about AD FED

The Advertising Federation of Minnesota (Ad Fed) is a non-profit, professional trade association that has served the Minnesota advertising community including agencies, advertisers, suppliers, and students, for more than 110 years. Ad Fed is a part of The American Advertising Federation (AAF), the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association. Ad Fed members volunteer their time and talents to plan and execute events that are overseen by a board of directors. Ad Fed offers networking opportunities, seminars, speaker presentations and other fun and industry focused events. It celebrates the Twin Cities’ market strength and the global impact that our community makes through leading brands, creative advertising campaigns, and sound business practices.

Signature events managed by Ad Fed and Ad2 board and committee members include:

  • The Show
  • Silver Medal and Paul Foss Awards
  • Failure to Fabulous
  • Ad Fed Media Panel Luncheon
  • Student Advertising Summit
  • Women's Leadership Panel
  • 32 Under 32
  • Mentorship Program
  • Agency Crawls