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March 2020

AAF Speaker Series: Reza Rostampisheh

March 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Juban’s Restaurant, 3739 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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Free – $35

Back in 2016, the Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster Dictionary selected “post-truth” and “surreal” respectively as “words of the year” and somehow “gas-lighting” and “smoke and mirrors” also found their way into our daily conversations, fueling online debates and dividing us even more. This was a departure from reality and a massive shift in how we view, process, trust and interact with information. With all that has happened since, it looks like the line between real and fake is not getting less blurry anytime soon. If consumers were looking for an “authentic experience” a decade ago, today they’re asking for things much more meaningful — truth and honesty. Join us March 6th as Reza Rostampisheh of BBDO Los Angeles shares with us why it's time for the advertising industry to address the…

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April 2020

Crisis Communications During the Coronavirus

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join AAF Pensacola and AAF Baton Rouge for a webinar on Crisis Communications During the Coronavirus on Friday, April 3 at 11 a.m. David is the president and COO of Chernoff Newman, a full service advertising and public relations firm with offices in the Carolinas and Florida. David has worked with local, regional and national clients on a variety of marketing and communications issues, including crisis management. He has been with Chernoff Newman for over 25 years and previously spent 10 years in Washington DC working in investor marketing including at Fannie Mae and the FDIC. REGISTER HERE!

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VIRTUAL Student Conference

April 18
LA United States

This year's event will be held virtually through Zoom on Saturday, April 18th. We're doing a morning Q&A Panel discussion, keynote presentation, and then will be facilitating one-on-one zoom mock-interviews/reviews where students can walk a professional through their portfolio and resume to get feedback. These will be set up on an individual basis according to student and professional availability. Our virtual event is free to attend, but we're asking all that are interested to sign up below. Professionals, sign up HERE to help our students practice their interview skills and to provide feedback on their portfolios/resumes. A big thanks to our event sponsor, Brew Agency, for help with the planning and logistics of this event!

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May 2020

Virtual Happy Hour

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

As the year comes to an end, we hope you'll join us (virtually) for our final social event before the summer! We'll be playing some games, and giving away some really cool prizes in support of local efforts, including: Restaurant Gift Cards (via www.keepbrserving.com) Louisiana Shift Support Poster (autographed by designer Brad Jensen) Red Stick Together Swag (via www.sticktogetherbr.com) So grab a drink, queue up your favorite virtual background, and login for some fun with your fellow AAF-BR community! REGISTER NOW

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August 2020

WEBINAR: Compliance vs Commitment: How to Go Beyond Accessibility with Advertising and Disability

August 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

AAF Membership Diversity Webinar Series: Josh Loebner, Director of Strategy, Designsensory Agencies and advertisers are taking greater strides to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, but how does disability fit in? Learn why checking the box for website accessibility is not enough, and how you can move from compliance to disability commitments. One in four people in the US has some type of disability, which translates into millions of potential disabled customers, clients and colleagues, but many in this group still feel underrepresented and isolated even as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. When people with disabilities are not featured in advertising, relegated to an accessibility landing page, or not part of the advertising and marketing team, this lack of representation conveys a marginalized connectivity and minimal commitment.…

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