About The Club

The Erie Ad Club is a trade organization that includes a diverse membership of local business leaders, marketing and advertising professionals, educators and students.

We provide professional development, networking and educational opportunities through its series of exclusive member events, programs, socials, charitable functions and community service projects. Our chapter encourages local advertising professionals and businesses to join to take advantage of the many networking and professional development opportunities that AAF membership offers. We host multiple lunches and social hours throughout the year, in addition to The American Advertising Awards Gala, and other fundraising or educational events.

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country. Through its 226 college chapters, the AAF provides 8,000 advertising students with real-world case studies and recruitment connections to corporate America. The AAF also has nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation’s leading brands and corporations.

The Erie Ad Club exists to support its members, the community and the advertising industry. Its mission is to promote fellowship, education and career enhancement among members of the advertising community; foster and recognize excellence in advertising; champion public service causes; build an understanding of the role and benefits of advertising at all levels; and encourage advertising self-regulation and continuous improvement to raise industry benchmarks. The organization serves advertising professionals from the Erie and Crawford County areas.