Mar
19
to Jun 30

AAF-Houston Membership Renewal 2018-2019

AT AAF-HOUSTON, WE LOVE WINNERS

Be the first to take advantage of our new, lower membership fees for 2018. 

Become a new member in March and receive the next three months on us!*

  • $195 Individual Professional* (15 month membership. March 2018- June 2019) 
  • $95 Individual Academic
  • $95 Individual Senior
  • $95 for Ad 2 Houston
  • Corporate Memberships start at $700

 

 

*15 month membership required, March 2018-June 2019.  

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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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May
16
11:30 AM11:30

May Creative Speaker Series & AAF-H Board Elections

Chris Smith, Creative Group Head & Writer

The Richards Group, Dallas

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Christopher Smith is a writer and creative director at The Richards Group in Dallas. During his more than two decades in advertising, Chris has written for clients including H-E-B, Central Market, The Home Depot, Zales, TGI Fridays, Red Lobster, 7-Eleven, Motel 6, Famous Footwear, La Quinta, Amstel Light, BMW, and dozens more.

Chris has collected shiny paperweights from the One Show, Clios, Effies, American Advertising Federation, Dallas Society of Visual Communications, London International Awards, and Association of Music Producers. He has won seven Radio Mercury Awards, including (as creative director) the Grand Prize, twice.

His work has been featured in Communication ArtsPrint, Graphis, Advertising Age, The Wall Street Journal, Voices.com Sound Stories podcast, and more. In July 2015, he was named to Adweek’s Creative 100: America's Most Inventive Talent in Marketing, Media and Tech.

A frequent advertising judge, lecturer, and educator, Chris also moonlights as an improv and standup comedian, emcee, and voice actor. He is a two-time Jeopardy! champion. He writes jokes for Fox TV’s Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. Chris is a regular contributor to trivia magazine Mental Floss (mental_floss), for whom he has coauthored three books.

He is an avid cook, voracious reader, enthusiastic but infrequent cyclist, and passionate collector (and imbiber) of single-malt scotch. A native of upstate New York and graduate of Penn State, Chris lives in Dallas with his wife Heather and their daughter and twin sons, all teenagers (hence the scotch).

To purchase tickets, Click here. 

 

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

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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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2018-2020 Board Nominating Committee Open Meeting
Jan
18
2:00 PM14:00

2018-2020 Board Nominating Committee Open Meeting

AAF-H Board of Directors

Call for Nominations Open Meeting for

2018-2020

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.

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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
 

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Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Houston Media Classic 2017 Benefiting AEFH

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.

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Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Houston Media Classic Reunion

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. 

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Oct
18
11:30 AM11:30

October Creative Thought Leadership Series: Ricardo Palomares

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. 

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Sep
20
11:30 AM11:30

September Creative Thought Leadership Series: Paul W. Hobby

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.

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Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

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.”

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Aug
16
11:30 AM11:30

August Creative Thought Leadership Series: Hugh Hargrave Photographer

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.

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Jun
21
11:30 AM11:30

Creative Thought Leadership Series: Houston Astros VP of Marketing

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.

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Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

New Houston Committee Kickoff

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 tony@lopeznegrete.com to get involved. 

 

 

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