It was great to see so many of you at Think to Ink last week. It was an inspiring and educational day with great networking opportunities. A huge THANK YOU to Cedar Graphics for hosting this event for the third year.
Membership letters are in the mail. You’ll notice a new option this year that allows corporate members to become a yearly sponsor of AAF:CR-IC programs and events. Details on pricing and benefits are included in the renewals. If you have questions, please contact Matt Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also encourage anyone new to the area or to the industry to consider becoming an AAF:CR-IC member. Direct them to the membership page on our website.
As always, thank you for your continued support and engagement with AAF:CR-IC.
Ad Hop returns
Our next event is an Ad Hop social at de Novo Marketing in Cedar Rapids on October 12 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Stop by, tour the office and socialize with other members of the local marketing and advertising community. The event is free and open to AAF:CR-IC members and their guests.
Coming soon: Graphic Means
I’m very excited to announce that on Nov. 14, AAF:CR-IC will present Graphic Means, a documentary that explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s – from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF. Students – take the opportunity to learn the history of your trade and how it was done in the “old days.” Those that are more experienced may enjoy the walk down memory lane. Learn more about the film and check out the trailer.
This event will be held at the Cedar Rapids Public Library and is FREE for AAF:CR-IC members. Non-members can attend for $10. Registration information will be coming soon.
Save the date!
Planning is underway for our 50th Annual American Advertising Awards. Mark these dates on your calendar and keep an eye out for more details coming soon.
Thursday, November 2nd: Call for entries opens.
Saturday, February 17th: Awards Gala at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.
Thank you for being part of the AAF:CR-IC community. I hope to see you soon at an upcoming AAF:CR-IC event.