The American Advertising Federation (AAF) is the umbrella organization for local advertising federations and clubs. They provide support to the local organizations. CAF and other local ad club members are automatically eligible for AAF membership (you must be a member of your local ad club in order to be an AAF member).

AAF Government Affairs

Advertising Deductibility Update - April 4, 2014

AAF Alert: Ad Tax Deductibility - November 8, 2013

AAF Government Report - January 2013 (CAF members only)

AAF Alert - Federation Seeks to Protect Brandowners - January 15, 2013

AAF Alert - Letter to Deparment of Commerce - October 11, 2012

AAF Government Report - November 2012 (CAF members only)


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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