Tallahassee, Fla. Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee voted 18-12 to approve and advance a measure that would fund Visit Florida (Florida’s tourism marketing) to the tune of $25 million. That’s about one-third of what Governor Scott requested. The Senate also wants more funding, but to become law, the House and Senate must agree to the exact same language and amount.
The House committee’s language allocating the $25 million to Visit Florida caps the amount in such a manner that it can go no higher in another year without an amendment to the bill. It also implements tight controls and significant oversight as to how that money is spent.
HB 7005’s next step in on the House Floor during session which begins March 7.
Enterprise Florida, the state’s economic development agency was allocated zero funding by the House.
Click here for more information about HB 7005.
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Pensacola, Fla. AAF Pensacola presented the Silver Medal Award to Brent Lane during the 2017 AAF Pensacola American Advertising Awards Gala, held on Friday, February 17 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. The annual dinner and awards presentation was attended by more than 200 individuals in the local advertising and media businesses. AAF Fourth District Governor-Elect Mara Clark presented the award to Lane.
AAF Pensacola presented the Silver Medal Award to Brent Lane during the 2017 AAF Pensacola American Advertising Awards Gala.
“It’s an honor to join the amazing group of advertising and media professionals who have won the Silver Medal Award over the years,” Lane said. “I would never in a million years have thought I would have had the privilege to be recognized by my peers in advertising. I am thrilled to be considered someone who has made the kind of impact that this honor represents, for my company, my community and my family.”
Beginning his radio career at the tender age of 14 in Modesto California, Brent Lane recently celebrated a decade on air in Pensacola on the Cat Pak Morning Show. In 2009 he was named the ACM Personality of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.
Believing in success through service, Brent is the voice of Pensacola. He has served as master of ceremonies at fundraising events for numerous area non-profits. Brent is a recognizable face of Pensacola locally and nationally. Lane is past-president of Manna Food Pantries Board of Directors and is currently in his third term on the Board). He is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Pensacola.
“AAF Pensacola is pleased to recognize Brent’s work to champion our industry and honor Brent for his steadfast support of local community causes,” said Chris Kenney, president of AAF Pensacola.
Founded in 1959, the Silver Medal Award is AAF’s highest honor. It recognizes men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising, been active in furthering industry standards, exhibited creative excellence and demonstrated responsibility in areas of community development. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of judges that include former Silver Medal Award recipients, current and past AAF Pensacola presidents and board members.
Pensacola, Fla. AAF Pensacola presented 114 ADDY® Awards for advertising creative excellence to 24 different companies in print, digital and broadcast categories. The presentations were made at the 2017 AAF Pensacola American Advertising Awards Gala, held on Friday, February 17 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. The annual dinner and awards presentation was attended by more than 200 individuals in the local advertising and media businesses.
Of the more than 200 entries received by AAF Pensacola, 45 gold ADDY® Awards and 48 silver ADDY® Awards were presented. Entries were judged based on creativity, originality and creative strategy.
Top awards of the evening went to the “Best of Show” winners. idgroup captured the Best of Show in Print for their logo design for Acumen Medical Imaging + Interventional and the Best of Show in Digital for their integrated campaign done for Inspera Health and Best of Show in Broadcast went to Gulf Power for We Were There video.
Of the more than 170 entries in the student competition, 33 gold ADDY Awards and 61 silver ADDY® Awards were presented to to 48 students from three local colleges and universities.
Pensacola Christian College student Emily Haines garnered the Student Best of Show for her 5 Major Myths About Foster care commercial and received a $500 scholarship from AAF Pensacola.
For a complete list of all the AAF Pensacola ADDY Awards winners click here. A complete list of student winners can be found here.
More commonly known as the ADDY® Awards competition, the American Advertising Awards receives more than 40,000 entries across the country, competing at three different levels – local, district and national. Gold winners from the AAF Pensacola American Advertising Awards will advance to competition at the district level.
The ADDY® Awards Competition is sponsored by AAF Pensacola, a member association comprised of advertising and media professionals. Winners at the local level now move on to compete at the district level against entries from AAF clubs across Florida.