2024-2025 Member Benefits

April 6, 2024

Take advantage of your membership benefits! You have both local (ADvantage Card) and national benefits.


You can take it everywhere you go. It’s packed full of valuable discounts from area businesses and it’s valid through May 1, 2025. Members receive a physical card in the mail and can now add their card to the iPhone’s wallet for easy access! Visit your AAF account portal and click on ADvantage Card in the menu.

Please consider patronizing these businesses as they support AAF by donating their services to the American Advertising Awards show!

View our partner map to easily find locations.

10% off beer, food & merch. 
1201 E Market Street, Suite 110 • Akron, OH 44305

10% off total order. 
1730 Portage Trail • Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Big Eu’es.com

10% off total order. 
Northside Market Place
21 Furnace Street, Suite 404 • Akron, OH 44308

Free snack of your choice plus dessert on your 8th visit. 
935 Brown Street • Akron, OH 44311
Dining / Drive Thru
Order on Doordash

$1 off first beer OR $2 off any appetizer. 
Canal Place
540 S. Main Street, Suite 112 • Akron, OH 44311

10% off total order. 
71 Westgate Circle • Akron, OH 44313
In Westgate Plaza in the back

$10 off purchase of $50 or more. Dine-in or carry-out menu. 
1238 Weathervane Lane • Akron, OH 44313

$20 off catering order of $100 or more. 
423 E Waterloo Rd. • Akron, OH 44319

As an AAF-Akron member, you’re eligible for many discounts on products and services for office and home through an exclusive network from AAF National:

AAF Career Center puts you in front of job seekers or employers in your industry. If you are looking to jump-start your career or are seeking channels to identify and recruit new talent, the AAF Job Bank can help! 

AAF SmartBrief is an opt-in email news service available to the industry and delivering the most essential advertising news of the day. By hand selecting only the critical industry news from hundreds of media sources and condensing it into a succinct, easy to read email to keep you informed.

Ad Age is the leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for the marketing and media community. AAF members enjoy a member-only price on renewals and subscriptions of $144 (a $25.00 savings on the subscription price of $169).

API delivers quality, on-time production of Out-of-Home materials and a full array of customized Point-of-Purchase styles with a 5% price savings.

The Award Group is the official awards company of the AAF. You gain access to The Award Group’s services, including: 20 different types of awards, allowing you to create a tier system that recognizes different achievement requirements; custom awards to fit your budget and aesthetic requirements.

Certified Ethical Advertising Executive Certification Receive your CEAE certification at a fraction of the cost compared to other industry professionals. The Certified Ethical Advertising Executive is the first and only ethical certification for advertising industry practitioners – designed by a non-partisan body of market participants, government and legal officials and consumer advocates.

Communo Are you a freelancer looking for a new opportunity? Are you an agency looking to add to your team? With Communo, you have the opportunity to do the kind of work you most desire, collaborate with industry experts, grow your team and your business.

Constant Contact’s email marketing and online survey tools help small businesses and organizations connect to customers quickly, easily, and affordably. Receive an additional 10% off the standard prepay discounts: 20% off six months, or 25% off the full year. 

Experian is the leading provider of customizable mailing lists, market research reports and online print and mailing services that help small businesses target and engage with more than 200 million consumers, 100 million households and 14 million active U.S. businesses. Receive a 15% discount on direct marketing data and services.

GE Appliances, the leader in premium finish choices, is offering discounts on their entire product line of high-quality appliances. Save up to 25% off MSRP every day on the latest in high quality appliances.

HotelPlanner Receive up to 65% off when booking travel online through HotelPlanner. Whether booking personal or group travel, a hotel, flight or much needed event space, HotelPlanner is the destination of choice for optimal choices and tremendous savings.

In My Opinion (IMO) provides insight into the buying habits and behaviors of students through custom research and key trend white papers. The company manages a diverse panel of verified students located on over 100 university and college campuses in the US. 

InMobi University is a free educational resource to help Marketers, Advertisers and Media Buyers understand mobile advertising. Take courses on the fundamentals of in-app advertising to today’s most pressing topics, conveniently at your own pace.

Lenovo Save up to 30% off the price of laptops, tablets, desktops, all-in-ones, accessories, and more! 

Member Options: Home/Auto/Renters Insurance Save you time and money on insurance. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions, online or over the phone with our licensed insurance experts, then we’ll go to work to find you multiple options with top rated carriers. Quick, easy and convenient.

Mercury Save 10% off current shipping prices with no contract or added fees and discounts that don’t expire. Use Mercury for your time-sensitive shipments including express, same day and trade shows. 

Mosaic Center SmartBrief AAF has partnered with SmartBrief to produce a weekly email newsletter which brings the most important and timely news stories about diversity and inclusion in the advertising and marketing industry directly to subscribers’ inboxes.

Office Depot is a leading global provider of products, services and solutions for every workplace, whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car. Save up to 80% on preferred products and receive free next-day delivery on online orders over $50.

UPS Save up to 34% on a broad portfolio of shipping services including air, international, ground and freight services. Plus, get 50% off UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS Worldwide Express export, UPS Worldwide Saver export, and UPS Worldwide Expedited export shipments for up to four weeks after you enroll. You can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. 

U.S. Pharmacy Card Save up to 80% on prescriptions with the U.S. Pharmacy Card! This includes the uninsured, underinsured, those who have high deductibles, and more! Everyone is eligible. The card is easy to use. Simply visit the website to access your card, and instantly receive Rx medication savings at more than 59,000 pharmacies across the country.

WordStream’s easy-to-use software allows for more effective paid search and social campaigns for online advertisers. Their software features a customized workflow that guides marketers through steps that can greatly improve their Google Ads, Bing, and Facebook campaigns. Receive a FREE report on your overall Google Ads performance, plus a discount when you sign up for the 12-Month or Annual Pre-Pay plans.

Sign in to AAF.org to learn more and unlock your national membership benefits.

Congrats to our 2024 District 5 Winners!

Congrats to our 2024 District 5 Winners!

Gabrielle Seigfried from The University of Akron won Student Best of Show for Wildwood Packaging. Two Professionals and Five Students Win District ADDYs! AAF-Akron is pleased to announce that Akron American Advertising Award entrants won ADDYs at...

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2024 American Advertising Awards Winners

2024 American Advertising Awards Winners

Akron Art Museum Best of Show winners: Jayson Shenk, Jeneé Garlando, Emma Kaczmar, Matt Hribar. Photo by Caitlin Ross. AAF-Akron held its 79th annual American Advertising Awards celebration, on Friday, March 1 at The Akron Civic Theatre....

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Connect with our Creative Community!

Connect with our Creative Community!

2024 American Advertising Awards Sponsorships Available
Awards Show: Friday, March 1, 2024 at The Akron Civic Theatre

 Title Partner | $5,000• “Presented By: Your Company Name/logo” in promo materials
• Onstage sponsor recognition
• 3-minute...

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