June Meeting

On Thursday, June 11, we will be at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in Madison. Our guest speaker is Matt Harlow from HARCORPS and Firevine Advertising & Design. 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 Thursday, June 4. 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: June 2015 Meeting Registration
Our Bronze Sponsor for this event is Big Shoes Midwest.

The title of Matt's program is: Everything I Know About Marketing I Learned Chasing Women. There is nothing more important than the relationship between your customers and your brand. This talk is a fun look at marketing and branding that uses personal examples from the game of love to help you woo and keep customers.Check out Matt's preview of the Madison program and learn more about his work at: HARCORPS

Matt Harlow owns HARCORPS Marketing Strategy and he is also the VP of Account Services at Firevine Advertising & Design. Matt Harlow has spent his entire professional life helping companies project the best possible brands to their prospects and live up to their brands for their customers. He's been involved in the American Advertising Federation since college and has served at the local, district and national levels in the organization as a professional. He has spoken to advertising and marketing organizations across America and taught several college advertising classes.

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

Our buffet will include:

Old fashioned chicken noodle soup
Fresh fruit salad
Italian meatballs with marinara
Roast Vegetable Primavera
Bakery fresh rolls
Smoked turkey and applweood smoked bacon club on ciabatta
House-made groumet cookies

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

AAF Past Presidents - Dedicated Leaders

AAF Madison Past Presidents joined us at the May 18th Annual Meeting at Alliant Energy Center. Our Presidents have provided AAF Madison with years of dedication, leadership and forward thinking. We were honored to have them join us and continue to benefit from their experiences. Pictured back row: Tom Ruse, Bob Pagura, Jim Sendecke, Nick Topitzes, Todd Tiefenthaler & 2014-15 President Alan Bergstrom. Front row: Tom Marks, Bill Kennedy, Annette Knapstein, Sara McCormack, Georgia Roeming, Andrea Barber, Rod Ritcherson, & Michael Knapstein.


Congratulations - AAF 2015-16 Board Of Directors

The 2015-16 board members were elected at the May 18th Annual Members Meeting. Our new board members will strive to fulfill our mission of providing a wide range of valuable educational, networking and social opportunities for our members and guests. Pictured left to right: Vice President-Kristin Schmidt, Fundraising-Travis Wichmann, Social Events-Ashley Taylor, Membership-Emily Shea, Community Outreach-Sandy Weisberger, President-Candace Clark, Communications-Jessica Morrison, Hospitality-Brian Unitan, Secretary/Treasurer-Becki Noel, & Past President-Tom Marks.