April Lunch & Learn: Brittany Hargis of Manwaring Web Solutions

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#Webfail or #Webwin?

Brittany Hargis is the General Manager of Manwaring Web Solutions. Her team specializes in web design, web development, and web marketing. For over 15 years, Manwaring Web has designed custom websites that have the functionality that users crave and that are easily found online.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Dixie’s Diner in Idaho Falls

Presentation begins at noon.

$12 – Members $15 – Non-members
Includes lunch!

Please RSVP to our Facebook event here.

March Lunch & Learn: Ryan Later of Guns N Gear

Guns n GearMarch Topic: Planning for and Marketing a New Business
Ryan Later – Co-owner of Guns N Gear

Thursday, March 19, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Dixie’s Diner in Idaho Falls

Ryan started Guns N Gear after being robbed at gunpoint. He put years into developing a successful marketing plan for his new business and is excited to share his lessons with our organization.

$12 – Members $15 – Non-members
Includes lunch!
RSVP to our Facebook event HERE.


Mikey Borup is an After Effects and Video Production professional, motion graphics artist and all around great guy – who also happens to have won an Emmy. You won’t want to miss his presentation at the next Idaho Falls Advertising Federation Lunch & Learn on February 19, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dixie’s Diner.

Mikey believes that it’s not just about creating a great video, but also about creating the right video. Mikey is an expert YouTuber, and has help build several Channels into the thousands of subscribers. His personal channel has nearly 70K subscribers and 3 million views. Mikey is also a founder of http://www.cinemaspice.net, a new site that has resources for video editors and after effects users.

In addition, Mikey runs the largest After Effects community on Google+ and has a successful YouTube channel dedicated to After Effects tutorials. Mikey is also a contributor to Tuts+ and PremiumBeat and Udemy.com.

The event is open to the public and is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

January 2015 Lunch & Learn

people-christal-gammillWe are thrilled to have Christal Gammill, the current Governor of AAF District XI who has been involved with the AAF since her college days at University of Idaho when she was on a team in the National Student Addy Competition. She is going to tell us about how American Advertising Federation’s direction ties into the vision for our local chapter.

Christal is now at the top of her game as the managing director of Publicis in Boise, ID.

Christal’s Background: Over sixteen years of experience in advertising, brand development, direct marketing, sales promotion and event management for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer programs.

Highlights: Helped launch custom CMS system and managed monthly promotions for the Washington Lottery website. Developed integrated programs for Johnson & Johnson ranging from sales tools to tradeshow and event support materials to developing customer tools and resources. Launched HP loyalty demand gen program resulting in over 244 sales leads and an estimated $27 million in sales volume. Established client relationships that have lasted more than a decade.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dixie’s Diner
$12 Members | $15 Non-Members

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 – https://www.facebook.com/IdahoFallsAdFed

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

$12 – Members   $15 – Non Members event-planning-graphic-550px


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