About AAF

As the “Unifying Voice for Advertising,” the American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., with a Western Region office in Newport Beach, Calif., is the trade association that represents 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. AAF’s 130 corporate members are advertisers, agencies and media companies that comprise the nation’s leading brands and corporations. AAF has a national network of 210 ad clubs and connects the industry with an academic base through its 210 college chapters.

Our Mission

The American Advertising Federation advances the business of advertising as a vital and essential part of the American economy and culture. The AAF educates policymakers, the news media and the general public on the value that advertising brings to the well-being of the nation and develops the industry’s present and future leaders.

AAF History