The Ad Club of the Triangle recently elected its 2007-2008 officers, whom will be supported by the appointed Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, per the by-laws of the AAF. The board and committees are charged with providing local access to the American Advertising Federation as well as supporting the mission, of the AAF. The group provides accessibility to the many resources of the AAF, networking opportunities, monthly meetings encompassing current event topics, panel discussions, industry trends and nationally recognized speakers.
“As a professional advertising organization, it is great to see the addition of new committees and an increase in board members. These additions will truly help take the club to the next level,” said Justin Reeves, Sponsorships Chair.
The Ad Club of the Triangle remains community and industry focused with such activities as pro-bono advertising campaigns for local non-profits through their yearly Public Service Campaign. The organization’s year kicks off August 9th with a Fall Premier party giving local TV stations a chance to unveil their fall programming to advertising and media executives.
The elected officers are as follows: President, Sue Toth of MRPP Inc, 1st Vice President & Programs Co-Chair, Paige Zinn of Jennings & Co., 2nd Vice President and Membership Chair Jamie Holmes of Cross and Associates, Treasurer, Carol Lewis of Adforce, and Secretary, Yvonne Cerna of Univision. The officers will be supported by the following directors and Committee Chairs: Jeff Robinson of Exhibit Resources, Whitney Wilkerson of Stop Studios, Justin Reeves of Mobile Ad Pro, Lisa, Rondina of Fairway Outdoor, Professor Ed Johnson of Campbell University, Kenn Buckner of Trailblazers Studios, Juli LaDue of Hummingbird Creative, John Walser of Triangle Business Journal, Katherine Costa of Cross and Associates, David Ellis of Starpoint Digital Media Network, Hal Bowles of Hardin-Bowles, Rick Jarrett of American Image Graphics, Mike McTaggart of Novel Projects, and Frank Manson of Metro Traffic Network.
Ad Club of the Triangle
Information on the club and upcoming events can be found on the clubs website. The Ad Club of the Triangle (triangleadclub.com) is governed by the by-laws set forth by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and one of several clubs in the Third District that participates at the national level of the AAF. Monthly events and programs take place the third Thursday of the month alternating between luncheons and dinners (11:30am-1:30pm or 5:30pm-7:30pm).
American Advertising Federation (AAF)
The American Advertising Federation (AAF.org), headquartered in Washington, D.C, acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 215 college chapters, the AAF provides 6,500 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has 130 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations.
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