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History of AAF Acadiana

AAF Acadiana was first established in 1966 as Southwest Louisiana Ad Club. This club worked to assemble local industry professionals and build tradition, but when hard times fell upon the club in 1973, it was disbanded. Five years later, an energetic group in the industry came together and rebuilt the organization under the name Acadiana Advertising Federation.

In 1981, the club was officially accepted back into the American Advertising Federation. In 2009, the club was once again renamed to AAF Acadiana, along with most chapters nationwide that followed a recommendation from the AAF home office in Washington, D.C.

Over the years, the club has built a solid reputation and is a nationally competing club, participating in district and national conventions, and has had members holding office in both as well. Our club is considered the life of the party at most gatherings, and the group that takes on a task with a vengeance.

A Few of Our Achievements...

    • 2015    Won the following Club Achievement Awards: 2nd Place for Membership and 3rd for Advertising Education
    • 2012    Placed 4th for Club of the Year, District 7, Division III
    • 2009   Hosted the 7th District ADDY Awards
    • 2008   Placed 3rd for Club of the Year, District 7, District IV
    • 2002   Past President Monica Hebert served on the National AAF Board as the Division IV Representative
    • 2001    Hosted the 7th District ADDY Awards
    • 2001    Won the following Club Achievement Awards: 1st for Membership and 2nd for Communications
    • Participated in the District 7's “Mouth of the South” competition and won 1st Place three times in a five-year period