Past Events

Ad 2 & AAF-Louisville Virtual Happy Hour

Jun 25 2020

Join Ad 2 and AAF-Louisville for our virtual Happy Hour! Get a chance to catch-up with your ad industry friends via Zoom on Thursday, June 25th. Do you have an awesome project you’ve been working on? Or a funny quarantine story to tell? Maybe you taught your dog a new trick or mastered the art […]

WEBINAR: Anxiety in the Creative Field

May 20 2020

What is anxiety? How does it affect your creative process? More importantly, how do you manage it? These are all questions Dr. Liz Cash, Assistant Professor, Director of Research, & Health Psychologist, will be discussing during “Anxiety in the Creative Field”. In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month, AAF-Louisville is offering this webinar FREE to […]

COVID-19 PSA Challenge

Apr 30 2020

Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear, has challenged everyone to help share the importance of social distancing to all Kentuckians. 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 […]

Ad 2 & AAF-Louisville Virtual Happy Hour

Apr 30 2020

Join Ad 2 and AAF-Louisville for our first virtual Happy Hour! Get a chance to catch-up with your ad industry friends via Zoom on Thursday, April 30th. It is also a great excuse to support your local breweries and restaurants by picking up carryout to enjoy during the event. Some of our favorites include 3rd […]

WEBINAR: Why Marketing Automation is an Agency Must-Have

Apr 23 2020

As we all shift our priorities, the focus on digital marketing and measurable results are more important than ever. That’s why AAF National has teamed up with the marketing automation experts at SharpSpring. We’re offering our agency members a special webinar about proving ROI and creating stronger relationships with clients using marketing automation and retargeting. […]

WEBINAR: COVID-19 Industry Response

Apr 10 2020

With COVID-19, we have all found ourselves navigating uncertain waters and needing to adapt to current events faster than ever. Join us for a FREE virtual panel discussion to learn more about how local industry leaders from advertising, public relations and corporate communications are shifting strategies in response to current events.       Rachel […]

2020 American Advertising Awards Gala

Feb 28 2020

  AAF-Louisville would like to cordially invite you to the 2020 American Advertising Awards Gala on Friday, February 28, 2020 at The Louisville Palace!   THEATRE STYLE SEATING. PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES AND DINNER BUFFET INCLUDED. CASH BAR. DRESS LIKE A WINNER. EVENT SCHEDULE 5:30 PM – Registration & Cocktail Hour Arrive before the show starts […]

The New Data Privacy Laws: Are You and Your Clients Ready?

Jan 29 2020

Event overview: Could your website land your business in court? How are new laws affecting companies collecting personally identifiable information (PII)? Hear from Tyrus Christiana, Senior Digital Director at PriceWeber, about how updates in data privacy could affect your business.

American Advertising Awards Call for Entries

Jan 9 2020

The American Advertising Awards online entry is open! It’s time to submit your masterpiece! ENTRY DEADLINES EARLY DROP-OFF DATES: Monday, December 2, 2019 through Wednesday, January 8, 2020* (by appointment only) *The AAF-Louisville office will be closed Monday, December 23, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020 ENTRY DEADLINE: Thursday, January 9, 2020 (drop-off anytime between […]

Up on the Rooftop: Holiday Party

Dec 5 2019

This holiday season AAF-Louisville is partnering with Ronald McDonald House of Kentuckiana as they endeavor to provide the home and support that allows families to stay together while they focus on the healing of their sick children at a critical time. Bring a wish list item or a $5 donation for FREE admission to the […]

Ad 2 S#!t You Should Know - Event Planning

Nov 20 2019

Are you interested in learning more about event planning, but not quite sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. The November S#!t You Should Know program is covering event planning from all aspects, with guest panelists that will give you insider knowledge on trade show planning, event management and more! Join Ad 2 on […]

2019 Louisvillian of the Year

Nov 15 2019

AAF-Louisville is pleased to recognize Diane Porter as the 2019 Louisvillian of the Year! Diane was selected for the honor of Louisvillian of the Year by a panel of past honorees. Diane Porter, an educator for 39 years, is the Jefferson County Public Schools board chair. A native of Louisville, her impact on youth as […]

2019 Fall Day at the Downs

Oct 30 2019

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Tickets to this year’s event include admission to Millionaires Row, a racing program, buffet lunch, and a chance to rub elbows with leaders in the advertising industry! Also, buying Fall Day tickets is the best way to guarantee tickets to Spring Day. FALL DAY PROCEDURES Gates open at 11:30 AM and […]

National Speaker Series: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Demystified

Oct 16 2019

AAF-Louisville and AdTheorent present the National Speaker Series breakfast program, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Demystified: The Strengths and Weaknesses for Advertisers and How to Benefit from Both”, featuring keynote speaker Dan Jenkins. AI is all the rage, a huge industry buzzword—but what is it? And how can advertisers employ this powerful technology to drive results? Learn […]

Ethics in Advertising Webinar

Oct 10 2019

Want to learn more about Advertising Ethics and Trust & Transparency in Advertising? AAF is offering a FREE certification course led by Wally Snyder, AAF President Emeritus and Executive Director of the Institute for Advertising Ethics. This live webinar will detail ways to be fully transparent, ethical and just within your company. Ethics in Advertising […]

September Happy Hour

Sep 26 2019

Join Ad 2 Louisville at Mile Wide Beer Co. for the September Happy Hour! This event is free to the public, so we welcome all Ad 2 Louisville and AAF-Louisville members and non-members to come see what these organizations have to offer through networking opportunities. Plus, Mile Wide Beer Co. is offering $1 off beers! […]

The Return of KFC's Colonel Sanders

Aug 26 2019

Join AAF-Louisville and PRSA Bluegrass on Monday, August 26 to hear from the leaders behind the award-winning campaign, The Return of the KFC’s Colonel Sanders. KFC’s Rotating Colonel Campaign kicked off in 2015 and triggered 5 consecutive years of same store sales growth, countless earned media stories and a number of industry awards. Hear from […]

Summer Happy Hour

Aug 1 2019

Join Ad 2 and AAF-Louisville for the first Happy Hour of the 2019-2020 Club Year at the Hub! You will have the opportunity to mingle with leadership from both Ad 2 Louisville and AAF-Louisville, as well as enjoy a variety of drink specials including $5 select cocktails plus beer and wine discounts. This event is […]

Google Webinar: Reach Customers Online

Jul 24 2019

AAF-Louisville presents the Professional Development Series Webinar, “Grow with Google: Reach Customers Online With Google”, featuring Google-supported trainer, Dave Delaney. Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads. In this workshop you will learn best practices for: Improving your […]

Google Webinar: Get Your Business Online

Jul 22 2019

AAF-Louisville presents the Professional Development Series Webinar, “Grow with Google: Get Your Business Online”, featuring Google-supported trainer, Dave Delaney. Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your business profile or a simple website. In […]

Diversity & Inclusion Panel

Jul 19 2019

Join AAF-Louisville and a panel of several of Louisville’s top professionals in a conversation about diversity and inclusion in advertising. Learn how to create a culture of diversity and inclusion within your organization and how to remove unconscious bias from advertising and marketing. Panelists: Victoria Russell, Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Papa John’s […]

Ad 2 S#!t You Should Know - Fearless Feedback

Jun 26 2019

Feedback is an essential ingredient to skill and career growth, but many times it’s scary to give. At the June Ad 2 S#!t You Should Know event, we’re tossing out the old “compliment sandwich” model of constructive criticism and taking a bite into Fearless Feedback. Join us as we learn feedback doesn’t have to be […]

Annual Awards Evening & Membership Meeting

Jun 20 2019

Join us as we honor some of our amazing volunteers and members, including the winners of the Betty Stoner Award, 5-Star Service Awards, President’s Star Award, and Corporate Partner Award. We will also be introducing our incoming officers and directors and our 2019 AAF-Louisville Education Foundation Scholarship winners. And if that isn’t enough excitement for […]

Volunteer Event: Habitat for Humanity

Jun 1 2019

Save the date for June 1st! AAF-Louisville will be volunteering to plant, paint and partner with Habitat for Humanity. Stay tuned, more details to come! Ready to sign-up? Please let us know you will be helping us with this project by using the link on this page. About Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity is […]

The Book Works - Book Drive

May 31 2019

“We read to know we are not alone” – William Nicholson AAF-Louisville is hosting a book drive to collect items to let Louisville’s homeless youth know they are not alone. Join us in supporting The Book Works Louisville by bringing books and media in “good” condition or “like new” condition to the AAF-Louisville office or […]

2019 Spring Day at the Downs

May 1 2019

Tickets for Spring Day at the Downs are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased individually or in reserved tables of eight. AAF-Louisville’s Spring Day is one of the top events of the year, providing an opportunity to socialize with key contacts on Millionaires Row of Churchill Downs during Derby Week. AAF-Louisville reserves Millionaires Row […]

Spring Happy Hour

Apr 17 2019

For our Spring Happy Hour, let’s drink and do some good during the Mayor’s Give A Day – Week of Service! Join us in supporting The Book Works Louisville in removing barriers to education and employment for young people in Louisville. To join in on the fun, just bring one of your favorite books to […]

Iroquois Park Clean-Up

Apr 13 2019

As part of the Mayor’s Give a Day I Week of Service, AAF-Louisville and Ad 2 are teaming up for spring cleaning at Iroquois Park! Saturday, April 13th, join us from 10 AM-12 PM for a chance to give back to the community with fellow industry folks. Under the guidance of experienced park stewards, we […]

Can People Hear Your Brand?

Apr 5 2019

AAF-Louisville and AAF District 5 present the National Speaker Series Luncheon, “Can People Hear Your Brand?”, featuring keynote speaker Leo Morejon. Leo Morejon, Founder, BuildAndInspire.com, presents an overview of audio’s resurgence and how your brand can adapt to the future. Flying in from New York, Leo is an award-winning marketer, podcaster, and educator known for […]

Grow with Google: Using Data to Drive Growth

Mar 27 2019

AAF-Louisville presents the Professional Development Series Breakfast, “Grow with Google: Using Data to Drive Growth”, featuring Google-supported trainer, Dave Delaney. Learn about tools to help you collect and interpret real-time information about how customers are interacting with you online, so, you can make smarter decisions about how to reach key audiences on your budget, timeline, […]

S#!t You Should Know: Influencer Marketing

Feb 20 2019

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, social media has become an integrated part of our lives and influencer marketing is at the forefront of the latest and fastest-growing online trends. Join Ad 2 Louisville and AAF-Louisville as they uncover some S#!t You Should Know about this popular marketing strategy from influencers themselves! Josh […]

Ad 2 Portfolio Review

Feb 4 2019

Are you pursuing a career in design? Applying for jobs and interviewing can be an intimidating process. Prepare yourself by getting feedback on your portfolio or works in progress by current industry professionals. Network with mentors from various agencies and find out how to make your work more competitive before you go in for the […]

LouAdBowl (#LouAdBowl)

Feb 3 2019

The time has come for the #LouAdBowl, Louisville’s favorite live-tweeting extravaganza on February 3, 2019. Join Ad 2 on Twitter (@Ad2Lou) as we do a play-by-play of the night’s ads, for better or for worse. Apparently there is a football game going on, too? Who knew? Join us from your couch, a bar, or wherever […]

Happy Hour | Membership 101 Party

Jan 17 2019

Kick off 2019 with Ad 2 and AAF-Louisville at the Happy Hour & Membership 101 Party, sponsored by Power! Enjoy networking, drinks and complimentary apps at Hilltop Tavern with current and prospective Ad 2 and AAF members. Event guests will have the opportunity to become Ad 2 Louisville members at a discounted rate and win […]

American Advertising Awards Call for Entries

Jan 10 2019

The American Advertising Awards online entry is open! It’s time to submit your masterpiece! ENTRY DEADLINES EARLY DROP-OFF DATES: Monday, December 3, 2018 through Wednesday, January 9, 2019* (by appointment only) *The AAF-Louisville office will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 ENTRY DEADLINE: Thursday, January 10, 2019 (drop-off anytime between […]

BE A HERO: Holiday Party

Dec 5 2018

AAF-Louisville is partnering with Boys and Girls Haven as they endeavor to provide a home and a future for abandoned, abused and neglected children. This holiday season AAF-Louisville will be collecting the following items: Twin Sheets and Comforters Beauty Products Towels and Toiletries Your donations will provide FREE admission to the AAF-Louisville Holiday Party!  

SYSK: Digital Advertising & Promotion

Nov 15 2018

What is AR, VR, CRM? No, we didn’t just fall asleep on our keyboards. We all know digital marketing is shaping how advertising and communications professionals deliver relevant messages to consumers, but where do we even begin? Join Ad 2 Louisville in this month’s S#!t You Should Know program as we discuss all things digital, […]

2018 Fall Day at the Downs

Nov 7 2018

Online ticket sales are now closed! There are still a few tickets available on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact info@aaflouisville.org for inquiries before 11:00 AM on November 7, 2018. Tickets to this year’s event include admission to Millionaires Row, a racing program, buffet lunch, and a chance to rub elbows with the […]

Public Service Volunteer Opportunity @ “World’s Largest Halloween Party!”

Oct 18 2018

We have the opportunity to volunteer at the sweetest party in town this October and help kick-off the Public Service Committee’s work for the new club year! The 37th annual “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” at the Louisville Zoo presented by Meijer is in need of volunteers. You will help in our candy booths, handing out […]

Happy Hour

Sep 27 2018

Join Ad 2 Louisville for the first Happy Hour of the 2018-2019 Club Year at 80/20 @ Kaelin’s, sponsored by PriceWeber. You will have the opportunity to mingle with leadership from both Ad 2 Louisville and AAF-Louisville, as well as enjoy a variety of drink specials including $2 domestic cans, $4 wells and $4 wines. […]

Finding the Birds in Your Garage - Identifying the Stories Your Brand Should Tell

Sep 19 2018

In a world overrun with content, how do you make your brand stand out? Brian offers practical advice on creating a narrative that connects around your business. Learn the right people to talk to, the questions to ask and how to turn it all into a story that separates you from the competition. Brian Eichenberger […]

2018 Louisvillian of the Year

Sep 14 2018

AAF-Louisville is pleased to recognize Mary Gwen Wheeler and David Jones, Jr. as the 2018 Louisvillian of the Year recipients! Mary Gwen and David were selected for the honor of Louisvillian of the Year by a panel of past honorees. Mary Gwen Wheeler and David Jones, Jr. are passionate – about education, health, community and […]

Bowling Bash & Social presented by MPG Media

Aug 9 2018

Everyone is invited to our kickoff event for the 2018-2019 club year! Join us on August 9th for this FREE event at Executive Strike & Spare in the VIP Lanes, 16 lanes of pure fun and comfy couches. No bowling experience is needed. Get ready to have a ball! (Yeah, we know…) There will be […]

Gorillas on the Line I Public Service Project

Jul 16 2020

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED The Public Service Committee is working to reschedule this initiative for later this year. We will update this page once a new date has been confirmed. The Public Service Committee is asking you to join our efforts as we partner up with Eco-Cell, in working to […]