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April 2016

Lunch: David Oakley

April 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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David Oakley is the founder and creative director of BooneOakley. He built the agency by helping brands tell their stories in ways that get noticed, talked about and shared. David has won most every top creative award in the ad business, but he is most proud of his 1973 Little League MVP. He lives in Charlotte. RSVP for this event

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May 2016

Roanoke Business Summit – Media Buying Workshop

May 10, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Virginia Western Community College, 3094 Colonial Ave
Roanoke, VA 24015 United States
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AAF Roanoke has partnered with the Roanoke Regional Chamber to present a workshop seminar at the upcoming Roanoke Business Summit on May 10th, 2016. Phillip Oakley, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Common Giant of Winston-Salem, NC, will host our three concurrent morning Media Buying workshops. The Media Buying workshops will focus on the importance of creating top-of-mind awareness for brands, the role of media in creating and communicating brand messages, understanding your target audience, and preparing a media budget that…

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Lunch: Making Communities Cool

May 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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Ben Muldrow is a partner in the urban planning firm Arnett Muldrow & Associates. Based out of Greenville, SC, Arnett Muldrow specializes in downtown master planning, economic development, and community branding. The firm helps communities develop a unique brand identity through a collaborative design process. Arnett Muldrow’s expertise as planners and marketing professionals helps them understand the challenges a community faces with communication and projecting a positive identity. To date, Arnett Muldrow has designed brand systems and market positions for…

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August 2016

Summer Cook-In with FPS Café

August 10, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FPS Café, 611 S. Jefferson St.
Roanoke, VA 24011 United States
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Free

Join us this summer as we picnic with FPS Café. We'll be sampling the menu in true summer fashion – in the air-conditioned first floor of the Patrick Henry. We hope you'll come meet the incoming AAF Roanoke board and hear a little about what we have planned for the next year. There will be lots of great people and delicious food and drinks that will give you a taste of what we're about.

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September 2016

Side Effects: Life in Pharmaceutical Advertising

September 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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Advertising life can be rough. That's why we've asked Eric Jay Sonnenschein, Pharmaceutical Advertising Copywriter and Author of the novel Ad Nomad: The Case of Dane Bacchus, to join us for lunch and share stories from his life in advertising. It's just what the doctor ordered. SIDE EFFECTS can cause serious side effects. Rarely reported side effects include: creative block that will not go away. If you have creative block that lasts more than 4 hours, get art direction right away. If it is…

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October 2016

Silver Medal Award

October 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Charter Hall, Historic City Market Building, 32 Market Sq
Roanoke, VA 24011 United States
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The Silver Medal Award, AAF Roanoke's highest honor for lifetime achievement, will be presented this year on October 20. We hope you'll plan to attend as we celebrate local advertising's finest. Tickets include heavy hors d'oeuvre and drinks. Powered by Eventbrite

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November 2016

Lunch: New Heights with Airport Advertising

November 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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With hundreds of thousands of people flying every day, airports become the perfect staging ground to get your message out to a diverse audience. Join us as we welcome Lorraine Wilson, Senior Marketing Consultant for Clear Channel Airports down from Allentown, PA to talk about the business of airport advertising, show some examples of creative and effective ads, and showcase the advertising going on at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. Free for Members. RSVP today! Presented in conjunction with Clear Channel Airports.…

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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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