It’s official, I’m an Ex-President

Jon Burgess is now an Ex-President. A fun couple of years has come to an end, as I pass the Presidency of AAF-Inland Empire to Jacob Poore.  Most importantly AAF has led me down the road to some great new friendships, helped me with ideas, moved me forward as a marketer, and I have been lucky to attend the past three AAF AdMerica! conferences (lots of fun). Networking is at the top of my list for my AAF experiences, which will

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Thought’s about a handshake

@30k feet somewhere over Texas.  I’ve been proofing my fathers book, and after a week at Admerica!, I thought I’d jot this thought down. Relationships are a hand shake. Small businesses still shake hands often. Big business’s don’t have enough hands to shake. They never make strong handshakes, thus they replace it with brand Therefore, brand is a ghost handshake.   Some are so ghostly you can’t ever shake them, other times you may get a glimpse of a

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I’ll be at “Brands that ROCK”, Open Panel.

Come join the AAF-Inland Empire for an evening of information and inspiration with our “Brands That Rock” program.  A panel of experts from Disney, Juice it up, No Fear and many more will share their insights on staying relevant in a changing marketplace. Utilizing social media, members will be able to “tweet” their questions and concerns prior to the event so that panelists will have time to address them in this forum.  This will be an evening affair that will start

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I’m named to the Board of the AAF Inland Empire

With the Inland Empire economy and employment struggling, it seems like many organizations have been hit.  Our local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, Inland Empire, has been hit with a loss of membership.  We have been members for a few years, and with the decline in membership, I thought that it was time for me to lend a helping hand.  So I offered to take the Membership Chair position. So, today I was officially announced. The 2009-2010 AAF-IE Board:

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