Membership

Top 10 Reasons to Join

  1. Recharge. Get out of your office!
  2. Meet people. Connect with old colleagues. Meet new ones. Make a personal connection.
  3. Get inspired. Meet top notch professionals from other markets and learn from their experiences at our Lunch & Learn Speaker Series.
  4. Recognize great talent. We recognize the area’s best creative via the Akron ADDY® Awards.
  5. Put your talents to work. Volunteer on a committee. Build skills and build relationships for life.
  6. Be a mentor to the future. Many students join AAF to connect, get inspired and learn from you. You were a student once. Be there to help them succeed.
  7. Join something big. AAF connects you to 40,000 members of more than 200 clubs nationally. It advocates and protects your rights.
  8. Get rewarded. Get discount pricing to all of our events plus discounts on business services.
  9. Stay in the know. From advertising and marketing to design and beyond, we strive to keep you informed with our diverse programming.
  10. A great resource. Members may be your competition, but more importantly they are all great resources. Need advice, referrals? Just ask.

Your AAF-Akron membership – whether it be individual or through your company, organization or college – connects you to the entire advertising community and provides you with great opportunities for networking, education and valuable discounts.


 

Student Membership

Annual Dues: $35

You must be a full-time student to qualify. You’ll receive all of the benefits our professional members receive at the individual rate, plus the benefit of getting to know (i.e., schmooze) the folks you may want to get a job from some day!

Please Note: Includes 1 membership only. All guests of Student members must pay non-member rate.

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New Professional (graduate within last 2 years)

Annual Dues: $55

Network and learn at a discounted rate! Benefits include a free listing in the online member directory, special member rates on programs, events and networking functions, discounts on ADDY award entry fees, and discounts on business services through the AAF.

Please Note: Includes 1 membership only. All guests of New Professional members must pay non-member rate.

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Non-Profit Membership

Annual Dues: $55

Network and learn at a discounted rate! Benefits include a free listing in the online member directory, special member rates on programs, events and networking functions, discounts on ADDY award entry fees, and discounts on business services through the AAF.

Please Note: Includes 1 membership only. All guests of Non-Profit members must pay non-member rate.

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Individual Membership

Annual Dues: $145

Benefits include a free listing in the online member directory, special member rates on programs, events and networking functions, discounts on ADDY award entry fees, and discounts on business services through the AAF.

Please Note: Includes 1 membership only. All guests of Individual members must pay non-member rate.

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Silver Corporate Membership

Annual Dues: $400

Includes all benefits of Individual Membership plus:

  • 5 memberships
  • 5 member listings in directory
  • $325 savings on membership dues
  • Memberships transferable at luncheons and other events. (If paid member cannot attend, another member from the company can take his/her place at the member rate.)
  • Memberships transferable to other employees should someone leave the company
Please Note: Silver members are allowed to bring 5 people (regardless if the persons are listed as members or if they are a guest of the member) to all AAF events at the member rate. Any persons beyond 5 must pay the non-member rate.

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Gold Corporate Membership

Annual Dues: $650

Includes all benefits of Silver Corporate Membership plus:

  • UNLIMITED memberships – All employees of the company can attend luncheons and other events at member rate
  • 7 member listings in directory
  • $365 savings on membership dues*
  • Guests may attend luncheons and other events at member rate

Please Note: Gold members are allowed to bring UNLIMITED persons (regardless if the persons are listed as members or if they are a guest of the member) to all AAF events at the member rate. 

* Total saving is dependent on employee attendance to luncheons and events.

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