June 2017 Luncheon

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Railgarten (Past Event)

Join AAF Memphis on Thursday, June 22 as we hear Jennifer Bridie, Senior Manager of Advertising for Southwest Airlines, share "How Southwest Leads with Heart to Win Customers."

The luncheon will be held at Railgarten and we will be installing the AAF Memphis 2017-2018 board.

Limited free parking is available on site, but there is also free parking along Cooper and in the neighborhoods off Central with a short one block walk. Please consider carpooling and thanks!

Special thanks to inferno for sponsoring our speakers!

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May 2017 Luncheon

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. (Past Event)

Charles Marshall is the Design Director and a principal of Parc Office, a New York-based design firm with projects spanning the realms of culture, hospitality, technology and branding for the likes of Adidas, Google, Gucci and Starwood. Calling on his training in Industrial design and experience in the Architecture and Technology sectors, Charles specialises in creating new ways of interacting with digital information in physical environments.

Prior to Parc Office, Charles ran the Lab at Rockwell Group, designing experiences and innovation labs for Coca Cola, Google, Youtube and Tata Industries. After graduating from Falmouth College of Arts He ran a design firm in London, working with clients such as BAE Systems, Sony Playstation, Conde Nast and Davidoff. Charles is an alumni of The British European Design Group, has lectured in the UK and US on Designing Interactive Environments. He is currently a mentor at New Inc, the New Museum’s arts and technology incubator.

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April 2017 Luncheon

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at The Kroc Center (Past Event)

As co-founder of Little Giant Creative and The Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship, Tayyib is dedicated to cultural competency and the ability to engage multicultural audiences. He co-founded Pipeline Philly to serve as an inviting and dynamic co-working space filled with professionals from various backgrounds and industries, creating one of the most diverse workspaces in the city. Tayyib has long been a successful conduit between artist/niche brands and consumers.

We'll also recognize our AAF District 7 ADDY winners and University of Memphis advertising students who have recently competed in the National Student Advertising Competition. 

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March 2017 Luncheon

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at The Bluff (Past Event)

Billy Ivey has been an advertising professional for almost two decades. Today, he is a writer and brand strategist at Big Communications in Birmingham, Alabama. 

He's married to a beautiful woman with whom he has co-created five better than average-looking children — and before you ask, yes, he knows what causes that. 

Anyway, each morning before his kids catch the school bus, Billy packs their lunches and places a hand-written note next to the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bruised bananas, juice boxes, and Doritos (if they're lucky). Big deal, right? 

Well, about a year and a half ago, Billy began posting his lunch notes to Instagram, and “Napkinisms” was born. Last summer, Napkinisms partnered with the Chick-fil-A Foundation in Atlanta to provide almost 3,000 lunches and notes to children in need, and now hundreds of thousands of people have seen and shared “Napkinisms" throughout the world. 

Billy will share his thoughts on advertising, influence, storytelling, and doing small things to make a big difference in the lives of others.

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2017 American Advertising Awards

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Propcellar (Past Event)

Let’s face it, life can sometimes be a shit sandwich.

Your neighbors are obnoxious, your kids are bleeding you dry, and your most recent encounter with a Memphis pothole has put your car out of alignment (again). Even better, you work in advertising – a profession for people with mommy issues who relive their childhood years with every disapproving client comment. Yeah, you could use a win. Luckily, we have a show for that. It’s a lot less expensive than therapy and, in the end, you may even walk away with something to show for it.

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January 2017 Luncheon

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. (Past Event)

"The Type A Person & the Myth of Measuring Up"

Join us on January 19, 2017 at The Guest House at Graceland with Titania Jordan, host of Atlanta's Tech Edge TV. Our Type A speaker is a creative director, entrepreneur, copywriter, brand consultant and tech contributor to ATL&CO, Workaholic and Factotum. She'll share her secrets for how to keep measuring up as a leader in the advertising and marketing industries, and how to not just be a tool. 

We will also proudly recognize the 2017 Silver Medal Recipient, Stinson Liles. Liles is Founding Principal at Red Deluxe. The annual Silver Medal Award stands as the highest form of individual recognition by the American Advertising Federation. It is an awarded to an exceptional industry leader for a career of outstanding accomplishment and advertising contribution. The Memphis chapter has recognized remarkable lifetime achievements annually since 1960.

Thanks to our partners at Graceland for waiving the self-parking fee for our event. Valet parking still available for a charge.

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