AdFed News

Adfed Now Accepting Student Scholarship Applications

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 the

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.

AdFed Suncoast Announces 2017-2018 Board Nominations

Posted Thursday, July 27, 2017

This is the official notice of nominations for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors to the AdFed Suncoast Membership. If you are interested in joining the AdFed Suncoast Board for the 2017-2018 term as an active member in either a nominated of un-nomiated position, please email us at by August 15, 2017.

2017 American Advertising Awards National Winners

Posted Monday, June 12, 2017

It was an amazing weekend of June 7th at ADMERICA 2017 in New Orleans. ADMERICA is the American Advertising Federation’s national conference on advertising where our industry comes together for education, inspiration, innovation, collaboration, and celebration. ADMERICA presents a wonderful opportunity for attendees to learn and discuss the latest developments in our industry—from new digital technologies to creative content development. The conference concluded with the annual gala to announce the winners of the American Advertising Awards.