AAF of The Midlands to Host “Diversity in Advertising” Lunch Program in February

February 9, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – February 9, 2009 – In honor of African American History Month, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of The Midlands has announced that Jason Chambers will be speaking on Diversity in Advertising at its February Luncheon Program. The program, sponsored by TPM, will be held Wednesday, February 18, at 11:45 a.m. at The Inn at USC in downtown Columbia, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Chambers is an associate professor in the Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently teaches courses on advertising history, the incorporation of race and ethnicity in advertising campaigns, and the foundations of advertising philosophy. His first book, Madison Avenue and the Color Line: African Americans in the Advertising Industry, examines the employment and entrepreneurial experiences of African Americans in the advertising industry. The book is available for purchase now at most major bookstores.

For more information, or to reserve your spot at the AAF of the Midlands February Lunch Program, visit www.aafmidlands.com. RSVPs are required by Friday, February 13 by noon. Lunch is free for AAF of The Midlands members and $25 for guests and non-members.

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.

About TPM
For over 30 years, TPM has used technology and expertise to bring greater productivity to the creative design process. The Color Lab at TPM is the Carolina’s largest provider of large-format digital graphics specializing in trade show displays, banners, vehicle/fleet graphics, indoor and outdoor signage, point-of-purchase displays, dye-sublimation fabric applications, and much more. TPM supports the entire design process, from conception and collaboration to management and support. For more information on TPM, visit www.tpm.com.