While the general results for the District 9 ADDYs were released last week, we recently received word regarding the four Special Judge's Citations -- and Kansas City creatives took home two of them! Given that over 650 entries were judged, this is quite a feat for our Kansas City creative community.
2012 District 9 ADDYs:... Read more
The results are in and Kansas City enjoyed another big year at the annual AAF District 9 ADDY Awards!
The AAF's District 9 consists of AAF-KC, AAF St. Louis, Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals (Cape Girardeau/Paducah/Harrisburg), Joplin Area Advertising Federation, Mid-Missouri Advertising Federation,... Read more
As the 2012 Kansas City ADDY Awards fade in our collective memory -- and perhaps faded a little faster for some compared to others that night -- we wanted to give everyone the opportunity to relive the comaraderie and commendations. More photos to come but in the meantime, enjoy!
In case you haven't seen it yet, the Kansas City Star had a great article this morning about this coming Sunday's "Mad Men" season premiere. Many thanks to AAF-KC volunteer Renee Robinson for connecting the Star with our recent "Mad Women" event speaker Jane Maas. Don't forget that this Sunday is... Read more
I’m looking forward to meeting and hearing stories from Jane Maas tonight at our Mad Women event. Jane, a real-life Peggy Olson, reveals what it was like to be an ad woman on Madison Avenue in the 60s and 70s in her immensely entertaining and bittersweet memoir Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the... Read more
We received this great bit of news from our friends at KC Business magazine. Congratulations to all the extraordinarily creative and talented advertising, marketing, and communications professionals in Kansas City that made this year's list!
KC Business magazine has selected 34 of the most promising Kansas Citians as... Read more
The judging for the 2012 ADDY Awards took place this past weekend and the stage has been set for what is sure to be another stellar showcase of the creative firepower of the Kansas City advertising and marketing community.
The ADDY Awards is the world's largest advertising competition with over 50,000 entries annually.... Read more
If you've been stuck underneath a heavy rock or perhaps a precariously positioned piece of office furniture then you may have missed Creative Feedback, a podcast brought to you by AAF-KC. Creative Feedback is designed to shine a light on the many amazing creative individuals working within Kansas City and surrounding areas... Read more
Here are a few insights on marketing and advertising jobs for 2012. Monster.com reminds job seekers that so much depends upon whether companies believe consumers and businesses will have the money to buy. Economic malaise may continue to limit the growth of both agencies and corporate marketing departments.
But the New Year... 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