The American Advertising Federation East Central Indiana conducts its work through our committees. The only way we can provide quality programs, networking opportunities, educational programs, scholarships, and our annual ADDY® Awards Competition is through teamwork! We know that our members are busy with their jobs so each committee has specific assignments and asks each member to do one thing to help us. Most committees meet for one hour a few times during the year. You’ll make new business contacts and friends through committee involvement. The commitment is manageable and fun! Please consider volunteering some of your time to help us continue to serve the advertising community of east central Indiana. For more information or to volunteer for a committee contact the executive director for AAF ECI.
The membership committee will be responsible for recruiting members, creating incentive programs for prospective members, and membership retention. Responsibilities include obtaining current membership feedback through an annual survey; conducting member mixers to oriented new members; conducting the AAF Silver Medal Award Program; and welcoming new members.
The education committee will be responsible for maintaining contacts with area colleges and universities to introduce students to the club. The committee conducts an annual scholarship competition and provides advertising education opportunities for area high school students.
Recruits minority membership and implements the organization’s diversity plan.
The Communication committee is responsible for sending out press releases to newspapers, TV and radio stations announcing club activities, meetings and news. It is responsible for preparing the annual membership directory for printing. The committee is responsible for the organization’s web site, social media and branding promotions.
Conducts an annual Media and Gift Auction to fund scholarships, support of the BSU/AAF Chapter, advertising educational programs for high school students, and other monthly educational program meetings.
Obtains Key, Premium, and Associate levels for sponsorship for the club year and ADDY Category sponsorships to help fund educational programs, ADDY competition, and the operations of the organization.
The ADDY® committee is responsible for all activities related to the annual competition including local rules and regulations, invitations, judges and judging, awards, awards banquet, and forwarding materials to District 6. Entry deadline and judging is in January. The awards ceremony is held in February.
The programs committee is responsible for securing speakers for our regular membership meetings. Duties include contacting speakers, arranging for their arrival and stay, booking a location, and securing greeters for each meeting. The committee conducts ice-breakers/social activities at the beginning of the meetings, as appropriate
This committee keeps the membership informed on local and state legislative issues related to advertising issues.
The Public Service committee uses advertising resources and techniques to support local, regional or national programs on behalf of the public interest. Our activities provide the public with valuable insight to the tremendous contributions made by advertising professionals to the local community. This awareness is especially important in an era when advertising is critical to the future of all organizations and business both profit and not-for-profit.