Dreams on Tap

Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Past Event)

Fire up that laptop and join AAF Memphis from home for a lunchtime Zoom chat with illustrator and designer Rachel Briggs and Wiseacre Brewing Co. cofounder Kellan Bartosch. 

You may recognize Rachel's work every time you grab a cold Tiny Bomb, but that's just a pint of the keg that is her incredible portfolio - we're talking album art, badass murals, set designs, show posters, and so much more. In this virtual Q&A we'll tap into the story behind Rachel's iconic Wiseacre Brewing can illustrations, the creation of Wiseacre's dreamy new downtown space, and how creativity and business can make a potent and profitable brew. 

We will also be inducting our 2020 - 2021 board during this luncheon as well. 
Buckle up creatives, this is one lunch break you don't want to miss!

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About Rachel: 
Rachel is a self-made illustrator, designer, photographer and motion artist. She is from Tennessee and works with the music industry, Wiseacre Brewing and SXSW among many others.

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Special thanks to Pretty Useful Co for the creative for this luncheon and the Memphis Flyer for sponsoring the event!

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Effective Crisis Comms When We Need It Most

Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Past Event)

Hey, stranger. We hope you’re hangin’ in (literally, hangin’ inside). We also hope you’ll join us for an exceptionally timely and relevant topic -  Effective Crisis Comms When We Need It Most. During this virtual luncheon, you’ll hear David Campbell, President and COO of Chernoff Newman, discuss crisis communications with clients and partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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About David: 
David is the President and COO of Chernoff Newman, a full service Advertising and Public Relations Firm with offices in the Carolinas and Florida. David has worked with local, regional and national clients on a variety of marketing and communications issues, including crisis management. 

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2020 Addy Awards - Creative is Queen

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:00 - 11:00 PM (Past Event)

Revel in all the colors of creative at the 2020 ADDY awards. This year’s ceremony is getting the royal treatment — with a celebrity Mistress of Ceremonies, the finest entertainment, open bar, delectable provisions, and lots and lots of glitter. Expressive and outrageous attire encouraged. 


616 Marshall Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

February 22, 2020, 7:00 - 11:00 PM
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This. Luncheon. Rocks.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Past Event)

Join us for a backstage pass into the world of music industry marketing. Three notable industry pros will share insights about tour planning and promotion, marketing new artists and releases and more.

Audi Sport Club at FedExForum
191 Beale St
Memphis, TN 38103


Advanced tickets available for $15/member and $25/non-member. A limited number of free tickets for students are available. Contact Nikii(aafmemphis [at] gmail [dot] com) for details.


Currently the music marketing exec at Creative Artists Agency in Nashville, Dustin has well over a decade of experience in music and entertainment marketing.

Her career began in the late 80s, promoting bands in Fort Lauderdale. Now she’s vice president of tour marketing for Red Light Management, overseeing promotion of a roster of heavyweights - including Dave Matthews Band, Chris Tapleton, Lionel Richie and many more.

After moving to New Orleans to help open the Fillmore, Liz now works for the Live Nation Amps and Arenas division and markets concerts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Memphis.


Alex is a Memphis-based musician, anthropologist and writer. He’s covered topics as diverse as Memphis hip hop, songwriters (old and new), and profiles of local legends such as Herman Green, Calvin Newborn, and Boo Mitchell. He is a resident composer with Crosstown Arts.

We’ll be honoring Jerry Ehrlich, president of The Brand Squad, with the Silver Medal Award. The annual Silver Medal Award stands as the highest form of individual recognition by the American Advertising Federation. Thanks to event sponsors Tamburrino and Nieman Printing and event creative sponsor Sullivan.

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The Power of the Podcast with Yeosh Bendayan

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:30am - 1:00pm (Past Event)

Yeosh Bendayan, a partner at Push Button Creative Audio, will talk about using the power of a podcast to reach the right audience. Learn tips and tricks about this growing medium that has taken over popular culture as well as become an effective platform for marketing.  

About Yeosh: 

Yeosh is the owner of Push Button, a firm of internationally recognized creative content developers with a special focus on audio. You can catch Yeosh at Push Button’s new studios in Orlando, speaking to advertisers/marketers around the nation about audio brands/podcasting/creative, or hiking/running/traveling. 

We’ll be raffling off a $200 Lensrentals gift certificate.

Advanced tickets available for $15/member and $25/non-member. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. A limited number of free tickets for students are available. Contact Nikii(aafmemphis [at] gmail [dot] com) for details.

Thanks to event sponsors Geiger Promotional Products and Lensrentals along with DCA for the creative. 

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Spend the Evening with an Icon.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 5:30pm (Past Event)

The century's most influential PR figure - PRWeek
Founder of the largest public relations firm in the world.
Has his own exhibit at the Museum of Public Relations in NYC.

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event with Memphian and PR Pioneer, Harold Burson. The 98-year-old industry legend will answer your questions about his storied career and how he shaped modern-day Public Relations. Introduction by Cynthia Ham, CEO, Bridges. Q&A with Mary Helen Randal, EVP, Burson Cohn & Wolfe.

Purchase today before they sell out. Each ticket includes a cocktail on us and light appetizers. A limited number of VIP tickets are available, which include reserved seating in the first two rows of the orchestra, a copy of Mr. Burson's book and access to the VIP meet and greet book signing after the show on the second floor.

Purchase tickets today.

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