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AAF Elects 2014-2015 Board of Directors and Officers

AAF_logo-1The American Advertising Federation (AAF) has elected industry executives to its board of directors effective July 1, 2014. Among those elected by the Federation’s membership at the AAF’s 2014 National Conference in Boca Raton, Florida are Rich Stoddart, CEO, North America, Leo Burnett, as the new chairman and Jim Norton, global head of media sales, AOL, as the Federation’s vice chairman. Stick around after the jump for a partial list of American Advertising Federation’s 2014-2015 Board of Directors. Read more

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Ad Council Elects 21 New Board Members

ad-councilThe Ad Council, “a non-profit organization and the largest producer of national public service advertising (PSA) in the U.S.” announced today the election of 21 new members to their Board of Directors earlier this month. Additionally, current board member David Kenny, CEO of The Weather Company, was elected Vice Chair of Media.

The Ad Council Board of Directors is responsible for providing guidance on creative strategy, media placement and outreach, as well as helping to secure funding for the organization’s operations. It is made up of leading executives from all areas of marketing, including media companies, advertising agencies, research companies and digital agencies, and is led by Debra Lee, CEO of BET Networks. Each year, the Ad Council produces 50 national public service campaigns on behalf of non-profit organizations and federal government agencies, with creative developed by leading ad agencies pro bono.

“Our new board members join us from a wide variety of industries and bring with them expertise that will be invaluable to the Ad Council and our national campaigns,” said Peggy Conlon, President & CEO of the Ad Council. “With backgrounds in marketing, advertising, public relations, social and digital media, the new members possess knowledge and leadership that will augment our campaigns. I look forward to seeing what innovation they bring to our causes.”

A full list of the new board members follows after the jump. Read more

Monday Morning Stir

-Want to block ads on the new Xbox dashboard? Here’s how. link

-Speaking of video games, Call of Duty: MW3 has surpassed Avatar sales. link

-AOL promoted Jim Norton to head of ad sales. link

-Anthony Kiedis joins Ice Cube and Jason Schwartzman in celebrating LA’s Pacific Standard Time (above).

-The Rick Perry “Strong” ad fallout continues. link