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January 2017

American Advertising Awards Entry Drop-off

January 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 N Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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Entries due January 11 at the Roanoke Higher Education Center, Room 202, between the hours of 4:30 and 6:30. Enter Now Online* *Don't forget: After you enter, your completed physical entry must be submitted on January 11 to be judged for the show. For entry envelopes contact Kym at aaa@aafroanoke.org or pick up at Anstey Hodge, 120 Commonwealth Ave, Downtown Roanoke between the hours of 9 - 5, M - F.   Get to know the judges and download the updated…

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Media Auction

January 19 @ 5:30 pm
The White Room, Blue 5, 312 2nd St SW
Roanoke, 24011
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Save as much as 50% off from local-area media packages. This annual event includes a live auction, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvre. All proceeds from the Media Auction go to continue the programs, public service, and educational events of AAF Roanoke. This event is free to attend. Click below to reveal more about each lot. The Salem Red Sox will work with the winner to customize a promo that makes sense with their marketing strategy. This package…

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February 2017

Super Bowl 51 Ads Review

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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You Make The Call

Join us as we look at the best part of Super Bowl 51. The Ads. Granted, we're a little biased when it comes to the Super Bowl. Football is the stuff around the real game; the battle for a share of the gridiron known as the American Consumer Market. Patriots of advertising take to the television screen to fight for glory with falcons of the industry. Cast your vote for the good, the bad, and the meh at lunch on…

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WVAAA: Screening Room Night

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mill Mountain Theatre, 1 Market St SE
Roanoke, VA 24011 United States
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Free

The Audio/Visual Entries Gallery There was so much great work submitted to the Western Virginia American Advertising Awards, it's impossible to showcase it all in one night. Join us as we feature the Interactive and Film, Video and Sound entries in a theatre setting next Tuesday, before the Awards show on Saturday. Wait, does this mean there's a separate awards show for media entries? No, the Screening Room Night is simply an opportunity for all of the submitted work that's…

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March 2017

Western Virginia American Advertising Awards

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Charter Hall, Historic City Market Building, 32 Market Sq
Roanoke, VA 24011 United States
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Update: Gold winners are forwarded on the District 3 AAA competition. If you won a professional Silver and would like it to compete at the next level, download the forwarding form. If you won a student Silver and would like it to compete at the next level, download the forwarding form. If you would like to order a duplicate award, download the order form. What is Cards Against Humanity? Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike…

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Small Business Marketing: 201

March 6 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Virginia Western Community College, 3094 Colonial Ave
Roanoke, VA 24015 United States
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Free

Virginia Western Community College may be out for spring break on Monday, March 6, but our tuition-free classes are in session. Join our afternoon marketing education expo to help your small business or non-profit become head of the class. Registration is free. Your registration covers digital take-home materials for all classes, so if the sessions are full, you'll have access to all of the content. Registration begins at 3:30 - 4pm, with the first round of sessions beginning at 4 and the second…

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Roanoke Valley Gives

March 15

We hope you'll take the opportunity to help us continue advertising education, our public service, and our diversity initiatives by donating to AAF Roanoke, Inc., our 501(c)3 non-profit, on Wednesday, March 15th. Learn more about the important work and community impact our programs are making on our donation page. Roanoke Valley Gives showcases many nonprofits in the region. There are more than 100 groups, and it means a lot to us that you would consider donating to our cause. We'd…

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April 2017

Lunch: Moving Movies

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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Spoiler Alert: Marketing a movie takes a lot of work. There's cutting trailers, designing packaging, finding distributors, and that's just the beginning. Based on a true story, with advertising and marketing techniques honed with the promotion of projects like Lake Effects and Wish You Well, she knows what it takes to get a movie in front of an audience. Please join us as we roll out the red carpet for Life Out Loud Films Creative Director and Producer Sara Elizabeth…

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May 2017

Beers with Peers

May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Soaring Ridge Carft Brewers, 120 Commonwealth Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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Free

Please join us on Thursday, May 25th at 5:30 at Soaring Ridge Brewery for our Beers with Peers social and networking event. Come enjoy fantastic Soaring Ridge beer, food from Ricks Wrap it Up Food Truck and a fantastic opportunity to hang out with your friends as we kick off the official start of summer!  Not a member? That’s OK! Everyone is welcome, so spread the word and bring your friends.  Proceeds from the event go to support AAF Roanoke programs…

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August 2017

Kickoff Night

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Club 611 at the Berglund Center, 710 Williamson Rd NE
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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Free

Please join us as we start the new programming year in style at Club 611, the exclusive VIP lounge of the Rail Yard Dawgs at The Berglund Center. Find out more about AAF Roanoke, our programs for the year, and learn how you can get involved in our public service events, like this year's CreateAthon. This is a great opportunity to meet the board and have some food and drinks on us. Best of all, it's free to attend. Grab…

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