AAF Midlands Announces Trustus Theatre as 2021-2022 Public Service Client

2021-2022 American Advertising Federation Midlands Public Service Client Announced


COLUMBIA, SC ­– The American Advertising Federation (AAF) Midlands has announced they will be assisting Trustus Theatre with pro bono marketing services this year.

Nonprofits in the Midlands are eligible to apply to be a Public Service client and receive pro bono marketing services every year. The board voted and approved Trustus Theatre as the 2021-2022 Public Service client.

“We are excited to work with Trustus,” said Sam Bond, President of AAF Midlands. “Our board is looking forward to providing marketing services to such an outstanding local organization and furthering AAF Midlands’ mission of supporting our Midlands community.”

Previous clients include Communities in Schools in the Midlands, Main Street Rotary, Vital Connections of the Midlands, Palmetto Place Emergency Children’s Shelter, and Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands.

About Trustus Theatre

Trustus Theatre and the Trustus Company endeavor to enrich the lives and deepen the experiences of our artists and patrons by producing works that examine humanity in the 21st Century. The theatre’s goal is to select challenging scripts that will start and nurture dialogues that promote discussion within the community with productions that are brought to life through dynamic storytelling and inventive designs. Trustus will embrace the creation of original works crafted by local and nationwide artists. Our success will be measured by our commitment to collaboration and innovation, while our impact will be measured by the creation of a more diverse and vibrant Columbia.

About AAF Midlands

The Columbia Ad Club was founded in 1955 and is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation (AAF) which is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry worldwide. The affiliate’s name was changed in 2007 to AAF of the Midlands in order to enhance branding at the local, regional and national levels. In 2021, the organization rebranded its logo, as well as its name, to AAF Midlands. AAF Midlands’ rebrand was not just a refreshed message or look, but a reflection of the board’s commitment to excellence.

AAF Midlands is a member of the American Advertising Federation’s Third District, which represents South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. The AAF is dedicated to serving members by protecting and advancing advertising interests. AAF fulfills this mission through effective government relations, professional development, public education, advertising education, advertising standards, public service, and recognition of excellence. To learn more about the organization and how to become a member, visit aafmidlands.com.

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