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Club Benefits

Why Join AAF Asheville?

Local Chapter Member Benefits

Professional Growth and Development

Curiosity and an almost magnetic pull toward the new play significant roles in what makes us successful in this industry. Continuous learning is critical in our profession. Our seminar speakers and other special events teach us new things, keep us up-to-date on industry practices and refreshes our memories about things we used to know.

Networking Opportunities

It’s a proven fact: the more you talk and exchange ideas with your colleagues, the more creative you will be. Come to our monthly Connect meetings to meet up with your colleagues and allied professionals in a relaxed social setting. AAF-Asheville Connect is THE place to participate in the free exchange of ideas and networking opportunities.

Leadership Development

Want to stand out in the advertising industry in WNC? Serve on a committee, become a committee chair, consider joining the Board of Directors, or start your own initiative with help from other members. Be recognized as an innovator and leader in the industry. There are also great opportunities to serve at the district level. All of these activities develop industry leaders. Are you one? Get involved and find out.

Recognizing Excellence

Have your best creative work recognized each year by your peers. The American Advertising Awards are our industry’s Oscars, and our local American Advertising Awards competition each February will showcase WNC’s best and brightest. Winners will proceed to the regional competition, with the chance to go to national.

AAF National Member Benefits

As a member of AAF Asheville you are also a member of the national AAF, and receive the following benefits:

Discounts on American Advertising Award entry fees

AAF member discounts: For more details, visit 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

WorldPoints(sm): 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 directly to editorial desktops in newsrooms worldwide

Cobalt Web Hosting: 10% discount on shared web hosting

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 or office delivery for a full year

Premiere Global Services: Significant saving to members on conferencing and other virtual meeting solutions

WideEyed.com: AAF members receive a $20 rebate for any site’s annual website and e-mail hosting services

Convinced? Join us now. If you have a question about membership, please contact Membership Chair, Nathan Jordan, via njordan@mktconnections.com