April Meeting

On Monday, April 20, we will be at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in Madison. Our guest speaker is John Lucas. John is the Executive Director of University of Wisconsin 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. Please register by Wednesday, April 15. Register here: April Meeting Registration. Guests are welcome to attend this meeting. The guest fee is $35 if registered by April 15 (after this date a $5 late fee will apply.) Our Bronze Sponsor for this event is Big Shoes Midwest.

The title of John's program is: #UWMadison-Using a mix of old and new media to tell the story of one of the world's great universities. Bucky has a award-winning social media program and thrives on Twitter and Instagram. But UW also relies on sophisticated outreach to traditional media such as newspapers, TV and radio for it's most important stories. 

John Lucas is a former newspaper reporter and has covered UW for 14 years, through blizzards, Rose Bowls, upheavel in state government and even the Audrey Seiler disappearance. John currently directs and manages a staff of content experts, photographers, web designers, social media gurus and videographers to cover and promote the university for internal and external news products. Working to enhance and defend the university's reputation and brand through strategic content, creative media relations and deft issues management.

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

MAF Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

The Madison Advertising Federation Foundation is awarding their annual scholarship to higher education students who are studying advertising, marketing, market research, graphic design and other fields related to marketing communications and advertising.
Applications can be completed and submitted electronically by clicking here.
To read more about MAF Foundation Scholarships click here.

3rd Annual AAF Trivia Party

Join us for our 3rd Annual Trivia Party on Tuesday, April 21st from 6 to 8 pm. at The Brink Lounge located at 701 E. Washington Avenue in Madison. Register with a team of three ($40 for the team) or register as an individual ($15) and we will hook you up with a great team (guarantee on the fun). You can also just come for the food, fun and cheer the teams to victory ($5). Did we mention that there will food, fun and amazing prizes, oh yeah, amazing!

Don't miss this fun event, register today at: Trivia Party 2015.

The Truth Revealed......
American Advertising Awards Show

Did you miss the show on February 20th at Union South? If you didn't make the show, you missed the opportunity to; network and connect with colleagues and friends who are leaders in advertising, view the amazing gallery on display of the winning print entries, watch the show that included all winning categories, congratulate our Silver Medal Award winner Rod Ritcherson, and the list goes on. This is a must attend event for anyone in the advertising industry. Don't miss out next year. Mark your calendar now for Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Select this link to: Check out the great Pictures from the Event.
Select this link to: View the AAA Winning Entries
Select this link to: View the Opening Video from the Show
Select this link to: View the Show Presentation Video

Charter Media - Presenting Sponsor               HO-CHUNK GAMING - Premiere Sponsor  



Congratulations to the 2015 Silver Medalist Roderick Ritcherson             

Rod was awarded the 2015 American Advertising Federation of Madison Silver Medal Award on February 20th in honor of his outstanding creative and successful contributions to advertising and the community.

Select this link to: Watch Rod's SMA Acceptance Speech
For more details go to our Silver Medal Award page by selecting this link.