About Us

MemberLuncheon AAF-Akron is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the largest and oldest advertising trade association. Positioned as the Unifying Voice for Advertising, the AAF’s 40,000 members share a commitment to make advertising a positive force in America’s economy and culture. We are advocates for the rights of advertisers and we educate policy makers, the news media and the general public on the value that advertising brings to the well being of the nation.

Regionally, AAF-Akron is part of the AAF District 5. The Fifth District of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) represents 11 professional advertising associations and 18 college chapters throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.

On a local level, AAF-Akron brings all disciplines of Greater Akron’s integrated marketing communications community – advertising, media, public relations, sales & marketing and industry suppliers – together to build networks and create business solutions. We do this by providing continuing professional educational opportunities, social activities, public service, industry recognition, legislative awareness and scholastic support to our membership and community.

Unlike other organizations in the area, the AAF-Akron is completely operated by volunteers. We rely on the talents and resources of our membership to prosper. It’s a win-win situation for all! Our committees provide leadership opportunities and the chance to learn new skills and meet and share ideas with professionals in related fields. Click here to join a committee now!