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.
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.
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.
Join us along with Jason Wooden, Vice President of Marketing for the Houston Astros, for the AAF-H June Creative Leadership Series: "Touching Base" Luncheon. We will be discussing finding the balance between content creation, driving revenue, and developing a brand - all while inspiring and interacting with one of Houston’s largest fandoms. Make sure to register, and join the conversation on how to hit a home run with your own clients.
AAF-Houston invites you to become involved in our newest committee.
We’re organizing a committee to promote Houston as an active advertising and marketing community through targeted media efforts that will lift the AAF-H brand and awareness of Houston as a dynamic home for all things creative.
- Have you thought: “This would make a great story about AAF-H or advertising in Houston”
- Would you like to help generate positive buzz for Houston’s marketing services community
- Are you interested in getting more involved as an AAF-H member?
Attend our first meeting to learn more and to get started.
Contact Anthony Parker Marban with Lopez Negrete Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Mark your calendars for the return of the #KnowBetter series! The first class of 2017 will feature a part 2 of last year's sold out Freelancing panel.
Join AAF-Houston as a few ADDY winners and Houston creative leaders discuss their processes and challenges in producing award-winning work.
Dinner + Show: 7:30pm
HubSpot Director, Dan Tyre explains how to move to the next level of customer centric processes to transform marketing, sales, & service.