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Ad Club Events 2005

February 2005 Speaker

Topic: "Outsourcing and Resourcing"
Part of the "Thinking Outside of the Box" Series
February 8: St. Thomas membership – Noon, Pilgrim Terrace Restaurant
February 9: St. Croix membership – Noon, H2O Meeting Room, Hibiscus Beach Resort

About the speaker:
James Benham is the President of JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc, a multi-national media development company with employees in Toronto, Canada; College Station, Texas; and Salta, Argentina. He has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems, both from Texas A&M University. James' company, JBKnowledge Technologies, Inc, specializes in working with advertising, public relations and marketing firms to help them manage their outsourcing process, as well as advising them on technological and complex media issues. "Outsourcing and Resourcing" will help businesses to determine when to seek outside assistance and ways to manage their resources. It will cover such issues as: knowing when you're swamped; how to evaluate the true cost of labor; and managing and selecting a vendor.
American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards Gala
March, 2005: Date and location for the ADDY Gala to be announced soon.
The ADDY® Awards are the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, recognizing creative excellence and the very best advertising worldwide. Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, the ADDY® Awards represent the true creative spirit of advertising by recognizing all forms of advertising, from all types of media, created by all sizes and types of entrants, from anywhere in the world. Last year, the addition of an international component expanded the ADDY® Awards from a national program into a worldwide competition with over 60,000 total entries. Local entries of the Ad Club of the Virgin Islands are judged and winners from over 200 local clubs affiliated with the AAF advance to 14 regional competitions. The Ad Club winners advance to the Fourth District. Regional winners advance to the national/international finals. ADDY Award winners represent "the best of the best of the best." This distinction truly separates the ADDY Awards from virtually every other advertising competition.

American Advertising Federation 4th District Review

April 12: St. Thomas – Noon, Pilgrim Terrace Restaurant
April 13: St. Croix – Noon, H2O Meeting Room, Hibiscus Beach Resort
Guest Speaker: Tom Hayes, Fourth District AAF Governor.
Subject: The Advantages, Benefits and Resources Available To You as a Member of the AAF.
The Fourth District of the American Advertising Federation is the unifying voice in advertising. The Fourth District represents over 2,000 advertising professionals in Florida and the Caribbean participating via 23 local clubs, including the Ad Club of the Virgin Islands. It fulfills the federation's mandate, which is to raise the standards of advertising through education and self-regulation. The Fourth District club is undoubtedly one of the most influential clubs in the American Advertising Federation. It was the first to add the ADDY® Awards to the list of awards it provides to leading advertisers within its district. Members and non-members are welcome to hear all the benefits this regional organization provides to the Virgin Islands club.

Ad Club of the Virgin Islands Auction

May 10 (St. Thomas) – Time and location to announced soon.
The Auction is an exciting evening that offers unbelievable deals on trips, dining, products and services all for a great cause. Proceeds from the auction benefit the summer internship program of the Advertising Club of the Virgin Islands.

Ad Club of the Virgin Islands Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers

June 14 (St. Thomas) – Time and location to be announced soon.
For more information, please contact Gloria Gumbs, program chair, Ad Club of the Virgin Islands at (340) 776-7635.

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