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A Letter from AAF Roanoke

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

Update: Gold winners are forwarded on the District 3 AAA competition. If you won a professional Silver and would like it to compete a the next level, download the forwarding form. If you won a student Silver and would like it to compete a the next level, download the forwarding form. If you would like to order a duplicate award, download the order form.


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

See the full list of winners.

Thanks again to our sponsors.

Nominations for Advertising Person of the Year now being accepted

You can now submit your nomination online. Visit the link below.

 

Nominate Advertising Person of the Year

AAF Roanoke honors Lindy Adams and John Anstey with Silver Medal Award

john_anstey_lindy_adams_altRoanoke, 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.

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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

2016 Silver Medal Award

UPDATE: The Silver Medal Award nominations have closed. You can now RSVP for the event on October 20.

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: sbrown@ndp-agency.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: sbrown@ndp-agency.com, 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.

2015 – 2016 Slate of Officers

President: Jamal Millner, M3:GRAFIX

Vice President: Stefanie Brown, ND&P | Neathawk Dubuque & Packett

AD 2 President: Samantha Torre, The Roanoke Times

Treasurer: Colleen Dresser, Lawrence Transportation Systems

Communications: Patrick Carrell, Anstey Hodge Advertising Group

Diversity and Education: Leigh Anne Kelley, Radford University

Membership: Jarett Henshaw, WSLS 10

Programs: Tom Field, Berryfield, Inc.

American Advertising Awards: Amy Pearman, Boyd Pearman Photography

Media Auction: Matt Brown, Anstey Hodge Advertising Group

Past President, VA Govenor: Matt Brown, Anstey Hodge Advertising Group

Secretary, Club Achievement: Tom Smigielski

Open Positions

Public Service/CreateAthon: TBA

Sponsorship: TBA

AAF Roanoke wins big at District 3 AAAwards

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AAF District 3 American Advertsting Awards have been judged and the awards are in. Winners from AAF Roanoke are:

  • Gold ADDY®: “CAUS 50th Box Set” by FourDesign / Virginia Tech
  • Silver ADDY®: “For Others” by Abandon Films
  • Silver ADDY®: “CCC Christmas Card – Rail Car” by Corrugated Container Corporation
  • Student Gold ADDY®: “Hungry Hill Farm” by Brittany Yang, Liberty University
  • Student Gold ADDY®: “Royalty” by Emily Hoover, Kelly Byers, Brianna Nissen, Liberty University
  • Student Silver ADDY®: “Dreams” by Qingchuan Lu, Liberty University
  • Student Silver ADDY®: “Hungry Hill Farm” by Brittany Yang, Liberty University
  • Student Silver ADDY®: “Feathered” by Joanna Garcia, Liberty University
  • Student Silver ADDY®: “Coho Creative Identity Package” by Courtney Hostetter, Liberty University
  • Student Silver ADDY®: “Dumbo’s Flight” by Jenna Pearce, Liberty University
  • Student Silver ADDY®: “A Walk in the Forest” by Eric Carson, Liberty University
  • Student Silver ADDY®: “Marigolds” by Shawna Hession, Radford University
  • Student Silver ADDY®: “History of Graphic Design” by Peter Mattox, Radford University

Congratulations to all of the winners! Winning entries will move along to this year’s Nation Conference in Las Vegas.

For a full list of winners, check out this article, 2015 District 3 American Advertising Award Winners Announced, on the AAF District 3 site.

For a listing of the Western Virginia Advertising Awards, check out the winners book on ISSUU.