Honorees Announced for the 68th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame

Elected by the Advertising Hall of Fame’s distinguished Executive Committee and Council of Judges, the American Advertising Federation announced this year’s “magnificent seven”, the Class of 2017, to be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame.

The Advertising Hall of Fame recognizes the most accomplished and legendary figures in advertising, bringing together the industry to celebrate the Biggest Night in Advertising™.

5 to 9 – Joe Hannum, Cleveland Comedy Festival

AAF_5to9Feature_v1-page-001AAF-Cleveland exists to shine a light a light on the individuals and organizations that make up the region’s advertising community.  And we know that the brilliant, strategic work coming out of Cleveland is just the tip of the iceberg. Our 5 to 9 posts will feature work from members of the Cleveland advertising community that has been created outside of office hours.  

5 to 9 – Michelle Loufman of MML Photography

AAF-Cleveland exists to shine a light a light on the individuals and organizations that make up the region’s advertising community. And we know that the brilliant, strategic work coming out of Cleveland is just the tip of the iceberg. Our 5 to 9 posts will feature work from members of the Cleveland advertising community that has been created outside of office hours.

AAF Stands Up To FCC

The American Advertising Federation and other ad industry groups are denouncing the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed privacy rules for Broadband Internet Access Services “BIAS.”  Chairman, Tom Wheeler has released a fact sheet stating that the Commission is considering a proposed rule that would require opt-in consent to use and share “sensitive data,” a term that the Commission would expand to include web browsing and application use history when linked to a device alone.  

5 to 9 – The Hand Lettering of Lisa Lorek

5 to 9 – The Hand Lettering of Lisa Lorek

AAF-Cleveland exists to shine a light a light on the individuals and organizations that make up the region’s advertising community. And we know that the brilliant, strategic work coming out of Cleveland is just the tip of the iceberg.

Q&AAF: Rich Harshbarger, CEO of Running USA, On Event Sponsorships

Rich Harshbarger red hatRich Harshbarger, CEO of Running USA, will present “Activating Your Sponsorship” on Wednesday, September 21 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Windows on the River. This event will kick-off AAF-Cleveland’s Signature Luncheon Series. We caught up with Rich and asked him some pointed questions about sponsorships and how to maximize ROI.

5 to 9 – Lucy M. Williams of Boundary & Thorn Illustration

AAF-Cleveland exists to shine a light a light on the individuals and organizations that make up the region’s advertising community. And we know that the brilliant, strategic work coming out of Cleveland is just the tip of the iceberg. Our 5 to 9 posts will feature work from members of the Cleveland advertising community that has been created outside of office hours.

Q&AAF: Joanne Kim on the Communication Arts Advertising Awards

2e568dbJoanne Kim, Partner and Chief Idea Officer at Marcus Thomas and AAF-Cleveland Hall of Famer, was part of the nine-person advertising jury for this year’s Communication Arts Advertising Competition. The CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most coveted awards in the advertising industry, and winning entries are published worldwide in the Communication Arts Advertising Annual (aka the Bible for many copywriters and art directors.)

It’s awesome to have a member of the Cleveland ad community serving on the 2016 jury – and even more awesome that she agreed to answer a few questions about this year’s work.