November 19th Luncheon with FPRA – Blurred Lines

Join us for our November program with the Florida Public Relations Association!
We’’ll be talkin’ ‘bout them Blurred Lines with seasoned professionals representing Advertising, Marketing and PR! They will discuss the differences of each discipline, how their roles and responsibilities have changed and cross over from one area to the other and the benefits and challenges it poses. We requested Pharrell as a moderator. He said he’d get back to us, so in the meantime, Steve Shepherd, will step in.


Ryan Frankel, President and CEO
Frankel Media Group

Tom Kelleher, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
Department of Advertising, College of Journalism
and Communications, University of Florida

Nickie Doria, APR, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
UF Health Communications

Donna Winchester, Director of Strategic Communications
University of Florida

Chip Skinner, Department of Marketing and Communications Supervisor
Gainesville Regional Transit System/Public Works

Date: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Location: Sweetwater Branch Inn (625 E University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601)

Tickets are available at the door!

October 22nd Luncheon: Back to the ADDYs


Join AAF Gainesville as we go Back to the ADDYs!

Date: October 22, 2015
Time: 12:00PM
Location: Sweetwater Branch Inn

Mike Weber has turned a tape deck into a time machine to take you Back to The ADDYs. This year the famous date in the future from the movie Back to The Future is here. 2015 was predicted to be a very different world than what we experience today. The same can be said for the changes in advertising.

Past District 4 Governor and National ADDY chair Mike Weber has dug into his archives and is now ready to take you back in time to experience the best in advertising. There is a special emphasis on ADDY winners in the Fourth District and local markets. It’s work that many have never seen since the year it was broadcast. Once you experience past advertising like this, it just might change your future.

Roads? Where we’re going we don’t needs roads. Once we reach 30 frames per second we’re going Back to The ADDYs.

Purchase your ticket today! You don’t want to miss it!

AAF Gainesville Luncheon

September 24th Mixer: Brews with the Board


Your first beer is on us!

Come join AAF Gainesville on September 24th for an after hours mixer with the 2015-16 Board! We’d love to hear what you want to see and get out of AAF this year.

There will be some light hors-d’oeuvres available, as well as a food truck (weather permitting).

Event Information:
September 24th, 2015
First Magnitude Brewery (1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville, Florida)

Members $10
Future Members $15

Buy your ticket today!

August Luncheon: Looking Through the PERISCOPE





Sweetwater Branch Inn

What if you could see through the eyes of a protester in Ukraine? Or watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon in Cappadocia? While there are many ways to discover events and places, the folks at Periscope realized there is no better way to experience a place right now than through live video.

headshotCathy Hackl is helping brands from across the globe with their Periscope strategy. Come learn more about Periscope and how it’s already starting to be used in the advertising industry.

Early Bird pricing is currently closed. Tickets are still available at the door.

POSITION OPENING: Marketing Assistant at the University of Florida

The University of Florida is hiring a full-time Marketing Assistant.

For more information about this position, visit

It’s Officially Official!

AAFGNV_LogoUnveil_2015AdFed Gainesville has some exciting news! We’ve officially changed our name from the Advertising Federation of Gainesville to the American Advertising Federation Gainesville (AAF Gainesville). With this name change also comes a brand new logo!
This is part of AAF National’s initiative to create a strong brand presence across all the the clubs in the nation. You’ll see some new branding rolling out in the upcoming weeks. Our Facebook page link has since been changed to The board is working hard to get this year planned so be ready for an amazing year with AAF Gainesville!

Member Spotlight: Blu Dove Designs

Blu Dove DesignsBlu Dove Designs celebrated its 11th birthday in April serving businesses in Florida and throughout the United States with their advertising and marketing needs.

As a small team of creative and advertising professionals with a combined 30+ years of experience, we are able to provide one-on-one time with all of our clients to fully understand their business. We focus on growth with short and long term goals in mind.

We consider ourselves part of your team and family in order to help make you successful. At Blu Dove, we believe your success, your livelihood and your family all go together. We celebrate with each other, help each other with a goal, and provide extra support during critical moments in business.

This is who Blu Dove Designs is and what we care about. Family. Quality. Personal Attention. Value. Success.

When we are not in the office, we are dedicated to our community and supporting other businesses. We love to help support non-profits and charity organizations. As a team, we enjoy getting together, whether it be just hanging out or going out on the boat and enjoying nature.

Come talk to us. We’d love to brainstorm with you whether you’re another professional or business owner.

Carboys, Kegs and Communications – Adfed Joint Luncheon with FPRA

Tracy Bachmann, president of PRO iNK Communications, and Meg The Losen, president of First Magnitude Brewing Company, join together to tell the tale of the birth of one of Gainesville’s newest and most beloved brands: First Magnitude Brewing Company. We’ll learn about how the success of First Magnitude can be attributed to an incredible team, delicious beer, solid creative and strategic planning.

About Our Speakers

tracy bachmannTracy Bachmann: Marine brat…world traveler…Gainesville fanatic…design dictates most of what she does…president of PRO iNK since 2012… three wild squirrels kids…desk and car are a mess…loves to tell her client’s stories…First Magnitude’s URSA IPA is her favorite beer of all time.

meg the losenMeg The Losen: Georgia girl…mother of two…Hoya and Cal Bear…accidental entrepreneur…dreaming of cross country travel with kids…fiercely loyal…terrible cook…always missing friends in faraway places…loves the craft beer industry.


Location and Time

Thursday, May 21st at 11:30 a.m.

Sweetwater Branch Inn (click for directions)
625 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601

Pre-registration is closed.

First Magnitude April Social

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Join us for a networking session at one of Gainesville’s newest breweries, First Magnitude Brewing!

First Beer is on Us!

There will be some light hors-d’oeuvres (finger foods FTW!) as well as food truck available if the weather permits.

Pre-Purchase Below

First Magnitude Social