Honorees Announced for the 69th Annual Advertising Hall of Fame

Kenneth I. Chenault, American Express Company; Beth Comstock, GE; Daisy Expósito-Ulla, d expósito & Partners; Steve Hayden, Ogilvy & Mather; George Lois, Good Karma Creative; Paul Polman, Unilever; Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., The New York Times Company; and Lois Wyse (1926-2007), Wyse Advertising, elected into the Hall of Fame’s 69th Class.

AAFCLE ADDY Team Secures Judges

The AAF-Cleveland ADDY Planning Team is proud to announce the judges for this year’s competition.  Judging will take place January 19-20, 2018.  Let’s meet the judges:

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Erin M. Routson is an art director, designer and writer based in Los Angeles.

Why Entering Your Creative into the ADDYs Makes Your Business a Rockstar

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It’s that time of year again where creative is due for awards shows, and your agency is weighing the pros and cons of entering. Advertising awards are a great opportunity to highlight your company’s successes throughout the year, not to mention, who doesn’t want to see their hard work highlighted in the bright lights?

February 22 Is Our Biggest Event Of The Year

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Remember, February 22nd is our biggest event of the year, The Addy’s!  Below, we’re giving you an inside look into our 2017/2018 Addy Award venue, the Music Box Supper Club.

See the Virtual Supper Club tour here.
See the Virtual Concert Hall tour here.

AAFCLE ADDYS Throwback Thursday

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Throughout the rest of the year we’ll be going back in time to look at winners and photos from past ADDY shows.

Here’s stories from 1989 and 1990 in the AAF-Cleveland News publication.

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See the stories here & here.

Here are some photos from past ADDY shows.

December Corporate Member Spotlight

AAF-Cleveland is proud to highlight the many creative service companies in NE Ohio that make up our corporate member roster.  Corporate membership in AAF-Cleveland is a great way to get your entire team involved with NE Ohio’s premier advertising and marketing professional growth organization. 

Q&AAF With Mark Bachmann, Chief Client Officer – Marcus Thomas LLC

MarkBachmann-20171121013207108In this edition of Q&AAF, Mark Bachmann shares some ideas on keeping clients in an industry known for turnover.

Mark says, “our clients are not loyal and we mirror back that attitude, treating clients like fleeting acquaintances. Even though this scenario may be true, there are ways to make sure we get the most out of our client relationships, and there are many methods to keep a client (and the agency) happy.”

Know why you have a client.

AAFCLE Names New Director

Nina Rossi HeadshotsmallThe AAF-Cleveland Board of Directors is happy to announce the addition of Nina Rossi, Production Manager at Goldfarb Weber Creative Media, as a new director.  Nina brings a wealth experience to the board and has already spearheaded our Women In Advertising initiative. 

AAFCLE ADDY Sponsorships

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It’s ADDY season and here’s your chance to support your club and reach Cleveland’s creative class.  A sponsorship of the 2017-18 AAF-Cleveland ADDY Award Show.  This year the show will be held at the Music Box Supper Club on Thursday, February 22, 2018. 

AAFCLE Adds New Director

Turner Headshot Sept 2017 1The board of AAF-Cleveland is proud to announce that Rick Turner has joined as a new director.  Rick has extensive background in marketing and event planning and will be a valuable asset to the board.  Rick is an account executive with Extraordinary Events out of Los Angeles.