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November 2021

AAF Speaker Series – Joe Fournet: Principal, Ideas & MORE

November 5, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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Free – $35

Have you ever wanted to capture creativity? Have it stored somewhere? Or have a place to go to reignite some burnt embers of creative thought that are just not as spine-tingling as you might prefer? You’re in luck as this month, Joe Fournet provides us access to the “Creativity Survival Toolkit” whose existence is designed to make you feel creative or think creatively. You’ll truly have a unique set of tools because everyone is different. In an effort to create a safe, comfortable environment, please RSVP to attend. We will be social distancing by having fewer members per table. Masks will be required, until you are at your seat.   A Louisiana native with extensive experience in the advertising and marketing industry, Joe Fournet was Regional Manager of the Bozell Worldwide office in…

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December 2021

Trade Secrets

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curbside, 4158 Government St.
Baton Rouge, 70806 United States
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Free

All advertising industry professionals and students, members and non-members alike, are invited to join us on Dec. 2 at Curbside Burgers for the full scoop on everything you need to know about the 2022 American Advertising Awards. With this year’s continued challenges, we will once again be holding an all-virtual Call For Entries. We’ll be discussing new categories and changes to existing ones. As well as go over some best practices for digitally presenting your work in the best light.  Lastly, you won't want to miss the big theme reveal so you can get a headstart on what you’ll be wearing to the live show that’ll be held on February 19, 2022! Don’t let the Call For Entries sneak up on you! Come trade secrets with us! It's free to attend and…

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2021 Christmas Toy Drive

December 10, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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Bring smiles to the children in your community, donate to the AAF-BR Toy Drive! In partnership with Nubian Kruzers Motorcycle Club; we will be collecting all new unwrapped, unopened toys for children ages 1-12. Bring your donations to the Dec. 10th Speaker Series or make a greater difference by collecting items at your company or agency! We will come pick up your office's collection. Can't make it to the December Luncheon? You can make a donation to AAF-BR and we will make a Santa run for you. Donate Today Toy Suggestions: Ages 0 – 1 -Interactive Toys -Riding Toys -Soft & Plush Toys Ages 2 – 4 -Books (fiction & nonfiction) -Building Set & Blocks -Stuffed animals Ages 5 – 6 -Action Figures -Arts & Crafts -Lego Sets -Puzzles Ages 7 –…

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AAF Speaker Series: Giavona Williams

December 10, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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Free – $35

Grova Creative CEO Giavona “G” Williams has judged a number of American Advertising Awards in her time including last year’s AAF-BR event as the judging went virtual due to you know what. She’s coming to Baton Rouge on December 10th to share tips on how to showcase your work virtually since the judging will once again be held completely online. Get the edge on your competition by getting Ad-Mazing results with the help of G Williams.   Want to know more about G? We’ve got you covered. Over the last decade, G has worked on national and regional accounts such as; Pilot Pens, World of Beer, Cooper Tires, Urban Plates, Dollywood, and the Cayman Islands to name a few. Before starting her agency, Grova Creative, in 2016, she previously worked at O, The…

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January 2022

AAF Speaker Series: Daniel Pennington – Speaking Coach

January 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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Free – $35

Perfecting Your Pitch with Speaking Coach Daniel Pennington Daniel Pennington, author of 7-Step Guide to Effective Speaking and Nailed It! Your one indispensable guide to giving your best speech ever, will help you nail your pitch every time. Daniel has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as the Hospital Corporation of America and international clients from Canada to Australia. He has presented on the TEDx stage, as well as coached more than a dozen presenters on their TEDx presentation. 35 years in television earned Daniel awards like Tellys, ADDYs and even an Emmy nomination.

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