Events We Love…

Each year, AAF Pittsburgh and Ad 2 Pittsburgh brings our community together by hosting a few signature events. These events may or may not be one of our favorite perks of being a member! From educational series’ to just plain fun, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy.


thePitch is a one day advertising competition for college juniors and seniors interested in a career in advertising. Taking place at agencies across the city, students have the opportunity to be mentored by professionals and come up with their own advertising strategy for a real life client. Learn more about thePitch.

Celebrate the Chiefs (Holidaypalooza)

Each year, familiar faces in advertising compete behind the bar to raise tips for their favorites charities. The top earner gets to donate all tips raised at the event to their charity of choice, and takes home the Celebrate the Chiefs trophy!

American Advertising Awards

The American Advertising Awards is one of the industry’s largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through local club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the spirit of creative excellence in advertising. Learn more about the first tier of the competition, the Pittsburgh American Advertising Awards.  #winanaddy

JUICE with a Twist

JUICE with a Twist is a quarterly happy hour organized by a Main Squeeze as well as AAF Pittsburgh and Ad 2 Pittsburgh .  JUICE with a Twist is an event for advertising professionals from marketers, creatives, media specialists, producers, strategists and vendor partners who share a passion for advertising and the important role it plays in the continued growth of Pittsburgh. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Hall of Fame

The AAF Pittsburgh Hall of Fame awards are held bi-annually and is a time to remember, celebrate, and honor the people in our business who made it more than just a business. This includes people who have a lifelong passion for doing great work. Members have the opportunity each year to nominate those companies and individuals who have truly made a difference in our industry. Learn more about the AAF Pittsburgh Hall of Fame awards.


AAF PGH AdWeek will be celebrated bi-annually and is designed to be jammed with speakers addressing a multitude of topics of interest to our community, as well as networking events.  This multi-day conference was kicked off in celebration of our 100th Anniversary in 2023.

Media, Creative Services & More Auction

The funds raised from our auction are essential to meeting our commitment to serve our members and advertising community. These proceeds contribute to our ability to go beyond regular club functions and invest in initiatives that encourage diversity and elevate our profession within Pittsburgh.


Outlook is an annual event in which we gather a few marketing and advertising experts for a meeting of the minds and a panel discussion to get their opinions on where the state of marketing and advertising is headed in the year ahead.

Ad 2 Game Night

Each year, Ad 2 Pittsburgh hosts an annual night of networking fun and games. We pick a spot in the city that has plenty of arcade games to choose from and challenge our advertising friends to a friendly competition. If games aren’t your thing, spectating is always welcome over good food & drinks.

Become A Member

We may be biased, but we’d love for you to be a part of Pittsburgh’s best marketing and advertising organization.