"At AAF Columbus, we are proud to be the leading organization for Central Ohio that provides leadership, knowledge, and networking for creative and digital professionals. If you’re in design, technology, media, or promotions, we make sure our members stay at the top of their industry by keeping up-to-date with the new advancements. On behalf of our board and our members, we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!" -Alessandro Ciaffoncini (President, 2014-2015)
Our name and logo are different, but our commitment to our members and to the advertising industry remains the same. As AAF Columbus, we are thinking nationally and acting locally through a more solid partnership with our parent organization, the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Our partnership puts us at the forefront in unifying the local, regional and national connections and resources that impact our membership and community.
Why AAF Columbus?
- Our goals are bigger. AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, with a strong mission to promote and protect truth in advertising in our billion-dollar industry. Our partnership strengthens our ability to provide Greater Columbus with an exchange of creativity, innovative ideas and career enrichment.
- Our members and audiences are expanding. We serve a diverse group of members and prospective members representing every size shop, from independent contractors to global corporations. AAF expands the range of resources we have to attract members from agency suits and creatives to every imaginable supplier to the advertising industry. AAF supports ad agencies; corporate advertising; marketing and communications; media; and even lawyers specializing in intellectual property, advertising and media law.
AAF, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the glue that holds together more than 200 local clubs across the country representing 40,000 advertising professionals and more than 200 AAF college chapters, with more than 6,500 student members. Add to that nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members—and you begin to see the power of our national affiliation, connecting us all within one amazing, nationally coordinated grassroots network. http://www.aaf.org.
For more information: contact President, Alessandro Ciaffoncini, at 614.784.0020 (x108).