The American Advertising Federation-New Mexico is a great place to network and stay informed about trends and topics in advertising, design and marketing. Please join us for our monthly luncheon, a workshop or one of our social events to keep “in the know”.

Join us for:

September Luncheon with Illustrator James Yang

James Yang Illustration

By: James Yang


According to the Harvard Gazette, creativity is tied to mental illness. James Yang—a high-profile illustrator from Brooklyn, NY—has all but embraced that sentiment. If consistently creating award-winning work for the likes of Amnesty International, Time Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal wasn’t enough to make one crazy, Yang recently started a popular comic strip, The Impolite Gentleman, has written/illustrated two children’s books, teaches at Parsons School of Design and tries to stay on top of the ever-changing media and digital worlds. Not to mention that he’s pretty good at investing and poker.

Join us on September 16th to hear Yang speak on a number of issues that make William Cromie’s article [] on creativity and insanity ever more convincing.

Reserve your seat now!

What’s in it for you?

BUSINESS PEOPLE—Creativity is not confined to a single department. Gain insights on how a creative mind takes tools of the trade to boost the other business aspects of the day-to-day.

MEDIA TYPES—Illustration is an old art. One that must adapt to the changing landscape of media. Hear a creative pro’s perspective on the opportunities new channels provide.

MARKETERS—Marketers do their best to create compelling messages in the simplest way possible. See what goes on inside the mind of someone who must do just that with one illustration.
CREATIVE TYPES—We shouldn’t have to tell you why to come.

In the mean time, get to know James Yang a little more:


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:30 AM  - 1:00 PM

The Crowne Plaza
1901 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

Event Registration
Member Luncheon Fee Complimentary

Guest/Non-Member Luncheon Fee $35.00

Student $20.00

Registration Deadline
Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Members Only party (not really): June 26


Members of the advertising community, that is.
Of course you can bring your clients, friends, friends of friends, friends of clients….
Essentially, this exclusive party is open to anyone interested in a swingin’ good time.

The American Advertising Federation New Mexico invites you to
an exclusively non-exclusive social event.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Crowne Plaza pool area, 1901 University Blvd.


Meet, network and hob-nob with some of the most unique and supercilious
individuals in New Mexico’s advertising industry.

Brought to you by the American Advertising Federation New Mexico….. You’re welcome

June Luncheon

June Professional Development Luncheon: Freelance Panel

Join us for an informative and in depth discussion with local freelancers in the advertising industry. We will be discussing everything from setting up contracts to how freelancers remain visible to agencies.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 |  11:30 AM  - 1:00 PM
The Crowne Plaza 
1901 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Event Registration
Guest/Non-Member Luncheon Fee $35.00
Member Luncheon Fee Complimentary
Student $20.00
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2014 ADDY Awards!

What a night! Congratulations to all of the Addy winners. Thank you to our Sponsors:

Clearchannel Outdoor, Heritage Audiovisual, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Osuna Nursery, New Castle Mortgage, McKee Wallwork and Company, You Ought To Be in Pixels, Starline Printing, National CineMedia, Isleta Resort and Casino, Free Karate Design Studio, Entourage Jazz, Live Nation Entertainment, Albuquerque Studios and March Direct Marketing.

Click here to view the 2014 Addy winners.

Here are a few photos of the night of glamour.




2012 ADDY Winners

2011 ADDY Winners

2010 ADDY Winners