CAF News
The Chicago Advertising Federation is pleased to announce Trish Chuipek, President, Midwest Region OMD, as the 2015 Advertising Woman of the Year. Trish is a dynamic marketing and advertising executive who excels in driving client business growth. She is accomplished at leading integrated teams within global, matrixed organizations, developing innovative brand and business building solutions, and delivering marketing ROI through advanced analytics. Trish will be honored at a luncheon on October 22. Come celebrate Trish - register now! More info.
The world is more visual than ever and 2016 will only continue the trend. Targeted ads and the continued rise of programmatic and automated advertising is defining how we receive advertising. How does one stand out and be remarkable in this landscape? Join Getty Images Director of Visual Trends, anthropologist and visual soothsayer Pam Grossman for "Made You Look: The Future of Creativity in a Programmatic World," taking place November 12 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. She will explore emerging visual trends, and share how Getty Images is identifying, tracking and helping fulfill and shape the creative needs of next year (and beyond). Click here for more information and to register for the event.
How does "Native" advertising influence your campaigns? Tony Marlow, Head of Sales Insights at Yahoo!, will share the latest findings from a proprietary native advertising research study during "Cookin'" with Native," presented by Yahoo! and taking place December 10 at the Museum of Broadcast Communication. Tony will analyze how native advertising is being defined and embraced by marketers, as well as how consumers are responding and engaging with this latest form of digital advertising. Every communication strategy is unique, but Tony will also discuss creative best practices for native advertising and how to best set your campaigns up for success.
The Chicago Advertising Federation (CAF) is pleased to announce Tony Weisman, CEO, DigitasLBi North America, as recipient of the 2015 Silver Medal Award. The CAF Silver Medal Award honors a distinguished member of the Chicago advertising community for his/her contributions and accomplishments. There will be an event honoring Tony in January 2016. Event details will be announced shortly. Read more.
The time to act is now. An advertising tax is very much on the table as a proposed “solution” to Illinois’ budget woes. Lawmakers need to hear from advertising industry professionals that an ad tax is a bad tax and must be opposed. Click here for more information and to speak out against any proposed tax on advertising.


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