Truth or Dare

2015 American Advertising Awardsalt

Who are the creative geniuses of 2014? Find out when you attend the 2015 American Advertising Awards Show on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Union South. We dared you to enter and at the show the truth will be revealed. If you didn't enter, come on out to see who the winners are. We will also be celebrating the 2015 Silver Medal Award recipient, Rod Ritcherson

Please register for the Silver Medal Award Reception and order AAA Show tickets by using this link: 2015 American Advertising Awards Show Tickets

For more exciting details go to our American Advertising Awards page by selecting this link.

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And the 2015 Silver Medalist is .... Roderick Ritcherson!                

altJoin us on Friday, February 20 at Union South to congratulation Rod on this momentus achievement. Rod served on the board of directors for six years; holding all of the officer positions including serving as President in 1993-94. 

Rod is a proven award-winning copywriter and leader of creating effective advertising messages and campaigns. He started his advertising career as a Copywriter at Stephan and Brady Advertising. He then served as Vice President of Marketing at Homes Savings & Loan, as well as Vice President of Development Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Home Savings; Manager of Corporate Communications at Wisconsin Power and Light (WP&L). He was also Special Assistant and Director of Corporate Relations with UMOS. Rod went on the start his own communications firm, The Ritcherson Companies.Rod also believes in giving back to the community and has served on numerous boards. 

The free reception will be held from 5 - 6 p.m. We request that you reguest online to attend this reception using this link:
 2015 American Advertising Awards Show Tickets

For more details go to our Silver Medal Award page by selecting this link.


Bowling at Union South-Join the Fun!

Join the fun on Monday, January 26 at Union South from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We have several lanes reserved for bowling, but there are many other activities available or just come and socialize. There are pool tables, air hockey, boulder climbing walls and more. Don't forget they have great food and drinks too. We are partnering with Ad2, so come and get to know more of the Ad2 group. Registration is only $5.00 and includes bowling. No need to sign up as a team. We will form teams at Union South. Register today by following this link: Bowling Union South 2015.


January Meeting

On Monday, March 16, we will be at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in Madison. Our guest speaker is Chris Kelley from V2 Marketing Communications. 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. Pleae register by Wednesday, March 11. Guests are welcome to attend this meeting. The guest fee is $35 if registered by March 11 (after this date a $5 late fee will apply.) Our Bronze Sponsor for this event is Big Shoes Midwest.

 Chris Kelley is an account executive and digital marketing strategist at V2 Marketing Communications in Rockford, IL. Chris provides direction for web-related projects, including B2B and B2C Internet marketing strategy, content marketing, blogging, social media and search engine marketing. He has more than 25 years diverse media experience as an agency principal, broadcast talent, commercial voice talent, photographer, graphic designer, blogger, podcaster and website developer. Chris is a past president and remains active with the AAF Northern Illinois. He has also served as Chair of the AAF Central Region and twice as Governor of the AAF District 6.

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