AAF District 9 Leaders posing for a group photo at Barkley in Kansas City.

If you’re considering becoming a member of the KC Ad Club (formerly AAF-KC), you’re likely wondering, “so, what’s in it for me?” The short answer — a lot.

The longer answer starts with our commitment to provide the content that enriches the Kansas City ad community that encompasses Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, the Northland, Lee’s Summit and everywhere in between. That includes educational events with industry professionals and panels. KC-specific events like Ad Wars, the Journey Awards and our weekly email series. We also offer career-focused events, mentorship opportunities and the KC Ad Club Foundation Scholarship. Not to mention numerous chances to network and volunteer.

When you join the KC Ad Club, you become a member of one of the oldest and largest American Advertising Federation chapters in the country. You are also joining AAF National -- a 40,000+ member organization across 200 clubs within 15 districts across the country. Check out the national benefits of being a member of AAF.

So, what are you waiting for? Come be a part of one of the most influential advertising communities around!

Kansas City Ad Wars winning team from Springboard Creative with Kevin Fullerton posing with trophy.

Corporate Memberships

You don't have to be a large advertising agency to join our community. From small startups to stand alone marketing, we have members from all over the Kansas City Metro area. Joining as a corporate member ensures all company associates have access to KC Ad Club programming at discounted membership pricing and benefit from the volunteer and leadership opportunities, programming and peer-to-peer networking. Corporate members can also post company news and press releases on the KC Ad Club website, as well as unlimited job postings — talk about a great recruiting tool. 

Corporate Memberships begin annually on January  1. If your company joins at a different time of the year, we’ll prorate the annual amount to the next renewal date.


Steven Austin & Jordan Haiduk presenting at a Diversity & Inclusion event at The Havana Room in KC.

Individual Memberships

As a member of KC Ad Club, you will receive special pricing on events such as the American Advertising Awards and other programs. You’ll also benefit greatly from the opportunities to volunteer (a member-only benefit) or serve on the Board of Directors or Ad 2 KC Council, ability to post four job openings per year (at no cost to you), professional development, and networking. 



Membership Benefits

Discounted prices to KC Ad Club events and American Advertising Awards entries X X
Educational programming on current topics and themes relevant to the advertising industry X X

Leadership and growth opportunities with the KC Ad Club Board and
the Ad 2 KC Council

Local industry news via our email newsletter X X
Networking with KC ad professionals from more than 50 companies in the Advertising, Marketing, Printing, Production and Creative industries X X
Volunteer opportunities that can help grow your portfolio or resume X X
Post four jobs per year to the KC Ad Club career board at no cost ($400 value) X  
Post unlimited number of job postings to KC Ad Club’s career board — a $100 savings per posting   X
Post company news and press releases on our website   X
Vote in KC Ad Club and Ad 2 KC board elections
National AAF benefits


Member Pricing

Corporate Membership Pricing

Corporate Membership I
100+ Employees

Corporate Membership II
25-99 Employees

Corporate Membership III
1-24 Employees

$2,500/year $1,500/year $500/year
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Individual Membership Pricing

Individual KC Ad Club membership
No restrictions apply

Individual Ad 2 KC membership
Ages 32 and Under

Faculty membership
Full-Time Faculty

Student membership*

$180/year $120/year $60/year $60/year
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*Membership with KC Ad Club does not include membership with a college chapter. Membership in a college chapter is a separate membership with AAF. If students intend to compete in NSAC or participate in any AAF National College Chapter programming, students MUST join the AAF National College Chapter network through their college chapter advisor or on the official
AAF website.