Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Registration is closed

    SAVE THE DATE: Winning at Sports Marketing

    Join us for this panel discussion on the business of marketing a sports team. Stay tuned for more details about our speakers, location, and sponsors. 

    • Friday, October 12, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    The Pitch is a competition focused on advertising and its associated disciplines. Students will receive hands-on experience by working with a Columbus advertising agency on a real-world project with a local non-profit organization. This is a great opportunity for students to show their talents to some of the best agencies in Columbus.

    Students are placed on a team that participates in one-day work session at a local agency. The “Pitches” from the work sessions will be given to the local non-profit, who will then select a winning team to be recognized at a future AAF event.

    This year’s nonprofit:

    The Alzheimer's Association is a full mission based association that provides care and support for those impacted by Alzheimer's and other dementias throughout the entire journey of the disease. We offer free programs and services to support caregivers of loved ones and those living with the disease including a 24/7 Helpline where clinical experts are available to answer questions and sometimes just be a friendly voice on the line during very tough times. We offer education to the community and professionals and support groups throughout the 14 counties we serve in Central Ohio. 

    Registration closes Oct. 5

    Cost: $40

    Participating Agencies:



    Why should you get involved with AAF Columbus as a student?

    AAF provides opportunities for you to explore and learn about the advertising industry.

    - Build Your Portfolio through The Pitch and NSAC

    - Be on the Forefront of Our Fast-Moving Industry
    - Discover Opportunities for Your Career Path
    - Attend Networking Events and Find a Mentor
    - Grow Your Network of Recommendations & Referrals
    - Attend Networking Events and Find a Mentor
    - Attend Ongoing Educational Events
    - Meet Industry Thought Leaders
    - Discover Job Opportunities

    Interested in joining AAF or learning more? Contact Angela Petrie (apetrie@blueandco.com)

    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Continental Office - Downtown Studio 130 E. Chestnut St. Columbus, OH 43215


    Marketing Without Any F@%#ing Money

    Join us as Creative Director and Writer Anthony Trimpe shares his experienceof finding marketing success on the cheap.  
    • Thursday, November 15, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dawson, 1114 Dublin Road Columbus, OH 43215
    Registration is closed

    The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is a global event for those working in the creative communications, advertising and related fields.

    The November 15th happy hour event will feature a reel of this year’s Lions winners.  This year's viewing of the Cannes reel will be held at Dawson.

    Event Sponsors

    Dawson & NCM

    Join us for an evening of inspiration.


    5:30-6:30- Networking 
    6:30- 7:00- Seating / Announcements / The Pitch Winners
    7:00-8:00- Reel

Past events

Thursday, September 13, 2018 Living in Sin: Data Science & Creativity
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 MEMBERS ONLY EVENT: Not All Video is Created Equally
Thursday, July 26, 2018 Dawson AdFun
Thursday, June 21, 2018 VERSA AdFun
Friday, May 18, 2018 SOLD OUT~ Annual Meeting: Silver Medal Luncheon
Friday, April 13, 2018 How Columbus Became the City of the Future
Thursday, March 01, 2018 2018 American Advertising Awards Show
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Beers With Your Peers: Kindred Beer
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Multi Million Dollar Ads: Who's the Winner?
Monday, January 29, 2018 Beers With Your Peers: Arch City Tavern
Friday, January 19, 2018 Audio Today. Hear from Pandora, Spotify and WWCD 102.5
Friday, January 12, 2018 Last Call: ADDY Entry Early Drop-Off
Thursday, January 04, 2018 ADDY Entry Early Drop-Off
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Beers with your Peers: The Walrus
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2017 Cannes Film Reel at Dawson
Friday, November 03, 2017 AAF Columbus: The Pitch
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Beers and Peers: Platform Beer Co.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Breweries and Branding: Giving Customers an Immersive Experience
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Beers with your Peers: BrewDog
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Creating Virtual Reality Experiences at Resource/Ammirati, An IBM Company
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Rooftop AdFun
Friday, May 19, 2017 2017 Silver Medal Luncheon
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Industry Night: How Data is Shaping Advertising
Thursday, March 09, 2017 2016 American Advertising Awards Show
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 2017 The Big Game Ad Review
Friday, January 20, 2017 Perspectives on Programmatic Video
Thursday, January 12, 2017 ADDY Entry Late Drop-Off
Friday, January 06, 2017 ADDY Entry Early Drop-Off
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 2016 Holiday Happy Hour
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 2016 Cannes Film Reel at Dawson
Thursday, October 27, 2016 The Making and Marketing of 'Rejected Princesses'
Friday, September 16, 2016 2016 September Luncheon with Barry Chandler
Thursday, August 25, 2016 August 2016 AdFun at Post House
Thursday, July 28, 2016 July 2016 AdFun at Square One Salon

AAF Columbus

629 N High St. Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: 614.866.9099


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