AAF of The Midlands Awards Scholarship to Diversity Internship Program Recipient

October 21, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – October 21, 2008 – The American Advertising Federation (AAF) of The Midlands recently selected Kain Robinson to complete the AAF of The Midlands Diversity Internship Program. The Club also awarded him with a scholarship at their annual kick-off event.

After spending time at a local advertising agency, printer and television station, Robinson, a sophomore at Irmo High School, chose to spend a week at The Colonial Center. There he shadowed staff members in their day-to-day tasks and got a glimpse of what it’s really like to work for The Colonial Center. After his internship was complete, Robinson was presented with a scholarship check from AAF of The Midlands.

Robinson was chosen from a pool of applicants after he wrote an essay on why a career in advertising interested him. AAF of The Midlands accepts applications each year from minority applicants between seventh and tenth grade for the Diversity Internship Program. Applications for the 2009 Diversity Internship Program will be available at www.aafmidlands.com and through school guidance counselors beginning in November.

For more information on AAF of The Midlands, visit www.aafmidlands.com.

About AAF of The Midlands
The Columbia Ad Club was founded in 1955 and is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation (AAF), which is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry worldwide. By vote of the local organization’s Board of Directors, the affiliate’s name was changed in 2007 to AAF of The Midlands in order to enhance branding on a local, regional and national level. AAF of The Midlands is a member of the Third District of the AAF, which represents South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Membership is open to any individual or company involved in any way in advertising, communications or marketing.

For more information on AAF of The Midlands, visit www.aafmidlands.com.