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== The AAF Pensacola Advertising Auction Fundraiser is now online until October 1. ==

For years, the annual Advertising Auction has helped agencies, businesses and non-profits get great deals on media and advertising items. This year, the auction has been moved to an eBay-like online bidding system.

Bidders can go to http://auction.aafpensacola.com to view the live auction listings and register to bid. Users may enter a "max bid" for each item, and the website will automatically make incremental bids up to that amount as others vie for the advertising items.

For auction-goers who miss the thrill of live bidding, there will be a party on Thursday, October 1 at Will Call Sports Grille. Starting at 5:30, final bids will be accepted by proxy bidders as the auction items end between 6-8pm. A silent auction and 50/50 cash raffle will also take place. Admission is $10 and includes two drink tickets and appetizers courtesy of Will Call.

All proceeds from the auction go to fund AAF Pensacola (formerly Pensacola Bay Area Advertising Federation), a 501(c)6 non-profit organization that brings together the community's advertising professionals and serves as the unified local voice for the advertising industry. Among AAF Pensacola's projects are the monthly "Luncheon Learn" programs, the annual ADDY Awards and Gala, student scholarships, and public service campaigns to benefit charitable causes.