Who we are and what do we do?

AD2 Southern Illinois!

AD2 Southern Illinois is an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation and AAF-Southern Illinois with a focus on meeting the needs of Southern Illinois’ young advertising, marketing, and communications professionals, and students who are 32 or younger.


Membership in AD2 is open to all under the age of 32, employed or interested in the fields of advertising, marketing, or communication. This includes students looking to get a head start in the biz!

WHat does AD2 do?

AD2 focuses on meeting the needs of young professionals in Southern Illinois by providing educational and networking activities, public service opportunities, and career development events. By becoming involved in AD2 you open the door to being recognized for your skills and talents, learning new things, meeting new people, winning awards, and being part of something big.


If you’re young, passionate, with a love for making a difference, AD2 is for you. We’re AAF-Southern Illinois members and advertising professionals ages 32 and younger with a love for all things advertising. We’re like real life Mad Men.


Automatic membership to the AAF-Southern Illinois and the American Advertising Federation


Opportunity for public service and community outreach


Opportunity to join our board of directors and/or serve on a committee


Admittance into national competitions


A chance to build your portfolio and professional skill set

Join. Belong. Expand Your Mind.


1100 Lincoln Drive, #1205
Carbondale, IL 62901