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Volunteer Spotlight: Tiffani Brendeland

Posted on 09/24/2018 at 8:00 AM

Tiffani Brendeland is an Account Manager at OBI Creative and has been volunteering her time with AMA Iowa for a little over a year. Tiffani volunteers because she loves to meet new people and make connections with our local marketing community. You may have seen her at one of our luncheons serving as an Ambassador.

Meet Tiffani:

Tell us about yourself.
I am a wife and mom of two littles (3.5 and 2 years old). Our little family lives in Slater. I have been in the advertising industry for more than 8 years with management and entrepreneurial experience and just celebrated 1 year with OBI Creative.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy hunting, fishing, running 5Ks, drinking good wine, quality time with my family and trying new things.

What’s your latest Netflix binge?
My husband and I are binge-ing on Season 8 of Shameless, no shame in our binge-ing game!

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
Any of the princesses at Disney World, because:

  1. Duh, you’re a princess.

  2. You get to wear princess dresses and amazing makeup all day.

  3. Everybody is so excited to see/meet you.

  4. Disney is magical.

What inspires you?
People who do random acts of kindness.

Connect with Tiffani at one of the upcoming luncheons and on LinkedIn. Tiffani will also be helping with the 2019 NOVA awards! If you want to help too, contact us today!

August Speaker Spotlight - Quester & Artificial Intelligence

Posted on 09/20/2018 at 8:00 AM

Missed our August luncheon? Want a quick refresh? Here from our speaker, Time Hoskins, one more time.

We hope you can join us for our next luncheon on Wednesday, October 3 with Steve Lacy of Meredith Corporation. Click here to learn more.

Volunteer Spotlight: Tamara Kenworthy

Posted on 09/17/2018 at 8:00 AM

A long time member, Tamara started her journey with the AMA in 1989 in Cincinnati (almost 30 years ago!). Here in Iowa, she has served on the board starting in 2004 where she held positions as Program Vice-Chair, Program Chair, Vice President and was the AMA Iowa President during the 2007-2008 board year. As the president and founder of On Point Strategies, Tamara lends both her services as a sponsor and her time as volunteer to help AMA Iowa continually improve our programming and membership value through the surveys that she conducts on our behalf.

Get to Know Tamara

Why do you volunteer for AMA Iowa?
I’m at a point in my career where I need to give back to the profession that I love, so I enjoy volunteering with the various events and member surveys throughout the year.

Tell us a little about yourself.
Originally from Iowa, I moved to Cincinnati when I got married. I started on the client side, earned an MBA at the University of Cincinnati and then moved back to Iowa where I worked on the agency side of marketing and research. In 2007, I fulfilled my lifelong dream of having my own business. On Point Strategies provides strategic planning, marketing planning and market research services to a range of clients in diverse industries.

Who inspires you?
I’m inspired right now by several thought leaders in the creative problem solving space, particularly a program by the Creative Education Foundation. I’m also inspired by the brave individuals who launched the #MeToo movement; it’s long overdue to bring greater equality to women in the workplace.

What is the latest book you read?
I read a lot and love that my book club picks books I wouldn’t normally read. We just finished My Brilliant Friend, and I’m also reading the Hamilton biography. I’m working with a book author right now on marketing his new book, Deadly Ground - which has been really fun to work on!

What is your secret talent that no one knows about?
If I hadn’t gone to college, I would have owned a dance school. I grew up in dance and danced through college; it’s in my DNA. I still take tap lessons and am in a ballroom dance club with my husband.

Connect with Tamara!

AMA Iowa is honored to have a dedicated and talented volunteer like Tamara. If you want to follow in Tamara’s footsteps and start your journey as a volunteer, contact us today!

Why Volunteering with AMA Iowa Could Be Just What You Need

Posted on 09/10/2018 at 8:00 AM

Whether you want to up your game, connect with other marketers, or just plain feel good about giving back, you may want to consider volunteering with AMA Iowa. Aside from the warm fuzzy feeling you’ll get, there are a multitude of benefits from volunteering your time and talents:

Professional Development

  • Gain new skills, knowledge, and experience or develop existing skills and knowledge

  • Enhance your resume and improve employment prospects

  • Gain confidence and self-esteem

Socialize and Network with Peers

  • Meet new people and make new friends

  • Get to know our community of marketers – build your tribe!

Make a Difference

  • Give back and make a difference to the people around you

  • Use your professional skills and knowledge to benefit others in your marketing community

BONUS: Some evidence suggests that volunteering has a positive impact on your health. So, you can skip that daily fitness routine, right? Just kidding, but helping out could very well help you feel great!

We can fit you with an opportunity that matches your schedule and interests. Check out our listing of committee positions or contact Heather Saxton for more information!

*AMA Iowa reserves the privilege of volunteering to members only, if you’d like to join AMA Iowa and get more involved in your marketing community click here.

The Deal With GDPR

Posted on 08/14/2018 at 3:19 PM

Point blank: data regulation guidelines are sweeping across the world.

AMA Iowa's website sponsor, feels that it is their responsibility to educate people on the implications of the General Data Protect Regulations put into effect in the EU, and how they directly (and indirectly) impact businesses in the U.S.

Read up on the GDPR low down here!


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