BRIEFLY

The AAF West Michigan blog and your guide to advertising news and events

Silver Medal Award Presentation

Winners don’t just win ‘the gold.’ The AAF Silver Medal Award was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and...

Creative Crawl 2017

Creative Crawl 2017 is coming to bring the advertising students and professionals of Grand Rapids together for a night of "gamified" networking. Themed after the board game "King of Tokyo," four professional agencies in town will become the monsters for students to...

Ads & Ales | February 22

Show up. Drink up. Cheer up. WHERE Grand Rapids Brewing Company 1 Ionia Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 WHEN Wednesday, February 22 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Come out February 22 for Ads & Ales!It’s time for West Michigan creatives to hang out, talk shop, and clink...

Ads & Ales | November 2016

It’s that time: Beer-thirty. WHERE Grand Rapids Brewing Company 1 Ionia Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 WHEN Wednesday, November 30th 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Come out November 30th for Ads & Ales!It’s time for West Michigan creatives to hang out, talk shop, and clink...

Ads & Ales | October Networking Event

It’s that time: Beer-thirty. WHERE Grand Rapids Brewing Company 1 Ionia Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 WHEN Wednesday, October 26th 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Come out October 26th for Ads & Ales! It’s time for West Michigan creatives to hang out, talk shop, and clink...

Ads & Ales | September Networking Event

It’s that time: Beer-thirty. WHERE Grand Rapids Brewing Company 1 Ionia Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 WHEN Wednesday, September 28th 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Come out September 28th for Ads & Ales! It’s time for West Michigan creatives to hang out, talk shop, and...

The Business of Sports Luncheon | June 16th

Join us for a ballpark lunch to learn more about how marketers are using cutting-edge technology to build winning sports teams as well as capitalize on the ardor of their customer base to grow revenue sources and take advantage of this passionate, evangelical...

Re-Shaping Brand Attitudes| April 13th

Join AdFed for a presentation by Shannon Kennedy, the U.S. Marketing Director at Hush Puppies, a division of Wolverine Worldwide. Hush Puppies is a global brand, a household name and a cultural icon, which inspires happiness from the shoes up. At Hush Puppies, Shannon...

Ads & Ales | December 9th

It's that time: Beer-thirty. Join us for Ads & Ales! It's time for West Michigan creatives to hang out, talk shop, and clink glasses at a local pub. All over 21 years old are welcome. Admission is FREE! (Drinks and Food on you.) You still have to register because...

Roadblocks: Late Nights, Stellar Spirits, and Lessons Learned on the Long Road|December 2nd

For Long Road Distillers, Josh Kulchar (designer) and Adam Barr (copywriter) took on the task of developing the brand for Grand Rapids’ first ever craft distillery. They also took on a few challenges along the way. Come enjoy some Long Road cocktails and hear stories from Josh and Adam as they walk you through the journey, the strategy, and all the lessons learned along the way.
WHERE
Long Road Distillers, The Rickhouse
537 Leonard St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
WHEN
Wednesday, December 2nd
5:30PM – 7:30PM (EST)

Sign up today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roadblocks-late-nights-stellar-spirits-and-lessons-learned-on-the-long-road-tickets-19529614603

Tapping the Millenial Mind

With Founders VP of Marketing, Trent McCurren ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Trent joined Founders Brewing Company as Vice President of Marketing in February of 2015 where he leads internal and external marketing resources and focuses on national brand strategy.  Trent joined New...