About

AAF Austin connects passionate, creatively-driven advertising professionals to foster innovation within the local communication arts industry. Our network of individuals and corporate partners support opportunities for growth through social events, education, awards shows, and legislative advocacy.

What we’ve accomplished

  • AAF announces dates for Day on the Hill

    The American Advertising Federation has announced the dates for the 2023 Advertising Day on the Hill.

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  • Big Wigs Winners 2022

    HUGE shout out to the Big Wigs 2022 winners! These incredible humans were honored for their amazing work.

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  • Texas Tech University Wins 2022 NSAC Competition

    District 10’s Texas Tech University won the 2022 NSAC competition, taking home top honors for their campaign for the Meta Quest 2.

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AAF History

1932

Founded

What later became AAF Austin was founded in 1932 as the Men’s Advertising Club of Austin.

1932

1948

Advertising at UT

Both the Department of Marketing and the School of Journalism formally recognized an undergraduate major in advertising.

1948

1974

Advertising Grows

The Department of Advertising is established in UT’s College of Communication, to meet the increasing needs of advertising education.

1974

2010

Division 1 Club of the Year

From 2010–2013, AAF Austin earned the prestigious Division 1 Club of the Year Award, besting AAF clubs from the nation’s largest advertising markets. (The competition is based on eight club achievement categories). AAF Austin again earned the prestigious Division 1 Club of the Year Award for 2018-2019 and 2020-2021.

2010

2012

District conference host

In 2012, Austin played host to the District 10 convention.

2012

2015

AAF Austin member agency honored

GSD&M honored with the Governor’s Award at the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame.

2015

Board Members

Become a Member

Whether you’re a student,  industry pro or just someone who appreciates a clever headline– you’ve got a place at AAF Austin.

Join the Board

Use your passion to make a direct impact on the Central Texas advertising industry.