We’re writers, designers, producers, creative directors, account managers, media buyers, media sales professionals, advertising agency owners, students, data analysts, rookies, professionals and retirees who come together through AAF Heartland to advance our industry, our community and ourselves. If you care deeply about the Four States and the advertising industry that helps support it; if you’re looking for opportunities to connect with others in the ad biz; if you want your creative fire kindled, join AAF Heartland.

We network, socialize, learn, honor awesome work and give back to our community. AAF Heartland is the unifying voice for advertising in the SW Missouri and SE Kansas areas. If your business intersects with advertising, AAF Heartland membership will help you find success.

Joining AAF Heartland is Easy!

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The Benefits of Membership

As an AAF Heartland member, you get:

  • To interact professionally and personally with creatives, marketing professionals and other industry leaders
  • To rub shoulders with the people who craft the image of Joplin advertising
  • To hang with writers, designers, producers, printers, ad execs, programmers, publicists, media buyers, media sales professionals, and advertising agency owners
  • Timely information on local and national advertising issues
  • To grow personally and professionally
  • Discounts on AAF national events and programs and American Advertising Awards entries. Members are also eligible for discounts on other industry services through an exclusive network… publications, overnight delivery services, insurance products, car rentals and more. AAF National Membership Benefits
  • Recognition for your accomplishments and industry contributions
  • To be a part of public service initiatives that directly impact the well-being of the local community and enhance the public’s perception of our industry
  • To elevate the public perception of the ad industry
  • To influence students who have an interest in an advertising career
  • Opportunities to recruit talented creatives to your business or organization
  • Announcements about career and job opportunities in the advertising industry
  • A complimentary listing in, and access to, our membership directory on www.aafjoplin.org.

AAF Heartland Membership Fees (annual dues)

  • Standard Membership $75.00
  • Student Membership $35.00
  • Bronze Corporate Membership 5 memberships $350
  • Silver Corporate Membership 10 memberships $650
  • Gold Corporate Membership 20 memberships $1200

Membership are paid annual and run for a complete calendar year regardless of when purchased.

Please contact Priscilla McKinney, current AAF President at Little Bird Marketing with questions. You can email her at priscilla@littlebirdmarketing.com or call 417.782.1780.

Prefer to mail a check in? Just send it to:
American Advertising Federation Heartland
c/o Little Bird Marketing
1027 S Main Street Suite 350
Joplin, MO 64801

Membership Application