Apr 10, 2020
A Note From Leadership


AAF- Members & Friends,


During this trying time, our leadership and volunteers are working hard to adapt to the changing needs of our membership and our environment. We are continuing to work on programs and opportunities to connect that ensure adherence to the guidelines for health and safety. 

To help ensure that we are providing the right programs and support, we kindly ask that you take a moment to fill out our industry survey. Your feedback will help shape AAF-Louisville's initiatives as we move forward.

It has been a very trying time for our community and industry, and we understand the need to connect is more important now than ever before. If you have any questions regarding upcoming events or suggestions on new initiatives that will be beneficial as we adjust to a more virtual world, please feel free to drop us a note anytime at


Stay safe and be well.


– AAF-Louisville Leadership 

Chris Nation, Chairman of the Board

Kelley Kerger, President

Allison Deely, Executive Director


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Our industry, like most, has been faced with unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to make sure we are doing our part to support you as you support your employees, clients and community during this time.

We are asking our members and industry friends to complete a short survey to find out what challenges you are facing right now and what we can do to help. Use the link below to complete this quick (it is, we promise) survey. Thank you for your help!

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: FREE Growth Strategies Webinar

Thursday, April 23rd – 3 PM to 4 PM

Want to drive more leads? Convert more leads to sales? How about optimize your marketing spend?

Then save the date for a FREE webinar provided by marketing automation leader SharpSpring, to help you utilize your marketing tools to drive growth.

Registration to open soon!


Save the Date:
Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, April 30th

Ad 2 Louisville is excited to announce they are planning our first ever virtual happy hour!

Join us as we catch up over a drink while we still maintain our social distance. More details are coming soon, so make sure to follow both @adfedlou and @ad2lou for updates.


Event Update: Spring Day at the Downs

Wednesday, September 2nd

AAF-Louisville's Spring Day has always taken place the Wednesday of Derby Week, and we are excited to announce that this year is no exception! This year's event has been postponed to September 2nd to help to ensure that we can continue this great tradition.

Tickets will go on sale to members in June, so keep an eye on your inbox. More details to follow!



Due to the recent school closings, AAF-Louisville has been able to extend the deadline for the Bud Ballard Scholarship and Diversity Scholarship for eligible students in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Since 1999, AAF-Louisville has maintained this program through an endowment fund. For more information on donating to the Endowment Fund or applying for scholarships, click the Learn More button below. The application deadline is June 1st, 2020. Spread the word!

Learn More


PSA Challenge

Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear, has challenged everyone to help share the importance of social distancing to all Kentuckians. And, who better to creatively share such an important message than our local ad industry professionals? 

AAF-Louisville invites you to participate in a “PSA Challenge” focused on highlighting our talented members and spreading a positive message about the world right now.  Help us spread the message and have some fun showing off your creative skills! 

Check out the Details >>>


2020 Hot 10 Awards: Nominations Are Now Open

Nomination Deadline: May 20th

AAF-Louisville, in conjunction with its Ad2 Louisville division, wants to recognize hardworking young people who are making a difference in their jobs, in the city and in the lives of others.

If you’ve ever wanted to make sure an employee, co-worker, colleague or friend received long-overdue recognition, now is your chance!

Questions? Contact:

Nominate Someone Here >>>


COVID-19 Resource Facebook Group

As communications industry professionals, you are facing challenges for which no best-practice exists.

AAF-Louisville has created a space for members to find resources and ask questions among their industry peers.

The Facebook Resource Group is an AAF-Louisville member-only benefit. Not a member? Contact to get more information.

Request to Join Here >>>