Great reasons to join AAF Victoria
Education - learn from your peers. We bring knowledgeable industry speakers to Victoria to present educational programs during our monthly member meetings. Click here to learn about our upcoming events. Then click on each event date to view the details. We think you should never stop learning.
Networking - whether during monthly meetings, networking mixers, committee meetings or our other events we provide plenty of opportunities for you to connect with others interested in advertising, marketing and communications. AAF helps you build your professional career network.
Leadership Opportunities - what a good way to learn new skills, make contracts and get management experience by volunteering your services to AAF Victoria. Officers, Board of Director members, Committee Chairs, and Committee Members all gain valuable experience from the AAF Victoria teamwork.
Friendship - because our members share many of the same concerns, needs and interest we support each other and become close friends. Who better to talk shop with?
Communications - our monthly enewsletters and member emails keep you informed about what is happening with events and local, district and national concerns along with reports/photos on what has already happened.
Advocacy - while it is mostly handled on a national and district level, having an association that represents your legislative interests in something you benefit from on the local level. When needed nationwide support of 50,000 AAF members can be mobilized in a very short time frame to respond to legislative issues. We present a unified voice that gets attention and results.
Advice - Got a business problem? Need a mentor or someone to review your portfolio? Aren't sure how to handle a particular client? Just pick up the phone or send an email and you are sure to find someone in AAF who has the answers you need.
Students - Whether it's the annual student competition or our scholarship programs, AAF is known for supporting future generations of advertising leaders. Joining AAF Victoria is your way to give back to the industry that supports you in advertising, communications and marketing.
Amercian Advertising Awards (ADDY® Awards) - at the local, district and national levels, AAF knows how to put on an awards program. The ADDY® Awards are judged on creativity in advertising. Volunteering to chair or judge this activity will give you tons of good experience and having your work win an ADDY® Award will give you an opportunity to look good in front of your boss and clients. And as a member you receive a discount on ADDY® entry fees.
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District / National
Besides all of the above local benefits also applying to District and National participation, the following are benefits specifically offered nationwide for AAF members.
AAF Job Bank — If you are looking to jump-start your career or are seeking channels to identify and recruit new talent, the AAF can help! The AAF Job Bank, part of the Marketing Career Network, is a valuable benefit of your AAF membership, putting you directly in front of job seekers or employers in your industry. As an AAF member, you receive discounted rates using the AAF Job Bank. To get started, simply visit the AAF Job Bank.
AAF SmartBrief — an opt-in e-news service available to AAF members — delivers the most essential advertising news of the day. By hand selecting only the critical industry news from hundreds of media sources and condensing it into a succinct, easy to read e-mail, AAF SmartBrief will save you time and keep you informed. AAF SmartBrief's 18,000 readers rave about this must-have news source. SmartBrief is Available FREE with your AAF membership. Visit www.smartbrief.com/aaf today to view a sample issue and sign up!
AdCases.com – Portfolio, Presentation and Shipping Cases
The advertising industry's one-stop online source for portfolios, shipping cases and presentation cases is offering AAF Members a 15% discount on all items in their online store. Visit www.AdCases.com to browse their selection of unique and hard-to-find cases for presenting and transporting artwork and collateral. Same-day express shipping is available on most items ordered by 1 p.m. eastern. Contact sales@AdCases.com or call Rose Bennett at (800) 688-4745 to receive your AAF member discount code for 15% off at checkout from www.AdCases.com.
Adweek — The definitive source of news and information for advertising executives, Adweek covers the stories that move the needle in the advertising and media communities. As a benefit of your AAF membership, Adweek offers a substantial discounted subscription price to all AAF members. With in-depth analysis, features and commentary in print and up-to-the-minute news updates online, no other source covers your business like Adweek. Start your subscription today by calling (800) 684-1873 and mentioning the reference code of 585-AAF.
Advertising Age — Save 25% on your Advertising Age subscription. The AAF member price on renewals and new subscriptions is only $74.00, a $25.00 savings off the published subscription price of $99.00. Call (800) 678-9595, ask for Advertising Age circulation and identify yourself as an AAF member to take advantage of the discount.
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Business Wire: Business Wire and the AAF have developed a strategic relationship that provides AAF members with access to Business Wire's worldwide media distribution services and preferred benefits and member services. Business Wire electronically delivers full-text news releases directly to editorial desktops in newsrooms worldwide. The agreement provides AAF's 130 corporate members and 210 regional club members with cost-saving pricing options as a benefit of association membership. To take advantage of this offer as an AAF member, contact Gregg Castano, SVP-global sales, Business Wire, at 1-888-381-WIRE (9473) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens Conferencing: AAF members receive up to a 48% savings on phone, Web and video conferencing services. This helpful resource allows users to effortlessly host conference calls for up to 50 participants at a fraction of other long-distance/phone costs. Click here for more information. To set up your AAF-member account, call Citizens Conferencing Association Group at 1-877-488-2666 or visit www.commpartners.com/AAF.
Cobalt Web Hosting: Cobalt, the official hosting provider of the AAF Web site, is proud to offer AAF members a special 10% discount on Shared Web Hosting. Cobalt hosting clients enjoy the facilities of Intel's Tier One Data Center and the hands-on customer service of Cobalt's technical staff. To learn how Cobalt can cost-effectively host your Web site, call 1-888-4Cobalt (1-888-426-2258) or visit their Web site at www.cobalt.net.
FedEx® Shipping: Few things are as important to your business as reliability, and FedEx delivers with reliability you can depend on day in and day out. And now, through your membership in AAF, your business can enjoy FedEx reliability and special savings on a variety of FedEx Services. All you have to do is sign up. Opening an account is free and there is no shipping requirement. If you already have a FedEx account, your AAF discount can be set up using that existing account, no problem.
Save up to 20% on select FedEx Express® services
Save up to 13% on select FedEx Ground® services
Save up to 13% on select FedEx Express® International services
To take advantage of this benefit call the FedEx Association Enrollment specialists toll free at 1-877-269-0605. After completing the enrollment process on the phone, you will receive your shipping information in just a few days.
Note: Call 1-877-269-0605 for more information on which services are discounted. Exclusive of any FedEx surcharges, premiums, or special handling fees. FedEx service marks used by permission.
Hertz is offering AAF members up to a 20% discount at participating locations in the U.S. and around the world. Please visit www.hertz.com, fill in your reservation information and indicate that you have a "discount, coupon or other offer." On the next page, enter CDP# 1570434 in the discount plan number field. Or call the Members Only Reservations Line at 1-800-654-2200 or your travel agent
Magnet Mail Blast E-mail/Fax Services: Create, distribute and track high-impact HTML e-mail messages and newsletters through MagnetMail. This AAF endorsed, Web-based e-marketing service allows you to manage broadcast e-mail and faxing with ease directly from your desktop. Send a fax automatically to bounced e-mail addresses and e-mail to undelivered fax recipients. Utilize integrated tracking to gauge the performance of your e-mail and fax campaigns. Plus, AAF members receive a 10% discount on Magnet Mail services! For more details, visit the program Web site at www.realmagnet.com/aaf, e-mail email@example.com, or call 1-877-488-2666.
MIMS INTERNATIONAL PROINSURE/PROBOP: Through PROINSURE, AAF offers its members professional liability (errors and omissions) insurance designed to meet the E&O insurance needs of the advertising profession. Through PROBOP, AAF offers a variety of insurance coverages to protect your business from potential loss. For more information, call 1-800-899-1399 or visit www.mimsintl.com/content.asp?cid=206.
Mutual of Omaha Insurance: Disability, Life and Business Overhead Expense coverages are available to AAF members through the Mutual of Omaha Companies. Most plans feature reduced premiums. Simply call 1-800-223-6927, and identify yourself as an AAF member. There is no cost or obligation. For more information, visit www.mutualofomaha.com/aaf/index.
The New York Times: Now the convenience of New York Times delivery is available to AAF members at a special discount! Save 25 percent on the cost of home (or office) delivery for a full year. Weekdays in The Times you'll find unrivaled coverage of national and international news, including news and commentary on media and advertising, and renowned feature sections like Science Times, House & Home and Dining In/Dining. Enjoy fresh perspectives on Sunday from Arts & Leisure, Book Review, Sunday Styles and The New York Times Magazine. Plus, when you subscribe, you'll also get Times Reader, the digital newspaper that reads like the real thing. Times Reader, a new downloadable PC application from The Times, takes you beyond the traditional online experience and gives you the look and feel of reading a printed paper with the functionality of the Web.
To take advantage of this special offer, call (800) 753-7795 during business hours, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and mention code T77AA1.
This offer is available only in areas served by The New York Times Delivery Service and to individuals who have not had home delivery of The Times within the past 90 days and who are not currently subscribers. Your credit card will be automatically billed in advance for each four-week billing period. TimesReader is currently available for Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems. A version for Macintosh users is planned.
WideEyed.com: AAF Member Clubs receive a 50 percent discount on their club site's annual Web site and e-mail hosting services. AAF Members receive a $20 rebate for any site's annual Web site and e-mail hosting services. Choose your hosting package at www.wideeyed.com/products.htmlor call (888) 943-3393 or (888) WIDEEYED and indicate your discount during checkout.
AdCases.com – Portfolio, Presentation and Shipping Cases
The advertising industry's one-stop online source for portfolios, shipping cases and presentation cases is offering AAF Members a 15 percent discount on all items in their online store. Visit http://www.adcases.com/ to browse their selection of unique and hard-to-find cases for presenting and transporting artwork and collateral. Same-day express shipping is available on most items ordered by one p.m. eastern. Contact sales@AdCases.com or call Rose Bennett at (800) 688-4745 to receive your AAF member discount code for 15 percent off at checkout from http://www.adcases.com/.