Next-gen technology meets no tech surfaces
Aug
21
11:30 AM11:30

Next-gen technology meets no tech surfaces

Next-gen technology meets no tech surfaces & How to reach over a million views with a campaign that should never have worked.

An intimate conversation with Holly Clapham-Rosenow and the Houston First marketing team on how crazy ideas can lead to unexpected successes when promoting the Visit Houston brand.

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May Luncheon – World Cup 2026: Let’s bring it to H-Town
May
15
11:30 AM11:30

May Luncheon – World Cup 2026: Let’s bring it to H-Town

Join AAF-Houston for our May luncheon.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

11:30 AM -  1:00 PM

Junior League of Houston

Purchase tickets HERE!

World Cup 2026: Let’s bring it to H-Town

Super Bowls. World Series. NBA Finals. Final Fours. MLB All-Star game. NBA All-Star game. MLS All-Star game. Copa América Centenario. Gold Cup.

When it comes to premier events, our city delivers. Now, we’re ready to show why we deserve to host the world’s most prestigious sporting event.

Join us on May 15th to learn how our panel of experts plan on bringing the World Cup to Houston!

Panelists:

  • Chris Canetti: President - Houston World Cup Bid Committee

  • Brian Ching: Member of 2006 U.S. World Cup team

  • Alex Lopez Negrete: President/CEO - Lopez Negrete Communications

  • Janis Burke: CEO - Harris County-Houston Sports Authority

Moderator: Mark Medici - President Houston Chronicle

AAF Tenth District American Advertising Awards will be presented to 2019 Houston Winners!

May 15 is Board Election Day for AAF-Houston and paper ballots will be accepted at the luncheon.

If you did not have the chance to vote online, this will be the last opportunity for AAF-H Members cast their ballots. Candidates for 2019-2021 are:

CHAIRMAN - John Manlove, John Manlove Marketing & Communications

CHAIRMAN-ELECT - Kelley Robinson, BrivicMedia, Inc.

VICE-CHAIRMAN - Joni Verdina, Ad Impressions, Inc.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

  • Joseph Biondi, Houston Public Media

  • John Del Tatto, Mind Dance Marketing, Inc.

  • Dwight Douthit, Douthit Design Group

  • Valentina Gómez Bravo, Bunker +58

  • Kay Krenek, Kay Krenek Creative

  • Bob Mackay, Entercom Houston

  • Alfred Martinez, Go-on Group

  • Alberto Morales, Clear Channel Outdoor

  • Kate Nilsen, Blue Sky Marketing, LLC

  • Sonny Villarreal, Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc. 

  • Alvin Wright, Alvin Wright Communications

Purchase tickets HERE!

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Beers with Peers Spring Edition
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Beers with Peers Spring Edition

AAF-Houston and Ad2 Houston present BEERS WITH PEERS: Spring Edition, Happy Hour & Membership Mixer


Wednesday, May 1, from 6 to 9 pm.

The Biergarten at Karbach Brewing Company
2032 Karbach Street, Houston, TX 77092
KarbachBrewing.com

Membership offer:
New members joining between May 1 and June 30, 2019, will receive the rest of the club year free.

Individual memberships starting at $195 will be good through June 30, 2020.

Beers with Peers Sponsors

STOUT

HARDMAN SIGNS

LAGER
DOUTHIT DESIGN GROUP

ALES

AUDIOBOB

CORE DETAILS

LOPEZ NEGRETE COMMUNICATIONS

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21st Annual Trailblazer Award Honoring Paul W. Hobby
Mar
20
11:30 AM11:30

21st Annual Trailblazer Award Honoring Paul W. Hobby

Please join us on Wednesday, March 20th, at The Junior League of Houston. The event will feature a Luncheon and Awards Presentation benefiting the work of AAF-Houston and its educational and scholarship programs.

Don’t miss our special musical guest, Shake Russell and Ad2 Rising Star Award recipient, Natalie Harms. Meet Shake HERE. Get to know Natalie HERE.

Get tickets today: HERE

In Texas, and especially in Houston, the name Hobby is synonymous with commerce and culture -media and public service have been a part of the family’s legacy for more than a century, and a major airport and a performing arts center in our city both bear the Hobby name. Today, Paul William Hobby continues that legacy.

Paul is Managing Partner and Chairman of Genesis Park LP. In that role, he has executed a number of successful communications and technology investments focused around energy, telecommunications and media, building a portfolio of new and traditional media investments and providing strategic consulting services to several traditional media companies that wish to transition towards new media. In 2016, an affiliate of Genesis Park purchased the revered Texas Monthly magazine. Founded in 1973 by Michael R. Levy, Texas Monthly had been a member of the Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications since 1998.

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Monthly Inc., Paul Hobby made an immediate impact on the publication, which had already earned 13 National Magazine Awards while chronicling life in Texas for more than 4 decades. Since he began his stewardship, the magazine and website have undergone extensive redesign, and Texas Monthly has actively embraced change -employing podcasts, video and a robust social media presence, and adding unique events such as Texas Monthly Live and the Edge of Texas Festival.

Paul has also served as Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Texas General Services Commission, the Texas Ethics Commission and the Texas Business Hall of Fame. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia and a JD from the University of Texas Law School. The Board of Directors and Members of the American Advertising Federation -Houston are proud to give Paul William Hobby our highest honor -the 2018 Trailblazer Award.

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2019 Night of Diversity and Inclusion
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

2019 Night of Diversity and Inclusion

Have you looked around lately? If so, you’ve probably noticed that your city is the beautifully most diverse in the nation – giving the country a glimpse of what the future looks like. And it’s important. It fuels the economy, directly impacts our very own advertising industry, and is the life blood of the culture of the city.

Our goal is to dedicate the evening of March 6 to having an open dialogue about the nature of our uniqueness, our differences, and honor three local Houstonians who personify the idea of diversity and inclusion to move themselves – and their businesses – forward.

This event will be held at Pitch 25, located in the heart of EaDo. We’re looking forward to providing a unique, truthful, and highly enjoyable for night for our guests!

Here are some of the moments to look forward to:

  • Panel discussion with our honorees:

    • Mary Benton – Press Secretary, Mayor Sylvester Turner

    • Chris David Garcia – Creative Director, Houston Astros

    • Jacob Sudhoff – Founder & CEO, Sudhoff Companies

  • Guest speaker J.J. Moses, former Houston Texans WR

  • Live auction with exclusive items from our Houston sports teams

  • Live painting by Edgar Medina (to be sold via live auction)

The event is FREE to all attendees! Please join us on Wednesday, March 6, for this special evening of recognition and celebration.

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Ad 2 Houston Corporate Cupid
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Ad 2 Houston Corporate Cupid

Corporate Cupid - Attract the company you love!

Join Ad 2 Houston for a night of “matchmaking” with your favorite local companies. For students, recent grads and communications professionals looking to build new relationships.

Featuring:
• Speed Interviewing for those looking to start their careers
• Speed Networking for professionals seeking more connections
• Mentorship Matchup – we will help you find “the one”

Attendees will be paired up with interviewing experts or networking with professionals for 5 minutes before moving on. This is the perfect way to hone your interviewing skills or your elevator pitch.

Be sure to bring resumes, portfolios and business cards! Corporate Cupid is a fun way to be introduced to opportunities in the Houston area.

AAF-Houston and Ad 2 Houston members
$20 in advance/$25 at the door
http://bit.ly/CorpCupid19MemberTix

Non-members, $25 in advance/$30 at the door
http://bit.ly/CorpCupid19NonmemberTix

Students and recent graduates, only $10!
http://bit.ly/CorpCupid19StuTix

Attending Companies:
• 5 + 8
• ABC 13 Houston
• AudioBob
• Creative Circle
• Forthea
• iHeart Media
• John Manlove Marketing
• Lopez Negrete Communications
• Mattress Firm
• Softway

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February Luncheon - An Inside Look at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with Lisa Gagnon.
Feb
20
11:30 AM11:30

February Luncheon - An Inside Look at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with Lisa Gagnon.

An Inside Look at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with Lisa Gagnon.

Join AAF-H for our February 20th luncheon. An intimate conversation with Lisa Gagnon, who oversees marketing for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Get an inside look at how they continue to evolve a brand bigger than Texas, and the fascinating ways they've wrangled new research and advertising to rope in new audiences. Feel free to dress in your best western attire to make her feel right at home!

Get your tickets HERE!

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Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

2019 American Advertising Awards Gala & AAF Silver Medal Award Presentation

  • Hyatt Regency Houston Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Join us for the 57th edition of Houston's American Advertising Awards, as we recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. 

GET TICKETS: HERE

The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Chapter competitions.

THREE-TIERED ADDY COMPETITION

Entry in your local Ad Federation competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.  Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local Ad Federation phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition:

1. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards - recognition as the very best in their markets. 

AAF-Houston's 2018-2019 ADDY Calendar:  AAF-Houston Awards Call for Entries:  Mid-October 2018.  First/Regular Entry Deadline: December 1, 2018.  Late/Final Entry deadline: January 4, 2019.  The 57th Awards Gala will be held at the Hyatt Regency Houston on February 16, 2019. 

AAF-Houston's Gold and Silver ADDY Winners qualify for the AAF Tenth District Awards competition in Dallas.

2. At the second tier, local ADDY winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District winners receive their awards at the annual AAF Tenth District convention held in April. 

AAF Tenth District Winners qualify for the AAF National Awards competition in Washington, D.C.

3. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. National winners receive their awards at the AAF National Convention held in June.

 

For more information, contact the AAF-Houston Office at adclub@aaf-houston.org/ or 713-237-9999.

 

 

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In Cahoots Mixer
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

In Cahoots Mixer

'Tis the season to come together. Join the Houston chapters of Business Marketing Association (BMA), Media Alliance (MAH), American Marketing Association (AMA), International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Society of Technical Communicators (STC), American Advertising Federation (AAF) and the Houston Interactive Marketing Association (H/IMA) for an evening of cheer at our Second Annual In Cahoots Holiday Mixer. This is a free event. Date is Thursday December 13th starting at 5:30pm, Location Cedar Creek in the Heights, 1034 West 20th street.

This event will provide a unique opportunity for Houston area marketers, communicators and advertisers to interact in a relaxed, fun atmosphere while supporting the Houston Food Bank. Bring nonperishable food items, canned goods, or a monetary donation and automatically enter to win raffle items. 

About the Houston Food Bank - America’s largest food bank in distribution leading hunger relief in 18 southeast Texas counties. 

Network - Give Back - Food - Drink Specials – Community

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2018 Houston Media Classic Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting AEFH Scholarships
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Houston Media Classic Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting AEFH Scholarships

Please join us for the 28th Annual Houston Media Classic to benefit the Houston Dream Fund, Houston Food Bank, and the Advertising Education Foundation Houston on Thursday, October 25, 2018. We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful Wildcat Golf Club in Houston. The event will include a Texas Scramble, box lunch, and awards dinner reception following golf.

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Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast - 10th Anniversary of Oktoberfest
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast - 10th Anniversary of Oktoberfest

PIGC, AAF-H, Ad 2 Houston and The Printing Museum present, The 10th Anniversary of Oktoberfest.

Join us as we celebrate Oktoberfest with beer and brats at St. Arnolds Brewery. Grab your lederhosen and brush up on the Chicken Dance and Beer Barrel Polka. It will be Wunderbar!

Get all the details for guests, sponsors and to regiter at www.pigulfocast.com, or give us a call at 713.522.2046.

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Jul
1
to Jul 31

AAF-Houston Membership Renewal 2018-2019

AT AAF-HOUSTON, WE LOVE WINNERS

Take advantage of our lower membership fees for 2018-2019 and enjoy a year of Houstonia Magazine! 

  • $195 Individual Professional* (14 month membership. May 2018 - June 2019)

  • $95 Individual Academic

  • $95 Individual Retired Senior Professional

  • $95 Young Professional and Ad 2

  • Corporate Memberships start at $700

 

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​The ​2​018 Valenti IMPACT Awards
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

​The ​2​018 Valenti IMPACT Awards

  • ​T​he Houstonian Hotel Grande Ballroom (map)
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The University of Houston Jack J. Valenti School of Communication invites 

AF-Houston 

members

 

and fellow Cougars

to the 

alenti

Impact Awards to celebrate its 40th year as a school in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at UH and the 10th anniversary of its Jack J. Valenti naming. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.valentievents.com/. 

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AAF Tenth District ADvent10n 2018 and NSAC Competition
Apr
14
to Apr 17

AAF Tenth District ADvent10n 2018 and NSAC Competition

#ADVENTION 2018 

Don't Get Tide Up

This annual advertising convention is not to be missed by professional members of the American Advertising Federation in the Tenth District. It is held simultaneously with the District-level National Student Advertising Competition for collegiate AAF Tenth District chapter members. 
 

2018 District Convention Highlights

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  • Nationally Acclaimed Speakers
  • Interactive and Informative Sessions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • District Governor's Ball
  • District NSA Competition

 PROFESSIONAL DATES: Monday, April 16 to Tuesday, April 17, 2018 

 

AAF's National Student Advertising Competition

The National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) is an annual competition administered by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) for college chapters across the country. Each year, college teams are – presented with an advertising and marketing challenge provided by the sponsor for the competition. The sponsor for the 2018 competition is Ocean Spray. Come cheer Houston's own UH Valenti School ad team to another victory.  

 NSAC DATES: Saturday, April 14 to Monday, April 16, 2018
 Where: Omni Corpus Christi Hotel • 900 N Shoreline Blvd

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Beers With Peers
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Beers With Peers

Join us for our annual Membership Drive hosted at Saint Arnold's Brewery, March 27, from 6-9 PM. There will be fun swag, food and drinks on us! Come learn how to get the best rates for AAF-H's 2018-2019 membership.

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2018 American Advertising Awards (ADDY) Gala and AAF Silver Medal Award Presentation​
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

2018 American Advertising Awards (ADDY) Gala and AAF Silver Medal Award Presentation​

Join us for the American Advertising Awards, as we recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. 

Click here to purchase Gala Tickets!

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20th AAF-Houston Trailblazer Award Gala Honoring E.D. (Ed) Wulfe
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

20th AAF-Houston Trailblazer Award Gala Honoring E.D. (Ed) Wulfe

The American Advertising Federation-Houston will honor E.D. (Ed) Wulfe with its AAF-Houston Trailblazer Award on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The 20th annual AAF-Houston Trailblazer Gala evening will feature a cocktail reception, silent and art auctions that include one-of-a-kind fine art pieces created by members of the advertising and design community, special award presentation, and seated dinner. All proceeds benefit educational initiatives.

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