Join AAF Memphis on Thursday, September 28, as The Thomas Brothers - Thurman and Torrence - teach attendees about how to "lead with their left" by bringing a greater awareness to the importance of connectivity and synergy. The luncheon will be held at Old Dominick Distillery.
Phrases that come to mind when describing The Thomas Brothers could be: label-bending, genre-defying, and slash-men. Hailing from Geismar, LA, a little town nestled between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, The Thomas Brothers are seeking to provide renewed insight and impact through the creative outlets and spaces that they occupy. With finding success in many different artistic disciplines, The Thomas Brothers are aiming to share with the world messages of love and enthusiasm. Their goal is to ignite listeners and viewers to not only receive, but to relay the principles communicated to impact their own spheres of influence, thus, change is created in our world.
Join AAF Memphis on Tuesday, August 22 as we hear Spike Jones, VP of Strategy for Spredfast in Austin, TX, share about "Word of Mouth; Connecting the Dots from Offline to Social." The luncheon will be held at Balinese Ballroom.
Jones has been at the helm of strategic development—from insight to creative execution—for companies like BMW, Arby's, USAA, AT&T, and General Motors, just to name a few. An expert in both online and offline word of mouth marketing, Jones also serves on the Board of Directors for the Word of Mouth Marketing Association and is the co-author of the book, Brains on Fire: Igniting Powerful, Sustainable Word of Mouth Movements.
Special thanks to Memphis Medical District for sponsoring our event and Hemline for providing the creative!read more
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!read more
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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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.read more
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.read more