November Luncheon: Moving People with Moving Images with Filmmaker Zia Anger

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 11:30am - 1:00pm (Past Event)

November 1 · 11:30 am · Halloran Center

Storytelling. It’s at the heart of what we do. And Zia Anger knows a thing or two about storytelling — and how deviating from traditional storytelling can capture and inspire an audience. During this luncheon, held in partnership with Indie Memphis Film Fest, Zia will trace her career, from creating traditional narrative films, to music videos, to interactive performance art. And will weigh the role of a passive viewer versus an active viewer. Check out some of Zia’s short films here!


About Zia

Zia Anger works in moving images. Her most recent short MY LAST FILM premiered at the 53rd New York Film Festival. Other screenings include: AFI Fest, Denver Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art,  and Vienna Independent Shorts. She has made music videos for various independent artists including: Mitski, Beach House, Maggie Rogers, and Jenny Hval; the latter of whom she also toured with - as a stage director and performer. Her music videos and performances have been featured in various online and print publications including: Pitchfork, the Guardian, The New York Times, and NPR.

In Partnership with Indie Memphis

Special thanks to Tactical Magic for creative.

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2018 AAF Memphis Plug-In

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 5:30pm - 9:30pm (Past Event)

It's back! Your favorite Memphis ad bands will be taking the stage at Railgarten. But this year, YOU can be the rock star (and impress your colleagues with your amazing pipes ). We're mixing things up with live band karaoke featuring Public Record. Get there early to sign up for a chance to win cash prizes and tickets to Indie Memphis Film Fest. 

Doors open at 5:30. Bands start at 6. Karaoke at 8 pm. 
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 


Porch Pigs
Dredbeat w/ Solomon & Ben
The Remainders
The Revisions
Karaoke with Public Record

Special thanks to Holtermonster for the creative for this event! Make sure to check out Monster Market this month only at Crosstown Arts:

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September Luncheon - Paid Attention with Rosie & Faris Yakob

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:30am - 1:00pm (Past Event)

Faris and Rosie Yakob cull from communication theory, neuroscience, creativity and innovation, media history, branding and emerging technologies to speak to AAF Memphis about Paid Attention: Advertising in an ADD Economy. They are co-founders of the nomadic creative consultancy Genius/Steals.

Attention is the foundational idea of communication and advertising, the top of the mythical funnel. It's the most valuable resource in the world, powering the new giants of culture. But what is it? What do we actually know about it? Faris and Rosie Yakob will explore those questions and more and why attention matters to marketers. They’ll talk about how attention works, how it creates value in a world of creativity, and how to hack that system. They’ll explain why impressions don't always seem to leave one. And how the Internet acts like a live global attention market — and what you need to know as a marketer.


About Faris and Rosie

Faris and Rosie Yakob are co-founders of the nomadic creative consultancy Genius/Steals. Faris authored of bestselling marketing book “Paid  Attention: Innovative Advertising for a Digital World.” They help brands, agencies and people discover and identify new communication ideas, product concepts and find exciting ways of thinking, especially as they relate to technology. Both Faris - who was named one of the modern Mad Men by Fast Company - and Rosie believe advertising can and should be a positive force in the world.

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August Luncheon - The Magic of Networking with Joe Turner

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 11:30am - 1:00pm (Past Event)

In our line of work, it’s all about who you know. And when you get to know the right people and build the right relationships, it can be magical. Join us as magician and motivator Joe Turner will share practical tips and techniques on networking, a valuable tool for marketing, business growth and career advancement. Come to this fun, engaging and magical presentation ready to learn, and you’ll leave ready to connect!

Luncheon creative brought to you by Oden

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About Joe

"Chief Impossibility Officer" Joe M. Turner is the founder and principal speaker and performer at Turner Magic & Keynotes, an agency providing corporate entertainment and keynotes worldwide.

As a speaker and entertainer, Joe leverages the impact of the illusion arts to captivate, communicate, and connect audiences and ideas. He has won numerous awards as a performer and speaker in the United States and abroad. He performs across the nation and around the world, from the Hollywood Magic Castle to the London Palladium, as well as on Crystal Cruises.  He has been seen on Good Morning America, Nightline, CNN Headline News, and countless other broadcasts both locally and internationally.


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June 19th Luncheon w Stan Lippelman, Bass Pro Shops

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 11:30am - 1pm (Past Event)

Marketing leader Stan Lippelman, head of marketing for Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's, takes us on a journey thru the unique challenges each national brand he has worked for faced and the way they used data and knowledge to fill in the gaps, solve unique problems, and drive the brand forward. Stan will talk about the variety of issues he has faced in a lifetime of national brand work, including time at Rawlings, Heinz, Bass Pro Shops, Lucky Charms and more. He will discuss how each stop required a different approach, but it was all informed by data. 

Luncheon creative brought to you by Paradigm Marketing & Creative

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May 17th Luncheon w Afdhel Aziz

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:30am - 1pm (Past Event)

What does Good is the New Cool mean? It means capturing and maintaining Millennial and Gen-Z consumers by not treating them as consumers but as citizens who value companies with a purpose — a stake in humanity.

In this informative and inspiring talk, Afdhel Aziz will provide businesses looking to connect to this valuable consumer group (worth $44 billion dollars in the US alone) with a deeper understanding of who they are, what they want and how to reach them.

Venue and speaker brought to you by the Memphis Grizzlies. Luncheon creative brought to you by Archer Malmo

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