Congratulations To Our D8 AAA Winners!

The winning entries for the 2015 District 8 American Advertising Awards have been announced. In the Professional Category, Kramer received two Silver Awards. The first Silver Award is for their book design of Fred Erskine, Jacksonport's Photographer done for the Jacksonport Historical Society. The second Silver Award is for their self-promotion print work on Kramer Yeti Sales Leave Behind. In the Student Category, Caleb Vanden Boom received a Gold Award for the 2013-2014 Middleton High School Yearbook Cover. To see a full list of all of the 8th District Winners select this link: 2015 D8 Winners

May Meeting

On Monday, May 18, we will be at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in Madison. Our guest speaker is Steve Wrobel from Kwik Trip Corporate Communications. This is also our Annual Meeting where we will elect the 2015-16 Board of Directors. We are also inviting all past presidents to attend this meeting to recognize them for their contributions to the organization. The meeting begins at 11:30 with a buffet lunch and the program will start around noon. We try to get you back on the road to work at 1:00. Please register by Wednesday, May 13. Guests are welcome to attend this meeting. The guest fee is $35 if registered by May 13 (after this date a $5 late fee will apply.) Register by selecting this link: May 2015 Meeting Registration

Our Bronze Sponsor for this event is Big Shoes Midwest.
The title of Steve's Wisconsin Success Story is: Kwik Trip: A Culture of CaringCulture through family ownership, culture of a living mission and purpose, culture of quality and values, and culture in the community. Steve will also discuss the value of finding joy in the workplace, and why what you do every day matters.

To read more about Steve Wrobel from Kwik Trip, select this link: AAF May Meeting

Consider Sponsoring an AAF Meeting to gain exposure for your company. Learn more by using this link: Program Sponsorship Opportunities.

Ladies and Gentle Manners: Negotiating, Leadership and Self-Empowerment
Monday, May 4 -- 6:00 pm.
Tilt Media Inc. and Kapow Studios. 3209 Latham Drive, Madison, WI  53713

Four panelists will discuss how women can leverage themselves in a world still working to break away from gender inequality. What differentiators can women use to their advantage? Panelists will cover topics related to starting a business, leading groups, and doing work that makes a difference.

Katie Kennedy Shepherd - Kennedy Communications  
Georgia Roeming - GeoGroup  
Lucy Keane - RippeKeane Marketing  
Mariah Haberman - Discover Wisconsin

Each will chat for 3-5 minutes about the topic being discussed, then will open up to a Q&A.  Tickets are $10 for non-members. Free for members and students. Get your tickets. Join the Facebook event.

Ian's Pizza Madison will generously be sponsoring this event! Come ready for a delicious slice!

Ad 2 Madison Annual Meeting Tuesday, June 2 | Time TBD
Wisconsin Brewing Company, 1079 American Way, Verona, WI 53593

Ronald McDonald House Event

On Wednesday, June 3, we will be volunteering at Ronald McDonald House in Madison. We will help prepare a meal for 20-25 guests of RMH, which serves as a home away from home for family of children being treated at UW Health American Family Children's Hospital. Please lend a hand for this wonderful charity and feel good about helping those who are in need of support during a difficult time for their family.

Arrive anytime between 4:30 and 5:30 pm. to help prepare a meal while networking with friends from the advertising community. The meal needs to be prepared and ready for guests by 6:00 pm. After guests are finished eating we will clean up the kitchen and dining area. We appreciate you helping to cover the cost of the meal ($10 per person).  If you are not able to lend a hand at RMH, you can still support the event by registering to help cover the food costs ($10 per person). Following the event everyone is welcome to go to Great Dane Hilldale for some more fun and networking.
Register by selecting this link: Ronald McDonald House - Prepare a Meal

MAF Foundation Scholarship Update

The Madison Advertising Federation Foundation would like to thank the great number of strong applicants for the 2015 Scholarship and to congratulate this year's winners:

Caitlin Flynn
Yvonne Hangsterfer
Katlynn Rodgers
Jamie Schwerin
Stephanie Uhlig
Jiayue Yang
Nicole Yazzie

We look forward to our Scholarship Presentation at the AAF Meeting in October