March Professional Speaker Luncheon

Tug McTighe

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AAF-ND Presents Tug McTighe from Callahan Creek

Join us on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Courtyard by Marriot for our luncheon speaker: Tug McTighe

Tug tries to do something great every day. In his role as Executive Creative Director, he’s got a hand in every piece of work that comes out of the agency. Fortunately, he’s only got one speed: ON. During a long and varied career in and around the Kansas City market, he’s worked to turn wheat into flour for such clients as Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Sprint, CommunityAmerica Credit Union, American Century Investments, Boulevard Brewing Company, Captain D’s Seafood and the Coleman Company. In even further past agency lives he’s worked on a ton of different accounts –including, but certainly not limited to, Caterpillar, Birch Telecom, International Trucks, the Missouri Lottery and Sonic Drive-In.

If fancy advertising awards mean anything to you, he has won a lot of them during his career. His work has been featured in national shows such as the CA Advertising Annual, AAF National Addys and the Clio Shortlist. He’s won more than 50 Addys at AAF Kansas City, including two Best of Show Awards as well as Best of TV, Best of Radio and Best of Print. If he ever gets out of advertising, he plans to write intensely personal (read: bad) poetry and watch his kids grow up in the mountains of Colorado.

Of further interest (perhaps) is the fact that Tug co-created and co-hosts American Copywriter, one of the first and most-popular advertising-themed podcast-blog things ever. Tug is also a well-known speaker on the subject of marketing and advertising creativity. He talks to Ad Clubs, students and other professionals around the country on a regular basis.


RSVP is required. Admission is free for AAF-ND members, $50 for nonmembers and $20 for nonmember students. AAF-ND will now be accepting payment (credit or debit card) for speaker luncheons at registration.

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