AAF Celebrates Local Advertising Clubs, Achievement Awards Announced


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced this week the 2009 Club Achievement Award winners. The club achievement awards are presented annually to ad clubs and federations who display exceptional accomplishments in club operations. Member clubs and federations comprise the AAF’s grass roots structure, which is essential resource in advancing and protecting the interests of the advertising industry.

“The local advertising clubs and federations are the bedrock of the AAF. Our successes at the national level would not be possible without the strong foundation of our local club network,” said James Edmund Datri, AAF President and CEO. “I am honored to recognize these exceptional club achievement winners, and in doing so affirming that the foundation of the AAF – and of the advertising industry – is strong.”

Each year, the AAF honors top ad clubs in eight categories: advertising education, communications, diversity and multicultural initiatives, government relations, club operations, membership development, programs and public service. In addition, a “club and president of the year” is selected in each membership division based on the cumulative scores of their entries.

2009 Clubs and Presidents of the Year:

Division I – Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II – Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III – American Advertising Federation East Central Indiana
Division IV – AAF - North Central Indiana
Division V – Ad 2 Tampa Bay

This year’s first-place honorees for each category are as follows:

Advertising Education

Division I – Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II – Omaha Federation of Advertising
Division III – Greater Dayton Advertising Association
Division IV – American Advertising Federation of Fargo - Moorhead
Division V – Ad 2 Tampa Bay

Club Operations

Division I – Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II – Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III – American Advertising Federation East Central Indiana
Division IV – AAF - Montgomery
Division V – Ad 2 Honolulu

Communications

Division I – Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II – Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III – South Dakota Advertising Federation
Division IV – AAF Raleigh - Durham
Division V – Ad 2 Tampa Bay

Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives

Division I – Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II – American Advertising Federation - Houston
Division III – American Advertising Federation Memphis
Division IV – AAF - Coastal Carolinas
Division V – Ad 2 Tampa Bay

Government Relations

Division I – Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II – Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III – American Advertising Federation East Central Indiana
Division IV – AAF - Montgomery
Division V – Ad 2 Orlando

Membership Development

Division I – Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II – Advertising Federation of Lincoln
Division III – AAF Birmingham
Division IV – AAF - North Central Indiana
Division V – Ad 2 Tampa Bay

Programs

Division I – Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington
Division II – Omaha Federation of Advertising
Division III – Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts
Division IV – AAF - North Central Indiana
Division V – Ad 2 Honolulu

Public Service

Division I – Advertising Federation of Louisville
Division II – Omaha Federation of Advertising
Division III – American Advertising Federation East Central Indiana
Division IV – AAF Raleigh - Durham
Division V – Ad 2 Reno

Contact: Clark Rector, crector@aaf.org or (202) 898-0089



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The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 225 college chapters, the AAF provides 7,500 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation's leading brands and corporations. For more information, visit the AAF's Web site at www.aaf.org.