AAF-Houston Celebrates 100 Years in Advertising:
Governor’s Proclamation Highlights Center Court Presentation
Houston, TX – The American Advertising Federation Houston officially kicked off a full year of celebration on April 11, by receiving the Governor’s Proclamation in recognition of its 100th anniversary during center court ceremonies of the Rockets season finale at Toyota Center.
“Congratulations on this historic milestone,” states Governor Perry in the Proclamation. “Strong advertising and marketing are essential to any business’ success, and the American Advertising Federation has been recognized as a leader for providing outstanding services to the Houston community.
“You continue to demonstrate the hard work and commitment that have helped your organization achieve its longevity, and I wish you continued success in the future. First Lady Anita Perry joins me in extending best wishes,” continues the governor in his declaration.
On Tuesday evening, April 11, 1911, a group of Houston business leaders met at the Chamber of Commerce to sign the petition to become charter members of the Advertising Association of Houston. As such, the first luncheon service club, and one of the oldest service organizations in Houston, was born.
Houston’s advertising community has changed drastically since those early days. We have lots to celebrate. AAF-Houston remains as a living tribute to those whose courage of conviction led to its establishment and to those whose work has kept alive the spirit and commitment to foster integrity in advertising, and to use the talents and influences of Houston’s own to build upon the innovation and creativity that all began back in 1911.
April 11, 2011 saw AAF-Houston commence a year-long celebration touting its 100 years of service to the Houston community. Throughout 2011 and culminating with the 2012 ADDYS, AAF-Houston will be counting down one hundred candles – one shining memory at a time.
More information about the year-long anniversary celebration can be followed at aaf-houston as well as on FaceBook.