On Saturday, June 4, the American Advertising Federation – Baton Rouge club was named Division III Club of the Year at the AAF National Convention in San Diego, Ca. The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 industry professionals across the nation. AAF-BR was one of 200 ad clubs competing for this honor.
In addition AAF-BR President, Jason Feirman, was named National AAF Division III Club President of the Year. Feirman is Publications Director for LSU Athletics.
“This recognition represents the relentless effort of our board of directors, their volunteer committees, AAF students and most importantly the members of our organization,” said Feirman. “For decades a foundation of excellence has been established by our past presidents and previous leaders making it possible for Baton Rouge’s chapter to flourish at the national level.”
The organization also won six first-place awards and two second-place awards at the district level, where they were named District 7 Club of the Year and Club President of the Year.
Local advertising agencies also received high honors at the AAF national ADDY® competition. A Gold ADDY® award went to MESH, and a Silver ADDY was awarded to Rockit Science Agency. The ADDY® Awards honor excellence in advertising and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry. The competition begins at the local level and proceeds to one of 14 regional competitions. Those winners proceed to the national finals.
AAF National Club Achievement
2nd place Membership – Becky Sadler
2nd place Programs – Hunter Territo
2nd place Government Relations – Kelley Criscoe
3rd place in Diversity/Multicultural Initiatives – Orhan Mc Millan
3rd place Public Service – Orhan Mc Millan
3rd place Operations – Jason Feirman
National Club of the Year – Division III – AAF-Baton Rouge (tied with Raleigh-Durham)
National Club President of the Year – Jason Feirman, AAF-Baton Rouge
NATIONAL AAF: DIVISION III CLUB OF THE YEAR FROM AAF-BATON ROUGE
4 Time Winners
1994-1995 Karen Gaupp-Wozniak, President
1999-2000 Nicole Duet Latiolais, President
2000-2001 Danielle Chapman, President
2010-2011 Jason Feirman, President
2010-2011 AAF DISTRICT 7 CLUB ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
1st Place Advertising Education – Brian Rodriguez & Pierre Guidroz
1st Place Communications – Theresa Overby & Marie Powell
1st Place Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives – Orhan Mc Millan
1st Place Government Relations – Kelley Criscoe
1st Place Membership – Becky Sadler
1st Place Public Service – Orhan Mc Millan
2nd Place Programs – Hunter Territo & Tiffanie Hunter
2nd Place Club Operations – Jason Feirman
2010-2011 AAF DISTRICT 7 CLUB OF THE YEAR
First Place – AAF Baton Rouge
2010-2011 AAF DISTRICT 7 PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR
Jason Feirman, AAF Baton Rouge