AAF-Amarillo is a diverse group of local advertising professionals. The club hosts membership meetings the second and fourth Wednesdays of most months. Each meeting features a guest speaker or professional development activity to educate our diverse membership on a varied list of topics, such as creative approaches, marketing strategies, sales tactics, advertising trends, digital technologies and much more.
AAF members include:
- Graphic Designers
- Public & Media Relations
- Non-Profit Employees
- Web Designers
- Advertising & Print Sales
- Social Media Coordinators
- And much more!
AAF-Amarillo takes pride in recognizing creative excellence in advertising. Each February, AAF-Amarillo hosts the local tier of the American Advertising Awards, a.k.a. “The ADDYs.” Winners on the local level can advance to compete with other winners on the district and national stage.
AAF-Amarillo members attend several district and national advertising conferences each year. They’re packed with seminars and workshops featuring the world’s leading advertising professionals.
WHAT IS THE GAP FUND?
Collegiate teams working towards the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) national finals must first compete at the District level.
The gap fund helps to make it affordable for student teams to enter and compete in the District 10 NSAC each spring.
Rather than pass the entire cost to each NSAC team, this fund helps fill the gap in funding to make it possible for students to have the experience of being immersed in a real marketing campaign for a national brand.
Your donations to the gap fund provide ongoing funding for student team travel and other expenses needed to compete at theDistrict 10 competition. Because each year brings a new group of students to the District’s education initiatives, you will be offered an opportunity to renew your 100% tax deductible gap fund donation annually.
THERE IS NO BETTER WAY TO SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF OUR INDUSTRY.
- Student Scholarships
- Funding for College-Level Competitions
Each year, AAF’s National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) provides college advertising students with an opportunity to practice what they’ve learned and develop a strategic campaign for a corporate sponsor. AES supports this challenging competition by assisting with student team travel and other expenses at the district-level.