AAF Greater Flint Welcomes Detroit Metro CVB and SMZ for a Case Study Presentation

Detroit Come BackThe American Advertising Federation of Greater Flint is proud to welcome the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau and their agency of record SMZ on Thursday, May 4. We’ll learn about Detroit’s latest tourism ad campaign and the economic impact it is having on the growth in Downtown Detroit.  We’ll also discuss the case study’s application to Flint and Genesee County.


Thursday, May 4, 2017
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
University of Michigan-Flint
Happenings Room, Harding Mott University Center


Chris Pokorski, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Manager, Advertising
Mary Bridget Gielow, SMZ, VP/Management Supervisor
Victor Spieles, SMZ, Associate Creative Director

A moderated Q & A session will follow the presentation. Lunch will be provided.


  • AAF Members: $15
  • Non- AAF members: $20
  • Students: No cost

Please register online by Monday, May 1.

 Detroit Metro CVB Logo   SMZ Logo

Congratulations to our District 6 ADDY Award winners!

Each year, the  American Advertising Federation hosts local ADDY® Awards, which are the first step of a three-tiered, national competition. AAF Greater Flint winners, announced this year on February 24, were advanced to be judged in the District 6 competition.

Congratulations to our 2016-17 District 6 Silver award winners!

Professional Awards

BluFish Consulting
Hurley Medical Center
Outfront Media

Student Awards

Patrick Schnaezel and Bethanie Furhman, College for Creative Studies
Olivia Steele, College for Creative Studies

AAF District 6 represents 13 affiliate local professional advertising clubs in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. District winners are next forwarded to the third tier, the National American Advertising Awards competition.