Joint Holiday Network Party

Mingle with Madison-area communications professionals on Thursday, December 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at a  Joint Holiday Networking Party at The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Ave. in Madison. Enjoy an array of appetizers sure to heat things up and drink specials that will warm you from inside out. You won’t want to miss it!
Both members and non-members are welcome and it's the perfect opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with your marketing friends and community! AAF Members and other participating organization members can attend the event for free. Be sure to register for this fun event. Non-members and guests can register in advance for $10 or at the door for $15. For more details and to register

2015 American Advertising Awards

We Triple Dog Dare You To Enter!
Rules and Categories are now available for both Professionals and Students. Select the link below to review the details. Be sure to start looking through your work to select your most amazing and creative projects.
Watch for the link to enter-coming soon. Be sure to enter early (best pricing December 1-20, 2014) and last chance to enter January 9, 2015.

Truth OR Dare – do you dare to be a sponsor? Let the truth be known – sign up today! Check out the opportunities using this link: SPONSORSHIPS FOR 2015 AAF MADISON'S AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS. Dare to make your sponsor selection and contact Lois Weiland at

January Meeting

On Tuesday, January 20, we will be at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in Madison. Our guest speaker is Abby Geiken from Google. 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, January 14. Guests are welcome to attend this meeting. The guest fee is $35 if registered by January 14 (after this date a $5 late fee will apply.) Our Bronze Sponsor for this event is Big Shoes Midwest.

The title of Abby's program is: Hygiene, Hub, Hero: Build your YouTube Content Strategy. Abby's presentation will focus on YouTube Insights and how to optimize your content for the second largest search engine in the world. Over 100 hours of video are added per minute to YouTube. How do you organize your content in a way that makes it easy for viewers to find and move through your video content? 

  • Hygiene, Hub, Hero is a YouTube content framework built to do just that. We'll review the framework, as well as some true standouts in the field who are doing it right. 

Abby has been working at Google in AdWords Sales for three years. First with small and medium businesses and now with large brands in the Home Durables category. She supports clients with their advertising across Google Search, the Google Display Network and YouTube, with a specialty in Search Ad Formats.

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

Sad Farewell - August 25, 1949 - August 17, 2014

On Sunday, August 17, the advertising community and greater Madison area lost a dear friend. Si Rogers passed away from an apparent heart attack. Si was the 2014 Silver Medalist and had served on the board several times. His great smile and sense of humor were just two of his trademarks. Donations can be made to Blessed Sacrament or Edgewood High School.