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January 2017

Silver Medal & Creative Legacy Award Nominations Due

January 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

It’s time to nominate the best of the best. SDAF is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Silver Medal Award and Creative Legacy Award. Look around. Are there people sitting in your midst that deserve to be recognized? Nominate them today! How To Nominate Download the forms below, fill them out and turn them in. All nominations are due to Shannon Carder by January 6, 2017. You can email them to sdadfed@sdaf.org or mail them to: South Dakota Advertising Federation, PO Box 82,…

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2017 ADDYs Call To Entry

January 6 @ 5:00 pm

Due January 6 by 5pm Deliver to: SDAF 7405 S. Bitterroot Place Sioux Falls, SD Puns, mashups, plays on words, they’re everywhere in the advertising business, they’re even taking over our theme for the 2017 American Advertising Awards Competition! Now we’re calling upon you to show us what you got. “Lattice” see your best work of 2016, punny or otherwise, for a chance at advertising glory. Submit your work by January 6 to qualify. And don’t forget to join us…

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January Luncheon – ADDY Judge Panel

January 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:30am – 1pm @ The Country Club of Sioux Falls Join us for a luncheon like no other. For the first time in SDAF history we’re bringing the ADDY judges to you. You’ll get to meet them, learn about their backgrounds, and ask them questions during this ADDY Judge Panel to get a better understanding of  what makes them tick. Don’t miss it. Register Here!

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February 2017

Peep Show – Gallery Night

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 7 5pm-7pm @ Icon Lounge Join SDAF for our first ADDYs Gallery Night! Learn more about the ADDY judges and what makes a winning entry, and get an exclusive “PEEP” at submissions you won’t see at the ADDY Awards Show. Assemble your team and come check out all of this year’s submissions. The night is free to our professional and student members and includes food, a free drink ticket and a chance to vote for our new People’s…

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2017 ADDY Awards Show

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, February 24 6pm-10pm @ The District Sioux Falls, SD Join us at the 51st annual ADDYs Awards Show to honor the best of the best in the marketing and advertising industry. Enjoy food, drinks, and a shot at creative glory! Get your tickets now. Schedule 6pm – 7pm Social Hour 7pm – Heavy hors d’oeuvres and show begins   Prices Members $55 – Before February 14 $60 – After February 14 Non-Members $60 – Before February 14 $65 –…

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March 2017

March Luncheon – Sandro Miller

March 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Sandro Miller is both a fine art and commercial photographer. He has photographed national advertising campaigns for clients including: Allstate Insurance, American Express, Dove, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Nike, and the US Army. Sandro’s editorial work has been featured in The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Time, Forbes, Wired, Communication Arts, New York Magazine, and ESPN Magazine. Sandro has ten books to his credit and his work has been exhibited worldwide. For the past five years, in juried competition within his industry, Sandro has been voted one of the top…

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April 2017

Eric “Mean” Melin – Air Guitar Seminar

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Collaboration & Confidence Workshop This workshop is a one-of-a-kind bonding experience that will leave you feeling confident, refreshed, and excited, and ready to operate at your highest level! Teamwork and true collaboration can be catalyzed, and for a team to work at its highest level, these concepts must be reinforced. More than merely understanding the intricacies and precision that any job requires, recognizing that everyone in the team plays a crucial role is key to any team’s ultimate success. Eric…

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April Luncheon – Eric Melin

April 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Challenging Assumptions in Creative Problem-Solving (To Achieve Airness) For creative professionals, there’s that dreaded moment where it feels like you’ve hit a brick wall. You’ve looked long and hard at the problem, but every answer that comes out feels rote and uninspired. In his role as Senior Social Media Community Manager at ad agency Callahan Creek, Eric Melin applies appropriate brand voice and solves customer problems every day, but the biggest creative challenge of his life was the road to becoming an Air Guitar World Champion. His talk…

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