Published on June 5th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


AAF of the Midlands Accepts National Club of the Year and President of the Year Awards

Pictured L to R: Megan Telencio, AAF of the Midlands President-Elect and Senior Account Executive at Lamar Advertising; Danielle Salley, AAF of the Midlands President and Interactive Designer & Developer at Chernoff Newman; David Campbell, AAF of the Midlands Immediate Past President and President and COO at Chernoff Newman; Carrie Phillips, AAF of the Midlands Communications Chair and Director of Marketing at Historic Columbia.

COLUMBIA, S.C.—American Advertising Federation of the Midlands (AAF of the Midlands) President Danielle Salley and President-Elect Megan Telencio traveled to Boca Raton, FL to accept awards at the American Advertising Federation’s national ADMERICA conference last week. AAF of the Midlands won the 2014 National Club of the Year for Division III of the American Advertising Federation for the second year in a row, and President Danielle Salley won 2014 President of the Year for Division III.

Each year, the AAF honors top clubs in eight categories: advertising education, communications, diversity, government relations, club operations, membership, programs and public service. Additionally, a “club of the year” is chosen in each division, as well as a “president of the year.” The clubs of the year are determined by the total score of their entries in the eight categories.

AAF of the Midlands placed in five categories as well as winning the National Club of the Year award for Division III:

  • Advertising education – 1st place
  • Membership – 1st place
  • Programs – 2nd place
  • Public Service – 2nd place
  • Diversity – 2nd place

“When we started the year, I knew this board and our members had what it was going to take to win this title for a second year in a row,” said Salley. “I’m so proud to see them recognized for their hard work on a national level.”

Salley was a featured panelist for the “How’d They Do That?” session at the conference, which included all the 2014 President of the Year winners. AAF of the Midlands previously won the National Club of the Year Award in 2011 and 2013.

About AAF of the Midlands

The Columbia Ad Club was founded in 1955 and is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry worldwide. By vote of the local organization’s Board of Directors, the affiliate’s name was changed in 2007 to AAF of the Midlands in order to enhance branding at the local, regional and national level. In 2011, 2013 and 2014, AAF of the Midlands was honored as a National Club of the Year. For more information, visit aafmidlands.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/aafmidlands and Twitter at @AAFMidlands.




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