But it can be challenging to find the networking and marketing resources you need to get there.
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You’re always looking for new ways to reach the next level in your advertising career.
You deserve advertising resources and connections that can help you grow as an advertiser.
As a member of the Des Moines chapter of the American Advertising Federation, you can access resources, community, and recognition that empowers you to elevate your advertising career.
As a part of AAF Des Moines, you can:
- Access Resources – Find the tools, insights, and expertise you need to take the next step as an advertising professional.
- Find Community – Make connections and build your network with others who understand your professional challenges and goals.
- Pursue Growth – Work with the best of the best to elevate your career as an ad professional to the next level.
- Get Recognized – Compete and get recognized for your achievements through the prestigious American Advertising Awards.
Get Involved in AAF
1. Join AAF
Join your local chapter of the American Advertising Federation and get access to a nationwide network of resources, tools, and events.
2. Get Involved
Network with other ad professionals in the central Iowa area and get updates on the latest trends and insights during our monthly AAF luncheon.
Grow your network and skills! Join a board, committee, or volunteer with other advertising professionals.
For over 110 years, the Des Moines Chapter of AAF has provided ad expertise to professionals in the Des Moines area. Our connection to a nationally recognized professional organization provides invaluable resources to professionals in every area of the ad and marketing world.
From hosting the only nationally tiered ad competition in our market to providing support and development opportunities to our local community, we’re committed to helping ad professionals become the best of the best in the industry.
Why I Joined AAF
“Being a part of AAF of Des Moines was a catalyst to my career. I expanded my network in the ad community locally and around the country and I met some of my best friends. Serving on the local, district, and national board allowed me to see a different perspective of the ad world and connected me with the biggest players in the industry. These same people have opened so many doors for me and always have my back. Join AAF and grow your network and your career.”
“I joined AAF Des Moines in 2000, when I was asked by the ad agency working on the annual American Advertising Awards to help create a new and distinctive look for the Gold award. They had the concept and I had the contacts to get it done. I felt I should belong to the organization if I was producing the awards, and some of the agencies were clients. Once I joined, I realized the value of networking with all the central Iowa ad agencies as well as advertising partners. As a small business owner, I continue to appreciate the monthly programs on a variety of topics that keep me aware of market trends, new services, and industry leaders. I have made many friends, served on the board, continued to help with the American Advertising Awards, attended hundreds of monthly lunches, and supported the club in many ways.”
“I have been a member of AAF of Des Moines for over 20 years now. I have always valued the opportunities to network and be exposed to diverse perspectives in our industry. Over the years, my involvement with AAF has helped me to engage future talent/hires, partners for collaboration, and experts in the field that refresh my knowledge base. And perhaps most importantly, being a member makes me want to be proactive and keeps me from being a shut-in.”
“I love AAF of Des Moines. I’ve been involved with the club for almost a decade now. I’ve made a ton of great connections with people all over our community and many of them have been resources on projects I’ve worked on. The luncheons each month have a great variety of topics and the Des Moines Ad Day conference has been very energetic and inspiring to attend over the last few years.”
The American Advertising Awards
Sponsored by American Advertising Federation of Des Moines, the American Advertising Awards competition represents the broadest creative spirit of advertising by recognizing all forms of advertising, in all varieties of media, created by all sizes and types of entrants, and from all across our local community.