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October 10 Membership Meeting

Featuring David Meraz, Street VW in Amarillo

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at The Ortiz Center

Alternative Marketing: Intensifying Your Brand Through Community Building

(Turning Non-Profit Into Profit)

If you aren't putting your community first, they are not putting you first in their minds when it's time to buy your product! Hear how a local Volkswagen dealership in the Panhandle of Texas overcame the Diesel Crises in 2015 by shifting their focus on the needs of their community & adapting to the trends that are not commonly associated with buying a car (this can work with any product). Learn why video is more important now than ever to reach any demographic.

RSVP required Oct. 7 to rsvp@aafcc.club.


November 14 Membership Meeting

Featuring Robert Campbell, 808, Inc.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at The Ortiz Center

Making the Work Work—From Story to Telling

Coming up with a set of communication guidelines for advertising is like laying tracks in front of a moving train. Everything keeps changing. New landscapes, new technologies and new audiences have turned yesterday’s revelations into today’s clichés and, if you’re lucky, tomorrow’s kitsch.

Nevertheless, Robert Campbell attempts to lay down a few timeless tracks from the perspective of a writer, producer and director. He talks tactics for capturing attention, and how those tactics shift from medium to medium. From humor to storytelling, creative to production, working with impossible talent to working with impossible budgets—it’s everything you wanted to know, mixed with stuff you wish you hadn’t heard.

RSVP required Nov. 11 to rsvp@aafcc.club. 


December 12 Combat Merry-Okee

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at House of Rock, 511 Starr St.

Pick a song and choose WHO YOU WANT TO SING IT. We don’t care how bad your singing is, it’s for a good cause. Don’t want to sing? Don’t worry! VETOES can be purchases at the door. All guests get one free karaoke song for themselves or to make some else sing. Additional songs are $5 each. Permanent vetoes are $50.


January 9 Membership Meeting

Featuring Josh Loebner, designsensory

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at The Ortiz Center

RSVP required January 6 to rsvp@aafcc.club. 


March 12 Membership Meeting

Featuring Katie Mares

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at The Ortiz Center

How to Tailor Your Brand Experience to the Decision-Maker, The Woman

Only three percent of the world’s creative directors are women, which means the journey the female consumer goes on during an advertising campaign is designed by men for men, yet she is the one deciding to do business with the organizations for which you create advertisements. Katie will educate the audience on the physiological differences between men and women which will outline why she buys, and she will share five applicable takeaways that will impact the way you approach future ad campaigns.  

RSVP required by March 9 to rsvp@aafcc.club. 


April 9 Membership Meeting

Featuring Devon Smittkamp, Founding Partner, Glitch Creative Labs

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at The Ortiz Center

Your Brand is More Than a Logo

 When it comes to building your brand, it's important to look beyond the logo. Your physical and digital presence must be cohesive to inspire trust within your community - But that's not all! Brand building requires a thoughtful synergy of design and strategy + a healthy dose of company culture. Which direction is your brand moving and how are your captivating audience and motivating your team?

RSVP required by April 6 to rsvp@aafcc.club.