Who We Are

Actually, we’re you! Ad 2 Orlando consists of young professionals working and living in Central Florida (young, in this case, is defined as ‘ages 18-32’). We are passionate individuals who want to further our career while having fun, meeting new people, and not paying an arm and a leg to do so. By becoming a part of Ad 2, we know we’re doing everything we can to further ourselves, our skills, and even our industry.

“Diversity at its best, together in a place where we can all improve each other.”

We’re 40,000 strong, nationwide – full of graphic designers, account executives, media specialists, PR professionals, artists, writers, and conceptual-thinkers… Diversity at its best, together in a place where we can all improve each other. But for now, let the networking commence at any one of our monthly social events. Anyone who is working or who wants to work in this industry should be a part of this growing organization. It’s up to you how much commitment you’d like to put in and there’s something for just about everyone. Party crashers are also more than welcome!

Ad 2 Orlando is the young professional affiliate of the American Advertising Federation Orlando. What that means is you get to test your skills locally while having a national support system to back you up. After all, Ad 2 is a group of forward thinking and forward moving people looking to make a difference, both professionally, personally, and throughout the community.

AAF and Ad 2 National

Established in 1905, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) is the oldest national advertising trade association and the only organization that includes members across all disciplines and career levels in advertising. Whether you’re new to the fast-paced world of advertising or a seasoned professional, the AAF and Ad 2 is here for you. The American Advertising Federation is the unifying voice of 40,000 advertising professionals in more than 200 local AAF clubs across the nation. Together, Ad 2 and AAF have protected the advertising industry and defeated threats such as stricter government regulations and ad tax proposals at the local, state, and federal level. We’re here to help you advance your career, build your connections and celebrate this ever changing, amazing industry we work in. 

Established in 1947, Ad 2 currently has 23 chapters nationwide as the 32-and-Under division of the AAF. Ad 2 is for professionals getting an early start in their career who are looking to take it to the next level through networking, the values of the organization, and the leadership found at AAF. While Ad 2 hosts events separate from AAF, we work together to ensure you have the clearest path to success possible. Plus, once your career takes you to new heights past Ad 2, AAF is ready to welcome

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Ad 2 Orlando

Ad 2 Orlando is made up of passionate individuals in Central Florida who want to further their career while also having fun meeting new people and not paying an arm and a leg to do so.

By becoming a part of Ad 2, we know we’re doing everything we can to further ourselves, our skills and even our industry. We’re 40,000 strong nationwide – full of graphic designers, account executives, media specialists, PR professionals, artists, writers and conceptualthinkers. This is diversity at its best, together in a place where we can all improve each other. Established in 1947, Ad 2 currently has 23 chapters nationwide as the 32-and-Under division of the AAF. Ad 2 is for professionals getting an early start in their career who are looking to take it to the next level through networking, the values of the organization, and the leadership found at AAF. While Ad 2 hosts events separate from AAF, we work together to ensure you have the clearest path to success possible. Plus, once your career takes you to new heights past Ad 2, AAF is ready to welcome

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“Ad 2 has opened a lot of doors for me - job opportunities, freelance work, and some really great like-minded friends. You don’t realize all the benefits until you’re talking to people who have different connections and know of new opportunities. Everyone is pretty plugged-in, it’s a cool experience, especially when you’re looking for opportunity yourself.”
Elyssa
2018-2019 Membership Chair