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Our Clubs

Say hello to the clubs of District Two.

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, or statring a new club in your city 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

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.

Hal Schild

Hal Schild

AAF DC President

CEO & Founder FOCUS

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Ad 2 DC

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.

Lisette Ortiz

Lisette Ortiz

Ad 2 DC President

Regional Communications Specialist Gensler

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Delaware & Maryland

The American Advertising Federation of Baltimore

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.

Matt McDermott

Matt McDermott

AAF Baltimore Club President

Associate VP, Creative Strategy idfive

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American Advertising Federation of Greater Frederick

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.

Cecile Madonna

Cecile Madonna

AAF Frederick Club President

Graphic Designer Postern

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New York & New Jersey

AAF Buffalo

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.

Josh Gumulak

Josh Gumulak

AAF Buffalo President

Account Executive Gelia

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Capital Region Advertising Federation

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.

James Lewis-Van Vorst

James Lewis-Van Vorst

CRAF President

Art Director 29 Design Studio

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Rochester Advertising Federation

The Rochester Advertising Federation (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.

Aaron Lattanzio

Aaron Lattanzio

RAF President

Senior Program Manager Causewave Community Partners

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New York City Metro

Although AAF District 2 does not have a formal club in the New York City Metro area, we do offer creatives the opportunity to participate in the American Advertising Awards each year.

Evie DeSarno

ADDY Awards Co-Chairs

Executive Director American Advertising Federation Pittsburgh

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Pennsylvania

AAF Greater Lehigh Valley Advertising Club

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.

James Taylor

James Taylor

AAF GLV President

President J Taylor Design

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AAF Northeast Pennsylvania

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

Kathryn Bondi

Kathryn Bondi

AAF Northeast PA President

Digital Design Manager Posture

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American Advertising Federation Pittsburgh

The members of the American Advertising Federation Pittsburgh 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 American Advertising Federation Pittsburgh 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 aafpgh.org to learn about becoming a member.

Gordon Robertson

Gordon Robertson

AAF PGH President

President/Creative Hullabaloo Agency

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Ad 2 Pittsburgh

Affiliates of the AAF, Ad 2 Pittsburgh work hand-in-hand with AAF Pittsburgh 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 aafpgh.org to learn about becoming a member.

Tiff Setzler

Tiff Setzler

AD 2 PGH President

Software Engineer Venom

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Philadelphia Metro

Although AAF District 2 does not have a formal club in the Philadelphia Metro area, we do offer creatives the opportunity to participate in the American Advertising Awards each year. 

Evie DeSarno

ADDY Awards Co-Chairs

Executive Director American Advertising Federation Pittsburgh

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