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Why Join AAF?

Becoming a member of AAF Memphis gives you opportunities. To connect with your peers at unique and thoughtful events. To gain inspiration and professional wisdom from renowned guest speakers. To hone your craft. To find recognition for your work at the local, regional and national level with the American Advertising Awards.

ADDY Winners

ADDY Winners

AAF Memphis presented its 53rd annual American Advertising Awards for creative excellence on Saturday, February 22 at the former Spectrum nightclub at 616 Marshall Ave. The event honored 41 Gold ADDY winners, 43 Silver ADDY winners, and 9 recipients of “Best Of” awards. A total of 396 entries were judged by creative directors from Washington, DC, San Antonio, Seattle and Erie, PA.

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Each year members of the advertising profession select one of our own for the highest recognition that we can give. The American Advertising Federation Silver Medal is not for a singular act, or even a great year or two. It is awarded only to those who in their lifetimes have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering industry standards. The Memphis chapter has recognized remarkable lifetime achievements annually since 1960.


Jerry Ehrlich

Ehrlich has been at it for more than three decades. He leads The Brand Squad, an award-winning, full-service agency with a flexible, virtual workforce, which he founded in 2008. Previously, he was CEO and partner in two other Memphis agencies. A graduate of Christian Brothers High School and UT Knoxville, his first job after college was with Memphis ad man John Malmo. Congratulations, Jerry!