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AAF San Antonio Through the Decades
Advertising Club established in San Antonio1920 marks the beginning of advocacy for San Antonio's advertising industry with the establishment of the Advertising Club, one of nine such clubs in Texas at the time.
First District Governor From San Antonio SelectedRex Preis becomes the first AAF San Antonio executive selected as District 10 Governor. Over the years, seven other San Antonio advertising professionals will have the honor of leading one of the largest AAF districts in the nation.
The Humble Beginning of a Great LeaderSince the late 1970s, John Aguillard became a constant voice for AAF on the local, district, and national levels. John held various positions over the course of 40 years including board president, district governor, and national Addy chairman.
AAF San Antonio Leads Creation of National MagazineA group of local AAF leadership leads the creation and publication of the first national AAF magazine.
Honoring Los Mad MenLionel Sosa is the first of the “Godfathers of Hispanic Advertising” to receive the prestigious AAF Silver Medal Award. Fellow Sosa Bromley Aguilar principals Ernest Bromley (2002) and Al Aguilar (2017) are subsequently acknowledged for their achievements.
ADDY FreakshowToolbox Studios creates one of the most memorable ADDY concepts. The creative "Freakshow" concept extended to include attractions like fire eaters and sword swallowers mingling with attendees during the cocktail reception.
Jim Anderson Inducted into the Advertising Hall of FameEstablished in 1970, Anderson Marketing Group has made its mark in South Texas. Its founder, Jim Anderson, was inducted into the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame in 2009.