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The National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team from Ringling College of Art & Design will compete in the national finals at Disneyland in Anaheim on June 5th. Their advertising campaign and media plan for client Snapple won out over nine other Fourth District schools and then in the Super Regional competition against schools against the other 14 Districts to be among the eight finalists presenting at AdMerica, the American Advertising Federation National Conference. In the D4 competition teams from University of Miami placed Second and Florida State, Third. View the team's excitement for being a finalist in this video.

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AAF Tampa Bay and Ad 2 Tampa Bay win AAF Club of The Year

 

WASHINGTON, DC, Apr. 20, 2016—The 2016 Club Achievement Award winners were selected earlier this month, awarding 46 of the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) member clubs across eight categories of entry. Winners will be honored at The Salute to Achievers Ceremony at ADMERICA, the AAF’s annual national conference, in June in Anaheim, CA at the Disneyland Resort.

The AAF’s Club Achievement Competition is designed to recognize outstanding accomplishments of its affiliated advertising clubs, showcasing the programs and projects its professional member clubs undertake each year. It was established to honor significant contributions to the AAF network of professional advertising clubs and to encourage excellence in areas of club operations that strengthen the AAF’s member clubs.

“This year, there were nearly 300 entries," said Joanne Schecter, Executive Vice President, AAF Club Services. "This outstanding work represents hours upon hours of dedicated volunteer time. The award winning work is a testimony to the successful programs and projects our clubs launch every year.”

Intended to recognize excellence and encourage high standards among industry professionals, the Competition awards local advertising clubs for their initiatives in eight categories: Advertising Education, Communications, Club Operations, Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives, Government Relations, Membership Development, Programs and Public Service. Clubs with the highest total winning scores are awarded the distinction of Club of the Year and includes the honor of President of the Year.

This year, there are six Clubs of the Year, awarded for each of the five divisions. They are:

Division 1 – AAF Louisville
Club President – Dan Dry

Division 2 – AAF Houston
Club President – Tammy Guest

Division 3 – AAF Omaha
Club President – Amanda Peterson

Division 4 (tie)
AAF Central Minnesota
Club President - Katie Sczublewski

AAF Tampa Bay
Club President – Josh St. Aubin

Division 5
Ad 2 Tampa Bay
Club President – Danielle Torres

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