Roanoke, VA, skyline
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Join the Creative Community

AAF Roanoke is your connection to the advertising and marketing industries.

The Unifying Voice of Advertising

The Roanoke Chapter of the American Advertising Federation is the only professional organization devoted entirely to the business of advertising in the Roanoke and New River valleys. AAF Roanoke is a local affiliate of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), which protects and promotes the advertising industry.

Members enjoy the perks of staying up-to-date on trends in marketing, rubbing elbows with some of the best in the industry, and will gain insights on how to succeed in this fast-paced and ever-changing business environment. Events include professional development luncheons, social and career networking opportunities, government relations support, mentorship opportunities for students, and the American Advertising Awards.

There’s a membership level for everyone, from freelancers to agencies, with programming and events rooted in professional development and networking. Members span a variety of creative and communications roles, including advertising, marketing, and design.

Awards Gala

March 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

Celebrate the best of the region in advertising at the Western Virginia Advertising Awards Gala. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! After-party tickets are still available and can be purchased for $15 at the gala. Gala: The awards gala includes a sit-down meal and awards presentation. Drinks will be available for purchase at cash bar. (Ticket and table purchases include one […]

2024 awards gala

Western Virginia Advertising Awards


AAF Roanoke hosts the first level of the national three-tier American Advertising Awards. Winners at the local level move on to compete in the district, with those winners having the opportunity to vie for national ADDY awards.

The entry period for professional and student awards is open Nov. 1-Jan. 10 for work created and published in 2023.

You can nominate your peers for special awards through Jan. 31.

We’ll celebrate all the winners at an awards gala on March 2. (Get tickets here.)