Top 10 Reasons to Join
- Recharge. Get out of your office!
- Meet people. Connect with old colleagues. Meet new ones. Make a personal connection.
- Get inspired. Meet top notch professionals from other markets and learn from their experiences at our Lunch & Learn Speaker Series.
- Recognize great talent. We recognize the area’s best creative via the Akron ADDY® Awards.
- Put your talents to work. Volunteer on a committee. Build skills and build relationships for life.
- 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.
- Join something big. AAF connects you to 40,000 members of more than 200 clubs nationally. It advocates and protects your rights.
- Get rewarded. Get discount pricing to all of our events plus discounts on business services.
- Stay in the know. From advertising and marketing to design and beyond, we strive to keep you informed with our diverse programming.
- 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.
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!
New Professional Membership (graduate within last 2 years)
Annual Dues: $95
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.
New – New Professional Membership Renew – New Professional 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.
Silver Corporate Membership
(3 Members of Same Company)
Annual Dues: $400
Includes all benefits of Individual Membership plus:
- 8% 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
Gold Corporate Membership
(5 Members of Same Company)
Annual Dues: $650
Includes all benefits of Silver Corporate Membership plus:
- 10% savings on membership dues
- Guests may attend luncheons and other events at member rate
IMPORTANT NOTE: In regard to AAF-Akron events, guests of members with Individual Memberships must pay nonmember rates. Silver Corporate and Gold Corporate Memberships are transferable (if paid member cannot attend, another member from the company can take his/her place at the member rate). Only Gold Corporate Memberships entitle guests to attend luncheons and other events at member rates.