AAF Toledo Welcomes New Executive Director

Posted by patty on September 3, 2019
The Board of Governors of American Advertising Federation Toledo is pleased to announce Darcie Lynch as the new Executive Director. Ms. Lynch, a Toledo native, graduated from Anthony Wayne High School and left the area to attend the Chicago Academy... [ More ]

September message from the President

Posted by patty on September 3, 2019
We’ve had a busy summer as a club, kicking it off with our annual board retreat. We discussed our goals for 2019-2020 and how we, as a board, can serve the membership better. We will be working this... [ More ]

August Message from the President

Posted by patty on August 2, 2019
So, where did August come from?!? What better way to soak up the last half of summer than sand volleyball? We have our annual volleyball tournament, AdBASH this Thursday (August 8th). If you don't have a team, you can... [ More ]

The Convergence of TV, OTT & Digital Video

Posted by patty on July 31, 2019
(content provided by Spectrum Reach, 2019 Corporate Sponsor) 5 Factors Disrupting the Media Buying Landscape

How To Become An Internship Event Panelist

Posted by patty on July 17, 2019
We are currently accepting applications to serve on the panel for this year's event. Panelists will be chosen based on the following criteria: Individual's ability to provide a unique perspective to students Professional experience (specific industry, focus, and... [ More ]

AAF Toledo Announces New Officers

Posted by patty on July 16, 2019
The American Advertising Federation of Toledo (AAF Toledo) has selected a new slate of officers who will represent the 110 year-old professional association for the 2019-2020 membership year (July 1-June 30). They are: Melanie Dunn, Mail Works II – President;  Katelin... [ More ]

Nick Amrhein Photographer + Director Wins Silver National ADDY Award

Posted by patty on June 28, 2019
AAF Toledo member and photographer / director, Nick Amrhein, was awarded a Silver National ADDY Award for his Photography Campaign Bravery & Bullets Combat Vet Series.  The award was announced Friday, June 7th at the National ADDY Award Show in... [ More ]

Toledo Community Foundation Announces Recipients of the 2019 Ad Club Scholarship

Posted by patty on June 26, 2019
June 24, 2019 – The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce three recipients of the Advertising Club of Toledo / AAF Toledo Scholarship: Tiara Medley, Parris Hurt and Donte Dixon. Ms. Tiara Medley recently graduated from Woodward... [ More ]

Boost Your Conversions and ROI with Audience-Based Buying

Posted by patty on June 10, 2019
(content provided by Spectrum Reach, 2019 Corporate Sponsor) You don’t need to advertise to everyone. Just the right ones. more information

AAF Toledo Would Love To Lend A Hand!

Posted by patty on May 3, 2019
Would you like help in raising funds for your 501c3 organization?   AAF Toledo is a member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) headquartered in Washington, D.C. and part of the Fifth District (Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky). AAF... [ More ]

7 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

Posted by patty on May 1, 2019
(content provided by Spectrum Reach, 2019 Corporate Sponsor) Nearly every small business owner today has to worry about competition from larger competitors—whether it’s the major chain down the road or a popular online brand. more information  

How to Build Your Own Customer Acquisition Engine

Posted by patty on April 3, 2019
(content provided by our 2019 Corporate Sponsor - Spectrum Reach) Awareness, excitement, engagement – all are great for brand-building. But in the end, marketing is about establishing a market for your product or service. And no customers? No market.   https:/... [ More ]

Nick Amrhein Photographer + Director Wins Gold at 5th District ADDY Judging

Posted by patty on March 29, 2019
Members of AAF Toledo have won one Gold ADDY, four Silver and one Student Silver ADDY Awards in the 2019 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) District 5 Competition.  AAF Toledo forwarded 7 local Gold, 3 Silver, and 1 Student Gold entries to the 5th... [ More ]

2019 ADDY Awards Show - February 21

Posted by patty on February 25, 2019
Approximately 300 members of the local advertising and marketing community attended the 2019 American Advertising Federation - Toledo’s (AAF Toledo) ADDY Awards ceremony on Thursday, February 21 at the historic Valentine Theatre. Michael Seay, MadAveGroup/AAF District 5 Chairman and Molly Luetke,... [ More ]

Tickets On Sale Now For AAF Toledo ADDY® Awards Presentation

Posted by patty on February 6, 2019
Tickets are on sale for the annual ADDY Awards ceremony on Thursday, February 21 at the historic Valentine Theatre in downtown Toledo. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with entry viewing, buffet dinner, cash bar, and acoustic music by NOT FAST... [ More ]

2019 Media Trends

Posted by patty on February 4, 2019
(content provided by Spectrum Reach - 2019 AAF Toledo Corporate Sponsor) It’s been a year of massive change in the advertising industry. And 2019 won’t be any exception. Get the full research on 2019’s advertising trends. https:/... [ More ]

Building the Dealership of the Future

Posted by patty on January 10, 2019
(content provided by Spectrum Reach - 2019 AAF Toledo Corporate Sponsor) For the third year in a row, the automotive industry is projected to see a modest decline–about 1.3%–in new vehicle retail sales, with a light vehicle sales... [ More ]

Make Giving a Part of Buying

Posted by patty on December 6, 2018
PromoHits is proud to announce their PromoCares initiative that will begin in 2019. For every order placed from January to June 2019, PromoHits will donate 5% of the total dollar amount of the product to area charities. To participate, clients simply choose the... [ More ]

AAF Toledo’s Mosaic Series: Promoting Inclusivity & Retaining Young Talent

Posted by patty on October 2, 2018
Join AAF Toledo for a special Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, October 17 at The Premier with Valerie Thompson of ProMedica, Jennifer Pizio from The University of Toledo, Toledo Chamber of Commerce’s Jeff Schaaf and Treva Jeffries with Toledo... [ More ]

AAF Toledo Announces The Internship Event Panelists

Posted by patty on September 4, 2018
Members of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Toledo, Press Club of Toledo, and Public Relations Society of America Northwest Ohio have selected their six-person panel for the upcoming 4th annual Internship Event on November 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn,... [ More ]

AAF Toledo Announces 2018-2019 Non-Profit Partner

Posted by patty on August 6, 2018
The American Advertising Federation of Toledo (AAF Toledo) is pleased to announce it will join forces with St. Paul’s Community Center to help raise funds for St. Paul’s 40th Anniversary year. After reviewing sixteen applications, St.... [ More ]

AAF Toledo Announces New Officers

Posted by patty on July 27, 2018
The American Advertising Federation of Toledo (AAF Toledo) has selected a new slate of officers who will represent the 109 year-old professional association for the 2018-2019 membership year (July 1-June 30). They are: Ryan Hall, Cooper-Smith Advertising, President; Melanie Dunn, Cuttlefish Graphics, ... [ More ]

How To Become A Panelist

Posted by patty on July 9, 2018
We are currently accepting applications to serve on the panel for this year's event. Panelists will be chosen based on the following criteria: Individual's ability to provide a unique perspective to students Professional experience (specific industry, focus, and... [ More ]

AAF Toledo Would Love to Lend a Hand!

Posted by patty on June 18, 2018
Would you like help in raising funds for your 501c3 organization? AAF Toledo is a member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) headquartered in Washington, D.C. and part of the Fifth District (Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky). AAF Toledo... [ More ]

Toledo Community Foundation Announces Recipients of the 2018 AdClub Scholarship

Posted by patty on May 22, 2018
The Board of Trustees of Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce three recipients of the Advertising Club of Toledo / AAF Toledo Scholarship: Courteney Buchanan, Audra DeLaney and Ray Silvestri. Ms. Buchanan is a 2016 graduate of Woodmore High School... [ More ]

Madhouse Wins Gold and HART, NORTH Design, and ProMedica win Silver at 5th District ADDY Judging

Posted by patty on April 27, 2018
Members of AAF Toledo have won one Gold ADDY and three Silver ADDYs in the 2018 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) District 5 Competition held March 24 in Toledo.  325 professional entries and 63 student entries were judged by Fritz Colinet, Executive Creative Director... [ More ]

The Mosaic Series: Creating Workplaces That Work For All

Posted by patty on April 16, 2018
The American Advertising Federation of Toledo to Host a Half-Day Diversity & Inclusion Seminar Mosaic Series: Creating Workplaces That Work For All Tickets are now available for the Mosiac Series; a diversity and inclusion seminar at the Toledo Museum of... [ More ]

Designing an Interactive Experience

Posted by patty on April 4, 2018
post from Hanson's website -- We recently shared the branding we created for February's AAF Toledo ADDY Awards. This month, we had a conversation with Software Engineer David Williams and Visual Designer Christopher Hatfield about how they collaborated... [ More ]

2018 ADDY Winners

Posted by patty on February 23, 2018
Approximately 300 members of the local advertising and marketing community attended the 2018 American Advertising Federation - Toledo’s (AAF Toledo) ADDY Awards ceremony on Thursday, February 22 at the historic Valentine Theatre. Michael Seay, AAF 5th District Governor and National Board... [ More ]

Tickets On Sale Now For AAF Toledo ADDY® Awards Presentation

Posted by patty on February 2, 2018
Tickets are now on sale for the annual American Advertising Federation - Toledo’s (AAF Toledo) ADDY Awards ceremony on Thursday, February 22 at the historic Valentine Theatre in downtown Toledo. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with entry viewing,... [ More ]

The Internship Event - Meet the Panelists

Posted by patty on September 19, 2017
The Internship Event is an annual program that brings together students, professionals and potential employers. This event is designed to prepare and educate students as they begin their professional careers, helping them to find and excel in internship positions. ... [ More ]

AAF Toledo Announces New Officers

Posted by patty on July 17, 2017
The American Advertising Federation of Toledo (AAF) has selected a new slate of officers who will represent the 108 year-old professional association for the 2017-2018 membership year (July 1-June 30). Casey Pogan, Franklin Park Mall, has been elected President; Ryan Hall, Cooper-Smith... [ More ]

Moms: Good enough is good enough

Posted by patty on June 2, 2017
This article was originally posted on LinkedIn by Esther Fabian, senior account executive at Hart. An article in the May 8, 2014, issue of the New Republic, Mia Frazier wrote, “Today, no stock character is as ubiquitous in advertising as... [ More ]

Facebook Introduces “New” Post Options

Posted by patty on May 19, 2017
Originally posted on LinkedIn by Laura Hanley, Director of Content Marketing at Concentrek Group You may or may not have noticed "new" post options being presented on your Facebook Page. The truth is, many of these options aren't... [ More ]

Mike Hart Invests in Hylant Building; Agency Plans Move to Downtown

Posted by patty on May 12, 2017
Originally posted by Hart on their website. MAUMEE, Ohio, May 9, 2017 – Hart, a full-service marketing and advertising agency, is returning home to downtown Toledo, and the agency’s CEO will invest in the city’s revitalization. Mike... [ More ]

Toledo Museum of Art and Madhouse Win Gold at 5th District ADDY Judging

Posted by patty on April 3, 2017
Members of AAF Toledo have won two Gold ADDYs in the 2017 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) District 5 Competition held March 25 in Columbus, OH.  Fifth District consists of AAF clubs in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Local winners... [ More ]

Get to know our March 15 presenter - Hope Sowders, Mohawk

Posted by patty on March 14, 2017
interviewed by:  Mallory Tarr 1. What led you to the fine paper industry?  A recruiter got me into the industry right out of college. I've worked for both paper merchants and mills selling various products. There were several... [ More ]

Creativity Worth Celebrating

Posted by patty on February 14, 2017
By Mallory Tarr and Sally Stearns Local agencies in the Toledo area hone their skills throughout the year to deliver the highest quality creative for their clients. Each year, AAF hosts a special night to recognize and celebrate the best... [ More ]

The Magic of Holiday Advertising

Posted by patty on December 19, 2016
It’s the holiday season and that got us thinking … What makes a really great holiday advertising campaign? Some ads use humor while others tug on your heart strings. But one thing we know for sure is that... [ More ]

The Summit Show - November 11

Posted by patty on September 26, 2016
How do you turn inspiration and passion into success? Join American Advertising Federation Toledo for The Summit Show, hosted by Tom Cole, on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 9-11 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons. Tom has over 20... [ More ]

AAF Toledo Announces New Officers and Board of Governors

Posted by patty on June 30, 2016
July 1, 2016 – The American Advertising Federation of Toledo (AAF) has selected a new slate of officers and board members who will represent the 107 year-old professional association for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Matt Rubin, Hart, has been elected President; Casey Pogan,... [ More ]

Hart Wins National Award

Posted by patty on June 14, 2016
June 8, 2016 - News - Hart Hart, a full-service, Ohio-based marketing and advertising agency, received a Silver National ADDY award for the ProMedica Urgent Care Integrated “We Treat You Well” Campaign. The award was announced Tuesday, June 7, at the... [ More ]

How to Submit a Guest Blog Post to AAF Toledo

Posted by patty on February 18, 2016
The ideal length for a post is between 850 and 1,000 words and must not have been previously published. Come up with a great idea. To be considered, AAFTOL blog topics should be related to advertising, marketing and communications. Write something... [ More ]


The Pitch

MadAveGroup Social Club - 1600 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, Toledo, OH 43604

September 26, 2019 - 4:30 pm

            AAF Toledo Committee Chairs are looking for Committee Members! Come hear each committee's pitch while enjoying complimentary drinks and snacks, provided by ...

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October Lunch & Learn

The Premier - 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH 43614

October 16, 2019 - 11:30 am

Come learn about the fast growing and changing OTT space. Explore the different types of content and how to target audiences using different capabilities in the streaming space. Find out...

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The Internship Event

Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg

November 9, 2019 - 8:00 am

this is a FREE event, but registration is required - email director or complete online registration form   Students: Are you looking for your next internship? Whether you’re...

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AAF Toledo

7868 Iron Horse Rd
Monclova, OH 43542
Office: 567.952.0208
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Our mission is to provide programs and social activities that further the professional development of members in the practice of their craft, and make contributions to the community through public service and educational programs.