About Us

The American Advertising Federation – Inland Empire, a non-profit chapter of the American Advertising Federation, is comprised of professionals in San Bernardino and parts of Riverside and Los Angeles counties from all industry segments: advertising and media agency owners, marketing directors, sales and media managers, suppliers, radio stations, graphic designers, photographers, webmasters, copywriters, academics, and more.

Ours is the oldest professional trade association that encompasses all segments of the industry in its membership – agency, media, supplier, client and student. The AAF-Inland Empire is located in the heart of Southern California, serving professionals in the counties of San Bernardino, Riverside and eastern part of Los Angeles.

As a member of the American Advertising Federation – Inland Empire, you’ll be able to take advantage of as many as 10 seminar programs and special events throughout the year, conveniently located in the heart of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. At these programs national, regional, and local industry leaders present a variety of topics directed to increasing our advertising expertise and broaden our understanding of the complexities affecting our industry. Learn about how to become a member!

Monthly seminar luncheons are low-priced (often $10) for AAF-Inland Empire members, and offer you the opportunity to increase your industry knowledge, create business opportunities through networking, and enjoy meeting and listening to many influential industry leaders. The officers and committee chairs of the AAF-Inland Empire are committed to our industry and its growth.

We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month (unless otherwise stated), rotating meeting locations between Ontario, Corona and Riverside to better accommodate the members in our large geographic area. During these meetings national, regional and local industry leaders present a variety of programs directed at increasing our advertising expertise and broadening our understanding of the complexities affecting our industry.

With so much talent in the Inland Empire and surrounding areas, it’s no wonder our prestigious American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards – the first of a three-tiered national competition – is the highlight of the year! The ADDY Awards support our entire industry; proceeds help enhance advertising through internships, advocacy groups, and advertising education. Visit our ADDY awards page to find out how you can participate in our annual competition.

Explore the AAF site to read more about your AAF Member Benefits!

The purpose of the AAF-Inland Empire is to promote the free exchange of ideas and information relating to all fields of advertising in the Inland Empire, and to encourage excellence in these fields. The AAF-Inland Empire is an affiliate member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) headquartered in Washington, D.C. The AAF-Inland Empire is one of more than 220 professional industry federations, representing almost 50,000 members nationwide. Ours is the only professional trade association that encompasses all segments of the industry in its membership – agency, media, supplier, client and student.