March 24, 2005

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American Advertising Federation Hosts Mosaic Career Fair at BellSouth to Connect Qualified Minority Candidates with Top Corporations


WASHINGTON, DC - The American Advertising Federation (AAF) is connecting hundreds of talented student advertising candidates with eager recruiters by hosting a Mosaic Career Fair at BellSouth in Atlanta, Ga. on April 8, 2005. Sponsored by BellSouth, this all day recruiting event furthers the AAF's mission to provide companies with direct access to the minority talent they have been seeking. The program will also focus on professional development for university students who anticipate entering the competitive field of advertising.

AAF's Mosaic Career Fairs connect talented minority advertising, marketing and communications students with industry professionals who are seeking entry-level candidates. Students and corporate recruiters are brought together for one day to discuss potential career opportunities. Students will interact with many of the ad industry's foremost companies, including (to date): Atlanta Enterprises, BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Company, BellSouth Corporation, Chick-fil-A, Cox Media, Grey Worldwide, J. Walter Thompson, Initiative-North America, Leo Burnett, Manning, Selvage & Lee PR, Merge Agency, Ogilvy & Mather, Porter Novelli, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Valassis and West Wayne, Inc.

A main goal of the AAF is to help train students to be valuable advertising professionals, with the skills and competencies essential to corporate success. Accordingly, the students will participate in professional development seminars designed to increase their knowledge about resume writing, interviewing skills and networking.

For more information on the AAF Mosaic Career Fair, contact Sarah Swinton, AAF Mosaic Center & education services at sswinton@aaf.org or 1-800-999-2231.

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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 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. For more information, visit the AAF's Web site at www.aaf.org.

About BellSouth Corporation BellSouth Corporation is a Fortune 100 communications company headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and a parent company of Cingular Wireless, the nation's largest wireless voice and data provider. Backed by award winning customer service, BellSouth offers the most comprehensive and innovative package of voice and data services available in the market. Through BellSouth Answers®, residential and small business customers can bundle their local and long distance service with dial-up and high speed DSL Internet access, satellite television and Cingular® Wireless service. For businesses, BellSouth provides secure, reliable local and long distance voice and data networking solutions. BellSouth also offers online and directory advertising through BellSouth® RealPages.com® and The Real Yellow Pages®.

More information about BellSouth can be found at www.bellsouth.com.