Entries by Christian Schmid

Event Wrap-Up: LinkedIn with Cindy Hagemann

We want to extend a big “Thank You!” to Cindy Hagemann for leading this event. Take a look at her tips for optimizing your LinkedIn profile. Tip: Turn off your notifications to your connections: Profile photo icon at top of profile page = Settings & Privacy = Privacy = Sharing Profile Edits (change to NO) […]

Tax Reform: Draft Letter Against Advertising Tax

Please use this draft letter for advocating no change to the tax treatment of advertising in the proposed tax reform bill. This letter uses text from letters signed by House and Senate members (sent to both the House Speaker and the Senate Majority and Minority leaders) and copy to make it more appropriate from a […]

AAF Alert – Tax Reform Update

Clark Rector, Jr., Executive Vice President of Government Affairs AAF Alert – Tax Reform Update House Republicans have released their comprehensive tax reform plan, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill as introduced did not include any limitations on the deduction for advertising expenses. While this is very good news for consumers and the advertising industry, the threat is […]

Government Relations: Advertising Deductibility

AAF Colleague: Thank you to everyone who contacted their Representatives and Senators after my previous alert on tax reform. I am writing to once again ask for your help. Senators John Boozman, R-Ark. and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc. have co-authored a bipartisan letter to the Senate leaders urging them to maintain the tax treatment of advertising as a […]

Event Wrap-Up: Morgan Richards of Cox Automotive

We were privileged to have Morgan Richards, Senior Manager of Research at Cox Automotive join us for our club luncheon on September 21. Cox Automotive holds more than 20 companies, the two most recognizable of which are Kelly Blue Book and AutoTrader, the group’s only consumer-facing organizations. Cox Automotive primarily provides services and solutions to […]

Event Wrap-Up: Mitch West of Nexstar Media Group

Mitchell West, Regional Director of Nexstar Media Group, spoke to the club today about digital content marketing trends, mobile marketing, the Internet of Things, and much more. To listen to the full audio from today’s program or download the speaker’s presentation, click play below. Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to our animal advocacy public […]

Job Opening – Account Executive

Account Executive Opportunity The Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia We are seeking a dynamic professional to join the sales team of the region’s leading business-to-business publication, The Business Journal of Tri-Cities TN/VA. This is a base plus commission position and is a great fit for a seasoned business professional with a high level of verbal, […]

Event Wrap-Up: AAF 101

Today, in our first program of the fiscal year, we inducted our 2017-2018 board (pictured above). We also conducted an AAF 101 panel. Here are some of the FAQs our veterans answered for the group today: What are the benefits of AAF at the local and national levels? Personal benefits: By getting involved with the […]

Job Opening – Director of Public Relations

Creative Energy is a full-service advertising, digital and public relations firm with a 25- year history of leadership. The company specializes in the food, building materials, financial and tourism industries. We are in search of a public relations leader with a history of great storytelling in print, digital, social and trade environments. The director of […]

Event Wrap Up: Pal’s CEO Thom Crosby

Thank you to Pal’s for hosting our March 24th lunch at their corporate headquarters in Kingsport! A big thank you also goes out to Tony and Teresa Treadway of Creative Energy for convincing Thom to host. Pal’s has been a Creative Energy client for over 25 years – a tremendous partnership that’s very different from most food/agency […]