AAF-Houston is a volunteer organization, led by individuals who care about advancing the advertising industry in our community. And as with any organization, you get out of it what you put in to it. Members are encouraged to participate on one of our many Teams to help plan and execute the various operations and initiatives of AAF-Houston.
Looking for: Volunteers to help with sponsorships, trophies, show production, graphic design for program, more
The American Advertising Awards team is responsible for all activities related to the annual competition including local rules and regulations, invitations, judges and judging, awards, awards event, and forwarding materials to AAF District 10 and National competitions. Entry deadline is at the end of December, judging is in January and the awards event is held in February.
Looking for: Social media gurus, copywriters to help do member spotlights, e-mail list management, public relations specialists, podcast producer, more
The Communication Team is responsible for all aspects related to the promotion of AAF-Houston and it’s events. This includes e-blasts, social media, sending out press releases to newspapers, TV and radio stations. The team is also responsible for the website and branding efforts.
Looking for: Team Leader, public relations, media buyer, vendor relations, more
The Public Service Team selects a worthy 501©(3) non-profit through a detailed application process. Once the non-profit is selected, the Team will begin the process of creating and producing a fully-integrated campaign to help achieve the non-profit organization’s goals at little or no expense to the non-profit.
Looking for: New member recruiters, networking event coordinator, more
The Membership Team is responsible for recruiting new members, communicating with prospective members, and membership retention. Responsibilities include accurate membership reporting, creating member networking opportunities and welcoming new members.
Looking for: Team members to help develop and implement future mentorship and internship programs as well as Professor Resources, planning for the next Student Conference and Competition, sponsorship coordinator, more
The Education Team is responsible for AAF-Houston’s Advertising Competition and Student Conference that occurs the first weekend in November every year. The Team also maintains contact with colleges and universities in the 10th District. Plans include development of a Mentorship Programs and an Internship Program.
Looking for: Future venue coordinator, program brainstorming, more
The Programs Team is responsible for securing speakers for our regular membership meetings and/or webinars. Duties include locating and contacting speakers, making arrangements, booking a location, etc.,
Looking for: Assistance with future awards event, sponsorships
The Multicultural & Diversity team promotes the importance of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural inclusivity initiatives within AAF-Houston and the local advertising industry. In this spirit, AAF-Houston held its first-ever Night of Diversity + Inclusion on March 6, 2019, recognizing three deserving Houstonians for who are prime examples of how embracing the city’s uniqueness can truly move the needle. Along with outstanding professional success, the honorees are active in their respective communities. Although the 2020 event was canceled, plans for the 2021 event are underway.
Looking for: Copywriter/Editor, production coordinator
The Club Achievement team’s responsibility is to collect information and materials in an organized fashion throughout the AAF-Houston club year in order to submit entries in the District 10 and National AAF Club Achievement Competitions. To encourage the Board and Team Leaders to focus AAF-Houston efforts on meeting the National AAF standards in order to win National Club Achievement awards and ultimately “Club of the Year” for our division.
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High caliber speakers and great peer to peer networking events! I’m proud to be a member and glad to be part of the AAF community.