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Central Minnesota is home to a bevy of creative, curious, and well-connected humans. Imagine the magic that happens when these people are in the same room, working on the same mission, and sharing a vision for the professional and educational landscape of advertising in our community.

As a member of AAFCM, you’ll benefit from endless ways to stay connected, sharpen your creative tools, and protect the profession you love. We represent all facets of the ad industry and our members are connected to a wide variety of businesses and backgrounds that keep AAFCM buzzing and relevant in a dynamic world.

As a member of AAFCM you will get:

  • Discounted rates on club programs, American Advertising Awards entry fees and tickets, and other social events
  • Exposure and access to local professionals in your industry
  • Automatic membership in the American Advertising Federation (AAF)
  • Subscription to the custom-created materials specific to AAFCM 
  • Eligibility for discounts on products, services, and events through AAF

How It Works

The AAFCM board is dedicated to providing its members with invaluable opportunities to explore, learn, socialize, and leverage within a network of like-minded individuals. All memberships are good for one year—beginning immediately and spanning a full 12 months. 


$65 / year

For Students.

Choose Student

$185 / year

For Professionals.

Choose Professional

$135 / year

For Freelancers.

Choose Freelancer

Pillars of Focus

Advertising Excellence

As part of the national organization, our local club promotes and protects the privilege of advancing the very best of advertising. We recognize the duty its practitioners have and the creative ways we promote excellence.

Public Service

Our club undertakes public service projects to benefit local non-profit organizations by providing marketing, advertising, outreach, and public relations counsel and services. The payoff? Satisfaction in a job well done for your community.

Government Relations

Protects and promotes advertising at all levels of government to ensure our creative freedoms are maintained and collaborative voices are heard loud and clear.

Diversity & Inclusion

Promotes diversity in advertising by encouraging the recruitment of people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. We recognize the opportunity to influence unity and celebrate our unique visions. 


Tomorrow’s talent deserves the support and opportunity in order to rise to the creative challenges of our industry. We focus on exposing our students and young professionals to all the AAF offers and collaborate closely with the many educational institutions in our area.