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April Lunch & Learn: Don’t Just “Make the Logo Bigger!”

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You know those big impressive wall maps with pushpins all over the place? The American Advertising Federation (AAF) is the oldest and largest advertising trade association on earth. With 100 plus years and 40,000 members strong, that’s a lot of pushpins. Join AAF-Coastal Carolinas, the local affiliate of AAF, and get connected to the advertising [...]

Protecting Advertising

AAF Advertising Government Affairs

The AAF protects and promotes advertising at all levels of government through grassroots activities. Our nationwide network monitors advertising-related legislation on local, state and federal levels. We put our members face to face with influential lawmakers. We also encourage industry self-regulation as a preemptor to government intervention, when appropriate. Issues The issues facing the advertising [...]

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As the most visible part of AAF-Coastal Carolinas, Lunch and Learn programs are educational and fun. We look for speakers that will help you improve your skills, think about things differently, and present ideas in entertaining, creative ways. These meetings are also superb networking opportunities—a place to see and be seen, to renew old friendships [...]

About AAF-Coastal Carolinas

AAF-Coastal Carolinas meets regularly to connect, create and inspire professionals involved in advertising, marketing, public relations and related fields by holding workshops and programs relevant to those interested, as well as working with students to connect them with professional opportunities. We are a non-profit organization comprised of advertising, marketing and public relations professionals. AAF-Coastal Carolinas is part of the American Advertising Federation, a national organization that promotes excellence in advertising. AAF-Coastal Carolinas is also a member of the AAF District 3, a regional division of AAF that includes South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Our membership area spans Florence, Georgetown and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina. AAF... 

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April Program

Karl Sakas – Don’t Just “Make the Logo Bigger!” How to make your clients happy without driving yourself crazy   Everyone wants to help good advertising clients, whether you work at a marketing agency or in media, do freelance work, or help internal marketing “clients” at your company. As horror-story sites like “Clients from Hell” illustrate, it’s a tough world out there for marketing professionals… but it doesn’t have to be that way! Marketing agency business expert Karl Sakas from Agency Firebox will show AAF Coastal Carolinas members and guests how... 

March Program

C. Lee Peeler – National Advertising Self-Regulation: Theory and Practice, Successes and Challenges   The US advertising industry has demonstrated unparalleled commitment to self regulation. Characterized by independent administration by the US Council of Better Business Bureaus, transparent processes and accountable enforcement across all segments of the industry, advertising self regulation is providing leadership on a broad range of issues from truth and accuracy, to privacy, to children’s advertising practices. Mr. Peeler will address the process and current hot button issues... 

February Program

There will be no Lunch & Learn held in February. Please mark your calendars for the next meeting on Thursday, March 20th.  Read More