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:

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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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:

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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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:

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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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!


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.


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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The 2019 Memphis ADDY Awards

Saturday, February 23, 2019 (Past Event)

Ready to school the competition? It’s the final countdown to show off your advertising skills! You should like, totally submit your ADDY entries today and claim your crown and sashes as Prom Queens and Kings of the Addy Academy. Be there or be square. Entries Due January 14, 2019

Mark your calendars for February 23, 2019 and submit you entries now:

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January 2019 Luncheon with Mandi Stanley and Silver Medal Winner Ceremony

Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 11:30am - 1:00pm (Past Event)

Ever get the feeling that no one is reading your emails? Well, you’re right. You’re emailing important updates and attaching detailed reports, but it quickly becomes evident no one has read the email or even opened the attachment. That’s a problem—and a huge time waster. Mandi Stanley is here to help. Her presentation “Establishing Your Executive Presence in 2019” will equip you insightful takeaways that you can put to use immediately - all delivered in a fun, informal format.

$15 for members/ $25 for non-members online, $17 for members/$28 for non-members at the door. Parking is $5. Carpooling encouraged. Purchase tickets here: 

About Mandi:

With more than 22 years of experience on the seminar circuit, Certified Speaking Professional Mandi Stanley works primarily with business leaders who want to boost their professional image by becoming better speakers and writers. She has traveled throughout North America entertaining and educating more than 60,000 seminar participants, totaling more than 5,000 platform hours. Some of her repeat clients include: Campbell’s Soup, U.S. Air Force and McDonald’s.

Silver Medal Ceremony:

Join us in celebrating Mickey Woodham, the worthy recipient of the 2019 Silver Medal award! During her 40-year career in advertising, Mickey has served as president of AAF-Memphis and has also donated her time and tenacity to many causes, including the National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award, Junior Achievement, American Cancer Society, The Commission on Missing and Exploited Children, and more. Oh, and she has the best. laugh. ever.

The Silver Medal is the highest individual award given by the American Advertising Federation. Each year, an exceptional industry leader is honored for a career of outstanding accomplishment and advertising contribution. The Memphis chapter has recognized remarkable lifetime achievements annually since 1960.

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