Who Are We Anyway?

Some cities are known for their SMOG, some for their deep-dish pizza, and still others for their famous skyscrapers and figure skating in the park. In Charlotte, we have Carolina Blue Skies, clean air, iced tea and NASCAR. Sure, Big City Creative and 54 inches of annual snowfall is just swell...but some of those cities have swelling egos, too! In Charlotte, well, yea, we're a bit more laid back, but we do have over 50 large, small and one-man shops cranking out killer, award-winning campaigns for the largest national and global clients around...and we can golf 12 months out of the year!

AAF Charlotte is an extension of the Charlotte Community—a consortium of like-minded creative folks that are dedicated to advertising excellence in and around Charlotte. Quite simply, we're all committed to developing kick-ass creative for Charlotte, the Country, the Planet Earth and any other intergalactic entities who want the best, kick-ass creative possible!

We're a non-profit professional trade association serving the Charlotte advertising community. Members of our association volunteer their time and talents to plan and execute many events throughout the year.

We are an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), a national organization empowered by 50,000 professionals in 220 professional advertising clubs, 220 college chapters and 110 corporations. The AAF works to advance the broad interests of the advertising industry, including the freedom to truthfully advertise legal products.

The purpose of AAF Charlotte is to provide and promote a better understanding of the functions of advertising and of its values within the Carolinas. Our primary ambition is to promote good fellowship and a free exchange of ideas among our members.

AAF Charlotte Constitution and Bylaws (PDF)