AAF District 2 represents ad clubs in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Our mission is to help foster, mentor, and support professional development, recognition and opportunities for communities of professionals and students in advertising, marketing, and design. Our member ad clubs range in size from 30 to over 3,000 members employed in all aspects and disciplines of the advertising, marketing, and design industries. They represent agencies, corporate marketing departments, broadcast and print media companies, and industry suppliers.
Local ad clubs sponsor a variety of programs, including meetings featuring industry-related speakers, professional development workshops, educational seminars, scholorships, public service initiatives, social events and local award competitions recognizing excellence in advertising.
Through their affiliation with the American Advertising Federation (AAF) – www.aaf.org, local ad clubs have an even more powerful voice and influence in their local business communities. Each of the local ad clubs is part of AAF’s network comprising 50,000 professionals in all corners of the United States.
Become a Member
If you’re interested in becoming an ad club member, contact your nearest AAF D2 member club from the listing below to learn more about joining the D2 community.
District of Columbia
The American Advertising Federation, DC (AAF DC) chapter is the voice of DC’s advertising and communications professionals. We bring together and empower a diverse community of communications experts, trailblazers and behind-the-sceners, helping to them to grow professionally and improve their company and clients. We support our members and the community at large by offering relevant and regular educational programming, facilitating networking and social events, and championing the professionals who are elevating the communications field in our area. With 100 years under our belt, we’re just hitting our prime.
Visit www.aafdc.org to learn about becoming a member.
Ad 2 DC is a group of talented, driven young professionals in the D.C. Metro area, 32 years old and younger, either employed or interested in the world of advertising and its related fields.
Visit www.aafdc.org/ad2dc to learn about becoming a member.
Delaware & Maryland
The American Advertising Federation of Baltimore (AAFB) traces its roots back to 1918, originally established as the women’s auxiliary to the men’s Advertising Club. In 1920, the women formed their own organization, naming it the Women’s Advertising Club of Baltimore. It was affiliated with the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, the predecessor to the modern-day American Advertising Federation.
Visit www.baltimoreadvertising.com to learn about becoming a member.
New York & New Jersey
The ADVERTISING Club is a non-profit organization for corporate and individual members in the advertising, media, marketing and ad-tech industries. We provide education and networking opportunities to enhance professional development + expose members to innovation and technology + provide access to influencers/companies across the entire advertising ecosystem, from agencies to marketers. In addition, to our #i’mPART ground-breaking diversity programs via our Foundation, we oversee The International ANDY Awards, which predicts the best creative ideas of the year.
Visit www.theadvertisingclub.org to learn about becoming a member.
AAF Buffalo is a local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, the nation’s oldest and most recognized organization in the advertising industry. With over 300 professional, student and corporate members, AAF Buffalo strives to bridge the gap between passions, occupations and experience levels to create a single unified community that provides national industry involvement with a local focus. AAF Buffalo offers a variety of events and initiatives year-round, including national speakers, member-only Skillshops, networking events, student scholarship programs, the American Advertising Awards and much more.
Visit www.aafbuffalo.com to learn about becoming a member.
CRAF (Capital Region Advertising Federation) is the voice of an entire industry. A collective that welcomes every facet of the communications community, CRAF is the thread that weaves together our ever-expanding field. By recommitting ourselves to what we do best — supporting, educating and promoting our membership — CRAF is providing our industry with a much-needed platform of understanding, respect and dialogue. Because working together — face-to-face — is the only way to keep our industry strong.
Visit www.capitalregionadfed.com to learn about becoming a member.
The RAF is your connection to people, events, and ideas in the Rochester marketing communications community. Our members represent every facet of the creative profession including copywriters, art directors, web designers, freelancers, account executives, agency heads, marketing managers, printers, photographers, public relations professionals, and students.
Visit www.rafconnect.org to learn about becoming a member.
AWNY was founded in 1912 by journal editors Christine and J. George Frederick as a counter to the exclusive, all-male Advertising League. Designed to encourage and promote women’s role in the advertising industry, the club held classes and dinners with presentations on advertising best practices, and gave scholarships to encourage girls to pursue degrees in advertising during a time when women weren’t even allowed in many universities. Since then, our community has grown beyond advertising to all facets of marketing and media. We’ve also expanded beyond New York, first to Chicago with our eyes on national expansion.
Visit www.sherunsit.org to learn about becoming a member.
The Erie Ad Club is a trade organization that includes a diverse membership of local business leaders, marketing and advertising professionals, educators and students. We provide professional development, networking and educational opportunities through its series of exclusive member events, programs, socials, charitable functions and community service projects. Our chapter encourages local advertising professionals and businesses to join to take advantage of the many networking and professional development opportunities that AAF membership offers. We host multiple lunches and social hours throughout the year, in addition to The American Advertising Awards Gala, and other fundraising or educational events.
Visit www.erieadclub.org to learn about becoming a member.
American Advertising Federation of Greater Frederick (AAF-GF) enhances the advertising and communications industry by providing quality support to the diverse community of individuals dedicated to their profession, whose contributions are vital to the region’s economy and culture.
Visit www.aaffrederick.org to learn about becoming a member.
The AAF Greater Lehigh Valley Advertising Club is an organization that brings together the broadest range of communications professionals who work and live in our community: advertising agency employees, print vendors, interactive experts, media reps, PR people, in-house marketing teams, photographers, package designers and communications students from area colleges.Our Mission: Bringing together industry professionals and students through relevant events, volunteerism, and recognition of exceptional work within the first and only Lehigh Valley advertising and marketing organization.
Visit www.aafglv.org to learn about becoming a member.
AAF Northeast Pennsylvania is the only organization dedicated to promoting greater effectiveness in the use of advertising and fostering higher standards of practice in advertising and public communications. We are ad reps, designers, educators, publicists, web developers, printers, copywriters and much more. The AAF Northeast Pennsylvania is affiliated with the oldest and most recognized organization in the advertising industry — The American Advertising Federation.
Visit www.aafnepa.org to learn about becoming a member.
The Pittsburgh Advertising Federation members are marketers, creatives, media specialists, producers, strategists and vendor partners who share a passion about advertising and the important role it plays in the continued growth of Pittsburgh. We also believe advertising makes a terrible spectator sport. Since its founding in 1923, the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation has developed into an extraordinarily diverse and active club with active representation from virtually every major local agency, advertiser, media, and production entity in the greater Pittsburgh area. So get involved. Here you’ll find educational and employment opportunities, as well as a chance to develop professional and social networks. Come join in and be part of a truly dynamic, energetic organization.
Visit www.pghadfed.org to learn about becoming a member.
Affiliates of the AAF, Ad 2 Pittsburgh work hand-in-hand with the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation sponsoring networking events, topical events, resume and interview support, monthly social gatherings, and advertising competitions and awards. We provide opportunities for you to grow, learn, meet, greet, brag, boast, and dream with the hope that someday you will lead, mentor, discover, develop, innovate, and create. We can’t wait to meet you, new best friend.
Visit www.pghadfed.org/ad2/ to learn about becoming a member.
For more than 70 years, The Philly Ad Club, a non-profit organization, has served the industry’s professionals with distinction. It is one of the region’s largest and most active trade associations, with more than 2,500 members. It represents Greater Philadelphia Ad Agencies, Greater Philadelphia Digital Agencies, Philadelphia Media Buying Agencies, other specialty agencies, Public Relations firms, Greater Philadelphia Broadcast and Print Media, and more. It also publishes Philly AD NEWS magazine, a full-color, bi-monthly publication that covers all that is Philly ad news. The trade publication is Greater Philadelphia’s ONLY comprehensive news source for the Advertising and Communications industries. When you join the Philly Ad Club, you join a community of influential advertising, media, creative, marketing, and public relations professionals focused on the betterment of its members through education, networking and professional development, all working together to improve and promote high standards in the advertising industry. We do this by providing an industry voice, by mentoring young people who plan to pursue advertising careers and by serving the community through a series of public service initiatives. And, your membership provides you with an opportunity to connect with people you need to know in an enlightening, entertaining and educational environment.
Visit www.phillyadclub.com to learn about becoming a member.