We are thrilled to announce the return of Sarah Dyerson as AAF-KC director, effective May 20.
Sarah spent the past year with the Greater Kansas CIty Chamber of Commerce as their Small Business Director. While there, she oversaw the largest Small Business Celebration in the nation. She was also director of the genKC program... Read more
If you've lived in the Midwest for any length of time, then you're probably familiar with the concept of the "Midwestern work ethic." It's an unwaveringly pragmatic and dogmatic belief that hard work and perserverance rooted in quiet humility pays off in the long run.
And guess what? It does. You don't... Read more
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates
I don't care what anyone says: everybody hates change. Change is hard. Change requires effort. Change is a pain in the ass.
And few things are as necessary on a regular basis as creating change.... Read more
As you may know, I am bat-**** crazy about the Kansas City advertising industry.
I’m a big believer in our community and will go on and on about it any chance I get. I even flew to Cleveland in the middle of a brutal winter just for the chance to spend 90 minutes telling people about Kansas City advertising.
We have a... Read more
Aaahhh... election season. So we recently announced our newly elected members of our AAF-KC, Art+Copy Club and ad2 boards. Now we're in the process of electing the officers for each group's respective board.
This past Thursday, our new AAF-KC board members joined us for the May meeting and as part of that meeting we... Read more
One last reminder that it's time to elect new members to the AAF-KC, Art+Copy and ad2 boards. These are the people who act as the voice of the Kansas City advertising community. Among other things, they plan events such as the ADDYs, Ad Wars, speaker programs, Wednesday Accelerations and much more.
Your call to action?... Read more
Our director, Sarah Dyerson, is leaving us. She has accepted a new position with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Her last day with the AAF-KC will be Thursday, May 31. However, she will be joining us at the Bulletproof event on June 7th and will be helping as we transition to a new director.
We are finalizing our... Read more
It’s time to elect new members to the AAF-KC, Art+Copy and ad2 boards. These are the people who act as the voice of the Kansas City advertising community. Among other things, they plan events such as the ADDYs, Ad Wars, speaker programs, Wednesday Accelerations and much more.
Your call to action? Simple. Vote.
On Monday,... Read more
[Photo Credit: Kari Kolts]
This past weekend Kevin Fullerton, president of AAF-KC, delivered one of the addresses at this year's commencement ceremonies at Northwest Missouri State University. Kevin is a proud graduate of NWMSU and gives much back to his alma mater. In recognition of this, he was recently honored with the... Read more
I knew the answer before I asked the question.
“Why Kansas City?”
Why had Google chosen Kansas City over 1,100 other cities to launch it’s new Google Fiber project? What made Kansas City special?
Simple. We’re Kansas City. We kick ass.
(Okay, the person I asked was much more polite than that. Please... Read more