Tanka president shares experience with Black Hills American Advertising Federation

February 22, 2012

Tanka president shares experience with Black Hills American Advertising Federation



Mark Tilsen, president of Native American Natural Foods, addressed the members of the Black Hills American Advertising Federation at their monthly luncheon yesterday.

Mr. Tilsen discussed how Native American Natural Foods has relied on earned media, website publishing and social media to grow its Tanka brand. The luncheon was open to AAF members and non-members and took place at Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City, S.D.

"I enjoyed the luncheon and was glad to learn the federation is reaching out to Native youth on the reservation through Oglala Lakota College to create a public service announcement campaign focused on suicide prevention," he said. "This is an issue that hits many families and we all need to talk about it more."

Mr. Tilsen told the group that even though the fastest growing rural counties in South Dakota are also Indian reservations, "there are very few professional associations that interact with the reservation community and even less who bring forward their expertise to help on any major issues."

"I thanked them for getting involved," he said. "I also told them that I hope our discussion is the beginning of a growing relationship and invited them all to the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce Pow-Wow and Feast in April."




For more information on the federation: Black Hills American Advertising Federation

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