Who We Are

Our Mission

To advance the region's advertising and communications community by creating opportunities for its members to exchange ideas, enrich careers and inspire creativity.


An Advertising industry group started in 1904 by Smith Quayle and 4 other local newspaper ad guys, AAF Cincinnati offers year-round programming for men and women, professionals and students, in every facet of the ad industry - including clients from corporate advertising, marketing or communications departments; ad agency suits and creatives alike; media reps from broadcast, print, and interactive companies; plus every imaginable supplier to the advertising industry.



An incorporated nonprofit organization, AAF Cincinnati is an affiliate of (and one of the original 1905 founding members of) the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AAF is the "Unifying Voice for Advertising" - the oldest national advertising trade association. AAF represents more than 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. Membership includes more than 200 ad clubs across the country, an academic segment representing over 250 college chapters, an inter-association council involving more than 20 related trade groups, plus 100 blue-chip corporate members that are advertisers, agencies and media companies, comprising the nation"s leading brands and corporations. For more information, visit AAF"s website at www.aaf.org. AAF Cincinnati is a part of AAF's District 5, covering OH-KY-WV, which is, in turn, a part of AAF's Central Region.