Get your coffee ready and join the CAF YP’s on May 6th, 2021
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Silver Medal Award
The Silver Medal Award program was created in 1983 to recognize a distinguished member of the Chicago advertising community for their contributions to the advertising profession, mentorship, support for the broader community, and their accomplishments.
Young Professionals Career Day
The Chicago Advertising Federation's Career Day attracts over 300 students and/or people looking to start a career in advertising. This all day event is an educational program focused on an in-depth look at the advertising industry and how to find a job in Chicago's competitive market. Attendees experience multiple panel discussions, a networking lunch, and an ability to meet the sponsoring agencies.
American Advertising Awards
The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting nearly 35,000 entries every year through local AAF club Competitions. The Chicago Advertising Federation serves as the local club for the Chicagoland areas. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.
The Chicago Advertising Federation (CAF) is proud to announce the winners of the local 2021 American Advertising Awards (AAA). One of the industry’s largest creative competitions, AAA rewards the spirit of creative excellence in advertising, seeing tens of thousands of submissions from both professional organizations and students each year. CAF gold and silver winners were advanced to the District 6 competition, comprising submissions from Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Winners of the District competition are advanced to the AAF national competition. The National winners will be announced virtually at the American Advertising Federation annual conference June 7-10, 2021.
More details regarding a virtual program later this year coming soon.
The CAF Diversity Thought Leaders’ Council hosts an annual summer mixer to bring together diverse and diverse-minded Chicago marketing professionals in a fun, casual environment. This premiere summer event serves as an opportunity to connect, network and engage with other professionals with similar interests around diversity. Past Diversity Summer Mixer attendees include major leading brands, agencies, media companies and more.
Hot Seat Panel Series
Hot Seat is one of CAF’s key thought leadership events. It brings together industry leaders from all sides of the table to inspire, inform and engage Chicago’s advertising and marketing community by discussing hot topics currently facing the industry. Created in 2018, Hot Seat now attracts a broad range of media, marketing, advertising pros who want to stay up-to-date on topics of the day. It is also one of the rare occasions for senior Chicago-based Client, Agency and Media execs to connect and learn, share and problem-solve with each other.
Young Professional Events
CAF’s Young Professionals is a vibrant and active group that offers a variety of events including Coffee Chats, OTSC Trivia Night, thought leadership panel discussions, membership mixers, and philanthropic volunteer opportunities. Connect with your peers, enjoy lively discussion and networking, and attend an upcoming CAF YP event!
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