AAF-KC is a 501(c) 6 trade and professional association in Kansas City serving the advertising/marketing industry through educational programming, volunteer opportunities and networking, and a member of District 9 of the American Advertising Federation. We’re not the type to brag but it’s safe to say we’re one of the largest and oldest AAF clubs in the country. So, we’re a pretty big deal.
Here’s where the story gets a bit tricky.
AAF-KC is one club that houses two more organizations. Ad 2 KC is local chapter of Ad 2 National serving ad professionals age 32 and under, and Art+Copy Club is a group designed for creatives, copywriters, designers and the like. Each group is a part of AAF-KC but serves the membership in more specific ways.
For example, Art+Copy Club provides more creatively inclined events, and Ad 2 provides more networking events. Not to say that any of the groups are exclusionary, if you’re an AAF-KC member you’re welcome to come to any soiree or speaking event, after all, you’re an AAF-KC member. But the separate clubs were designed to meet members specific needs. Told you it got tricky.
This explanation may be much ado about nothing but at least it gives you a peek into how we’re all one big AAF-KC bent on networking, furthering our ad education as well as our quality of career for our membership.
The mission of AAF-KC is to foster a cohesive creative culture within the Kansas City advertising industry and promoting it to the rest of the country.