Join us for a quick yet in-depth conversation!
Learn best practices & helpful tips on hiring actors / models for your next marketing project. Our industry-insider experts will help get you ready to book professional on-camera talent for your next shoot! Join us for a guided Q&A session covering topics like:
-The best local resources for booking talent.
-Benefits & challenges of hiring union vs. non-union talent.
-Which style of audition is right for your project?
Doors open at 5pm with light refreshments. The conversation will begin around 5:15. Drop in anytime!
Come see what the AAF of Greater Frederick has in store for the advertising and marketing community. Catch up with new and returning members, meet the new board, and see what to expect during the next year. You can expect to hear about other topics like:
Know in advance about events happening. We are working to bring you 6 to 12 months worth of events at a time, so you'll always know when and what to expect next. We want to see you at least once a month!
Educational events that help you succeed. What's the best SEO strategy? How do you manage client relationships? What the heck is a Photoshop and how do I use it? Our events will focus on giving you the tools that you need to be successful in your life, career, and community.
Pick from a variety of events and activities. Only have 20 minutes? Or do you want a couple of hours out of the house? You'll be able to pick from events with different time commitments depending on your schedule.
New membership pricing structure. Our membership pricing structure is being reworked to accommodate all entrepreneurs out there.
Thank you to Pizza & Pretzel Creations for providing food.
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Students, get ready for the working world. We invite you to have your portfolio and resume reviewed by over 25 local marketing, design, and communication professionals. Here, you’ll collect tips and tricks from one-on-one reviews and learn how to represent yourself in the visual communication industry.
Join us on Sunday, March 24, 2019 for the 13th annual Portfolio Bootcamp from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll Street, Frederick, MD.
Bootcamp is open to college-level students with a visual communications portfolio including: Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Website Designs yearly portfolio review is brought to you by the professionals of AIGA Blue Ridge and AAF — Greater Frederick.
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There is room for walk-in registrations. These are strictly first-come first-serve. Walk-in registrations will not be guaranteed the same number of reviews as those that pre-registered.
8am–8:20am Registration/Sign In
8:25am–8:45am Welcome Remarks & Greg Kihlström, author of The Agile Brand
8:45am–12:00pm Portfolio & Resume Reviews
12pm–1pm Break for Lunch
1pm–2pm Portfolio & Resume Reviews
We'll be introducing “Pitch yo’ Self”:
In between reviews you’ll have the chance record a pitch for your digital resume. Use this opportunity to create a professional video highlighting your skills and most importantly what makes you, you. We’ll give you the original video file so you can edit and send.
About our Speaker: Greg Kihlström, Lieutenant Governor, AAF District 2
Greg is SVP of Experience at Yes&, a performance-driven marketing agency in the Washington, DC region. He is an award-winning creative director and digital strategist who has worked with top brands, Coca-Cola, GEICO, Marriott Hotels, MTV, Starbucks, Toyota and United Nations. His latest book, The Agile Brand follows the evolution of branding from its beginnings to the authentic relationship with brands that modern consumers want."
Advertising Federation of Greater Frederick presents The 2019 American Advertising Awards on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, 15 W. Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Cocktails begin at 6pm | Awards Ceremony begins at 7pm
Early Bird: $55 | Student Early Bird: $20 (ends on January 19th, 2019)
Regular: $70 | Student Regular: $25
Unique and eccentric attire is recommended. For those requiring a hotel on Saturday, March 9, please contact Fairfield Inn & Suites Frederick at 301-631-2000. Reference “AAF Awards 2019” to receive an exclusive rate of $39 for the night. Act fast, only 15 rooms are available with the exclusive rate. The last day to book a room for one night is March 1st. Book your reservation here.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Enter Now - Professionals
Enter Now - Students
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
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Looking to get your organization noticed by the news media but don’t know where to start? This expert panel, made up of the very publishers and editors who make up the Frederick County landscape, will answer your burning questions about getting noticed by the news media. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer period.
Geordie Wilson - Publisher, Frederick News Post
Guy Fletcher - Editor, Frederick Magazine
Andrew Wyatt - General Manager and Vice President, WDVM News
Dianah Gibson - News Director, WFRE
Kim Dow - Publisher, Sass Magazine
Jingle and mingle with old acquaintances and meet new people among Frederick’s many talented creatives. Join us for a festive evening of great food, drink, and conversation.
We will also be collecting donations for the NICU and Birthplace at FMH, where many families are in need. Suggested donations include newborn diapers, diaper cream, receiving blankets, diaper bags, wipes, baby soap, and any newborn essentials.
Cash bar available. This event will be upstairs on the second floor in the banquet rooms of Brewer's Alley. $10 for members and $15 for non-members, includes one drink per person.
Presented by Lisa Gorham Creative
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Join us on Halloween for the inaugural Night of the Living Logos, a logo scavenger hunt and educational event in Downtown Frederick. Explore Downtown Frederick one logo and letter form at a time!
Free for students and members. To learn more and register, click here!
STUDENTS! You will be on display. Are you the perfect specimen?
Get ready for the working world. Have your portfolio and résumé reviewed by local design professionals. Collect ideas from our expert panel and learn how to represent yourself and your work for success.
We celebrate the past and embrace what the future will unfold with a history built upon collaboration, and human connection—this is our creative legacy. The American Advertising Federation of Greater Frederick invites you join your peers and other professionals at the 2018 American Advertising Awards. For detailed entry rules and regulations, click here.
- Snow date is Saturday, February 24, 2018.
- Cocktail attire requested.
- Dinner options to follow.
For those requiring a hotel on Saturday, February 18, please contact Fairfield Inn & Suites Frederick at 301-631-2000. Reference “AAF Awards 2018” to receive an exclusive rate of $39 for the night.
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Join AAF members and friends as we learn from the experiences and insights of our diverse panel of 2018 American Advertising Awards judges! The judges and more about their backgrounds will be announced at the event. This is an amazing group of individuals that bring an array of knowledge and expertise to all areas of design and marketing! You won't want to miss their insights on the industry.
The evening will start at 5:30pm with a half hour of networking and mingling, and our panel will kick off promptly at 6pm. We plan to have time for questions and some one-on-one interaction with our panelists, before they prepare to spend the next couple days judging all the great work our local professionals and students have entered!
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Click on this event for important details on how to enter your work in this year's American Advertising Awards.
Treat yourself to a festive evening of great food, drink and conversation. Mingle with old acquaintances and meet new people among Frederick’s many talented creatives. As we nosh, make merry and hobnob, we’ll also be collecting donations for the NICU and Birthplace at FMH, where many families are in need. Suggested donations include: newborn diapers, diaper cream, receiving blankets, diaper bags, wipes, baby soap and any newborn essentials. Be one of the first 5 people to donate at the event and receive a FREE $10 wine card courtesy of AAF-GF!