The American Advertising Federation of Montgomery

AAF Montgomery Events

August 15th Lunch & Learn: Shane B. Santiago - Bravely

August 15th Lunch & Learn: Shane B. Santiago - Bravely | AAF-Montgomery

Thursday, August 15 // 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Capital City Club, 201 Monroe St
$20 members // $30 guests // $16 students // $20 active military

How to Make Your Creative More Courageous

How can you continue to innovate in a crowded creative space? By being brave. Join Shane Santiago, President and Chief Experience Officer at Bravely share a few tips on how being courageous with your creative can make meaningful marketing.

About Shane B. Santiago

Shane oversees creative, strategy and implementation at Bravely. Through a breadth of experience, from startups to Madison-Avenue agencies, Shane has brought big ideas to world-renowned brands like Marriott International, Under Armour, Disney, Discovery, the NBA, Daytona International Speedway, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures, snagging myriad industry honors along the way. His entrepreneurial drive has been applied across categories including automotive, food & beverage, sports & entertainment, technology, apparel, education, travel & hospitality, financial, and nonprofits. He’s been published in top industry publications, such as Advertising Age, ADWEEK, Communication Arts and Mashable. Shane earned his BS in advertising at the University of Florida, where he served as Chair of the University’s Advertising Advisory Council. Share also is the Chair of the American Advertising Federation’s National Innovation Committee (NIC).

About Bravely

Bravely is a modern creative consultancy at the intersection of storytelling, technology and experience. Or simply, “we make cool stuff for brands.” From user experience, content strategy and technology platforms through brand development and digital communications, we work with clients as true partners as an extension of their team.

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May 16 Lunch & Learn: Mark Barry

May 16 Lunch & Learn: Mark Barry | AAF-Montgomery

Thursday, May 16 // 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Capital City Club, 201 Monroe St
$18 members // $30 guests // $15 students // $20 active military

You’ve got a lot of competition. Some of that competition has a bunch of great ideas, just like you. But having ideas is one thing and compelling others to believe in them is something very different. Once the dust settles, you want to be the one still standing. Let’s talk about strategies and tips that can help improve your odds.


Mark Barry started his career in the advertising industry as an Art Director at J. Walter Thompson. Later, he chased the money as part of UnitedHealth Group’s in-house creative team until he opened his own agency where he ran himself ragged for over 6 years. He is now an Assistant Professor of Advertising at the University of Alabama. He is the Director of Minerva, UA’s creative advertising specialization where he teaches classes in concepting, portfolio development, and pitching. He continues to provide creative consulting services during the teaching offseason.

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AAF Montgomery 2019-20 Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors

AAF Montgomery 2019-20 Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors | AAF-Montgomery

Have you ever wanted to:

• Share an idea with the world (or at least your community)?
• Be recognized for your skills and talents?
• Learn something new?
• Be in charge?
• Meet new people?
• Win an award?
• Be a part of something big?

AAF Montgomery would be lost without the hard work of our amazing volunteers! And we need individuals like you to keep the momentum going for years to come.

AAF Montgomery is THE group of passionate, forward thinking and forward moving people who make a difference. The American Advertising Federation represents the future of advertising and marketing communications through its ability to unite talented professionals not only across the River Region, but across the country as one group. AAF Montgomery is a means for professionals in the industry to gain the contacts, education and leadership opportunities they need to become the industry leaders of tomorrow.

If this sounds like you, check out our list of positions below. Need help deciding which one is right for you? Just email Kristina Turner at

Board positions available:

Executive Committee
VP American Advertising Awards
VP Education
VP Club Services

Board Members
Communications - Social Media/Web
Government Relations
Public Service
Club Achievement

April 18 Lunch & Learn: Netta Dobbins

April 18 Lunch & Learn: Netta Dobbins | AAF-Montgomery

Thursday, April 18 // 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Capital City Club, 201 Monroe St
$18 members // $30 guests // $15 students // $20 active military

Identifying Your Audience Beyond Demographics

The truth is that millennials are multifaceted beings. All black men aged 20 and below aren’t into NBA or video games. I’ll dive into the importance of understanding the nuances psychographics of your audience and how this gets brands closer to their target.

Netta Dobbins started her career in public relations working with clients such as PBS and, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. She then transited to a career as a strategist where she created fully immersive campaigns that extended from the digital space to physical activations for clients such as the NBA, Googleand Nike. Along the way, she created Minorities in Media Connect (Mimconnect) which serves as a career resource that creates economic opportunity for marginalized groups through the media industry and beyond.

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April 25 After Hours: AAF on Tap

April 25 After Hours: AAF on Tap | AAF-Montgomery

Thursday, April 25th
5:30—7 p.m. // Goa Haus Biergarten
532 Clay Street // FREE EVENT

Do you love lending a helping hand in your community through public service? Are you interested in teaching and mentoring students in the field of advertising through education? Enjoy the idea of going up on the hill and advocating for advertisers everywhere through government relations?

Well, this event is for you! Come unwind after work with good beer, networking, and AAF!

We’re looking for people who are interested in these key areas to come to socialize with us, talk about your passion, and see what kind of hands-on experience you can get by being involved with AAF Montgomery

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May 9 After Hours: New Year, New Headshot

May 9 After Hours: New Year, New Headshot | AAF-Montgomery

Thursday, May 9th // 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Alleyway Beside Prevail Union // 39 Dexter Ave.
AAF Members $10, Non-members $20

Due to popular demand we are doing a second round of New Year, New Headshot!

Join us and photographer Cierra Brinson for individual headshot sessions to get your year started right.

Each session includes:
• one headshot — color and black & white renderings
• usage and printing rights
• digital download delivered within two weeks
• professional direction & posing tips

Please RSVP to make sure we have time for everyone. Be sure to stop by as you make your afternoon coffee run!

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