April 19th Luncheon w Matt Weiss of Huge, NYC

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:30am - 1pm (Past Event)

Relationship building, operationalizing growth and building your business is the lifeblood of companies and agencies alike. Join AAF Memphis on Thursday, April 19th, as seasoned growth expert Matt Weiss, Managing Director at Huge, NYC, shares tips, tricks and foundations that can be applied to your business today. In a rapid fire QA format you will walk away with practical knowledge and inspired dialogue along with a tasty bite. The luncheon will be held at Avon Acres 4361 Summer Avenue.

Matt is a communications expert who has managed global interdisciplinary teams across a variety of business verticals including telco, financial services, fast food and CPG, to name a few. Giving companies an edge while creating operational efficiencies for the agency is his speciality. He has been a Global CMO, CRO, Chief of Staff and Managing Partner, regardless of title he believes success lies in doing more than presiding and empowering others around you to work as effective teams.

The program will begin promptly at 11:45 am with the University of Memphis Student Presentation.

Special thanks to S2N Design for donating the creative!

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Hours of Happy

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm (Past Event)

Because one hour is never enough, join us for Hours of Happy at the new Maciel's Highland. If the weather's nice, we'll gather on their expansive patio. AAF board members and staff will be there to chat up membership benefits — so bring a prospective member/friend and they'll get a free drink. Plus, Margarita and Sangria specials! 

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2018 American Advertising Awards

Saturday, February 17, 2018 (Past Event)

Join AAF Memphis at Minglewood Hall on February 17 to celebrate our 2018 ADDY Award winners! The evening will feature music by DJ Tree, solid gold dancers, an open bar, ‘70s food from Fork It Over and more! Everything is included in your ticket price so grab your ticket today! 


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January 2018 Luncheon and Silver Medal Ceremony

Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:30am - 1pm (Past Event)

Join AAF Memphis on Thursday, January 25, as Erica D. Green, Global Creative Director of Barbie at Mattel Inc., talks about how to inspireBOLD. Bold creative, bold choices and bold changes. Hear her advice on what it takes to make a meaningful impact as a creative leader - and how standing out has become more important than ever. The luncheon will be held at Ballet Memphis at 2144 Madison Ave.

Erica leads all domestic and international work executed against the Barbie brand’s global vision. Her leadership spans all advertising, social, digital, events, and both long and short-form content across five global markets. During her tenure on Barbie, Erica launched the "You Can Be Anything" campaign–winner of Cannes Lion, Clio and Webby awards; featured the first ever boy in a Barbie commercial causing a shot heard round the world, and most notably led the launch of the new Barbie body types, generating a seismic shift for the brand while embracing the world girls see today.

We will also proudly recognize the 2018 Silver Medal Recipients, Howard and Beverly Robertson. Howard and Beverly are the Founding Principals at TRUST Marketing. 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.

Special thanks to Hemline for providing the creative!

Tickets are no longer available to purchase online.

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November 2017 Luncheon

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:15am - 1:00pm (Past Event)

Join AAF Memphis – in partnership with the Indie Memphis Film Festival - on Thursday, November 2, as director Adam Bhala Lough will discuss Bitcoin and other technology featured in his gripping documentary “The New Radical.” The luncheon will be held at the Halloran Centre in downtown Memphis.

Adam Bhala Lough is an award-winning American film director, producer and screenwriter. He made his directorial debut at the age of 23 with “Bomb the System” (2002), nominated for a Spirit Award for Best First Feature, which landed him on Filmmaker Magazine’s Top 25 Indie Filmmakers to Watch list. “The New Radical” is a documentary about uncompromising millennial radicals from the United States and the United Kingdom who attack the system through dangerous technological means, which evolves into a high-stakes game with world authorities in the midst of a dramatically changing political landscape. Adam lives and works in Los Angeles, sits on the Sundance Diversity committee and is a frequent mentor at the Sundance Native and Latino screenwriter’s labs. His work is driven by an obsession with storytelling, music and images as well as a deep love and curiosity for people.

Special thanks to Farmhouse for providing the creative!


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PLUG-IN 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6pm - 11pm (Past Event)

Jam out to loud, well-intentioned local ad-bands at Memphis' hottest new venue — Railgarten.

The Remainders
Ruff Kutt
RFP Speedwagon
The Revisions

Check out ADDY award-winning work on the projection screen between sets. And custom tie-dye your own Plug In 2017 shirt. 

Plug-in helps raise funds to support local advertising students compete in the National Student Advertising Competition.

$15 covers admission and a t-shirt. 


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