AAF-Houston

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The Unifying Voice for Advertising

AAF-Houston is the city’s preeminent advertising and marketing communications organization. Our membership includes people across all disciplines and career levels. Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned professional, AAF-Houston is for you. We’re here to help you advance your career, build your connections and stay up to date in this ever-changing industry we work in.

We do this by:

  • Offering innovative programming for our membership at our monthly luncheons and providing after work networking opportunities
  • Supporting education through our annual Student Conference and the Advertising Education Foundation of Houston
  • Promoting multicultural and diversity initiatives
  • Staying on top of governmental issues affecting our industry
  • Providing assistance for public service communications needs
  • Recognizing excellence in our industry through our annual American Advertising Awards, known as the ADDYS.

AAF-Houston has a long history of being recognized nationally for its projects and programs. Founded in 1911 as The Advertising Association of Houston, we are proud to be one of the oldest professional service organizations in the city. The American Advertising Federation – Houston, Inc. is a Non-Profit 501 (c)(6) organization, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service and was originally incorporated in Texas as Houston Advertising Club, Inc.

About the American Advertising Federation

AAF-Houston is the local chapter of The American Advertising Federation (AAF) and when you become a member of AAF-Houston, you also become a member of the national organization. Established in 1905 and headquartered in Washington, DC, AAF is the only organization that represents all facets of the advertising industry and acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.”

AAF is divided in to Regions and Districts. AAF-Houston is in the Central Region and District 10, which includes all AAF clubs in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Northwest Louisiana.

AAF has 100 corporate members that comprise the nation’s leading advertisers; advertising agencies; media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local clubs and federations representing 40,000 advertising professionals; and more than 200 college chapters with more than 5,000 student members. Visit www.aaf.org for more details on our national organization and your benefits as a member.

About Ad 2 Houston

Ad 2 is an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation for young professionals for ages 32 and under and focuses on meeting it’s member’s needs through educational and networking events and public service opportunities. A talented collective of passionate young communication professionals, Ad 2 Houston is composed of project managers, creatives, developers, marketers, content strategists, media buyers, and more.

Ad 2-Houston has an affiliation agreement with AAF-Houston that includes a dual membership for all members. If you are under 32 and join either of the clubs, you are automatically a member of both organizations.

What our members say
about AAF-Houston

  • My involvement in the national AAF organization is rooted in our membership in AAF-Houston. The opportunities to enrich careers, bolster knowledge, and enhance exposure and connectivity to our peers, colleagues and industry partners are truly endless. The best investment for us since 1985 has been our commitment to and involvement with AAF-Houston.

    Alex López Negrete
    Lopez Negrete Communications
    Past Chair of AAF-Houston
    National ADDY Winner and AAF Mosaic Award Winner