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Jingle & Mingle

Prairie Street Brewhouse 200 Prairie St, Rockford, IL

Time to jingle and mingle! Join us for our annual holiday gathering. Wear your most festive attire, and we'll buy you a drink!


Leverage Last Year’s Learnings to Create a Clear Path for Success

Midway Village Museum 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford

Senior Integrated Marketing Expert of The PR Shoppe & Resilience Coach, Carolyn Fraser, will present: "Leverage Last Year's Learnings to Create a Clear Path for Success!" Carolyn will help you uncover key findings from the past year to create a clear vision for 2020. Topics will include a year-in-review, strengthening your mental grit for sustainability, doing GOOD business, and [...]

$10 – $25

2020 American Advertising Awards Show

Prairie Street Brewhouse 200 Prairie St, Rockford, IL

You're invited to the 2020 American Advertising Awards Show. Recognize the best advertising creative in town.

$25 – $400

Advertising Hall of Achievement


The Advertising Hall of Achievement is the industry’s premier award for outstanding advertising professionals age 40 and under.  Your support of this event helps to nationally salute young stars in the advertising profession as well as sustain the AAF’s year-round events that promote the well-being of the industry. Register for Complimentary Tickets [...]


AAF Club Services Creative Caffeine Chat with Pete Lerma


You may know Pete’s work with Avocados from Mexico, but his long list of clients also includes exceptional brands such as Dr. Pepper, Ocean Spray, Bud Light, The Home Depot, Southwest Airlines and more.  Known as the “next generation multicultural agency,” the insightful LERMA/ team of marketing experts led by Pete boasts operations in [...]

Honest Ads: 50 Years of Advertising Industry Self-Regulation with Steve Pacheco


Join the CEOs of the 4A's, AAF, ANA, and BBB National Programs, with the Vice President of the National Advertising Division (NAD), to discuss the history and future of the U.S. advertising industry's system of self-regulation. Speakers Laura Brett, VP, National Advertising Division, NY Office Leader, BBB National Programs Bob Liodice, CEO, Association [...]


Events Kick-off Happy Hour

Barnstormer Distillery 6969 S Main St, Rockford, IL

Lets kickoff this season with a happy hour! Come get a drink and say hi, we've missed you!

$25 – $30

Social Media, Content and Growing Your Business

Meridian 4805 Interstate Blvd, Loves Park, IL

Today's consumers are spending more time on social media than ever before. They're shopping, connecting with brands and learning about brands more than ever before. Learn how social media content can help you expand your business and connect with customers in your area.

$15 – $30

Redefine Your Brand with Great Video Content

Garrett's Restaurant and Bar 1631 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL

Whether it’s in the feed, story, or reel. Video is the king of content. But you don’t need thousands of dollars in equipment to shoot great video content. The super computer in your pocket can be the perfect tool for your company’s video strategy. With a few easy tips, Jake teaches those with no [...]

$15 – $30

Jingle Jam

CJs Public House 300 E State St, Rockford, IL

Join AAF for our annual Jingle Jam event at CJ’s Public House, featuring our custom-made Jingle Jammers (a special holiday cocktail), a photo area to take your festive holiday pictures, and so much more.Party with us and get one free drink. And if you wear your holiday outfit, you get another one for free! RSVP [...]