We’re people who make our livings in advertising and professional communications, along with students at area colleges and universities. AAF is a place to network with agencies, client-side marketing professionals, media, creatives, freelancers, and others who love this business. We host events ranging from the ADDY®Awards (the largest creative competition in the world) and educational programs, to gatherings just for fun.

Upcoming Events

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Connect with the most influential communications professionals in East Tennessee.


Our professional development programs give you opportunities to sharper your skills.


Our awards programs and special events remind you how much fun our business is.


Membership is affordable and offers a spectrum of benefits and discounts.

Big Wig Nominations Now Open

Big Wig Nominations Now Open

Nominate your unsung heroes of the advertising/communications world now. Nominations continue from October 9.

Nominate here.

Then from October 11 through 17, vote for your favorite BigWigs, and on October 27, join us at the Square Room in Cafe 4 from 5 til 8 for our Awards Gala.