Events

Oct
23

Spend the Evening with an Icon.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 5:30pm

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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Sep
19

September 2019 Luncheon with Alfonso Cuesta at High Cotton

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:30am - 1:00pm (Past Event)

Good ideas can come from anywhere. But how do you keep your brainstorming sessions on track and as productive as possible? Alfonso Cuesta, creative director & co-founder at Salta With Us, is here to help you get the most out of brainstorming sessions. By establishing roles and acknowledging certain behaviors, this talk should help creative leaders reflect on how their own process works and adopt tips to make sessions more successful and more fun. Plus there'll be delicious High Cotton beer available for purchase. 

Enter your business card at the event for a drawing to win a pair of Apple(R) AirPods, a $199.00 value, courtesy of our lead sponsor FastPay.

Advanced tickets available for $15/member and $25/non-member.  A limited number of free tickets for students are available. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://aafmemphis.eventive.org/schedule/5d790da252b62e0038527f71

About Alfonso:
Half Puerto Rican, half Spaniard and totally accustomed to creating international and multicultural campaigns that target the most diverse audiences —  from millennials living in DC to car enthusiasts living in Mexico City, LA or God knows where. Alfonso loves the opportunity to energize marketing and advertising pros by opening minds and possibilities.

Thanks to FastPay as our title sponsor, EM Printing as supporting sponsor, and Hemline for the creative.

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Aug
27

August 2019 Lunch with Kristin Lueke at Caritas Village

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 11:30am - 1:00pm (Past Event)

The world needs more good, don’t you agree? The folks often taking on the vital, impossible task of driving social change tend to have the fewest resources. That’s why Kristin Lueke will be sharing how and why Firebelly Design founded Grant for Good, which supports organizations that make the world a better place. Kristin will talk about the trials and tribulations of giving away good work, teaching clients to fish and learning — always learning — how to do it better next year.

Jeff Hulett, Caritas board member, will also talk a little about the work being done at Caritas Community Center and Cafe

Advanced tickets available for $15/member and $25/non-member. Purchase here: https://aafmemphis.eventive.org/schedule/5d55c6370e77140031872e50

A limited number of free tickets for students are available. Contact Nikii(aafmemphis [at] gmail [dot] com) for details. 

About Kristin:

Kristin is the Strategic Director at Firebelly, a full-service branding studio with a focus on Good Design for Good Reason™. She’s a poet, Virgo and whole-hearted believer that the quality of our work reflects the quality of our conversation. As one part of an uber-collaborative, tiny team, she works closely with clients and co-conspirators to develop positive, powerful brand and communication strategies for mission-driven organizations of every size, from Planned Parenthood and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Chicago Freedom School and the TDC.

Thanks to Harvest for the creative & directFX for their sponsorship.

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Jun
20

June 2019 Luncheon with Kerry Feuerman at Beale Street Landing

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

Selling your work and selling yourself. It’s vital to winning pitches and getting the green light from clients. Creative Director Kerry Feuerman is a presentation master who’s sold more than a billion dollars in advertising work in 40+ countries. He’ll be right here in Memphis. So whether you need a refresher or an overhaul, he’ll help boost those presentation/selling skills.

Advance tickets available for $15/member and $25/non-member. Purchase tickets here: https://aafmemphis.eventive.org/schedule/5cfa95adf0f4740025f07e83

Special thanks to Archer Malmo for providing the creative for this luncheon!

About Kerry: 

A former helicopter pilot, Kerry’s entree into advertising came as a copywriter — a self-proclaimed not-so-great copywriter. Thirty years later he’s won more than 200 industry awards for creative excellence.

He’s been Vice Chairman of The Martin Agency, Creative Director of Fallon Minneapolis and Global Creative Director on Saab, Seiko and Infiniti.

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Apr
18

April 2019 Luncheon with Josh Loebner at Loflin Yard

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:30am - 1:00pm (Past Event)

Does your messaging accurately reflect the diverse makeup of your audience? Chances are, the answer is no. Josh Loebner will share ideas and strategies on how to increase connections and inclusion with often overlooked minorities, particularly people with disabilities.

Reserve your seat: https://aafmemphis.eventive.org/schedule/5bb77b8ae203aa0022704792

About Josh:

Josh serves as Director of Strategy at Designsensory and shares conversations across the country on diversity and inclusion in advertising. He is earning his PhD from Clemson University focusing on advertising and disability is also adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee and King University. He is partially blind and visually impaired, which gives him a unique perspective and he always clearly sees the best in everyone.

 

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Mar
21

March 2019 Luncheon with Sarah Thomas March 21 at Stadium Club at the Liberty Bowl

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:30am - 1:00pm (Past Event)

This luncheon has it all! A glass-ceiling shattering, history-making speaker. An exclusive venue overlooking the field of the newly renovated Liberty Bowl. A chance to get inspired and rejuvenated while taking a break from the rigors of the office.


Don’t pass up this rare opportunity to see Sarah Thomas, the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game. Sarah will share her story of overcoming obstacles to achieve career goals.


Advance tickets available for $15/member and $25/non-member. Price increases to $20/member and $30/non-member after Friday, March 15th. Purchase tickets here.

This event is in partnership with the Liberty Bowl. Special thanks to inferno for providing our creative and sponsor ESPN 92.9 FM 680AM Sportsradio for making this event possible!


ABOUT SARAH:

On April 8, 2015, Sarah Thomas was one of nine new game officials added to the NFL officiating roster for the 2015 season, becoming the first-full time female official in NFL history. She was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi and is a graduate of the University of Mobile after earning a full scholarship as a basketball player, and Academic All-American honors. Most importantly, she is mom to her three beautiful children, Bridley, 16, Brady, 14, and Bailey, 5.

PARKING INFORMATION:

Attendees should enter at any of the Access Points to the Fairgrounds and drive to the Silver Lot (4 or 5). You can park there and enter through Halo Entry C and walk to the Press Box Entrance. Registration will be located in the lobby and the Stadium Club can be accessed via elevator there.

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