AAF Roanoke has been the victim of a larger embezzlement scheme involving a former member of our board.
We have reported the incident to the authorities, and are cooperating with all local and state agencies during the investigation.
We were both shocked and saddened that a longtime member of our board would commit such a criminal act, but are committed to navigating through this legal process, however lengthy, and recovering the strong financial footing of our organization.
We value our members, sponsors and industry partners and want to assure you that we are taking steps to ensure such an act will not happen again.
AAF Roanoke’s public service, diversity and educational programs will continue to serve our region. Our board is strong and determined to recover. In addition, we have been fortunate to have support at our AAF District and National levels.
AAF Roanoke would like to thank our members and community for your ongoing support and understanding during this challenging time.
Winners Announced for 2017 Western Virginia American Advertising Awards
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Western Virginia Advertising Awards Gala. It was a spirited celebration of you, your work, and your contributions to our industry.
And thank you to all who entered, without your work and your pride for the creative you develop there would be no awards. The Best of winners represent the top prizes in our local industry. Golds will automatically be sent to districts and silvers can be forwarded by the entrant. All winning entries can advance to districts and some will even find their way to Nationals in New Orleans, LA.
Congratulations again to all our winners. Keep being “horrible.”
Howard Packett Award for Creative Excellence (Best of Show)
Access, IOV I’m Just a Custom for Inorganic Ventures
Best of Print
ndp, Universal Fibers Aloe for Universal Fibers
Best of Interactive
NewCity, Cleveland Institute of Music Website
Best of Film, Video, and Sound
Access, IOV I’m Just a Custom for Inorganic Ventures
Student Best of Show
Cody T. Davis, GLXY EDM Festival for Liberty University
Student Judge’s Choice
Nicholas Smith, Color Chemistry for Virginia Western Community College
AAF Roanoke honors Lindy Adams and John Anstey with Silver Medal Award
Roanoke, Va. (October 24, 2016) – AAF Roanoke recognized Lindy Adams and John Anstey with the American Advertising Federation’s highest honor, the Silver Medal Award, at a ceremony on Thursday, October 20.
The Silver Medal Award was established by the American Advertising Federation in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.
Silver Medal recipients have achieved success within an advertising agency, or as an advertiser, media or advertising service. They demonstrate outstanding creative ability and a consistent, high degree of original thinking in their field. Silver Medal recipients have worked to increase the stature and raise the standards of the advertising profession. Finally, they contribute to their community by being active in civic, religious, or other groups dedicated to human or social welfare.
Lindy Adams has been a fixture in the Roanoke advertising community for many years. Through the years, there were many times that Lindy served as the glue that held the AAF together. Along the way, she worked in both media and on the agency side, and today is President of System4 Advertising. The body of work in her career demonstrates dedication to craft and community.
Committed to public service, John Anstey has made an indelible mark on the community by contributing pro bono work for numerous area nonprofit organizations. His company, Anstey Hodge, has a national footprint in senior living marketing. He is a successful developer, and a dedicated father and husband.
This was the first time in AAF Roanoke’s history that two Silver Medal recipients were honored in one ceremony. In addition, this year also marks 50 years since AAF Roanoke’s very first Silver Medal was awarded. The first recipient was John Will Creasy, a legend in advertising, culture, and public service in our region.
About AAF Roanoke
Founded in 1958, the American Advertising Federation, Roanoke Chapter, is Roanoke’s only professional organization devoted entirely to the business of advertising. Professionals in the areas of graphic design, marketing, TV and radio, photography, printing, web design and more, come together to represent a diversity of companies from our community.
See below for the presentation videos.
2016 – 2017 Slate of Officers
If you would like to express your interest in volunteering for this new year, please let us know via email.
2016 – 2017 Slate of Officers
President: Stefanie Brown, ndp
Vice President and Membership: Jarett Henshaw, WSLS 10
AD 2 President: Aaron McDowell, WSLS 10
Treasurer: Colleen Dresser, Lawrence Transportation Systems
Communications: Patrick A. Carrell, Anstey Hodge Advertising Group
Education: Leigh Anne Kelley, Radford University
Diversity and Past President: Jamal Millner, M3:GRAFIX
Programs: Tom Field, Berryfield, Inc.
American Advertising Awards: Kym Davis, Fink’s Jewlers
Media Auction: Matt Brown, Anstey Hodge Advertising Group
Secretary, Club Achievement: Tom Smigielski, ndp
Public Service: Corrie Prater, Honeytree Early Learning Centers
Government Relations: Cindy Rawlins, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
The American Advertising Federation of Roanoke is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Silver Medal Award. This is the AAF’s highest honor awarded for Lifetime Achievement and is given in recognition of an individual’s outstanding contributions to the advertising profession.
To nominate a qualified individual, please report a detailed overview of the following criteria in the appropriate form field below. The deadline for nominations is June 17.
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To date, AAF Roanoke has awarded the Silver Medal to 33 individuals since it’s inception in 1966. Here are all of the Silver Medal Award recipients to date.
2015 – Todd Marcum
2010 – Tony Pearman
2009 – Terri Jones
2007 – David Hodge
2006 – Richard Boyd
2003 – Robin Chalkley
2002 – Sandy Murray
2001 – Freda Carper
2000 – Greg Vaughn
1991 – Jim Webster
1990 – Howard Packett
1989 – Jan Wilkens
1988 – Larry Bly
1987 – Don Foutz
1985 – Julie McDowell
1984 – William B. Houck, Sr.
1983 – Fred Mugler (Frelantz)
1982 – Mamie Vest
1981 – Dick Burton
1980 – Dale Poindexter
1979 – Claude Harrison
1978 – Wiley Wright
1977 – Herb Weaver
1976 – Burt Levine
1975 – Jerry Conrad
1974 – Bill Snider
1973 – Gordon LeGarde
1972 – John Harkrader
1971 – Cecil Edmonds
1970 – Chuck McKeever
1969 – C.B. Houck
1968 – Clay Ferguson, Jr.
1967 – Shields Johnson
1966 – John Will Creasy
AAF Roanoke Announces 2015 CreateAthon Recipients
Ten Roanoke and New River Valley nonprofit organizations will be the beneficiaries of free marketing and creative services provided by the American Advertising Federation – Roanoke (AAF Roanoke) in its 6th CreateAthon® event. This 24-hour work-around-the-clock event will begin on Saturday, October 17th.
Organizations selected as CreateAthon clients this year include: The Rescue Mission, Bradley Free Clinic, Blue Ridge Literacy, Total Action for Progress, Old Southwest, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia, Feeding America of Southwest Virginia, Prevention Council of Roanoke County, Roanoke Emergency Medical Services, Inc. and Downtown Christiansburg, Inc.
AAF Roanoke received a large number of applications from nonprofits across the Roanoke and New River Valley regions. “This is one of the most difficult tasks we have all year,” said Jamal Millner, AAF Roanoke, President. “The nonprofit community in Roanoke is outstanding, and choosing which applicants to accept is a painstaking process. We want to do what we can to help all the nonprofits succeed.”
In the 5 years prior, AAF Roanoke’s CreateAthon event and its volunteers have provided more than half a million dollars worth of creative services to local nonprofit businesses. Since 2002, 99+ agencies and creative groups in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico have held CreateAthon events in their cities. The effort has benefited over 1,300+ nonprofit organizations with 3,500+ projects valued at over $16.5 million. For more information on the program, please visit the web site at www.createathon.org.
For additional information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact AAF Roanoke Vice President and Public Service Chair Stefanie Brown: email@example.com, 540.397.3651. To volunteer your expertise, please visit www.aafroanoke.org/signup.
CreateAthon 2015 is October 17!
For 24 hours straight starting October 17, at 10:00 a.m., local creative volunteers will once again converge on Virginia Western Community College for AAF Roanoke’s award-winning public service event, CreateAthon®.
The pro-bono event is a 24-hour, work-around the clock creative blitz during which local advertising, marketing, and public relations professionals from the Roanoke and New River valleys generate marketing services for local non-profits that have little or no marketing budget. Volunteers work through the day, night and into the next morning to provide the nonprofit organizations with collateral ranging from websites, photography, videos, print, and ad campaigns.
In the 5 years prior, AAF Roanoke’s CreateAthon event and its volunteers have provided a total of more than a half of a million dollars worth of creative services to local nonprofit businesses. “CreateAthon is one of the most exciting things we do as a club all year,” said Jamal Millner, AAF Roanoke President. “It’s a little crazy, a little intense, but it’s a great opportunity to give back to our community and we look forward to providing more incredible work this year to deserving nonprofits in our area.”
Previous beneficiaries have included: Blue Ridge Literacy, DePaul Community Resources, Virginia Museum of Transportation, YMCA of Roanoke Valley, Rescue Mission, The Science Museum of Western Virginia, Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Inc., and Roanoke Children’s Theatre.
CreateAthon relies on generous support of volunteers and sponsors to make it a success. Nonprofits may apply for services by visiting http://www.aafroanoke.org/apply. To volunteer creative expertise, please visit http://www.aafroanoke.org/signup. Deadline for nonprofit applications is August 21, 2015. For additional information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact AAF Roanoke VP and Public Service Chair Stefanie Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org, 540.397.3651.
2015 – 2016 AAF Roanoke Slate of Officers
As spring comes to a close, so does the 2014 – 2015 Board for AAF Roanoke. We pick right back up in July with a new board. Listed below are the officers slated to assume the duties of their respective chairs for, what promises to be, another stellar year.
If you have any questions or concerns about the following list, or would like to express your interest in volunteering for this new year, please let us know via email.