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.
November 8, 2018
The American Advertising Federation-Houston will honor Paul W. Hobby, CEO of Texas Monthly Magazine, with its AAF-Houston Trailblazer Award on Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6 PM, at The Junior League of Houston.
PAUL W. HOBBY
Paul Hobby is the Chief Executive Officer for Texas Monthly.
He is also the Managing Partner of Genesis Park, L.P. Since late 1999, Genesis Park has executed a number of successful communications and technology transactions.
Prior to Genesis Park, Mr. Hobby conceived a technology strategy for integrating media operations through improved information technology. That company, Columbine JDS Systems, Inc., became the dominant provider of back office media software for cable and broadcast clients globally.
He later served at Chairman of CapRock Communications, which provided secure and non-encrypted satellite services to government, military and energy markets around the world. He also served at CEO of Alpheus Communications for seven years – perfecting a Texas fiber network and building data centers in major Texas markets.
Paul has served on a number of the board of leading public and private companies including: NRG Energy, Eagle Global Logistics, Inc., Stewart Title, Coastal Banc, Amegy Bank of Texas, Aronex Pharmaceuticals, and Texas Genco.
Paul is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he has been honored by the Raven Society and the University of Texas School of Law, where he has served as an adjunct faculty member and been honored as an Outstanding Young Alumnus. He has been a guest lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and the Jones School of Business at Rice University.
He is former Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Texas Ethics Commission, the Texas General Services Commission, and The Texas Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Hobby has held a variety of other community leadership positions over time.
Trailblazer Award Gala
Festivities will begin with a cocktail reception and silent and art auctions, followed by a seated dinner and the special Trailblazer Award presentation.
Proceeds from the Trailblazer Gala help support the marketing and advertising education of the area's high school and college students via grants and scholarships for the underprivileged, in hopes of continuing to build a lasting positive impact on our business community.
Please consider honoring Paul Hobby with your generous support of the 2018 AAF-Houston Trailblazer Award Gala. For event details and sponsorship information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.aaf-houston.org/ or call the AAF-Houston Office at 713-237-9999.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org/ or 713-237-9999.
Join us at the 2019 AEFH Scholarship Awards Luncheon, where 20 deserving students from throughout the AAF Tenth District will be presented with hard-earned scholarships. Fortunate? You bet. Talented and hard working? Even more so. Come see for yourself.
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.
Houston today is where all of America is going to be in about 25 years.
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
Jackie Dryden, Savage Brands, to be inducted into the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
With so many new social networks springing up these days, it can often be hard to know where to spend your time for the greatest return on investment.
Storytelling in 60 Seconds or (Much) Less: Making Ads Work Like Movies
A big thank you to Simon Printing / Marketing Solutions for your generous sponsorship.
The University of Houston Jack J. Valenti School of Communication invites
and fellow Cougars
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/.
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
- 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
Join us at the 2018 AEFH Scholarship Awards Luncheon, where twenty deserving students from throughout the AAF Tenth District will be presented with hard-earned scholarships. Fortunate? You bet. Talented and hard working? Even more so. Come see for yourself
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!
Corporate Cupid is your chance to gain valuable industry insights that will help you land that job you have your heart set on.
Come join us at The Hess Club for our February 21st Luncheon including guest speaker, Eddie Shekari, President of Versa Creative.
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.
AAF-H Board of Directors
Call for Nominations Open Meeting for
January 18, 2018
iHeart Media offices - 3rd Floor
2200 West Loop South, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77027
*Park on the 3rd floor of garage and bring parking pass to get stamped.
2018-2020 BOARD NOMINATIONS
Thank you for your interest in serving on the AAF-Houston Board of Directors. Please complete the brief form below. If you have any questions, contact us.
DEADLINE: January 23, 2018
Please join us for the 27th Annual Houston Media Classic to benefit the Houston Dream Fund, Houston Food Bank and Advertising Education Foundation Houston on Thursday, October 26, 2017. We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful Wildcat Golf Club in Houston, TX. The event will include a Texas Scramble, box lunch and awards dinner reception following golf.
Reconnect with media friends from the past at this special HMC Reunion presented by Clear Channel Outdoor. Your individual $25 ticket gets you in the door with one raffle ticket and one drink coupon. Rub shoulders with media greats who are part of HMC history. Whether you are still happily working in the industry, left the market for that next big promotion or retired after years of hard work you will want to join us for this special event.
Join folks in the Houston Media community for a lip sync battle of epic proportions! Your individual $25 ticket gets you in the door with one raffle ticket and one drink coupon. Put together a group and get ready to get down at the Black Swan (Omni Houston).
Join us along with Ricardo Palomares at the AAF-H October Creative Thought Leadership Series: “Achieve What Seems Impossible”. Ricardo is a filmmaker, author, and explorer whose most recent project, “Pedal South”, entailed leading a team of four storytellers on a two-year expedition cycling from Alaska to Argentina. Come and learn about unlocking your full potential, and his step-by-step method to achieve any goal, or overcome any obstacle that seems impossible. He will be sharing the necessary tools to have more focus, purpose, self-reliance, and determination to get to the final destination - all while enjoying the journey.
Join us at the AAF-H September Creative Thought Leadership Series: “A New Era for Texas Monthly Magazine”, as Paul W. Hobby introduces us to the latest chapter of the magazine we all know and love. Learn about the magazine’s print and digital strategy in the changing market, and how the publication plans to move forward under one of the biggest names in the Lone Star State.
Take Your Career to the Next Level: Negotiating Bigger Bucks, Making the Next Step, Agency Life vs. In-House
Because the advertising and marketing industries are so highly competitive, those green in the business struggle to land that first gig. But after crushing the game for a few years comes the realization, “I should be doing something greater, making more, changing roles.”
Partner Event: Houston Interactive Media Association IS17 – Interactive Strategies Conference: Not a Robot
HIMA is assembling some of the nation’s best speakers for a one-of-a-kind event with topics ranging from human-to-human marketing, to customer centricity, and the personalization of bots, to ensure you are ahead of the game today and beyond.
Digital is king, so no matter your role, you’ll work with a developer at some point. Learning how to collaborate with the dev team is more crucial than ever.
Marketers from across Houston have expressed great interest in the USPS’ latest digital mail service, Informed Delivery. People want to know how to leverage this new digital marketing tool and incorporate it into their marketing mix.
Join us at the AAF-H August Creative Thought Leadership Series: "Drones in Creative Imaging" Luncheon along with photographer Hugh Hargrave, as we talk about learning to fly, getting registered and compliant with all regulations, and the fun of getting those stunning shots. Don’t miss your chance to learn about everything you’ve always wanted to know about drone photography, and how it can help your business soar.
Due to the overwhelming response, all the seats have been filled for the Informed Delivery Lunch & Learn event, August 3rd. To keep up with demand, we have scheduled a second Lunch & Learn event for August 17, 2017.
In our workshop: SEO for Dum Dums: The Science of Leads, industry expert and Chief Strategist at Optidge, Danny Gavin, will walk you through the basics of SEO—like what it is, why it’s important, what tools you should be using, how to select keywords, and how your writing should be geared towards it.