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October 2015

AdScape 2015

October 29, 2015
Radford University, 801 E Main St
Radford, VA 24141 United States
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We're in the process of organizing this daylong event for October 29, 2015, to be held at Radford University. Again, we're promoting diversity with a main focus of encouraging multicultural students to pursue careers in advertising. Last October we launched our inaugural event and it was a huge success! The program won the American Advertising Federation's Diversity & Multicultural Initiatives for Division 3, beating 11 contending AdFed clubs nationally. For more information and to register, visit daproanoke.org.

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November 2015

Jedi Copywriter

November 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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Is Yoda really a Jedi Master or great creative director? Why is Darth Vader hiding in your awards annual? What is a Padawan Learner and how can becoming one make you a better creative person?” Do lightsabers really still exist? What about light tables? Learn the answers to these questions and many more when Tug McTighe presents, “Jedi Copywriter or Everything I Needed To Know About Advertising I Learned From Star Wars.” No matter what your job title is, these…

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January 2016

Entry Drop-off for the Western Virginia American Advertising Awards

January 7, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 N Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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Room 212 For more information, visit aafroanoke.org/aaa

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Free

Media Auction

January 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 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 that you were going to buy anyway. This annual one-night-only 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 the lots. …

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February 2016

Super Bowl 50 Ad Review

February 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hotel Roanoke, 110 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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It's a big night for advertising and our panel of media pros know how the game is played. Join us for lunch as we take a look at some of the best ads of Super Sunday. Free for members. RSVP for this event Media Panelists Erin Brookshier / WSLS 10 NBC Affiliate Erin is a news producer and reporter for WSLS TV 10, who happens to be home‐grown from the Roanoke Valley and a Virginia…

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Western Virginia American Advertising Awards

February 27, 2016
Historic City Market Building, 32 Market Sq
Roanoke, VA 24011 United States
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Visit aafroanoke.org/aaa for more information. Wall Street entrance

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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
Free

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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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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