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Membership Info

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How to Join:

To become a member of AAF-Black Hills, complete the application form and either mail it along with your payment to the address on the form or email it to You can even pick one up and fill it out at one of our many events.


Paying for your annual membership is easy! You can pay by Master Card, VISA, or check.

Annual Membership Options:

Individual Membership $220

This membership is for any single individual who buys, sells, or creates advertising, publicity, or public relations, and also supports the objectives of the American Advertising Federation. It includes all of the membership benefits listed above.

Corporate Membership $660

A corporate membership consists of 3 members from the same company, plus 1 additional FREE membership for a total of 4. Additional memberships are $190 each. If additional guests from the same company would like to attend a monthly program, the corporate guest fee is $20 per guest.

Executive Membership $1,300

An executive membership consists of 6 members from the same company, plus 2 additional FREE memberships for a total 8. Additional memberships are $190 each. If additional guests from the same company would like to attend a monthly program, the corporate guest fee is $20 per guest.

Non-Profit Membership $170

All the benefits of the Individual Membership for non-profit organizations. A copy of the non-profit status is required.

Student Membership $100

All the benefits of the Individual Membership at a discount for post-secondary students. Student Members are welcome to bring additional student guests for $15 each with an RSVP. Must provide student ID.

Non-Member Luncheon Guests $30

Includes one luncheon program and meal with networking opportunities for non-members.


Your membership is important, as AAF-Black Hills membership dues fund programs, club communications, and community events. Without you, there is no Black Hills Chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

We’d like you to take our word for it when we say our membership is the best bang for your buck, but in case you need more proof, the benefits below explain the value of our memberships.

Your membership includes:

Monthly Programming & Lunch is on us!
AAF-Black Hills members are invited to enjoy seven monthly speaker programs, from September through May, which include a featured speaker AND lunch. All we kindly ask is that you RSVP by the Friday prior to the monthly program so that we have enough food prepared. The monthly programs are generally held from 11:30 am-1 pm the third Tuesday of the month, but be sure to check our EVENTS page for an updated schedule.

Share the Love

If you are unable to make it to one of the luncheon programs, invite a co-worker or friend to RSVP in your place, so they might enjoy the presentation.

AAF-Black Hills Special Event Discounts

Your membership entitles you to our member pricing for special events like the ADDY® Awards Show & entries, Rapid Connect events, socials, educational seminars, the Design Jam, and more.


Making contacts and building personal relationships is the basis for professional and personal growth. AAF-Black Hills is a prime opportunity to meet new friends and establish professional ties.

Awards & Recognition

The American Advertising Awards, formerly known as the ADDY® Awards, and the Silver Medal Award recognition programs have been designed to notice and give credit where credit is due. Nationally, the American Advertising Awards are the largest creative advertising competition. Enter at the local level and watch your work climb to the top at the national American Advertising Award competition. Membership provides discounted rates for submission.

The Silver Medal Award recognizes one of our own not only for their advertising contributions but their community involvement and upholding of advertising ethics.

Email updates and communication

With your membership you are automatically entered into our mailing list to receive email updates and newsletters. Don’t worry; we will only communicate important information regarding our programs and events, plus personally invite you to our meetings. Our mailing list is not for sale.

Industry Educational Opportunities

We will keep you on top of new topics and issues in our ever-changing industry. AAF-Black Hills offers a broad-reaching program schedule aimed to keep you one step ahead of the rest.

Student Opportunities – Building for the Future

AAF-Black Hills has developed an easy way to initiate communication with area college students via our Annual Student Summit. Students can add greatly to your businesses and you can add to their education, building a stronger future in the advertising industry.

Hands-On Experience

The best opportunities come from serving on one of our committees. Help network by recruiting members, coordinate fundraising events, working on a public service campaign for a local non-profit, and more!

American Advertising Federation Membership

Your membership to the AAF-Black Hills connects you to the entire AAF advertising community—more than 50,000 members. AAF membership allows members access to discounts on the tools critical to staying current and successful in the industry.

AAF Member Discount Programs

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) offers discounts on many products and services including rental cars, magazine subscriptions, overnight delivery, travel assistance, and no-fee credit cards. Visit the AAF Discounts and Benefits page for more information and details on national membership benefits.

Industry Events and Conference Meetings

Members of local AAF affiliates are eligible to attend District and National Conferences at a discounted rate. Visit with any AAF-Black Hills Board Member for details. AAF members are also eligible for discounts at other industry events and conferences. Click here for more information.

AAF Job Bank

If you are looking to jump-start your career or are seeking channels to identify and recruit new talent, the AAF can help! The AAF Job Bank, part of the Marketing Career Network, is a valuable benefit of your AAF membership, putting you directly in front of job seekers or employers in your industry. As an AAF member, you receive discounted rates using the AAF Job Bank. To get started, simply visit the AAF Job Bank.

Legislative Updates

At the national level, AAF is on top of legislative issues facing the advertising industry. An effective AAF lobbying coalition informs and represents you on legislative issues. Efforts have successfully opposed taxes and restrictions on advertising.

Replacement Membership

If a member discontinues a membership paid for by the member’s organization, another company-selected member from the same organization may continue the membership, provided that dues have been paid.

Dues are payable in advance, and membership renewal takes place every September. Dues for newly accepted members after the month of September will be pro-rated. Please email for more information.



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AAF Black Hills
PO Box 2975
Rapid City, SD 57709