AAF-ND Advertising, Awards, & Awesome Events!

Written by: Jenny Johnson

With the new season of the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota (AAF-ND) in full swing, we have several exciting, must-attend events on the horizon

AAF-ND is 1 of 210 local affiliates of the American Advertising Federation and is a part of AAF’s District 8 which includes clubs from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The club welcomes anyone in the community who has an interest in marketing and communications including students from local schools and universities. AAF-ND has supported local advertising and marketing professionals and students for the past 50 years.

Members receive free tickets to most events, access to the American Advertising Awards, and much more! Let’s take a look at what is coming up for the rest of the season.

Speaker Series

We are proud to bring professionals from all over the United States to educate our members on topics that can help them in their businesses. Here are some of the remaining events this season:

  • January 16 – John Pickerill, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
  • March 12 – Claire Freeman & Allie Mounce, Pretty Useful Co
  • April – Meg Lewis, Owner, Meg Lewis Funhouse
  • May – Martin Nance, CMO, Minnesota Vikings

4:01 Networking Events

One of the benefits we offer to season sponsors is the opportunity to host a networking event for our members. We enjoy visiting these local businesses to show our support while creating opportunities for new relationships between our members.

  • January – Absolute Studios
  • March – AdShark
  • April 9 – Office Sign Company
  • May 14 – End-Of-Year Party at Brewhalla (after May speaker)

TV Time Out

Join our group as we critique this year’s biggest touchdowns and fumbles of the ads from Super Bowl XLVIII.

  • February 15 – Brewhalla

American Advertising Awards

2023 Silver Medal Award winner Ryan Fritz, CEO of Office Sign Company

Call for Entries is now open to submit your work for the American Advertising Awards. You can submit up until January 20. The American Advertising Awards is the biggest night in the marketing, advertising, and communications industries. Members get discounted tickets and discounted entry pricing.

  • February 23 – Avalon Events Center

Good For Nothing

Our favorite 24-hour volunteer marketing event happening March 1 and 2. This event offers pro bono marketing assistance to local non-profits to help them achieve their missions with projects including photography, graphic design, web projects, and much more. If you are interested in volunteering please visit our website to learn more.

Meet The Board!

(L to R, F to B)
Lexi Hovland, Jenny Johnson, Sandie Keuhn, Kayla Hagen, Alex Kizima, Noah Ford-Dunker, Duncan Williamson, Tristan Pfaff, Luke Steinhouse, Nick Due, Tate Hovland and Austin Berg. Not pictured: Taylor Corbett

Our programming is made possible by our valued sponsors

Drekker/Brewhalla, Absolute Studios, AdShark, Office Sign Company, Onsharp, Spotlight, Folkways/Campus FM, Bobcat, Emerging Prairie, Enclave, Flint Group, KD Creative, and Knight Printing.

If your company is interested in exploring getting involved through a sponsorship or membership, reach out to our team.


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