About Us

No one does big like Chicago. This city built a legacy on memorable creative and difference-making design, and the CAF supports the companies that turn those big ideas into big impact.

The CAF is proud to be the organization that has brought the diverse, changing marketing community together for over 117 years. We seek to elevate the marketing community to foster thought leadership in Chicago, and to deliver experiences that build a strong community across the many facets of the marketing industry: Brand, Media, Creative, Design, Digital, AdTech, Production, Public Relations, Promotions, Shopper, Research, Events, Sponsorships, User Experience.