The American Advertising Federation of Montgomery

Fresh Ink

March 12, 2019

AAF Members attend the 2019 Advertising Day on the Hill in DC

AAF Government Relations Chair Alex Trott and AAF member and soon to be AAF District 7 Governor Leigh Farrior, attended this year’s Advertising Day on the Hill in Washington, DC last week.

This exciting event was designed to dramatically demonstrate to lawmakers the power and passion of the advertising industry’s grassroots network – the members of the American Advertising Federation’s local clubs and federations from across the country.

They heard from many speakers, including the Federal Trade Commission Advertising Division, met with Senator Richard Shelby and Doug Jones’ office’s, and were able to sit down with Representative Mike Rogers to talk about the importance of Advertising to the Alabama economy.

“Did you know that every $1 spent on advertising in Alabama results in $22 in economic impact? Advertising jobs account for over 10% of all jobs in Alabama. It’s important that our voices are heard, and AAF is the Unifying Voice For Advertising. I was honored to represent Alabama and AAF in Washington D.C. We were able to remind our representatives why advertising should not be taxed and help push for a national standard on consumer privacy online. I look forward to doing the same with our Alabama Advertising Day on the Hill campaign,” says Leigh Farrior.

When asked about his experience attending the event, Alex Trott said “Advertising Day on the Hill could not have been more eye-opening for me. I feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to experience one of the most fundamental (perhaps the fundamental) mission of AAF—fighting for the future of our industry and being the spokesperson for the crucial work that our members are doing all across the country. Spending time meeting so many AAF members from countless different states (from Louisiana to California, from New York to Hawaii) and hearing their stories reminded me how our organization truly is the unifying voice of advertising, and one that is not afraid to speak firmly to power when it threatens our work or our ability to do the tremendous good that we do. It was an experience I will never forget, and I’m so incredibly grateful to have been given the chance to do it.”

Thank you to these members for lobbying on our behalf to protect the advertising industry not only in Alabama, but nationwide!

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