December Lunch & Learn

Janets_Final_Portrait_BlackLooking Inward: How did we do in 2014? Make it a GREAT 2015!
Speaker: Dr. Janet O. Allen
Thursday, Dec. 18 – sign-in at 11:30 a.m. at Dixie’s Diner

Join IFAF for our next Lunch & Learn and hear from Dr. Janet Allen, a mental health counselor with oodles of experience in helping business professionals focus their energy, manage stress, and prepare for a new year of challenges. Dr. Allen is also a Certified Life Coach and a trained mediator with the diverse experience needed to give us a dose of perspective! Dr. Allen is sought-out speaker and we are excited that she has chosen to make time for our club.

We know that this is a busy time for many of us in the advertising industry, but we hope that you can make a little time for yourself next Thursday.

2015 GEM Awards: Call for Entries

IFAdFed_EntriesPosterEnter this year’s Gem Awards and find out how it stacks up against Eastern Idaho’s other advertising professionals’ best.

Deadline for entry is Jan. 9, 2015 by 5 p.m. If you want to save some cash and hit the early-bird deadline, it’s Dec. 12, 2014 by 5 p.m.

If you have questions, email Idaho Falls Ad Fed contest director Steve Fischbach, or, call him at 524-1777.

But first, click the link below to download the entire packet of entry materials which includes submission requirements, category list, entry forms, and payment information.

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Lego Building Contest – ENTER TODAY!

November 1, 2014  – January 31, 2015


How to Enter:

1. Build a totally awesome and original Lego creation. No Lego kits, please!

2. Take a photo of your creation and post it to the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation Facebook page –

3. Entries will be accepted anytime during November – January 2015 with one winner selected for each month in the following age ranges:

Ages 5 – 10

Ages 11 – 14

Ages 15+

Winners will be announced on the 10th of the following month of contest entry.

This contest is judged by the GEM Awards Committee of the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation.


THE ULTIMATE EVENT – November Lunch ‘N’ Learn

Join us for a panel discussion on The Ultimate Event:

Our panel of event experts will share the secrets of how to put on a good event, how to find the right event, how to make the most of your booth at an event – all so that you can engage people and get the most out of your investment.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Dixie’s Diner in Idaho Falls

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September is the kick-off to our 2014-2015 Lunch & Learn series and we are pleased to have an incredible keynote speaker!

The Right Marketing Mix: Making Choices for your Brand

Michael Watson, Marketing Director of Idaho Central Credit Union. ICCU-logo

Michael Watson is the Marketing Manager of Idaho Central Credit Union, one of the fastest growing credit unions in the nation. He oversees the overall marketing responsibilities of the Credit Union including budgeting, development of marketing plans and campaigns, strategy, and managing an agency relationship.

Michael began his career with Idaho Central in 2000 and has been in his current position since 2004. He graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor’s Degree double major in marketing and business management.

Where: Dixie’s Diner

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014

How long: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

How much: Members $12, non-members $15





IFAF Fall 2014 Kick-Off Party

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Enjoy an evening of the BEST in advertising! We will be showing the 2014 American Advertising Awards for our Fall ’14 Kick-Off Party. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. 

This is our first social after our summer break and a great time to meet other members. Not a member yet? Come check us out! All are welcome at the event (adults only, please).

Please RSVP on our Facebook page event. Thank you!

Don’t miss this Thursday’s Lunch & Learn!

April Lunch & Learn: 

Let’s Talk Politics: 5 lessons from the world of political advertising

Political advertising is its own special breed of messaging…or is it? What anyone in advertising, sales or marketing could learn from the carefully crafted messages of political candidates.

Where: Dixie’s Diner

When: Thursday, April 17

How long: 11:30-1:00

How much: Members $12, non-members $15

Michelle Ziel-Dingman, Artcore Visual Studio CEO
Dayne Dingman, Artcore Visual Studio Founder & Creative Director
Artcore Visual Studio was established in 2011 in Idaho Falls by Dayne Dingman. The firm provides graphic design, photography, social media management, web design and marketing support to their clients.



DD-200x200Dayne Dingman has over 13 years of experience as a professional visual artist. With many talents that range from logo design and editorial publication layout to photography and illustration, he is committed to crafting imagery that speaks to its intended audience. Dayne began his career in Idaho Falls, spending 10 years at Harris Publishing, designing magazines including Idaho Falls Magazine.

Committed to serving his community, Dayne is a frequent volunteer at various organizations, including the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen, and the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. He has received multiple first-place Idaho Press Club awards, and is a recipient of the “Distinguished Under 40″ award by the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce.

A graduate of Utah State University, Dayne was recently selected as a keynote speaker for the Communication Arts Seminar for the Art Department at the college.

Michelle_4130sm-200x200Michelle Ziel-Dingman brings extraordinary knowledge in marketing, fundraising and social media management to the clients of Artcore Visual Studio. Formerly the Executive Director of Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation, Michelle has held marketing management positions with organizations including Snake River Landing and Grand Teton Mall (GGP).

Dedicated to serving her community, Michelle currently serves as the Vice Chair of Programs & Events on the Executive Committee of the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Idaho Falls Chamber Ambassadors, and founded the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event, Dancing with the Idaho Falls Stars. Past service includes board appointments by the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho and EITC Foundation. Michelle has received several accolades, including the Idaho Aspen Award from the Small Business Development Center, the “Accomplished Under 40” award from the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce and has been nominated twice for the Idaho Business Review’s ‘Women of the Year’ award.

RSVP Lisa if you plan to attend. Advanced tickets can be purchased here.

2013-14 Gem Awards Banquet

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Help us congratulate the area’s top advertising creative talent by attending this year’s Gem Awards Banquet.

The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Idaho Falls Residence Inn, located on the falls at 635 West Broadway. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with ceremonies beginning at 7.

Ticket prices are $40 for individuals, $70 for couples, and $275 for a table of eight. Tickets for the event can be purchased online or can be reserved by emailing IF Ad Fed President Lisa Fischbach.