We Are Ad 2

We are Ad 2. If you have a passion for advertising and marketing and you’re 32 or under, you found the right place. Based in the Twin Cities, we’re an affiliate of the The American Advertising Federation (AAF) and are friends with the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (otherwise known as AdFed).

Whether you’re establishing your ad career, expanding your skills, scoping out industry connections, or a mix of all three, we have the events, education, and contacts to get you where you want to go. Through our events, public service opportunities, and leadership positions, you’ll come together with members that have the intelligence, creativity, and desire to evolve advertising and marketing.

Honestly? We can’t wait for you to join us. 

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Be a part of something big.

We get it. Getting established in the ad industry can feel overwhelming. But, (a) you’re not alone, (b) everyone in advertising felt the exact same way when they started out, and (c) you don’t have to go it alone. By attending or volunteering at an Ad2 event, you’ll already be ahead of the curve. You’ll receive direct access to some of the most dynamic, knowledgeable, and influential figures in local advertising and marketing. (Did we mention that they’re super friendly?) You’ll also meet up with other up and coming professionals to give your network the boost it needs. 

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Be seen in public.

Looking for some ad knowledge? Check out our regular presentations with industry experts about all kinds of topics. Want to check out an agency or three? Go to one of our open houses. Blow off steam with friends? We have trivia nights. Want to go big? Women’s Leadership Panel, 32 Under 32, and the Student Advertising Summit are all waiting for you.

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Be caught up to date.

To get a feel about the future of advertising, check out the phenomenal work we’ve done in the past. From case study chats to award extravaganzas, the creativity and heart of our members shines through them all. 

Meet our most esteemed (and humble) Board of Directors ever.

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Chloe
Lewis
President
Image of Zach Warfel, the Vice President
Zach
Warfel
Vice President
Image of Danielle  Lachermeier, the Past President
Danielle
Lachermeier
Past President
Image of Alex Ostermann, the Director of Finance
Alex
Ostermann
Director of Finance
Image of Sarah McCarthy , the Secretary
Sarah
McCarthy
Secretary
Image of Matt Thomson, the Director of Membership
Matt
Thomson
Director of Membership
Image of Allison Otta, the Co-Director of Marketing Communications
Allison
Otta
Co-Director of Marketing Communications
Image of Eliza High, the Co-Director of Marketing Communications
Eliza
High
Co-Director of Marketing Communications
Image of Abbey Stemper, the Director of Design
Abbey
Stemper
Director of Design
Image of Caleb  Peabody, the Co-Director 32 Under 32
Caleb
Peabody
Co-Director 32 Under 32
Image of Stephanie Larson, the Co-Director 32 Under 32
Stephanie
Larson
Co-Director 32 Under 32
Image of Hamy  Huynh, the Co-Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Hamy
Huynh
Co-Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Image of Parinaz  Kassemi, the Co-Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Parinaz
Kassemi
Co-Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Image of Kate Greer, the Co-Director of Events
Kate
Greer
Co-Director of Events
Image of Laura Kerwin, the Co-Director of Events
Laura
Kerwin
Co-Director of Events
Image of Lauren Moll , the Co-Director of Partnerships
Lauren
Moll
Co-Director of Partnerships
Image of Britt Bublitz, the Co-Director of Partnerships
Britt
Bublitz
Co-Director of Partnerships
Image of Jordan  Strating, the Co-Director Student Advertising Summit
Jordan
Strating
Co-Director Student Advertising Summit
Image of Tyrese  Leverty, the Co-Director Student Advertising Summit
Tyrese
Leverty
Co-Director Student Advertising Summit
Image of Aryanna  Amos, the Co-Director WLP
Aryanna
Amos
Co-Director WLP
Image of Kjerstin  Johnson, the Co-Director WLP
Kjerstin
Johnson
Co-Director WLP

We love our partners!

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Okay, we’re biased, but these are some objectively awesome organizations. Take a second and check them out!