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(206) 249-9909

AAF Seattle is the Western Washington chapter of the American Advertising Federation, serving Seattle's creative community through events, education and advocacy.


Events Calendar

Agency people may be a lot of fun but they're also professional. So are our regular events, ranging from panels of our industry’s best discussing hot topics to casual after-hours mixers where we basically goof off while we network.

AAF Western Region Conference 2018
to Sep 29

AAF Western Region Conference 2018

Prepared for Industry Disruption?

Monumental changes are already afoot. Creative services is in upheaval. As technology continues to evolve, creative professionals grapple with shifts in both agency dynamics and consumer behavior.

We've assembled a day of powerful sessions to bring some much-needed perspective, and folded it all into the American Advertising Federation's Western Region Conference.

We'll kick things off with a welcome reception at local agency Copacino + Fujikado, then continue the next day with a full slate of sessions led by some of Seattle's leading minds.

The Talent

Speakers and panelists already include:

  • Tracy Wong - Wongdoody
  • Jocelyn Lee - Deloitte Digital
  • Chris Kneeland - Communo
  • Mike Doherty - Cole & Weber
  • Eric Weaver - Transparent Path
  • Bud Torcom - Mazama Media
  • Karen Olson - The Space Needle
  • Gary Gonzales - Rational Interaction
  • John Wantz - EveryPath

with even more being added in the next week.

The Tickets

Your professional track tickets include:

  • Access to the Thursday evening reception
  • Hosted breakfast and lunch on Friday, 9/28
  • Access to all professional sessions on Friday, 9/28

Register for your conference pass at the WRC website.

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Creatives Night Out
6:00 PM18:00

Creatives Night Out

On August 16th, the planets will align for Creatives Night Out, a summer party under the stars for creative and tech professionals on the shores of Lake Union.

AAF Seattle, AIGA Seattle, CreativeMornings, and Creative Connect have joined forces as the Seattle Creative League, bringing our city's creative minds together for a night of discovery, interaction, and connection.

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Market Insights: Love Online - Data from Dating
6:00 PM18:00

Market Insights: Love Online - Data from Dating

Our Market Insights series continues with a topic sure to raise eyebrows and get hearts beating—online dating.

People want to make a love connection.
Marketers want customers to fall in love with their brands.
What can we learn from the online dating experience?

We’ll hear from the people who know a little something about marketing love.

How do people sell themselves as dating candidates?
How do entrepreneurs market the business of love itself?
What does the data say about how we actually hook up?!

Join us for a night where sparks are sure to fly!

Beer, wine, and light apps included!
Pink Lady specialty cocktail provided by Hand Crank Films


The Schedule

6:30pm - Happy hour and networking
7:15pm - Panel discussion begins
8:30pm - Networking
9:30pm - Off to nearby bar


The Talent


Graeme Hanson - Copywriter, Garrigan Lyman Group; Creator, ForeverLove Wins blog




The Social

  • Use #AAFInsights to join our social stream
  • RSVP on Facebook to keep up with event-related news

The Sponsors

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After Hours: Vitamin T
5:30 PM17:30

After Hours: Vitamin T

We've made it through a long winter and a lot of industry events since our last After Hours, but the wait is over. It's time for the kind of fun that ad industry parties are known for. Your $5 ticket includes beer, wine, and apps.

Inspired by the boat traffic on the nearby Fremont cut, hosts Vitamin T will be will be adding a nautical theme to this event.

Tickets on sale now!

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to Jan 27

2017 ADDYs Call for Entries

You've done some great work in the last year, and it's time for you to get recognized!

Entries are now up for both professional and student American Advertising Awards, and you can get there here:

The cutoff is 5:00pm on January 27th, and physical stuff needs to be dropped off at SVC. 

Email us at with any questions!

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Advertising Hall of Fame Nominations Due
7:00 PM19:00

Advertising Hall of Fame Nominations Due

The American Advertising Federation has a list of the top contributors to the industry, and they call that list the Advertising Hall of Fame. It's kind of a big deal, as are the people in it.

Induction into the Advertising Hall of Fame honors men and women, international and American, who have had exceptionally distinguished and extraordinary careers, have completed their primary careers or have had careers spanning at least 35 years, and who, through and in their professional lives and community involvement, have made outstanding and notable contributions to the profession of advertising and its reputation, have consistently practiced the highest ethical standards, and have contributed substantially to their communities.

AAF is accepting nominations through the end of September to add to that list. If you know someone who's worthy, get that nomination in now!

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ACT Theatre Special Event: Daisy
8:00 PM20:00

ACT Theatre Special Event: Daisy

ACT Theatre is gearing up to premiere the play Daisy, which is about the advertisers who created the Lyndon B Johnson commercials during the 1964 Johnson / Goldwater presidential election; the first of the negative political advertising campaigns. The “Daisy Girl” commercial is the most iconic of these ads despite the fact that it only aired one time. Playwright Sean Devine has worked closely with Sid Myers (DDB) and the son of Tony Schwartz to tell the story behind creating the ads that would forever change political campaigning. The “Daisy ad” has recently popped up again in various news features (highlighted in press release) and all over social media as it speaks directly to the state of our upcoming presidential election. This play could not be more perfectly aligned with American politics today

AAF Seattle members will be receiving an email with a special 20% off ticket rate, and a special advertising industry event has been arranged after the Friday, July 15th, performance with a paneled discussion including Mr. Sid Myers, Anton Schwartz (son of Tony Schwartz), playwright Sean Devine, director (and ACT’s Artistic Director) John Langs, and renowned ad man, Ron Elgin.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 206-292-7660, or at the ACT ticket office at 700 Union Street.

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