SWFL chapter of American Advertising Federation relaunches


A powerful force for advertisers is jump-starting its next phase. The American Advertising Federation-Southwest Florida chapter will celebrate its reactivation with a kickoff event and swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, July 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers.

The group better known as AAF-SWFL is a professional advertising club and political action organization devoted to the protection and promotion of advertising in Southwest Florida. Now accepting membership applications, AAF-SWFL is open to advertisers, agencies, media companies and advertising service providers in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties.

The evening will include guest speakers, presentations, and the inauguration of officers and members of the board of directors. Special guest Barry Wallace, the 2019-20 chairman of the American Advertising Federation’s Council of Governors, will conduct the swearing-in ceremony.

Cocktails will be served from 5:30-6 p.m., followed by light hors d’oeuvres from 6-7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $30 for members, $35 for non-members and include admission and one beverage ticket. To register, visit aafswfl.wildapricot.org/event-3407905.


Established in 1905, the American Advertising Federation acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” Commonly known as AAF, its membership is comprised of the nation’s leading advertisers, agencies, and media companies, a national network of local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals, and more than 200 college chapters with 5,000 student members.

The American Advertising Federation-Southwest Florida chapter is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization serving Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties. This passionate group of advertising industry leaders better known as AAF-SWFL performs community service, support, and education, industry advocacy, and knowledge sharing. AAF-SWFL hosts a number of programs and initiatives that support its membership through government relations, professional development, advertising education, mentorships, workplace diversity and inclusion, and recognition of excellence. To become a member, please email the AAF-SWFL membership team at membership@aafswfl.com or visit aafswfl.com