Entries by Jenny Kontos

Connecting the Unconnected

Thursday, June 9 11:30am – 1:00pm Main Street Pizza, Kingsport Mike Watson, founder of Heart-centric Leadership, will talk about the idea of connecting the unconnected, as this concept relates to relationships in life and design. Watson will focus on how we think when creative, how to structure ourselves and our environment to support creativity. He […]

FUSIC: The fusion of film and music

FUSIC, a concept developed by Bob Farnsworth and his team at Hummingbird Productions, is the fusion of film and music. In a broader sense, it is the fusion of anything visual and sonic. With the FUSIC approach, music and sound ideas are brought together with visual ideas at the beginning of a project so they […]

2016 Student Portfolio Review

Wednesday, April 20 Doubletree Hotel, Johnson City 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm This is a FREE event! AAF NETN invites students to bring their resumes and portfolios to be reviewed by industry professionals from around the region. There is no charge for students or professionals, and you do not have to be an AAF member […]

Event Wrap-Up: Lunch & Learn, Dec. 3, 2015

Last Thursday, George Collins, of The Magnavox Historical Preservation Association and curator of the current exhibit at Reece Museum entitled “Magnificent Magnavox,” spoke to us about the history of the Magnavox brand and its connection to Northeast Tennessee. If you were unable to attend the event, here are just a few of the interesting facts […]

Event Wrap-Up: Lunch & Learn, Sept. 17, 2015

Earlier in the fall we welcomed Clay Prewitt to AAFNETN. As Associate Creative Director at the Tombras Group, Clay has scripted and produced award-winning spots. Raised on stories at his grandfather’s knee, Clay’s now a master storyteller himself, sometimes through songs and sometimes through slogans, sometimes in many words and sometimes in very few, but […]

Exploring the History of the Magnavox Brand

Thursday, Dec. 3 11:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m. Reece Museum at ETSU 363 Stout Drive Johnson City, TN 37614 [map]   RSVP with AAF progam chair Hali McCurdy (hali@aafnetn.com). Free for members, $15 for students, and $25 for non-members. We encourage you to arrive prior to 11:30 a.m. to explore the exhibit and hear the […]

Headshots & Happy Hour

Tuesday, October 27 5:30-7:30 pm Uncorked 316 Broad St #102 Kingsport, TN 37660 [map] RSVP with AAF progam chair Hali McCurdy (hali@aafnetn.com). Free for members, $10 for non-members. Entry includes one glass of wine or house drink and appetizers. Mix, sip, mingle, take a headshot. Come join the American Advertising Federation (AAF), Public Relations Society […]


Thursday, September 17, 2015 11:30am – 1:00pm Lamar Advertising Tri-Cities [map] 2020 Gateway Park Court Kingsport, TN 37663 Free for members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students. RSVP with progam chair Hali McCurdy (hali@aafnetn.com). Lunch will be provided.   “Put one word after another until you are done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” […]

Leveraging Digital Data

Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:30am – 1:00pm Natural History Museum Annex  (Gray Fossil Site) [map] Free for members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students. RSVP with progam chair Hali McCurdy (hali@aafnetn.com) if you plan to attend as a member or non-member. Lunch will be provided.   The Digital Analytics Landscape at the American Cancer […]

10 Ways Millennials & Gen Z are Changing the Game

Thursday, July 16th 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Eastman’s Toy F Reid Center, Rm. 219 (map) + Barberitos Taco Bar! This event is free to AAF Northeast Tennessee members, $25 for Non-Members and $15 for Students. To register for this event, email Hali McCurdy. Cultural paradigms are shifting, traditional marketing models aren’t working, and new rules […]