We all need inspiration to spur creativity and ideas, but where does inspiration come from? AAF Columbus believes that inspiration comes from listening and learning from others…

inspires and nurtures creativity and excellence in advertising.

We are dedicated to maintaining high standards in our profession and encouraging future generations to prosper.

During our annual Career Day, we give young people a chance to look over our shoulders and see the advertising business in action. We share our time and talents with good people and good causes. Improving the quality of communication for profit, fun and for the good of our community is one of our main objectives.


AAF Columbus is a whole lot more than meetings and deals. Membership enables you to interact with a wide variety of advertising, marketing and public relations professionals as well as suppliers to the industry. We offer members a wide range of benefits from nationally sponsored webinars and access to one of the most comprehensive job banks to cost-effective insurance opportunities to great deals on shipping, subscriptions, credit cards, rental cars and more. These outstanding opportunities are available only through AAF Columbus membership.


Hard work deserves recognition. That’s why each year AAF Columbus hosts the ADDY Awards, the first step in an exciting three-tiered national competition for creative excellence featuring more than 100 categories. The ADDYs honors the best and brightest work in central Ohio. Winners in the local competition can, and often do, go on to win District and even National ADDYs. At our Annual Meeting luncheon, we recognize a long-time member who has provided leadership, created visionary work or just been an inspiration to others with our most prestigious award, the Silver Medal. We also honor an outstanding student each year with the Marvin Brown Scholarship.

So, if you’re looking for a place to network with the brightest and best in the business, learn more about the tricks of the trade or simply have fun, AAF Columbus is for you. If you are a dedicated advertising, marketing or public relations professional, we invite you to join us!


AAF Columbus

629 N High St. Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: 614.866.9099


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