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
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.read more
"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.read more
Producing film and audio is no longer a separate process in the making of commercials and movies. They fuse together as one process. It is Bob Farnsworth’s position that the future is “FUSIC,” the fusion of film and music. On October 27, you’ll enjoy Farnsworth’s display of his TEDx Talk, fused with fun and humor.
Our October speaker founded Hummingbird Productions in Nashville 40 years ago. It is now one of the longest standing film and music ad production companies in America. Bob Farnsworth and his team have been directly responsible for creating thousands of commercials. In 2010, Farnsworth was featured as an advertising industry icon on NBC’s TODAY show, which showcased some of Hummingbird’s most well-known work. He’s received many awards for his work, including numerous CLIOs, with a CLIO Hall of Fame Award for his “Budweiser Frogs” TV commercial.
Although Bob started his career in music, he added film production to his repertoire 10 years ago with a sequel project, It’s a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, currently in pre-production. With both disciplines under his belt, Farnsworth arrived at the concept of “FUSIC,” and he featured the idea in his 2014 TEDx Talk.read more
Speaker: Dawn Sutter Madell of Agoraphone
Followed by loud, well-intentioned local ad-bands: The Remainders, Ruff Kutt, RFP Speedwagon, The Revisions
Customize your own Plug-In 2016 Tee with the T-Shirt Machine from Sache design - pick your size, style and color.
Food truck (cash only) / beer & wine / Donations accepted to send local advertising students to competition
Members: $10 or only $25 with customized Plug-In T-shirt ($35 value)
Non-members: $25 or only $40 with customized Plug-In T-shirt ($50 value)
Ever wonder how to license the perfect song? Like last year's brilliant Audi spot featuring David Bowie's Starman, every music licensing has a story behind it. And telling us those stories is Dawn Sutter Madell of New York's Agoraphone. Not only did they work on that Audi spot, but they have built their reputation on finding the absolute best music for any project. And the list of brands and musicians they've worked with proves it. They've brought together artists like Cat Stevens to Daft Punk with brands like Coke, Levi's and Target for agencies from BBDO to Droga5. We're excited to get the inside scoop from Dawn and can't wait to hear the stories behind the songs.read more