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Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship with the CAF gives your organization and your employees valuable opportunities to extend your message in person and beyond. As a sponsor of CAF, your organization will get essential brand exposure and direct one-on-one access to current and future influencers impacting our industry. The CAF community and our members are always seeking the latest information on new products and tools, new resources for their business, and networking opportunities. We look forward to working with you to see how we can help you meet your sponsorship needs. Customized sponsorship packages are also available to meet your objectives.

We offer deeper partnerships on top of membership at the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels and would love to tailor something for your needs. Please reach out for more information. Customized sponsorship packages are also available to meet your objectives. See below for more details.

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Why CAF?
Becoming a member, sponsor or advertiser with CAF is the best way for you to get your brand in front of the most influential advertisers, marketers, public relations experts in the Chicago marketing community.

  • Professional and educational development through CAF hosted programming
  • Celebrating the dynamic and vibrant Chicago ad community through CAF Signature events: The American Advertising Awards, Silver Medal Award, Ad Woman of the Year and Career Day
  • Networking with other advertising professionals, thought leaders and motivators
  • Discounted rates and priority access at CAF events, along with select partner events
  • Opportunities to link your company to CAF through tailored partner programs
  • Membership in the American Advertising Federation and corresponding benefits www.aaf.org
  • Committee involvement options for the advancement of CAF advertising industry initiatives
  • Listing in CAF website membership directory and member spotlight profile
  • Giving back through opportunities with Off the Street Club, CAF Career Day and connecting with young professionals as their careers take shape
  • Member only events

CAF Events

  • The Silver Medal Award honors a distinguished member of the Chicago ad community for their contributions and accomplishments to the field of Advertising.
  • The American Advertising Awards celebrates the wonderful, inspiring creative work being done here in Chicago.
  • Career Day is a full day for college students and career changers to learn about the field of advertising.
  • Ad Woman of the Year recognizes a woman who has made significant contributions in the field of advertising.
  • Hot Seat Panels and Young Professionals Coffee Chat discussions provide insight around important topics facing today’s ad professionals.

Annual Partnerships
In addition to all of the great access your brand will receive, your employees benefit because every sponsorship includes a membership for all your Chicago based employees. Below is a breakdown of available packages, and custom packages are always available.

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