Adfed Columbus

About AAF Columbus

AAF Columbus, formerly known as Advertising Federation of Columbus, was chartered in 1953 and is a local affiliate of the American Advertising Federation. AAF Columbus works to enhance the professional development of its members, while increasing recognition for the advertising industry and giving back to the local community.

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Featured Member

Michael May – Verve
Michael May

RVP Great Lakes, Verve Mobile
What is mobile doing for your business?

Michael heads up the Great Lakes Region for Verve Mobile. Verve is one of fastest growing and most talked about mobile companies with their unduplicated audience, exclusive apps and 1st party location data. He consults with clients and agencies to help them design hyper-local targeted mobile display campaigns to drive traffic to retail, which they do better than anyone and can back that up with results showing traffic lift. He is a proud Central Michigan Alum, has an MBA from Wayne State University and has over 20 years advertising experience working for 3 agencies in media and account roles, 2 retailers as a client and has been in digital advertising sales for 7 years.

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"At AAF Columbus, we are proud to be the leading organization for Central Ohio that provides leadership, knowledge, and networking for creative and digital professionals. If you’re in design, technology, media, or promotions, we make sure our members stay at the top of their industry by keeping up-to-date with the new advancements. On behalf of our board and our members, we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!" -Alessandro Ciaffoncini (President, 2014-2015)

Our name and logo are different, but our commitment to our members and to the advertising industry remains the same. As AAF Columbus, we are thinking nationally and acting locally through a more solid partnership with our parent organization, the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Our partnership puts us at the forefront in unifying the local, regional and national connections and resources that impact our membership and community.

Why AAF Columbus?

AAF, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the glue that holds together more than 200 local clubs across the country representing 40,000 advertising professionals and more than 200 AAF college chapters, with more than 6,500 student members. Add to that nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members—and you begin to see the power of our national affiliation, connecting us all within one amazing, nationally coordinated grassroots network.


For more information: contact President, Alessandro Ciaffoncini, at 614.784.0020 (x108).





As a leader in digital media and interactive strategy, VERVE is your partner in mobile location-based advertising. Learn more about their company in this video.

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