Advertising Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale Names InterMedia Exec New President

Outlines Vision for Raising AdFed's Profile in Local Market.

(PRWEB) August 12, 2005 -- InterMedia, a leading full-service marketing and advertising agency, is pleased to announce that the Advertising Federation (AdFed) of Greater Fort Lauderdale, which officiates the local ADDY® awards, has elected the company's vice president, Elyse Taylor, to the position of president. Ms. Taylor assumed official duties at the AdFed induction ceremony in June.

In outlining her vision for the organization, Ms. Taylor highlights growth, appeal to industry participants and value. "By utilizing all the professional skills of a very outstanding Board, I hope to help keep the Advertising Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale top of mind among the advertising community (and all related industries, such as film, video, media, etc.); increase membership by producing many informative and entertaining events, as well as provide value-added membership benefits," said Ms. Taylor.

An award-winning illustrator and creative director with 25 years of experience, Ms. Taylor's expertise in printing and graphic design has been essential to the success of many of InterMedia's high-profile advertising campaigns. The company recently received the 2005 "Good to Great" award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber, the Greater Boca Raton Chamber and the South Florida Regional Business Alliance.

Her major accounts include Ulysse Nardin, Lucent Technologies, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Cultural Affairs - Cultural Quarterly, Broward County Mass Transit, IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, North Broward Hospital District, Fort Lauderdale CVB, and Underwater Explorers Society / Bahamas (UNEXSO).

Ms. Taylor is a top-ranking alumnus of the renowned NYC High School of Music and Art (a.k.a. "the Fame school"). Elyse went on to graduate with honors with a degree in illustration from Syracuse University. She has received innumerable industry awards for her cutting-edge illustration and design work, including many ADDY®'s.

The AdFed's upcoming networking event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at ArtServe on Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The event will feature a presentation by blogging expert, Josh Hallett, titled: "Bloggity, Blog, Blog! - An Introduction to Blogs for Seasoned Professionals and Terrified Newbies." The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Reception begins at 6:00 p.m. Those interested in learning more about this event or the Greater Fort Lauderdale Advertising Federation may call (954) 485-5448; they may also RSVP at

The Advertising Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale, a local club of the American Advertising Federation, is a professional trade organization fostering higher advertising industry standards in the community. The Ad Fed provides ongoing educational and networking opportunities through monthly events and scholarships, and supports the community through public service programs. Members represent all areas and levels of the advertising profession, including agency principals, media representatives, production specialists, graphic designers, copywriters and printers. For more information visit the Ad Fed online at, call Elyse Taylor at 954-485-5448 or email her at e-mail protected from spam bots.

Established in 1992, InterMedia, a Mad4marketing, Inc. company, is a full-service marketing and advertising agency. From branding and positioning to direct, guerilla, ambient and interactive marketing, InterMedia provides businesses with stronger identities that win customers and build loyalty. InterMedia's clients include Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, FirstPath Laboratories, N2 Revolution, Warner Bros. Publications, and the Florida Department of Transportation, among many others. To learn more about InterMedia, visit, or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

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