AAFCLE Now Accepting 4 Under 40 Nominations

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AAF-Cleveland is now accepting nominations for the David Stashower/4 Under 40 Class of 2018.  Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:

– Giving back to the community

– Going above and beyond for their company

– Commitment to the club and/or industry

– Involvement in mentorship and/or education

Nominations will be accepted through April 15, 2018 and must be submitted in essay form. 

AAFCLE Announces RFP Process For Public Service Media Program

In 2011, the AAF-Cleveland Board of Directors launched a new public service project designed to provide local non-profit organizations with an exceptional opportunity to maximize their media budget at a minimum 3-to-1 return on investment.

Non-profits are invited to participate in the program based their non-profit status, mission and many contributions to our community.

AAFCLE Names New Director

TJ SalopekThe AAF-Cleveland Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of TJ Salopek as a director.

TJ has been in the digital marketing space for 9 years.  Currently, TJ is the Executive Director of Digital Sales & Strategy for Viamedia, where he serves as the chief digital consultant and product expert. 

AAFCLE Celebrates The ADDYS

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Over 330 of Cleveland’s creative class enjoyed a great evening of creative artistry at the 2017-18 AAF-Cleveland ADDY Awards Show at the Music Box Supper Club.  AAFCLE awarded over 75 awards including Judges Choice and Best of Show.  Brokaw took home the most awards with 9 including 4 Gold and a Judges Choice Award. 

Latest AAF Government Affairs Report

Here’s the latest from Clark Rector, EVP, Gov’t Affairs at AAF.

  • Tax Bill Leaves Advertising Alone
  • DTC Advertising Deductibility May be Threatened
  • Ad Tax Introduced in Oklahoma
  • FDA Issues Advertising Guidance
  • FTC Releases Report on Native Advertising
  • DAA Summit AnnouncedRead more here

AAFCLE Quick Links – News From Around The Industry

Each week, AAF-Cleveland will post Quick Hits on our Portfolio blog.  Our goal is to give our members a snapshot of the people, shops and brands that are making news in a concise format.  You’ll be able to keep up on your industry without going to multiple places on the web.

AAFCLE Announces Next Women In Advertising Program


Having it All? Balancing Work & Motherhood in the Professional World. 

In our fast-paced world taking time away from the office to tend to family matters can be difficult.  Balancing time away from the office with client needs in a 24-hour a day industry such as advertising can be tricky.  

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.