Ad 2 is not just another networking group, it’s the key to launching a successful career in all advertising industry segments—agencies, media companies, clients and suppliers.

Ad 2 is a collaborative community of passionate, forward-thinking and motivated professionals that are making a difference in their local communities and their industry. Together with the American Advertising Federation, Ad 2 fosters the professional development for advertising professionals 32 and under through public service and education in order to promote and protect the well-being of advertising. 

Our community of 19 (and counting!) local chapters across the United States turns the dynamic world of advertising into a natural incubator for professionals to grow, learn and accelerate their careers with like-minded peers. Our members exchange ideas and contacts necessary to become advertising leaders through networking events, professional development seminars, and public service initiatives. 

Are you ready to: 

  • Meet new people? 

  • Learn something new? 

  • Be recognized for your talents? 

  • Take on a leadership role? 

  • Change your community or perhaps the world?

Then it’s time for you to join the movement of Ad 2 and unlock the next level of your career.

View our Ad 2 National bylaws here

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Katie Dirks


Katie Dirks is the 2020-21 Ad 2 National Chair. She came up through Ad 2 Public Service, working on two pro-bono campaigns for DC-area nonprofits before co-chairing Ad 2 DC’s winning campaign in 2016 and chairing Ad 2 DC in 2016-17.

By day, Katie works membership marketing at the American Chemical Society: a role which dovetails well with her leadership position in Ad 2. She cut her teeth in PR at Edelman, and honed marketing automation, community management, and partnership development skills during her nearly five years at digital publisher Remedy Health Media.

Katie, her fiancée, and their two cats live just outside the DC line.