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The American Advertising Federation protects and promotes the well-being of advertising. We accomplish this through a unique, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters.

The American Advertising Federation

The American Advertising Federation – Rio Grande Valley is an affiliate member of the American Advertising Federation headquartered in Washington, D.C. The AAF-RGV is one of more than 220 such professional advertising and marketing federations, representing over 50,000 members nationwide. It is the only professional advertising trade association that encompasses all segments of the industry in its membership, that is, advertising agency, media, supplier and client. It is this melding of thought that makes the Ad Club special.

Established in 1905, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) is the only organization that includes members across all disciplines and career levels in advertising.

 

The AAF

• Brings members together to deliver creative business solutions

• Keeps members abreast of the latest trends in technology, creativity and marketing

• Promotes diversity and inclusion in advertising

• Honors and celebrates advertising excellence

• Develops the industry’s future leaders

• Protects and promotes advertising at all levels of government through grassroots activities

• Offers engaging programs to encourage local association volunteer leadership

• Utilizes industry expertise to address community issues

• Provides opportunities for professionals to build supportive relationships with others in the advertising industry

Whether you're new to the fast-paced world of advertising or a seasoned professional, the AAF is for you. We're here to help you advance your career, build your connections and celebrate this ever-changing, amazing industry we work in.



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AAF-RGV Membership Types

Corporate Membership: $300 annually, which includes local, district and national dues for up to three voting members employed by the same member company. Additional voting members may be added to the membership for $100 each/year. As a Corporate Member, your three listed members will receive a member discount at all events were member rates are applicable, including the American Advertising Awards entries and event. This discount applies whether you decide to pay for your events fees online or in person. These discounts also apply to all employees from the same member company but CAN only be extended when paying in person.

Individual Membership: $115 annually, which i
ncludes local, district and national dues. The individual member will receive a member discount at all events were member rates are applicable, including the American Advertising Awards entries and event. This discount applies whether you decide to pay for your events fees online or in person.

Term of membership:  An annual membership is for the period of 12 months beginning the first day of the month of initiation.

 
Renewals:  All renewals will be invoiced the month before the anniversary date and will be due upon receipt.




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