32 Under 32
6:30 PM18:30

32 Under 32

Please join us in celebrating this year's class of 32 Under 32 at a cocktail reception on Wednesday, October 23 at House of Blues! This event has sold out consistently in the past. If there are general admission ticket sales available, we will send an email to our subscriber list. For information on underwriting this event or reserving tables please reach out to Allison Farris at allison@aafdallas.org. 

Event Details: 

6:00 pm - Check-In Begins
7:45 - Program Begins

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire/Semi Formal

Ad 2 Dallas aims to shine a spotlight on the rising stars who are continuously making a difference in our advertising community here in Dallas. With this goal in mind, we’re kicking off Dallas’ 3rd annual 32 Under 32 award program. Similar to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, the 32 Under 32 program recognizes 32 local professionals under the age of 32 for their extraordinary accomplishments. This is a night for celebration as we raise our glass to these passionate, forward-thinking, and motivated professionals, and applaud them for the work they’ve accomplished so early on in their careers. See last year's group here

The Ad 2 Dallas 32 Under 32 Reception presented by Temerlin Advertising Institute will be held at House of Blues on October 23, 2019. Dress code is semi-formal. Table reservations will begin today for recipients and their companies and underwriters. This event has consistently sold out so there are no individual ticket sales at this time. Please register for our mailing list if you would like to be notified if individual tickets go on sale. For information about tables reservations and to underwrite this event reach out to Allison Farris at allison@aafdallas.org.

Update: Tables are SOLD OUT! Sponsorship is still available and General Admission tickets will be on sale soon.

We’re thrilled to announce the third class of Ad 2 Dallas' 32 Under 32. These are the young professionals who will take our industry into the future and putting the Dallas advertising and marketing community community to heights we have never seen before! Congratulations!


Alyssa Mohammed - Team Lead, Client Success Manager at ReachLocal

Amanda Lisak - Account Director  at PMG

Amanda Long - CRM Manager at Michaels 

Anna Mertz - Brand Manager at RBMM

Annabel Doke - Manager, Relationship Marketing at Quadratic Insights

Carissa Kelley Conteh - Account Supervisor at Saatchi & Saatchi

Carter Skeen - Copywriter at TracyLocke

Chris Beesley - Director, Strategy at Hearts & Science

Chris Collins - Video Editor at ATK PLN

David Taylor - Copywriter at Slingshot

Eric Garza - Director, Commerce at VMLY&R

Erika Long - Account Manager at BELO + Co.

Gina Zincone - Marketing Specialist, Consumer Activation at CEC Entertainment

Iqra Hameed - Graphic Designer at Perennials and Sutherland Inc. 

Jamie Soileau - Brand Media Planner at The Richards Group

Jason Pugh - Senior Associate Communications Planning at Blue 449

Jazmin Hall - Sr. Analyst, Sports Marketing at Pizza Hut

Jeremy Ekes - Brand Management at The Richards Group

Jimmy Asa - Director of Ad Review at BBB | NCTX

Joanna Tang - Senior Designer at Johnson & Sekin

Jordan Tatman - Brand Media Manager, North America at Hotels.com

Kate Dunlap - Account Manager at Pandora

Kendall Mason - Vice President of Marketing at New Benefits

Laurel McEuen - Director of Marketing at Tandy Leather and President of AAF Fort Worth

Macy Barbee - Account Supervisor at Launch Agency

Nick Kidd - Art Director at TracyLocke

Olivia von Plonski - Associate Director, Business Development at Publicis Hawkeye

Paolo Linares Jr. - Content Producer at Richards/Lerma

Peyton Fish - Field Marketing Specialist at Spectrum Reach

Rachel Symone Gilliam - Manager, Relationship Marketing at Quadratic Insights

Raul E. Machuca Jr. - Media Director at Texans Can Academies - Cars for Kids

Stephanie Turner - Manager, Customer Relationship Management at Michaels


Title Underwriter: The Temerlin Advertising Institute


Printing Underwriter: Blanks Printing


Drinks Underwriter: PMG


Gold Underwriter: Data Center Systems

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Gold Underwriter: Saatchi & Saatchi


Gold Underwriter: VMLY&R


Silver Underwriter: ATK PLN


Silver Underwriter: Launch Agency


Silver Underwriter: Publicis Hawkeye


Silver Underwriter: RBMM


Silver Underwriter: Texans Can Academy

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Silver Underwriter: TracyLocke


Bronze Underwriter: BBB North Central Texas


Bronze Underwriter: Belo & Company


Bronze Underwriter: Johnson & Sekin

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Bronze Underwriter: Ogury


Bronze Underwriter: Perennials and Sutherland


Bronze Underwriter: Quadratic Insights


Bronze Underwriter: Richards/Lerma


About Ad 2 Dallas: Ad 2 is not just another networking group, it’s the key to launching a successful career in all advertising industry segments—agencies, media companies, clients and suppliers. Ad 2 is a collaborative community of passionate, forward-thinking and motivated professionals that are making a difference in their local communities and their industry. Together with the American Advertising Federation, Ad 2 fosters the professional development for advertising professionals 32 and under through public service and education in order to promote and protect the well-being of advertising. Ad 2 Dallas was established in 2014 and is currently the largest Ad 2 chapter in the nation. Ad 2 Dallas is an affiliate of AAF Dallas, the oldest civic organization in the Big D and has been the trusted business partner by connecting our corporate members and underwriters since 1908.

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Level Up Your Digital Marketing
3:30 PM15:30

Level Up Your Digital Marketing

Level Up Your Digital Marketing with Ad 2 Dallas! Join us 10/1 at Moroch from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

If you’re not familiar with our Level Up events, they’re educational workshops we organize every year. Last year, we had a workshop about brand storytelling with ad agency WALO. This year, we’re diving in to digital marketing! We’re so happy to have Ivonne Kinser, Head of Digital Marketing at Avocados from Mexico, as our guest speaker. Ivonne will share her experience and give us some pro tips to elevate any brand you’re working with. There will also be a Q&A with the creative team of Avocados from Mexico afterwards. You won’t want to miss this

Save your seat and buy your tickets now. Tickets are $15 for Ad 2/AAFmembers and $20 for non-members.


We hope to see you there! Big thank you to SMU for sponsoring this event.

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Yappy Hour
5:30 PM17:30

Yappy Hour

Join us for Ad 2 & AAF Dallas’ annual Yappy Hour at The Lot Dallas on 8/22! Even if you don’t have a dog, unleash yourself and learn more about what we offer the Dallas advertising community!

Admission is free and The LOT is serving up amazing happy hour specials of $3 Bud Lights and Millers on draft, $4.50 for wine, sangria and margaritas. 10% of food sales will go towards Ad 2 initiatives too!

Don’t forget to RSVP! We'll see you then. 😎

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4 X 4 Co-Ed Blind Draw Volleyball Tournament
3:00 PM15:00

4 X 4 Co-Ed Blind Draw Volleyball Tournament

The tournament will be A/BB level, so please be sure you are a solid BB player. There will be prizes for 1st and 2nd place!

To play in the big game, sign up as an individual and you will be randomly assigned to a team.

If you prefer to stay on the sidelines, there will be an on-site corn hole tournament ($5 to play), raffles and other games.

If you have questions or are interested in sponsoring, reach out to our President, Erika Long at ad2dallas@aafdallas.org

**All proceeds will help fund our deserving Ad 2 Public Service team to compete nationally in Florida for ADMERICA in June.**

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Kegs with Legs 2019
5:30 PM17:30

Kegs with Legs 2019

Come out to Ad 2 Dallas's annual Kegs with Legs event!

If this your first time at Kegs With Legs, here are the 3 ABCs of Kegs with Legs:

A) A is for Agency Tour

There will be an agency tour of Belmont Icehouse and plenty of their staff will be on hand to answer any questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about agency life!

B) B is for Beer

Beers, drinks, and snacks will be provided.

C) C is for Connecting with People

Mix and mingle with people from all walks of life in the advertising field. Maybe you'll find your next job here or maybe you'll find a lifelong friend 🙂

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BBQ & Brews
6:00 PM18:00

BBQ & Brews

Mark your calendars! Ad 2 and AAF will be hosting a BBQ & Brews happy hour Nov. 29. The event is free and our host, XL Digital Imaging, will be supplying food and drinks. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for AD 2/AAF memberships at a discounted price.

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Happy Hour
5:30 AM05:30

Happy Hour

Join us for Happy Hour with our friends from the Texas Film Commission and Texas Music Office!

If you’re thinking about producing your next project in Texas, these are the people to know. They can connect you with experienced production teams, diverse shooting locations, support services and incentive programs.

We’ll be sipping and noshing at Chelsea Corner, an iconic Dallas spot that’s now back at its original 1974 location. Get your tickets today, and we’ll see you on the patio!

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Pooches on the Patio
5:30 PM17:30

Pooches on the Patio

Suns out, paws out! Bring your fur babies along for a fun time and maybe your sweet pups will make our Instagram page! After all we all are in advertising ;) There will be lots of mingling and drinking. HH specials are $3 Frozens and $3 Draft Beers from 4-6PM so come early and hang out on the patio with us.

Mutts has a dog park as well where your fur babies can romp around off-leash, but you must pay the daily $6.44 park fee. If you're not feeling it, that's okay too! Your pooches are more than welcome to chill out on the patio with us for free!

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Kegs with Legs
6:00 PM18:00

Kegs with Legs

Kegs with Legs is back, and this time we’re touring the offices of Slingshot, one of Dallas’ premier agencies that’s been pumping out jaw-dropping work since 1995.

So what exactly is Kegs with Legs?

Think of it as one-part agency tour, one-part happy hour, where you’ll have the opportunity to tour Slingshot’s offices, meet the fine folks running the agency, and learn more about the company’s award-winning culture. Seriously, they’ve been mentioned by both Ad Age and the Dallas Morning News as one of the best places to work, both within the ad industry and within the city of Dallas.

Throughout the tour, sip on free beer provided by Lakewood Brewing Company. After all, the event is called Kegs with Legs, and we aren’t fans of deceptive advertising.

Whether you want to learn more about your next potential employer, or simply want to mix and mingle with your advertising peers, we can’t wait to see you Thursday, April 19th!

Tickets for the event are free for both Ad 2 and AAF members. 
Non-members can purchase a ticket for $10. Purchase your tickets here

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32 under 32 Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM18:00

32 under 32 Awards Ceremony

Ad 2 Dallas will be hosting an awards ceremony to honor the prestigious 32 individuals in the Dallas advertising community selected among their peers under the age of 32. 

This event will be hosted on January 25, 2018 from 6pm-9pm at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, TX. 

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11:30 AM11:30

Food For Thought

More About This Event: Coming Soon! 

For agency team tables or sponsorship partner opportunities please contact Allison Farris at Allison@aafdallas.org.

11:30-12:00 Check-in & Networking
12-1pm Lunch & Speaker

About Our Speaker: Coming Soon! 

Thank you to our Sponsors!
Silver Level: NCM

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