Our organization exists and thrives because of members like you. For over 100 years, the mission of the American Advertising Federation of Louisville has been to connect, grow, protect and promote the advertising and communications industry. You are who we represent and serve.

We strive to provide you with valuable benefits and we are pleased to announce exciting new changes to our memberships.


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AAF-Louisville is dedicated to the vibrancy and diversity of the advertising profession, and many of our programs and initiatives are focused on these goals. Each year, AAF-Louisville awards two $2,500 scholarships for students pursuing careers in an advertising-related field, with one specifically dedicated to minority students. The Bud Ballard and Diversity scholarships are supported by an endowment fund established in 1999, and are sustained through continued fundraising and donations. To continue to grow these scholarships, a deposit must be made to the endowment every year.

Please help us support future leaders in advertising.


Diversity & Inclusion in Advertising Panel

Friday, July 19

Join AAF-Louisville and a panel of several of Louisville’s top professionals in a conversation about diversity and inclusion in advertising. Learn how to create a culture of diversity and inclusion within your organization and how to remove unconscious bias from advertising and marketing.

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Google Webinar: Get Your Business Online

Monday, July 22

AAF-Louisville presents the Professional Development Series Webinar, “Grow with Google: Get Your Business Online”, featuring Google-supported trainer, Dave Delaney.

Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your business profile or a simple website.

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Google Webinar: Reach Customers Online

Wednesday, July 24

AAF-Louisville presents the Professional Development Series Webinar, “Grow with Google: Reach Customers Online With Google”, featuring Google-supported trainer, Dave Delaney.

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.

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Annual Awards Evening & Membership Meeting

Thanks to all the people who came out for our Annual Awards Evening & Membership Meeting on Thursday, June 20!

Extra thanks to our Hot 10 Awards sponsor, Louisville Business First.

And a shout-out to Mac Brown Media for all the photos!

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Ad 2 S#!t You Should Know: Fearless Feedback

At the June S#!t You Should Know event we tossed out the old “compliment sandwich” model of constructive criticism and took a bite into Fearless Feedback! 

Thanks to Christina Abney with Pretty Incredible!, Kyle Blakeley with Power, and Abigail Varner with Bandy Carroll Hellige for sharing your insights.

And shout out to Power, the Ad 2 Louisville exclusive sponsor.


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Members & Friends-

As we wrap up the 2018-2019 club year, I want to thank each of you for being involved in our organization. Over the past year, we were able to honor creative excellence through increased entries and attendance in our ADDY awards. Additionally, we received the most diversity scholarship applicants in our history, celebrated the 20th anniversary of our endowment fund, and enhanced our membership benefits through great new offerings.

In June, we were pleased to honor our outstanding members that went above and beyond at our Annual Meeting & Membership Awards at the Kentucky Derby Museum. We showcased a new video that honors our endowment which awards scholarships annually to students to ensure advertising and communications always has a great future. We were able to roll up our sleeves and help Habitat for Humanity and continue volunteering our time and talent to help our local community.

I am pleased to report that at ADMERICA, AAF’s National Conference, it was announced that many new initiatives will be implemented in the coming year to further advance our cause of being the Unifying Voice of Advertising.

Be on the lookout through July for our exciting Diversity Event with a rock-star panel as well as two of our Grow with Google webinar series. We will see you there!

-Chris Nation, 2018-2019 President

American Advertising Federation-Louisville
130 St. Matthews Avenue, Suite 302, Louisville, KY 40207
 (502) 895-2500

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