The American Advertising Federation (AAF) hosted its annual Admerica National Conference in St. Louis, MO, June 1-June 4, attracting hundreds of representatives from advertising agencies, marketers, media companies, suppliers and colleges and universities around the country.
Highlights from this year’s event include:
Helen Lin, Chief Digital Officer at Publicis Groupe,
and Jack Bamberger, Global Chief Revenue Officer at Captify, were named 2023-24 AAF Board Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. The appointments are effective July 1.
Winners from this year’s American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) were announced, with the “Hands Free” integrated campaign from Goodby Silverstein
& Partners for Cheetos Winning Best of Show.
Liberty University was
named the winner of the National Student Advertising Competition for its submission on behalf of a real-world corporate client, Indeed.
Kevin Dobbs, Executive Director, AAF District 10, was Presented the Barton A. Cummings Gold Award for volunteer service
Said Steve Pachceo, President and CEO, AAF, “We couldn’t ask for two more accomplished and unifying individuals than Helen and Jack to lead us in the coming year.” He added, “I want to thank our outgoing Chair, Tiffany R. Warren, for two years of extraordinary leadership. Through COVID and assorted other industry challenges, Tiffany never lost sight of her vision – to demonstrate the true impact of AAF’s reach within the academic, DE&I, corporate, tech and creative communities.”