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November
5-7, 2020

real client.
real deadline.
real experience.

Start to Build Your Dream Career Here.

Rising to the occasion like only 2020 could ask, we’re taking the 25th annual Student Conference virtual. It takes courage and passion to rise above obstacles and start your career amidst these challenges. Find your chance to rise above and build your dream here.

Be inspired. Be the wave of new passion and concepts in our industry. We look forward to meeting you!

Student Schedule

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Let’s get started! Join in and find out what we have planned for the next few days.

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ID: 827 7621 9806 | PW: 914451

Get tips and inspiration from top professionals who have been there and done that. Learn how each team member on a multi-disciplinary team contributes to building an advertising campaign. Joining us will be:

  • Marissa Ransdell (Moderator)
    St. Director of Marketing at CASPR Group
  • Aryn Bryant
    Marketing Director at (prev) Harlem Globetrotters
  • Gabriel Flores
  • Creative Director at Tippit & Moo
  • Erika Long
    Senior Account Manager at Belo + Company

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ID: 827 7621 9806 | PW: 914451

Find out who will be on your team, your role on the project and your Agency host.

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ID: 840 6492 8698 | PW: 065430

Hang out—digitally—and get to know your fellow teammates as well as plan who will be in which role for tomorrow’s competition. Meet your host agency mentor and prepare for tomorrow. Tomorrow will be an exciting day for everyone.

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ID: 840 6492 8698 | PW: 065430

Have questions before our big day tomorrow? Now’s the time to ask.

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ID: 840 6492 8698 | PW: 065430

Friday, November 6, 2020

Hear directly from the client on your advertising challenge, who their target market is and what they are looking for.

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ID: 840 6492 8698 | PW: 065430

Break into teams and let’s get started! You have 6 hours to prepare a communication/marketing strategy, concepts and media plan to solve the client’s challenge as well as prepare the presentation for judging.

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ID: 840 6492 8698 | PW: 065430

Client Brief/Presentation/Brief

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Take a break and grab your lunch. 

Jump back on, it’s time to wrap this up!

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ID: 840 6492 8698 | PW: 065430

Time to turn in your hard work. Check the Project Guidelines Packet for how to submit.

Judging will be from 3:45-7 PM. Even if you aren’t presenting, you will be in a breakout room with your team. Please be available and ready to get into the room and present. Presentations will be 20 minutes per team to explain their work to a panel of judges to be scored to select the winner!

Teams 1, 3 & 7: Zoom Link
ID: 849 5719 6850 | PW: 093137

Teams 2 & 5: Zoom Link
ID: 879 9085 1469 | PW: 160122

Teams 4 & 6: Zoom Link
ID: 828 9668 0821 | PW: 065430

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Welcome Back! An explanation of how today will go for these career building sessions.

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ID: 840 6492 8698 | PW: 065430

Get 1-on-1 advice from professionals who have seen it all in 15 minute sessions. They’ve been there, and know what agencies are looking for. Be prepared to be able to share your resume or portfolio on screen digitally.

Copywriting:

  • Brent Blair | Love Advertising
  • Joe Fournet | Ideas & MORE
  • Mark Hayden | OAK Creative
  • Dana Hewling | Bid Creative

Design:

  • Jesse Alkire | Denver Ad School
  • Patsy Balachi | Zenotica
  • Alexandria Canchola | Texas A&M Corpus Christi
  • Thomas Guerrero | TLG(The Lee Group)
  • Mark Hayden | OAK Creative
  • Dana Hewling | Bid Creative
  • Nancy Miller | Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Media

  • Crystal Gonzales | Pandora
  • Kelley Rodriguez | Love Advertising
  • Myles Rose | MMI

Marketing/Account/Strategy

  • Mark Hayden | OAK Creative
  • Stephanie Price | Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
  • Myles Rose | MMI

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ID: 840 6492 8698 | PW: 065430

Find out how the Agency Professionals got started themselves. Joining us will be:

  • Natalie Kim
    Founder at We Are Next
  • Zach Reed
    Junior Copywriter at Lopez Negrete Communications
  • Madison Scullin
    Brand & Content Strategist at Favor Delivery
  • Mike Thomas
    Creative Director at Kreadiv & Koo
  • Tina Tsang (Moderator)
    Vice President of Ad 2 National

 

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ID: 815 1824 4400 | PW: 914451

You know what to do.

Drum roll! 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners announced, with 20 minute presentation by winning team.

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ID: 840 6492 8698 | PW: 065430

Professor Schedule

Friday, November 6, 2020

Let’s get started! Join in and find out what we have planned for the next few days.

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ID: 835 7323 8039 | PW: 914451

Find out about industry trends your students should know about. Joining us will be:

  • Michelle LeBlanc | Blue Sky Marketing
  • Melvin Lewis | Gilbreath Communications
  • Elysa Nelson | Pierpont Communications
  • Sonny Villareal | Moderator | Motiva

 

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ID: 835 7323 8039 | PW: 914451

Join Catherine Burch Graham to discuss how this year has changed your classroom and the industry. What resources are being used, how to overcome roadblocks, and how to prepare your students.

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ID: 835 7323 8039 | PW: 914451

Learn about the AEFH Scholarships, Ad 2 and Internship/Mentor Programs for your students. Joining us will be:

  • Ashley Lange| AEFH
  • Guido Falconi | Ad 2 Houston President
  • Jay Hagins | AEFH
  • Kay Krenek | AAF Student ADDYs
  • Valentina Gomez | AAF Opportunities

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ID: 835 7323 8039 | PW: 914451

Find out what agencies are looking for. Joining us will be:

  • Anthony Parker Marban | Lopez Negrete Communications
  • Devin Daniel | Creative Circle
  • Kelley Robinson | Brivic Media
  • John Del Tatto | Moderator

 

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ID: 835 7323 8039 | PW: 914451

Thank You to our Host Agencies

Special Thanks to our Creative Sponsor

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Contact Us

We are to help if you have any questions or need help joining in on Zoom.

Email: advertisingeducation@aaf-houston.org
Valentina Gomez Bravo: 832.690.2603
Kate Wiggins Nilsen: 985.415.3119

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