• October 24, 2013 11:59 AM | Anonymous

    The 65th Advertising Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies & Gala Dinner will be held the evening of Monday, April 7, 2014, in the Grand Ballroom of New York's historic Waldorf Astoria hotel.

    Elected by the Hall of Fame’s distinguished Council of Judges, here are this year’s “magnificent seven” to be inducted into the Hall of Fame:
    • Bob Greenberg, Founder, Chairman and CEO, R/GA
    • Sir John Hegarty, Founder, Creative, BBH
    • Mike Hughes, President, The Martin Agency
    • Edward T. Lewis, Co-Founder and Former CEO, Chairman and Publisher, Essence Magazine; Co-Founder, Latina Magazine; Chairman, LMV; and Senior Advisor, Solera Capital
    • Jane Newman, Co-Founder, Merkley Newman Harty
    • Aldo Papone, Senior Advisor, American Express
    • Joe Pytka, Filmmaker, PYTKA
    Mike Hughes will also be presented with the inaugural David Bell Award for Industry Service, a new award being introduced to recognize extraordinary and unique contributions and service to the advertising community and industry as a whole. It is named in honor of David Bell (Hall of Fame Class of 2007), a visionary leader and mentor to several generations of advertising professionals.

    This year’s corporate inductee is The Walt Disney Company, one of the world’s most beloved companies, imbued by its legendary founder with a unique sense of optimism, creativity and innovation. Disney is the largest media and entertainment conglomerate in the world, with an unprecedented collection of amazing brands including Disney, ESPN, ABC, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm. It is one of only five storied companies ever inducted into the Hall of Fame.

    “The Walt Disney Company holds a special place in the hearts of people around the globe, and it is hard to think of another brand that has had a bigger impact not just on the landscapes of advertising, marketing, and media, but indeed on the very culture and ethos of our society. It is truly a part of the great American story,” said James Edmund Datri, President & CEO of the American Advertising Federation, which administers the Advertising Hall of Fame.

    “The AAF brings together top leaders from throughout the advertising industry to form the Hall of Fame’s Council of Judgesundefinedheads of advertising and media agencies, media owners, advertisers and members of the Hall of Fame itself. The selection of Hall of Fame members is a rigorous and thoughtful process that identifies the people that have truly shaped and defined the practice of advertising.” said Daryl Evans, Vice President, Consumer Advertising and Marcom, AT&T, and Chairman of the Advertising Hall of Fame.

    Laura Desmond, Global CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group, and Vice Chair of the Advertising Hall of Fame added, “the Hall of Fame has always represented the best and brightest in our industry, and this newest group of honorees is no exception. They have differentiated their careers through innovative and forward thinking that will continue to shape our industry for years to come.”

    For more information on the Advertising Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies & Gala, please visit, or contact the AAF at or (202) 898-0089.
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  • October 16, 2013 12:36 PM | Anonymous

    3rd Annual Ad Ghetto Block Party

    Your presence is requested at an annual celebration of the San Francisco ad scene! Drinks, entertainment, and #hashtags will be provided! Music by DJ Bob Mould and Dan The Automator, and featuring Dance Party Robot!

    For the first time, the Block Party is partnering with a community non-profit, and all ticket proceeds benefit MissionBit coding school for SF youth!

    Get here early to avoid the line, and buy that ticket now, as we sell out every year! This event is 21+ ONLY. IDs will be checked at the door.

    Hosted by: Argonaut • barrettSF • Camp + King • CIBO • Cutwater • DOJO • EVB • Heat • Muh-tay-zik | Hof-fer

    VIP Lounge sponsored by the Greater San Francisco Ad Club!

    Bars sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and Ghost Pines Wines.

  • October 14, 2013 10:30 AM | Anonymous
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    Advocacy & Action Conference

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • 8:30am–1:30pm
    McDermott Will & Emery Rooftop • 500 N. Capitol Street

    Speakers at the Advocacy and Action conference will be key players in making and implementing the laws that most directly impact the advertising industry. Speakers will include representatives of Congressional leadership as well as senior members of the tax writing and commerce committees – the two committees with the most direct jurisdiction over the advertising industry. We will draw our speakers from both sides of the aisle, as well as both sides of the Capitol. 2013 speakers included FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Ways and Means Revenue Subcommittee.

    Advertising Day on the Hill

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • 1:30pm–5:00pm
    U.S. Capitol • Congressional Office Buildings

    AAF’s unique strength in Washington, D.C. comes from being a grassroots organization. We represent all aspects of the advertising industry from all parts of the country. That strength will be unleashed as you and other conference attendees head to Capitol Hill to meet with your elected representatives. Senators and Representatives take notice when constituents care enough to come to meet with them in person. A strong showing of the AAF grassroots will send a message that further underscores the positions being advocated.

    Individual Registration: $250.00 | Register today!
  • September 06, 2013 11:37 AM | Anonymous
    The Advertising Council and Feeding America, a domestic hunger relief organization, introduced a public service campaign on Thursday to tackle childhood hunger. A TV spot this year, created by the San Francisco-based Cutwater, featured the “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie and focused on childhood hunger.

  • June 04, 2013 9:11 AM | Anonymous
    Congratulations to Venables Bell & Partners!  Intel has selected Venables as their agency to roll out the "Look Inside" campaign.  Venables will take the creative lead for Intel.  Designating Venables Bell as the lead creative agency “is part of a bigger effort to get supercrisp, supersimple, about who we are and what our brand means,” stated Deborah Conrad, vice president and chief marketing officer at Intel in Santa Clara, Calif.. “Simplicity is the order of the day now.”   Venables consistently walks away with the greatest number of GSFAC ADDY® Awards each year. 
  • May 31, 2013 12:47 PM | Anonymous

    And the Winners Are…

    Hayley Yerkes, UC Berkeley

    Khoi Phan, Miami Ad School

    Eroica DeSouza, Academy of Art University

    Photos coming soon...
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