American Advertising Federation Brings Premier Industry Conference to San Diego

SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2011 — The American Advertising Federation (AAF) is hosting its inaugural ADMERICA! Conference, the only event specifically focused on advertising’s ability to spark popular culture. From June 1-4 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, advertising executives from around the nation will join their peers to celebrate advertising in its many forms. With 1,200 expected attendees, ADMERICA! offers advertising professionals the chance to learn, exhibit and network with their colleagues against the backdrop of innovation and camaraderie. The program promises to cover current trends and future growth of the greater advertising industry. 

“We couldn’t be happier with the ADMERICA! Conference program,” said AAF President Jim Datri. “It will be an amazing, energetic event, and San Diego is a great location for our first year as the local AAF chapter is celebrating its 100th anniversary. We are excited to carry this momentum to next year’s host city.” 

“We wanted this first ADMERICA! Conference to set a standard for all future events,” said AAF Program Chair Andreas Roell. “The AAF is the only organization that could put together an event of this caliber, so we really wanted to create something that would appeal to our incredible members. Impressing the best advertisers in the nation isn’t an easy task, but we are confident we have done that and more with this lineup.” 

Brands like SONY, Walmart, Turner Entertainment, Microsoft, Honda, CAA, General Mills and FedEx will be in attendance and featured as guest speakers. The conference will also bring together some of the top agencies including Arnold Communications, Casanova Pendrill, DDB Latina, Draft FCB, Initiative, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Wieden & Kennedy and Wunderman. 

Geared for brand-side and agency advertisers alike, the ADMERICA! program will address such topics as gaming, viral campaigns, multiculturalism, entertainment, sustainability, partnerships, globalization and the future of the advertising industry.  For more information about specific panels and speakers, please visit


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The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, DC, acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of nearly 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 215 college chapters, the AAF provides nearly 8,000 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation’s leading brands and corporations. For more information, visit the AAF’s website at


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