Membership Services

AAF Greenville wouldn’t exist without our members – an active, interested and varied group of advertising, creative, media, public relations and marketing professionals. As a member, you can participate in our monthly professional development programs, and social gatherings and networking opportunities throughout the year. Then, there are the discounts. Members enjoy reduced meeting rates, lower ADDY awards entry fees and discounts from companies.

Founded in 1953, AAF Greenville represents all facets of the advertising industry; agency, client, corporate, media and supplier. Our organization is a true representation of the advertising and marketing profile within our Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson area. Want to ask a member about membership and information? Contact First Vice President of Membership Bill Powers at bill.powers@erwinpenland.com.

Members joining and renewing currently will have an active membership term that begins September 1, 2014 and ends August 31, 2015. AAF Greenville’s annual Kick Off event will be in September of 2014 and is a great opportunity to learn more about the organization and either renew or sign up as a new member. Regular AAF programs and events will resume following Kick Off. We look forward to seeing you there!

Need to Know More?

Read below to start learning more about our membership benefits and how to get involved.

(If you would rather pay for your membership by check or cash, click here to download a pdf application form.)

Benefits

Membership in AAF Greenville affords you the following benefits:

  • Membership in the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and eligibility to receive AAF member discounts.
  • Monthly programs with interesting, informative and relevant keynote speakers.
  • Discount on AAAwards entry fees.
  • Participation in AAF Greenville public service initiatives which directly impact our community.
  • Professional and personal networking opportunities.

Additional Benefits

As a member of the American Advertising Federation, you are eligible to receive the following exclusive AAF member discounts. For more details, visit www.aaf.org.

  • AAF Job Bank: Discounted rate to use this job bank that is part of the Marketing Career Network
  • AAF SmartBrief: Free opt-in e-mail news service
  • AdCases.com: 15% discount on all items in their online store
  • ADWEEK: Six free trial issues and considerably discounted subscription price
  • Advertising Age: Save 25% on your subscription
  • AAF VISA credit card: No annual fee; earn 1 point for every $1 in purchases; redeem WorldPointsSM for travel, merchandise, and unlimited cash rewards
  • The Award Group: Official awards company of the AAF
  • BRANDWEEK: Six free issues with no further obligation
  • BusinessWire: Cost-saving pricing options for electronic full-text news releases delivered
  • FedEx: Save up to 20% on select FedEx Express® services; save up to 12% on select FedEx Ground® services; save up to 13% on select FedEx Express® International services
  • Hertz: Up to a 20% discount at participating locations
  • MagnetMail: 10% discount on MagnetMail services
  • MEDIAWEEK: Six free issues
  • MIMS International PROINSURE: Professional liability insurance
  • Mutual of Omaha Insurance: Most disability, life and business overhead expense plans feature reduced premiums
  • The New York Times: Save 25% on the cost of home of office delivery for a full year
  • Premiere Global Services: Significant saving to members on conferencing and other managed virtual meeting solutions

Why Should I Join AAF Greenville?

The American Advertising Federation of Greenville (AAF Greenville) is comprised of members who work in advertising, marketing, media, public relations and all other related industry businesses throughout the Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson, South Carolina area.

As a chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the AAF Greenville encourages professional development through seminars, award presentations, and industry leader recognition. Our members have kept us thriving for over 50 years and have made Greenville the creative micro-Mecca that it is. Many superstars have cut their teeth on the Upstate market and made an indelible mark on the Greenville, as well as the national advertising map. Your membership with AAF Greenville, through your company or organization connects you to the entire upstate advertising community and provides you with great opportunities for networking, education and valuable discounts.

AAF Greenville educates members on the latest trends in advertising, marketing and government issues with a variety of annual programs and provides members with the information necessary to stay current and competitive in the industry.

AAF Greenville members embrace the freedom-to-advertise principle, and seek to serve their industry and its membership through networking and socialization; addressing worthwhile causes through advertising; advancing professional standards; fostering education and advertising awareness for students, advertising professionals, elected officials and the public; defending advertising interests; protecting and promoting the industry’s self-regulatory process; and recognizing creative excellence in advertising.

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