Join us at the ADDY Show on Saturday, February 24, 2018

Half a century ago, local ad folks had the idea for a gala affair that would celebrate the absolute best the industry had to offer. Work that would excite, enlighten and inspire all ad workers to raise their glasses in appreciation, then raise their game to try and outdo what they saw.

Of course, raising that ol’ bar is never easy. Lots of things get in the way. Less-than-ideal timelines, budgets, strategies, executions. But then, you’ve had 50 years to practice. So no excuses. Time to show us what you got. Early Bird pricing is open now and ends on December 23, entry deadline is January 11, the big show is February 24.

Go ahead and enter. You’ve got everything to gain — fame, fortune, the grudging admiration of your peers — and nothing to lose. Because remember: Even if you don’t quite raise the bar, you can always find one to visit afterwards.


What's New in Local Media

Join us on Monday, January 22nd at Alliant Energy Center for our annual media round table. This is always a popular event, so be sure to register today! This year, a panel of local media representatives be on hand to answer your questions and share new and exciting opportunities that exist right in your backyard. Print, TV, radio, outdoor, we’ll have reps from all outlets ready to provide insights that can give you a competitive edge.

We welcome you to submit topics/questions for panel members prior to the event. Send your questions to We will also be announcing the 2018 Silver Medal Award Recipient at this meeting.

Panelists - Read more about the event and our panelists here
Steve Scadden, WISC TV
Shan Roth McConnell, Spectrum Reach

Chad Plageman, Adams Outdoor Advertising /Fairway Outdoor
Joe Daguanno, Midwest Family Broadcasting
Tom Johnson, Wisconsin Newspaper Association
Jon Konarske, In Business Magazine

January 2018 Meeting Registration Register by January 17th/Guests $35 (late fees apply after this date)
10 Pack of Tickets $250 - Contact

Buffet lunch (click here for menu) at 11:30 am. Presentation starts at noon and we will wrap up by 1:00 pm.

NOW ACCEPTING MAFF Scholarship Applications  -  Communications, Advertising, Marketing, Design Majors 

Application deadline: April 13, 2018 - Winners announced: April 30, 2018 - Awards Presented: October 2018   

Each year, the Madison Advertising Federation Foundation, part of the American Advertising Federation, awards up to $5,000 in scholarships to worthy Madison area undergraduate students. The MAF Foundation would like to assist students studying in the areas of advertising, public relations, commercial art, communication arts, or marketing who have at least one semester remaining after this current semester.

Learn more about the scholarships and find links to the application form here