The Chicago Advertising Federation is one of the country’s oldest and largest advertising organizations, representing more than 100 companies and touching thousands of advertising professionals.
• Engagement with inspiring Chicago advertising professionals and thought leaders
• Education, information and professional enrichment
• Recognition and celebration of Chicago’s advertising community
• Opportunities to serve and give back
THE MISSION of the Chicago Advertising Federation is to elevate the marketing community to foster thought leadership in Chicago.
THE PURPOSE of the Federation is to deliver experiences that build a strong community across marketing.
THE VISION of the Federation is to unite and grow the Connectors in marketing to be a common thread across a dynamic and diverse industry.




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The Chicago Advertising Federation exists to foster momentum in Chicago’s advertising industry. The four pillars of the Chicago Advertising Federation are:

  • Professional Enrichment
  • Chicago Market & Industry Recognition
  • Networking
  • Community Involvement

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