AD EXPO 2008

June 9–10, 2008
Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Showcase Your Company's Services to More Than 1000 Advertising Executives!

The Ad Expo is the advertising industry's premier exhibition. Taking place in conjunction with the AAF National Conference 2008, the Ad Expo provides an opportunity for your company to spotlight its products and services to more than a thousand movers and shakers—and decision makers—of the advertising industry.

The Ad Expo will be held in the Grand Hall located directly below the Centennial Ballroom where all conference general sessions and keynote addresses will take place. The Expo will also host the opening day continental breakfast, all conference refreshment breaks and cocktail receptions.

Exhibitors will receive one complimentary AAF National Conference 2008 registration with each booth reservation, providing increased networking opportunities while developing your marketing and advertising skills. Additional registrations will be available for purchase at a 50 percent discount ($675).

Ad Expo 2008 General Hours

Monday, June 9: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Ad Expo 2008 Special Events

Monday, June 9
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Ad Expo Grand Opening and Continental Breakfast
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, June 10
11:30 a.m. – Noon: General Reception

Exhibitors at the Ad Expo 2007

Ad Expo Brochure & Floor Plan

Get more details about the Ad Expo or reserve your exhibition space using this printable brochure and registration form.
Ad Expo 2008 Brochure (pdf)
Ad Expo 2008 Registration Form (pdf)
Ad Expo 2008 Floor Plan (pdf), as of 5/23/08.

PASSPORT: Ad Expo — A Chance to Win

Stop by Ad Expo 2008 and pick up a "passport" book of participating exhibitors at the AAF booth. Visit all participating exhibitors and ask them to stamp the passport. Turn in your completed passport at the AAF booth to be entered to win prizes. Attendees may complete multiple passports. However, only one passport may be completed at a time. Prizes will be raffled off both Monday, June 9, and Tuesday, June 10, during Ad Expo 2008 hours. Prizes include an iPod Nano, a SpaFinder gift certificate, a Blockbuster Total Access subscription, a Dean & Deluca gourmet gift bag, an AAF National Conference 2009 full registration and more. For complete rules and regulations, please visit the AAF booth at Ad Expo 2008.

2008 Exhibitors

(as of 5/23/2008)

Ad-ology/SDS, Inc.
Ameritech Media
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Award Group
BPA Worldwide
Color Reflections
Corey Companies
Delta Airlines
General Motors Corporation
The Laredo Group
The List
McQuiddy Printing
National CineMedia
OnSite Network
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
PROinsure/Maguire Insurance Agency
Qfact Marketing Research
SBS Studios, LLC
Snibbe Interactive, Inc.
SVM-Gift Cards
Third Wave Digital
TracyLocke/N-Gen Studios
Tucker Castleberry Printing, Inc.
West Virginia University IMC Program

Also at Ad Expo 2008...


Madison Avenue and the Color Line: African Americans in the Advertising Industry by Jason Chambers

The advertising industry still struggles with creating and maintaining racial diversity in its professional and executive ranks. In this penetrating new book you'll find out some of the reasons why and learn ways of addressing this pressing issue. Focused on African-Americans, you'll learn of the decades-long fight to bring racial diversity and equal opportunity to the advertising industry.

Monday, June 9, 2008 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Print Matters: How to Write Great Advertising by Randy Hines and Robert Lauterborn

Despite all interest in all the new media, print still matters, as an advertising medium but even more importantly as a discipline—a way of approaching persuasive communication. Print Matters: How to Write Great Advertising shows how to create more persuasive advertising copy and how to put those same principles to work in other media forms to create powerful integrated communications campaigns.

Monday, June 9, 2008 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Corrine Soltis at or (202) 898-0089. We look forward to your participation.