AdFed News

ADDY 77 Celebrates Suncoast Winners of the American Advertising Awards

Posted Thursday, March 8, 2018

A disco ball never sparkled so bright as it shined on the local stars of advertising at AdFed Suncoast's ADDY 77 - American Advertising Awards Gala at Cinebisto, in Sarasota, Florida. It was an especially groovy crowed that gathered to celebrate the 2018 ADDY winners on Sunday, February 25th.

AdFed Suncoast Welcomes Judges to Sarasota for the Local American Advertising Awards Competition

Posted Thursday, January 25, 2018

On Friday, January 26, 2018, three judges for the American Advertising Awards will be visiting Sarasota, Florida to participate in the first tier of the three-tiered competition.


Posted Monday, January 15, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for the annual AdFed Suncoast “Ad Student of the Year” Scholarship. Local students pursuing a degree in advertising, marketing, graphic design, communications or related fields are welcome to apply. The $1,000 scholarship has been generously sponsored by atLarge, Inc. , a Sarasota-based creative agency, for

Girard named Vice President of Pearl Brands

Posted Friday, December 1, 2017

Mike Girard has been promoted to vice president/creative director of Pearl Brands, an award-winning, strategically-focused marketing agency located in downtown Fort Myers.

ADDYS 2018: Call for Entries

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017

Show pride in the best creative your agency or organization produced this year - enter 2018 American Advertising Awards.

Good news for AAF Government Relations

Posted Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled its tax reform proposal.  I'm pleased to inform you that it does NOT include any changes to the tax deductibility of advertising.

Advertising Industry Under Attack - AAF Government Relations

Posted Thursday, September 21, 2017

Congress is expected to unveil a new tax reform proposal later this month that may reduce or eliminate the advertising tax deduction. Such a change would adversely affect our industry.  We need your help now to prevent any changes to the deductibility of advertising expenses as the legitimate business expense that it is.

Now Accepting Nominations for 2018 Advertising Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Advertising Hall of Fame celebrates industry legends, who, throughout their trailblazing careers, have distinguished themselves with outstanding, nationally- and globally-recognized professional achievements; remarkable innovations that have changed our industry and our culture; and exceptional philanthropic work both within the advertising industry and in their communities.