Big Wig Nominations Now Open

Big Wig Nominations Now Open

Nominate your unsung heroes of the advertising/communications world now. Nominations continue from October 9. Nominate here. Then from October 11 through 17, vote for your favorite BigWigs, and on October 27, join us at the Square Room in Cafe 4 from 5 til 8 for our Awards...
AAF-Knoxville To Host Free Membership Event

AAF-Knoxville To Host Free Membership Event

September 24 Get-Together Is Informal; Explains Value of AAF Membership Want to mingle with some of East Tennessee’s most influential advertising people–and get free food? Stop in at Pelancho’s Thursday night for the American Advertising Federation of Knoxville’s free membership event. The gathering is open to anyone interested in the profession of advertising and marketing communications, and for all professionals in the field.  AAF-Knoxville members will be on hand to explain the importance of American Advertising Federation membership and how it helps people build careers. Membership in AAF-Knoxville is affordable, and it offers avantages including: Membership in AAF national, with access to thousands of resources on advertising and professional development Networking with top professionals in the East Tennessee area Discounts on professional products and services Regular meetings designed to promote career development Discounts on entries into the American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs), the largest advertising awards program in the nation. (AAF-Knoxville has hosted this awards program locally for half a century.) Pelancho’s is located at Downtown West in Knoxville, and the event runs from 5-7pm.  We hope to see you...

Design, Advertising Associations Team Up For “Budding Creativity” Student Art Show

Student Submissions Now Being Accepted; Proceeds To Benefit Knox County Art and East Tennessee Student Scholarship Program KNOXVILLE—Professionals from the local chapters of the American Institute Of Graphic Artists (AIGA) and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) are collaborating on an art show that will feature Knox County student submissions and benefit arts programs in Knox County Schools. “Budding Creativity,” to be held April 3, will showcase submissions from students and professionals throughout the county. The show is free (as are submissions), and work submitted will be sold at the end of the show to benefit art programs and AAF’s Sam Littleton student scholarship fund. Teachers, students and professionals who would like to donate artwork can do so by emailing programming@knoxville.aiga.org. All media—painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, etc.—are accepted. This is the second annual show of its type. Last year AIGA raised $550 and donated needed art supplies to Norwood Elementary. The show, to be held in the main gallery of Paulk and Co., is free to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres and music will refresh and entertain attendees. People are encouraged to purchase student artwork, to bid on silent auction pieces by professional artists, and/or to donate money to the cause. To learn more, submit work, or make a donation, visit the show website, www.knoxvillebuddingcreativity.com. The deadline for submissions is March...