September 29, 2010 at the River Center Join us for the inaugural Gulf South Social Media Conference! Social media professionals, enthusiasts and business owners are invited to learn from leaders in social media marketing. Keynote address by Julien Smith, New York Times best selling co-author of “Trust Agents” with Chris Brogan. Learn more at SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. BATON ROUGE RIVER CENTER Purchase tickets online here!
District ADDYs were announced Friday, April 23 in Mobile. All awards will be available to pick up at AAF-Baton Rouge’s May 7 luncheon. If you can’t attend May 7 for some reason, please contact Marielle Land Howard to make arrangements to pick up your awards at From AAF-Baton Rouge: Call for Entries Instruction Video AAF – Baton Rouge AAF – Baton Rouge Silver ADDY® Award Snapple “Bottled with Love” Alison Ruth Louisiana State University – Student Silver ADDY® BCBSLAF/Angel Award Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA BCBSLA – Gold ADDY® Award Primo Island Lager Bottle Tour BRZ Pabst Brewing Company – Gold ADDY® Award Southampton Publick House BRZ Pabst Brewing Company – Silver ADDY® Award Lone Star Beer ‘Banners of Texas BRZ Pabst Brewing Company – Silver ADDY® Award College of
On Friday, April 22, LSU’s National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team competed to represent District 7 and took home 2nd Place honors. See their award winning performance at AAF-Baton Rouge’s May 7 membership luncheon at Juban’s! On Saturday, April 23, at a breakfast honoring achievement in this year’s National Student Advertising Competition, the following LSU representatives were honored: Dr. Lance Porter – Donald G. Hileman Educator of the Year Michelle Gallien – Mosaic Scholarship $1,000 Jeffrey Noel – Jan Gardner Memorial Scholarship $1,000
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On Saturday night, April 23, AAF-Baton Rouge’s board of directors received the following Club Achievement honors in recognition of outstanding service to their clubs and our industry: From AAF District 7: Distinguished Honors from AAF District 7: Club of the Year President of the Year 1st Place honors in Division III in: Communications Government Relations Diversity Education Public Service 2nd Place honors in: Programs Membership 3rd Place honors in: Club Operations From AAF National: 1st Place honor in Division III in Public Service 2nd Place honor in Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives
AAF-Baton Rouge will award two student scholarships–one for general achievement and one for diversity–and a senior merit award at the May Salute to Students luncheon. The scholarships are designed to assist and support outstanding students who have shown significant professional promise and commitment to advertising. The outstanding senior award is designed to recognize a senior who has significant professional promise, who has shown a commitment to advertising, and who has made substantial contributions to professional and/or student organizations related to advertising. The award is open to advertising, business, communications, communication studies, creative writing, electronic media, English, graphic design, journalism, marketing, photography, political communication, or public relations students in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Students should apply by April 8, 2010. All entries will be juried by a panel of professionals. Each scholarship
Bourgeois Wins President of the Year At the AAF District 7 Spring Convention, AAF-BR was named Club of the Year in Division III. AAF-BR President Ace Bourgeois was also honored as President of the Year in Division III. The club received divisional honors in the following categories: 1st Place Club Operations 1st Place Communications 1st Place Diversity 1st Place Membership 1st Place Programs 1st Place Public Service 2nd Place Advertising Education AAF-BR hosted the District 7 Spring Convention in Baton Rouge at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. Advertising professionals from 23 federations in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee attended the convention held April 16-19. Inspired by Huey “Kingfish” Long, the theme of the convention, “Every Member a King” captured the cultural and historical uniqueness of Baton Rouge