The Ad Age Group publishes two print magazines, Advertising Age and Creativity; two Web sites, AdAge.com and AdCritic.com; two HTML newsletters, The Creativity E-Mail and Madison+ Vine; and the AdAge.com E-mail Alert.
The principal mission of The ARF is to improve the practice of advertising, marketing and media research in pursuit of more effective marketing and advertising communications.
Published weekly, ADWEEK is edited for ad agency executives and has the inside stories on: creativity, client/agency relationships, successful global advertising strategies. Plus news of accounts in review, the best creative work, new campaigns. There's wise, witty commentary in every issue of our six regional editions. Only ADWEEK delivers national, global and important local news of your own advertising scene.
As the "Unifying Voice for Advertising," the American Advertising Federation (AAF), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the trade association that represents 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry. AAF's 130 corporate members are advertisers, agencies and media companies that comprise the nation's leading brands and corporations. AAF has a national network of 210 ad clubs and connects the industry with an academic base through its 210 college chapters.
Founded in 1917, the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States. Its membership produces approximately 80 percent of the total advertising volume placed by agencies nationwide. Although virtually all of the large, multi-national agencies are members of the AAAA, more than 60 percent of our membership bills less than $10 million per year. The AAAA is not a club. It is a management-oriented association that offers its members the broadest possible services, expertise and information regarding the advertising agency business. The average AAAA agency has been a member for more than 20 years.
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) is the industry’s premier trade association dedicated exclusively to marketing and brand building. Representing more than 300 companies with 8,000 brands that collectively spend over $100 billion in marketing communications and advertising, the Associations members market products ad services to consumers and businesses. ANA serves the needs of its members by providing marketing and advertising industry leadership in traditional and e-marketing, legislative leadership, information resources, professional development and industry-wide networking. Founded in 1910, the ANA maintains offices in New York City and Washington, DC.
Local Ad Clubs (AAF Member Clubs)
Local ad clubs exist in many markets and range in size from 30 to over 3,000 members. These members are employed in all aspects and disciplines of the advertising industry. They represent agencies, corporate marketing departments, broadcast and print media companies and industry suppliers. Local ad clubs sponsor a variety of programs, including meetings featuring industry-related speakers, professional development workshops, educational seminars, scholarships, public service initiatives, social events and local award competitions recognizing excellence in advertising. Through their affiliation with the AAF, local ad clubs have an even more powerful voice and influence in their local business communities. Each of the local ad clubs is part of AAF's network comprising 50,000 professionals in all corners of the United States.
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A Marketing History Reference Resource, this site lists Ad Age’s ranking of the top 100 ads of the 20th century.
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