About AAF Reno

What is AAF?

Established in 1905, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) is the only organization that includes members across all disciplines and career levels in advertising. Whether you’re new to the fast-paced world of advertising or a seasoned professional, the AAF is for you. We’re here to help you advance your career, build your connections and celebrate this ever-changing, amazing industry we work in.

Reno’s Biggest Little Ad Club

AAF Reno, formerly the Advertising Association of Northern Nevada, is Reno’s ad club, a professional organization dedicated to serving as the ultimate resource for education, networking, and recognition within the marketing and advertising industries. AAF Reno is an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation.

Want to get involved in AAF Reno and the Northern Nevada advertising community? Join us for one of these great events.

Power Lunches

Monthly AAF Reno Power Lunches are a great way to network and to kickstart ideas with education and inspiration from some of the industry’s best. Members, non-members, and students are all welcome!

The American Advertising Awards

Home of the ADDYs®! This the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, recognizing and rewarding creative excellence in the art of advertising. Every year approximately 60,000 entries are submitted in local ADDY competitions.

Ad People of the Year Awards

The Annual Ad People of the Year Awards honor the best and the brightest in the northern Nevada advertising community. Each year the Thomas C. Wilson Award, the Ad Person of the Year Award, the Promotion Person or Group Award, and the Community Contribution of the Year Award are all given to worthy recipients nominated by their peers.

Art Slaves Show & Sale

The Art Slaves Show and Sale is a group exhibition featuring fine art, music and written word created by communication professionals from the Truckee Meadows. The Show and Sale benefit the AAF Reno Scholarship Fund.

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Thought Leadership

AAF has a long history of being the resource of thought leadership behind the advertising industry. We post regular updates about government affairs, ad trends, and interesting case studies.

Campus life

Expert Speakers

Listen to industry executives speak about changes in advertising, new trends, and inspirational stories at our speaker luncheons. Join us, we don’t bite!

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Networking Opportunities

Whether you’re looking for a new job, expand your connections, or just want to hang out with your ad club friends – our mixers are a fun chance to do all of that and more.