connecting advertising professionals in tampa bay since 1942

We are a community filled with creative minds bound together by a common passion – to help our city and each other reach new potential & growth.


Make Your Mark

Each year, our chapter hosts numerous programs and initiatives, including networking socials, panel discussions, speaker sessions, the annual American Advertising Awards, and more. We appreciate our members’ continued loyalty and the industry’s engagement and enthusiasm surrounding our events—and we look forward to seeing you at our next one.

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Founded in 1905, AAF has become the “unifying voice for advertising” with 200 self-run chapters across the United States.


More Than A Membership

We are the Tampa Bay chapter within the American Advertising Federation, and it is our mission to transform Tampa Bay by empowering the advertising industry and our city’s makers and shakers. We accomplish this through grassroots efforts of local leaders and businesses all working together. The mission of our chapter is supported by our goals of:


Bring members together to deliver creative business solutions


Keep members abreast of the latest trends in technology, creativity and marketing


Promote diversity and inclusion in advertising


Honor and celebrate advertising excellence


Protect and promote advertising at all levels of government through grassroots activities


Offer engaging programs to encourage local association volunteer leadership


Utilize industry expertise to address community issues


Provide opportunities for professionals to build supportive relationships with others in the advertising industry


Get Involved!

AAF Tampa Bay is possible thanks to a volunteer board of motivated professionals from all backgrounds and all over the Tampa Bay area. They lead because they are passionate about the impact of advertising and providing value within the community together. Interested in being a part of our board?



Elevate your brand’s exposure and engage with our community of advertising professionals through our Event Sponsorship opportunities. As a sponsor, you’ll have the unique privilege of distributing your branded swag to our members, potential vendor tables, along with countless promotional opportunities. Check out our sponsorship package below for more information! 


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