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August 2015

Aug 5
August 5
Former Drake PR Professor Dies

Well known Drake Public Relations professor Rhonda Menke Haas passed away on Tuesday, August 5. She was an instructor and advisor to many students who have become working professionals in Des Moines and beyond. 


July 2015

Jul 31
July 31
Government Relations Report - July
  • Tax Reform Unlikely Soon
  • Ad Industry Preparing for Possible Tax Fight in Illinois
  • IWG Language in Appropriation Bills
  • San Francisco Sued Over Ad Warnings
Jul 27
July 27
Judy Foston and Michael Johnson Join IAE Advisory Council

Wally Snyder, Executive Director of the Institute for Advertising Ethics, announced two new members of its Advisory Council.  Judy Foston, President and Founder of Foston International Inc., Houston, and Michael Johnson, Senior Copywriter, Bailey Laurerman, Omaha, joined the Council of advertising professionals and academics charged with overseeing the Institute’s planning and program initiatives. 

Jul 27
July 27
University of Northern Iowa Wins District 9 National Student Advertising Competition

Congratulations to the University of Northern Iowa on their win at the 2015 District 9 National Student Advertising Competition. They beat out six other district schools for the chance to move on to the semi-finals and, hopefully, the finals at ADmerica.

Jul 1
July 1
AAF Announces 2016 National Student Advertising Competition Sponsor, Snapple

Partnering with another iconic American brand, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) is excited to announce Snapple as the corporate sponsor for the 2016 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC).


June 2015

Jun 15
June 15
University of Oregon Wins 2015 AAF National Student Advertising Competition for Pizza Hut Campaign

Challenged to develop a comprehensive national advertising campaign urging customers to use digital tools to order their next pizza from Pizza Hut, the University of Oregon was selected as the winner of the 2015 AAF National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), beating out more than 140 AAF college chapters from across the country.


April 2015

Apr 28
April 28
Don't Choke off Revenue for Broadcasters, Print Media, and the Internet

Below is a  call to action on a letter to the House Leadership from Reps. Eliot Engel and Kevin Yoder. The two Congressmen offered to lead this letter supporting the current deduction for the cost of advertising. We are grateful for this support from Members who are not on the Committee on Ways and Means.

The NAB and Tax Coalition, which includes the AAF , have asked for help to seek as many additional signatures from House Members who are not on the Ways and Means committee as we can gather before sending it to the Leadership.  

Please join us in contacting local congressional offices to sign this bipartisan letter.

Apr 9
April 9
District 9 AAA Winners

Congratulations to our AAF of Des Moines members who won District 9 AAAs!The gold winners will be forwarded to compete at Nationals in Las Vegas in June.

Apr 6
April 6
Media Auction Now Open! April 6 - 24

AAF of Des Moines is once again conducting a media auction in Central Iowa! The Media Auction is your opportunity to get big discounts on advertising space in print, radio, television, outdoor and online ads while uncovering new prospects and clients. Learn more.


March 2015

Mar 19
March 19
2015 Spring Membership Drive

There are many reasons to get your peers to join AAF of Des Moines. The events. The industry insights. And now - there's a $25 cash reward per new member you bring us during our Spring Membership Drive, March 19 through May 31.

Plus, when you help us grow our membership, we'll also enter you into our grand prize drawing for a chance to win two nights at the De Luxe Hotel and dinner for two at a downtown restaurant. Start recruiting today - for your wallet, for your peers and for the good of the club. Read the rules and regulations here. 

Join today!

Mar 3
March 3
2015 Legislative Breakfast

The eighth annual AAF Legislative Breakfast took place on Tuesday, March 3. See attachment for more information on the current issues at hand. 

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