Hank Blank, who runs Southern California-based Blank and Associates, will be the guest speaker at the American Advertising Federation's March 20 event. Blank helps clients with advertising, public relations, social networking and interactive solutions, and he will speak on "How to Rise Above the Crowd." The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Windsor Heights Community Center, 6900 School St. Registration is $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers. To register, click here.