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.
The AAF divides its membership into 15 Districts nationwide. The American Advertising Federation – Rio Grande Valley is a member of the AAF’s 10th District. The 10th represents over 2,800 members in 26 federations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The District provides organizational help and offers networking between various markets. Statewide, it helps fight legislation that may be unfriendly to advertising. The 10th District holds a Convention each April, and two Leadership Conferences, in January and August. These meetings are aimed at providing you with help and ideas toward achieving club goals, speakers, ADDY Judges, professional development and more.
With members across the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, the AAF-RGV meets several times a year. At these meetings, many national or regional industry leaders are featured to discuss a variety of topics directed at increasing our advertising expertise. From time-to-time, local business leaders are invited to broaden our understanding of the local business complexities affecting our future.
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 includes 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.