse industries, markets and media. Their feedback
was remarkably consistent:
The judges felt strongly that, as much equity as the ADDY name has,
it set a limit on how the competition was perceived, and that the market
needs to be reminded that AAF’s awards program is a local, regional
and, most importantly, American advertising competition.

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What happened to the ADDY® Awards?
  • Other awards competitions are international and very similar to one another
  • America is seen as the world’s leader in innovative advertising, and American work is respected and esteemed
  • The uniquely American nature of the ADDYs should be embraced
  • The fact that ADDY winners represent the best in American advertising – the best of the best, so to speak – should be leveraged
  • The ADDYs are the only competition that begins in smaller, local markets and progresses to the national level

Their
feedback was weighed and considered by the leadership of the National
ADDY Committee. This group felt strongly that changing the name of the
competition to the American Advertising Awards would be a powerful first
step in repositioning the brand. It represents the entire spectrum of
advertising: print, TV, radio, cinema, online, non-traditional,
out-of-home, sales promotion and more. And it represents the diversity
of AAF’s membership: large markets and small, b-to-b and b-to-c,
advertisers, agencies, media and suppliers.

This name makes it clear that this competition embraces every aspect
of American advertising, and that it does it from the local level up to
the national. And who better to seize this market position and conduct
the American Advertising Awards than the American Advertising
Federation? As always, the AAF is the unifying voice for advertising and
the largest organization representing the American advertising
industry.

In short, the name change helps achieve one of the most important
goals in marketing communications: to establish what makes your product
different. And, in this case, better.

Past Presidents

AAF Montgomery is proud to have a lengthy history of officers. These are the presidents of AAF Montgomery since our inception in 1957.

1957-58 Bamber Cox

1958-59 Jay Leavell

1959-60 Chauncey Wood

1960-61 Carter Hardwick

1961-62 Jay Leavell

1962-63 Hugh Smith

1963-64 C.M. Smith

1964-65 Ed Pepperman

1965-66 Club Inactive

1966-67 Tommy Kimbrough

1968-69 George Deauvors

1969-70 Gordon Spitlar

1970-71 Frank Sego

1971-72 John Rogers

1972-73 Bob Smith

1973-74 Bob Tuttle

1974-75 Madison Davis

1975-76 Marvin Brokaw

1976-77 Paul Robertson

1977-78 Jim Young

1978-79 Heflin Sanders

1979-80 Wendy Leavell

1980-81 Harold Bearden

1981-82 David Smart

1982-83 Wayne Daugherty

1983-84 Jim Hall

1984-85 Michael Muscari

1985-86 Jan Adams

1986-87 Carolyn Salay

1987-88 John Matthews

1988-89 Barbara Willis

1989-90 Jack Galissini

1990-91 James Belton*

1991-92 Nina Dutton

1992-93 Terry Brown

1993-94 James Riley

1994-95 Cass Chandler

1995-96 Jackie Cooper

1996-97 Jennifer Whiddon

1997-98 Stacia Robinson

1998-99 Michael Jones

1999-2000 Jania Scaret

2000-01 Bill Cunningham

2001-02 Kris Kendrick

2002-03 Renea White

2003-04 Angela Stiff

2004-05 Angela Stiff

2005-06 Jerry Johnson

2006-07 Susan Cline

2007-08 Jacqueline Hughes

2008-09 Marla Ruskin

2009-10 Victoria Belton

2010-11 Leigh Farrior†

2011-12 Leigh Farrior†

2012-13 Joe Birdwell

2013-14 Sarah Churchman

2014-15 Sarah Churchman

2015-16 Michelle Leland

* AAF 7th District Governor

† AAF 7th District Regional Director

Membership

As an AAF member, you become a part of something bigger than just your local industry. You are part of a national organization that is making a difference to the overall image and viability of our industry.

Where can you interact with a wide variety of marketing, advertising and public relations professionals in the advertising industry?

Your membership with AAF Montgomery through your company, organization, club or college, connects you to the entire advertising community and provides you with great opportunities for networking, education and valuable discounts. AAF educates members on the latest trends in advertising, marketing and government issues with a variety of annual programs.

AAF Montgomery is a professional organization comprised of advertising agencies, marketing professionals, broadcast and media as well as other advertising-related professionals. Our chapter meetings are held once a month during lunch and are a great time to catch up with the latest in the industry as well as network with business people in the greater Montgomery area. Chapter Lunch and Learns feature a wide variety of speakers and topics.

From creatives to account representatives, we have a place for everyone and we’d love to have you join us! Here are some of the things we offer:

Professional Development & Networking Opportunities
  • Lunch and Learns with knowledgable industry speakers
  • Social Events
  • Opportunity to get involved with charity functions and committees

Community Service & Leadership Opportunities
  • Service Projects
  • Board of Directors
  • Committee Chair
  • Student Conference

Recognition
  • American Advertising Awards
  • Student American Advertising Awards
  • Silver Medal Award
  • Golden Service Award
  • Advertising Hall of Fame
  • Mosaic Diversity Awards

Discounts
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  • Save up to 25% on select FedEx Express® U.S. shipping
  • Save 15% on direct marketing data and services from Experian
  • Save 50% for 6 months when you subscribe to NYT home delivery
  • Save up to 20% on car rentals from Hertz
  • Reduced premiums on Mutual of Omaha Insurance
  • see a full list for current details and offerings

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Resources

The list below provides quick links to many of the organizations we’re connected to throughout our community and the country.


It’s important to note that this list, while comprehensive, may be missing a resource that you find particularly helpful in your day-to-day activities. Please share it and we’ll check it out, see where it best fits, and add it to the list! Send to communications@aafmontgomery.org.

CLUB AFFILIATIONS

American Advertising Federation
AAF District 7

INDUSTRY RESOURCES

Ad Age
Advertising Hall of Fame
Adforum
Adweek Magazine
The Ad Council
Advertising Research Foundation
Association of National Advertisers
Direct Marketing Association
Outdoor Advertising Association of America
Public Relations Society of America
Radio Advertising Bureau
Television Bureau of Advertising

LOCAL CONNECTIONS

Better Business Bureau of Central & South Alabama
Downtown Business Association Montgomery
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery Convention and Visitors Bureau
Public Relations Council of Alabama – Montgomery

About AAF

The American Advertising Federation is one of the oldest institutions to offer a service to Creatives & Managers across the US, and exists to promote the advertising industry.

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association, and the only association representing all facets of the advertising industry, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” The AAF also has 15 district operations, each located in and representing a different region of the nation. The AAF’s membership is comprised of nearly 100 blue chip corporate members comprising the nation’s leading advertisers, advertising agencies, and media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local federations, representing 40,000 advertising professionals, located in ad communities across the country; and more than 200 AAF college chapters, with over 6,500 student members. The AAF operates a host of programs and initiatives including the Advertising Hall of Fame, the American Advertising Awards, the National Student Advertising Competition, the Mosaic Center on Multiculturalism, and summer Ad Camps for high school students in Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C.

AAF Mission

The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the well-being of advertising. We accomplish this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters.

Here’s what the AAF does:

  • Brings members together to yield creative business solutions.
  • Protects and promotes advertising at all levels of government through grassroots activities.
  • Educates members on the latest trends in technology, creativity and marketing.
  • Provides programs to assist local association volunteer leadership.
  • Presents the industry with its future leaders.
  • Honors advertising excellence.
  • Promotes diversity in advertising by encouraging the recruitment of people of diverse cultures.
  • Applies the communication skills of its members to help solve community concerns.

2016-2017 Club Sponsors

Sponsors help AAF Montgomery with their commitment to
professional development, education and giving back
to the community. Thank you to all our sponsors!

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