Professional Development and Education
We have outstanding monthly programs featuring dynamic, nationally-renown speakers on a variety of topics including creative case studies to great sales techniques.
American Advertising (ADDY®) Awards
The American Advertising Awards (ADDY® Awards) are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence. AAF members enjoy a reduced entry fee. Local winners are forwarded into regional competition.
Meet the community’s most talented and influential professionals, build relationships with clients, find gifted employees and discover rewarding employment opportunities. Our members showcase their talents and get to know their fellow professionals by volunteering to help on one of our many planning committees.
We provide a collective voice to the state and national government to protect the advertising community from negative tax-related and legislative issues
We offer an online “who’s who” of other local AAF members — truly a great resource!
The AAF has established a charitable scholarship foundation, This organization financially supports talented students in advertising-related fields at four-year universities in Iowa.
The AAF of Des Moines offers a night of fun, competition and trivia in the yearly AdMania contest to test knowledge of local and national advertising.
AAF of Des Moines members are automatically members of the American Advertising Federation, the only organization that represents all segments of the advertising industry through a network of advertising clubs. This membership provides reduced rates on: FedEx service, communication liability insurance, automobile rentals from Hertz, personal insurance packages through Mutual of Omaha, Adverguard subscriptions to Advertising Age, Ad Week, Brand Week, Business Wire, Media Week and the AAF Film Library. The AAF also hosts one of the largest industry specific job banks available to you as a member.