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Inspiration

We all need inspiration to spur creativity and ideas, but where does inspiration come from? AAF Columbus believes that inspiration comes from listening and learning from others...Learn More

Connection

AAF Columbus is a whole lot more than meetings and deals. Membership enables you to interact with a wide variety of advertising, marketing and public relations professionals as well as suppliers to the industry...Learn More

Recognition

Hard work deserves recognition. That's why each year AAF Columbus hosts the ADDY Awards, the first step in an exciting three-tiered national competition for creative excellence featuring more than 100 categories... Learn More

AAF Columbus

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...Learn More

ABOUT AAF

Overview

Welcome to AAF Columbus, the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). AAF is a national organization that brings together advertising and communications professionals for networking, education and fun!
Why AAF Columbus?

  • AAF Columbus is part of the AAF District 5, comprising Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, bringing strength and leadership to the chapter. Visit AAF District 5 for more information at http://aafdistrict5.org.
  • The chapter’s monthly meetings feature top speakers, offered on an array of subjects ranging from traditional advertising to interactive and digital communications.
  • AAF Columbus members also enjoy special events such as the Holiday Social, and the Annual Meeting/Silver Medal Award Luncheon.
  • Members enjoy discounts to AAF Columbus events, including the ADDY Awards, the Annual Meeting/Silver Medal Award Luncheon, and monthly events.
  • Find out about the latest job opportunities.

History

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Advertising Federation (AAF) is the glue that holds together more than 200 local clubs across the country representing over 40,000 advertising professionals, and more than 200 college chapters representing over 6,500 student members. Add to that nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members and you begin to see the power of our national affiliation, which connects us all within one amazing, nationally coordinated grassroots network. www.aaf.org.

LEADERSHIP

 

YOUR 2015-16 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1600x900px_100ppi-fullBoard

 

CO-PRESIDENTS

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Megan

Megan Knott
Orange Barrel Media
3400 Southwest Blvd.
Grove City, OH 43123
mknott@orangebarrelmedia.com
Direct: 614.294.4898
Cell: 614.330.7990

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Kelly

Kelly O’Brien
KnockOut Branding
5675 Chase Mills Drive
Westerville, Ohio 43081
ko@knockoutbranding.com
Cell: 614.404.1177


ADMINISTRATOR

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Karen

Karen Kaiser
AAF Columbus
P.O. Box 665
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
administrator@aafcolumbus.org
Direct: 614.866.9099


MEMBERSHIP

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Ryan

Ryan Srbljan (VP Membership)
EclipseCorp
825 Taylor Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
ryans@eclipse-corp.com Office:
614.626.8536
Cell: 614.329.0655

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Will

Will Guthrie (Chair)
Blue Laser Design
300 Marconi Blvd. Suite 302
Columbus, OH 43215
will@bluelaserdesign.com
Office: 614·453·5702
Cell: 614·930·6669


PROGRAMS

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Bethany

Bethany Beaman (VP Programs)
treetree
444 N Front Street Unit 101
Columbus, OH 43215
bbeaman@treetreebranding.com
Office: 614.291.7944

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Steve

Steve Chieffo (Chair)
Dawson
1114 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215
schieffo@dawsoncareers.com
Office: 614.255.1400


COMMUNICATIONS

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Artie

Artie Toth (VP Communications)
Grange Insurance
671 South High St.
Columbus, OH 43206
artietoth@artietoth.com
Cell: 330.606.9521

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Melanie

Melanie Dickman
Caring Marketing Solutions
781 Northwest Blvd. Ste. 200
Columbus, Ohio 43212
happyvector@gmail.com
Direct: 614.578.4696

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Tom

Tom Leach (Chair)
GSW
500 Olde Worthington Road
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Direct: 614.543.6397
Cell: 614.209.0351


ADDYs

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Tobias

Tobias Roediger (VP1 & VP ADDYs)
RAVE
tobias@ravecreates.com
Direct: 614.453.5248

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Ann

Ann Oliver (Chair)
580 North 4th Street
Suite 350
Columbus, Ohio 43215
ann.oliver@twcable.com
Direct: 614.384.2637
Cell: 614.560.3256

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Mark

Mark Hillman
Resource/Ammirati
344 Front St.
Columbus, OH 43215
mhillman@resourceammirati.com
Direct: 614.410.2112
Cell: 614.893.7777


EDUCATION

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Chris

Chris Cochran (VP Education)
Portfolio Creative
777 W Goodale Blvd, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43212
chris@portfolioiscreative.com
Direct: 614.839.4897 x107
Cell: 614.256.3730

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Chrystie

Chrystie Reep (Chair)
Fahlgren Mortine
4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219
chrystie.reep@Fahlgren.com
Direct: 614.383.1549

Message from the Presidents

“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. Whether you’re in design, technology, media, or promotions, we make sure all of our members stay at the top of their industry by keeping them 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!”

-Megan Knott (Co-President, 2015-2016)
-Kelly O’Brien (Co-President, 2015-2016)

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NEWS & PRESS

March 4, 2015 | Now It’s Dark
Addy Awards dazzle wildly with Columbus ‘MadMen’

February 26, 2015 | Columbus Business First
Ologie and Resource win the night at Columbus ADDYs

February 27, 2014 | Columbus Business First
Ologie, CCAD student big winners of Columbus ADDYs

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CONTACT

AAF Columbus
P.O. Box 665
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Phone
614.866.9099

Fax
614.866.9515

INSPIRATION

We all need inspiration to spur creativity and ideas, but where does inspiration come from? How do we continue to be inspired every day? AAF Columbus believes that inspiration comes from everywhere, especially from interacting with other creative people. AAF Columbus brings in top creative talent and industry leaders every year to educate and inspire our members.

We are dedicated to maintaining high standards in our profession and encouraging future generations to prosper. Inspiration is key in this business, and seasoned professionals know inspiration can come from the enthusiasm of those just starting in the industry.

CONNECTION

AAF Columbus is a whole lot more than meetings and deals. It’s about connecting people, hearing their stories, and making connections and friendships that last a lifetime. Membership enables you to interact with a wide variety of advertising, marketing, interactive, and public relations experts as well as suppliers to the industry.

We offer discounts on our events, including submissions to the ADDY Awards – one of the largest awards shows in the country.

We offer members a wide range of benefits from nationally sponsored webinars and access to one of the most comprehensive job banks to cost-effective insurance opportunities to great deals on shipping, subscriptions, credit cards, rental cars and more. These outstanding opportunities are available only through AAF Columbus membership.

We share our time and talents with good people and good causes. Improving the quality of communication for profit, fun and for the good of our community is one of our main objectives.

RECOGNITION

Hard work deserves recognition. That’s why each year AAF Columbus hosts:

  • The Columbus American Advertising Awards (the ADDYs) – This annual competition and awards show is first step in an exciting three-tiered national competition for creative excellence featuring more than 100 categories. The ADDYs honors the best and brightest work in central Ohio. Winners in the local competition can, and often do, go on to win District and even National ADDYs.
  • At our Annual Meeting/Silver Medal Award Luncheon, we recognize an individual who has made contributions to their company, to the advertising industry and to the community – providing leadership, creating visionary work and inspiring others – with our most prestigious award, the Silver Medal.
  • We offer numerous luncheons and evening events, giving members the opportunity to learn from the best in the field.

So, if you’re looking for a place to network with the brightest and best in the business, learn more about the tricks of the trade or simply have fun, AAF Columbus is for you. If you are a dedicated advertising, marketing or public relations professional, we invite you to join us!

ABOUT AAF

Overview

Welcome to AAF Columbus, the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF). AAF is a national organization that brings together advertising and communications professionals for networking, education and fun!
Why AAF Columbus?

  • AAF Columbus is part of the AAF District 5, comprising Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, bringing strength and leadership to the chapter. Visit AAF District 5 for more information at http://aafdistrict5.org.
  • The chapter’s monthly meetings feature top speakers, offered on an array of subjects ranging from traditional advertising to interactive and digital communications.
  • AAF Columbus members also enjoy special events such as the Holiday Social, and the Annual Meeting/Silver Medal Award Luncheon.
  • Members enjoy discounts to AAF Columbus events, including the ADDY Awards, the Annual Meeting/Silver Medal Award Luncheon, and monthly events.
  • Find out about the latest job opportunities.

History

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Advertising Federation (AAF) is the glue that holds together more than 200 local clubs across the country representing over 40,000 advertising professionals, and more than 200 college chapters representing over 6,500 student members. Add to that nearly 100 blue-chip corporate members and you begin to see the power of our national affiliation, which connects us all within one amazing, nationally coordinated grassroots network. www.aaf.org.

LEADERSHIP

 

YOUR 2015-16 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1600x900px_100ppi-fullBoard

 

CO-PRESIDENTS

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Megan

Megan Knott
Orange Barrel Media
3400 Southwest Blvd.
Grove City, OH 43123
mknott@orangebarrelmedia.com
Direct: 614.294.4898
Cell: 614.330.7990

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Kelly

Kelly O’Brien
KnockOut Branding
5675 Chase Mills Drive
Westerville, Ohio 43081
ko@knockoutbranding.com
Cell: 614.404.1177


ADMINISTRATOR

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Karen

Karen Kaiser
AAF Columbus
P.O. Box 665
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
administrator@aafcolumbus.org
Direct: 614.866.9099


MEMBERSHIP

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Ryan

Ryan Srbljan (VP Membership)
EclipseCorp
825 Taylor Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
ryans@eclipse-corp.com Office:
614.626.8536
Cell: 614.329.0655

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Will

Will Guthrie (Chair)
Blue Laser Design
300 Marconi Blvd. Suite 302
Columbus, OH 43215
will@bluelaserdesign.com
Office: 614·453·5702
Cell: 614·930·6669


PROGRAMS

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Bethany

Bethany Beaman (VP Programs)
treetree
444 N Front Street Unit 101
Columbus, OH 43215
bbeaman@treetreebranding.com
Office: 614.291.7944

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Steve

Steve Chieffo (Chair)
Dawson
1114 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215
schieffo@dawsoncareers.com
Office: 614.255.1400


COMMUNICATIONS

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Artie

Artie Toth (VP Communications)
Grange Insurance
671 South High St.
Columbus, OH 43206
artietoth@artietoth.com
Cell: 330.606.9521

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Melanie

Melanie Dickman
Caring Marketing Solutions
781 Northwest Blvd. Ste. 200
Columbus, Ohio 43212
happyvector@gmail.com
Direct: 614.578.4696

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Tom

Tom Leach (Chair)
GSW
500 Olde Worthington Road
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Direct: 614.543.6397
Cell: 614.209.0351


ADDYs

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Tobias

Tobias Roediger (VP1 & VP ADDYs)
RAVE
tobias@ravecreates.com
Direct: 614.453.5248

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Ann

Ann Oliver (Chair)
580 North 4th Street
Suite 350
Columbus, Ohio 43215
ann.oliver@twcable.com
Direct: 614.384.2637
Cell: 614.560.3256

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Mark

Mark Hillman
Resource/Ammirati
344 Front St.
Columbus, OH 43215
mhillman@resourceammirati.com
Direct: 614.410.2112
Cell: 614.893.7777


EDUCATION

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Chris

Chris Cochran (VP Education)
Portfolio Creative
777 W Goodale Blvd, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43212
chris@portfolioiscreative.com
Direct: 614.839.4897 x107
Cell: 614.256.3730

150716_AAF_BoardPortraits_WEB_1200x1200px_100ppi-Chrystie

Chrystie Reep (Chair)
Fahlgren Mortine
4030 Easton Station, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43219
chrystie.reep@Fahlgren.com
Direct: 614.383.1549

Message from the Presidents

“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. Whether you’re in design, technology, media, or promotions, we make sure all of our members stay at the top of their industry by keeping them 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!”

-Megan Knott (Co-President, 2015-2016)
-Kelly O’Brien (Co-President, 2015-2016)

This is a temporary workaround for the size of this block on larger browsers. This is something that we are currently looking into. However, this text will not display on the website.

NEWS & PRESS

March 4, 2015 | Now It’s Dark
Addy Awards dazzle wildly with Columbus ‘MadMen’

February 26, 2015 | Columbus Business First
Ologie and Resource win the night at Columbus ADDYs

February 27, 2014 | Columbus Business First
Ologie, CCAD student big winners of Columbus ADDYs

This is a temporary workaround for the size of this block on larger browsers. This is something that we are currently looking into. However, this text will not display on the website.

CONTACT

AAF Columbus
P.O. Box 665
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Phone
614.866.9099

Fax
614.866.9515

INSPIRATION

We all need inspiration to spur creativity and ideas, but where does inspiration come from? How do we continue to be inspired every day? AAF Columbus believes that inspiration comes from everywhere, especially from interacting with other creative people. AAF Columbus brings in top creative talent and industry leaders every year to educate and inspire our members.

We are dedicated to maintaining high standards in our profession and encouraging future generations to prosper. Inspiration is key in this business, and seasoned professionals know inspiration can come from the enthusiasm of those just starting in the industry.

CONNECTION

AAF Columbus is a whole lot more than meetings and deals. It’s about connecting people, hearing their stories, and making connections and friendships that last a lifetime. Membership enables you to interact with a wide variety of advertising, marketing, interactive, and public relations experts as well as suppliers to the industry.

We offer discounts on our events, including submissions to the ADDY Awards – one of the largest awards shows in the country.

We offer members a wide range of benefits from nationally sponsored webinars and access to one of the most comprehensive job banks to cost-effective insurance opportunities to great deals on shipping, subscriptions, credit cards, rental cars and more. These outstanding opportunities are available only through AAF Columbus membership.

We share our time and talents with good people and good causes. Improving the quality of communication for profit, fun and for the good of our community is one of our main objectives.

RECOGNITION

Hard work deserves recognition. That’s why each year AAF Columbus hosts:

  • The Columbus American Advertising Awards (the ADDYs) – This annual competition and awards show is first step in an exciting three-tiered national competition for creative excellence featuring more than 100 categories. The ADDYs honors the best and brightest work in central Ohio. Winners in the local competition can, and often do, go on to win District and even National ADDYs.
  • At our Annual Meeting/Silver Medal Award Luncheon, we recognize an individual who has made contributions to their company, to the advertising industry and to the community – providing leadership, creating visionary work and inspiring others – with our most prestigious award, the Silver Medal.
  • We offer numerous luncheons and evening events, giving members the opportunity to learn from the best in the field.

So, if you’re looking for a place to network with the brightest and best in the business, learn more about the tricks of the trade or simply have fun, AAF Columbus is for you. If you are a dedicated advertising, marketing or public relations professional, we invite you to join us!

The American Advertising Federation (AAF), the nation's oldest national advertising trade association, and the only association representing all facets of the advertising industry, is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising".


Visit the national AAF website and gain access to educational resources